Schedule

Freedom Summit 2010 Schedule

Friday, December 3rd 2010


6:30 to 9:30 pm

Optional Special Pre-Summit Debate
This exciting exchange between speakers on the topic of

“Foreclosure-Gate… The largest Bank Robbery in Human History, How it was Done, Who/What did it, Life in Future America & How to Survive it”

will be open to paid attendees and non-attendees of the Freedom Summit alike.

The Presenters:

This is a regular event at the Freedom Summit where we ask several of the weekend’s speakers to share their perspective on an important topic.

The audience is very much involved.

The event promises to be interesting and stimulating. Cost is $20.00 per person, including an appetizer buffet and hosted margaritas.  Pay at the door. (BTW – appetizers last year did not replace a needed meal. We did order more food but keep in mind the Dinner is Saturday Night)

Saturday, December 4th 2010


6:30 to 8:00 am Vendor Set-up
8:00 to 8:45 am Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:45 to 9:00 am Welcome from Ernest Hancock and Marc Victor
9:00 to 9:45 am Jeffrey A. Singer MD, FACS
 

“The Decline and Fall of the American Health Care System”

The talk will begin with a brief history regarding the principal causes of rising health care costs and decreasing access to health care, beginning with changes in the tax code and the McCarran-Ferguson Act dating back to the 1940s. It will then discuss how “Obamacare” actually takes us from a dysfunctional health care system to a non-functional health care system. Efforts underway to repeal or eliminate Obamacare will be reviewed. Finally, short-term solutions that small businesses can employ in an effort to mitigate some of the more egregious effects Obamacare will have on their business will be mentioned.

BIO:      Received MD from New York Medical College; in private practice as a general surgeon in Phoenix since 1981; Principal and Co-founder of Valley Surgical Clinics, Ltd., group surgical practice in Phoenix; Member, Board of Directors, Goldwater Institute; Past Vice President, Maricopa County Medical Society; Member of Editorial Board, Arizona Medicine (journal of the Arizona Medical Association); Member, Arizona Medical Association Committee on Legislative Affairs; Medical Spokesperson, Arizonans for Drug Policy Reform (1995-2002); Treasurer, Arizonans for Health Care Freedom (Sponsors of AZ Health Care Freedom Act of 2010–Prop 106); Treasurer, US Health Freedom Coalition; in the past I have served on Board of Directors of Arizona School Choice Trust, and on the Board of Directors of Arizona Federation of Taxpayers (now the AZ Chapter of Americans for Prosperity). I write and lecture on regional and national public policy issues. My articles have appeared in AZ Republic, Tribune Newspapers, Investor’s Business Daily, Washington Times, Reason Magazine, Liberty Magazine, Freedom Daily, Vital Speeches of the Day, and others.

9:45 to 10:00 am Break
10:00 to 11:00 am

Donald J. Boudreaux

Donald J. Boudreaux became chairman of the department of economics at George Mason University in August 2001 and stepped down in August 2009. He previously served as president of the libertarian think tank Foundation for Economic Education, a post he accepted in May 1997. He also teaches courses on law and economics at the George Mason University School of Law.

11:00 am to Noon

Stu Krone

Technology and Freedom – Why We’re Screwed Part III

I will be reviewing my previous predictions to illustrate an overall trend in the government’s actions. The presentation will center on the nexus of technology, government and freedom. Information on the new “back scatter” x-ray machines and other surveillance technologies will be featured as well as possible defenses against intrusion into your life and privacy.

Noon to 2:00 pm LUNCH BREAKOUTS
Noon to 1:55pm

“The Criminal Justice System On Trial”

Lunch Program is an additional $20 for access to the Buffet Sandwich Table

Marc J. Victor

Judge Jim Gray

Judge John Buttrick

Marc J. Victor:

Mr. Victor has provided criminal attorney representation in Chandler, Mesa, Phoenix and all of Arizona since 1994. As an attorney in Phoenix he has been consistently interviewed by the press as a legal expert. He has been quoted numerous times on television, radio and in newspapers. Mr. Victor has presented many lectures on the criminal justice system. He has lectured to judges, prosecutors and police officers. He has authored several articles on the criminal justice system, some of which have been published nationally and recognized internationally.

Judge Jim Gray:

James P. Gray has been a trial judge in Orange County, California since 1983. Before becoming a judge, he served as a Volunteer in the Peace Corps in Costa Rica, a staff judge advocate and criminal defense attorney in the Navy JAG Corps, a federal prosecutor in Los Angeles, and a civil litigation attorney in a private law firm, in addition to being a Republican candidate for US Congress in 1998, and a Libertarian candidate for US Senate in 2004. Judge Gray has discussed issues of drug policy on more than two hundred television and radio shows and public forums all across the country. Using his experience on the bench and elsewhere, he has also authored a book on the failed War on Drugs, another Wearing The Robe, about practical and ethical issues in being a judge, and has composed a musical that encourages young people to expand their horizons and live a fuller life. Read more about Judge Jim Gray.

Judge John Buttrick:

Judge , Superior Court in Maricopa County

  • J.D. , 1976, Harvard Law School
  • Bachelor’s degree, Philosophy, 1973, University of Denver

Committees/Associations:

  • State Bar of Arizona
  • 2002- present, Judicial Executive Committee



2:00 to 2:45 pm

Charles Goyette

OUTLOOK 2011: The Latest News from the Dollar Meltdown

Charles Goyette on the Fed, Congress, Gold, and the Dollar.  It’s Wealth for Wall Street and Poverty for the People.  And How You’ll Feel it in the New Year.


2:45 to 3:45 pm

Dan Barker

“America Doesn’t Have a Prayer.”

Dan Barker Minister Turned Atheist

Dan became a teenage evangelist at age 15. At 16 he was choir librarian for faith-healer Kathryn Kuhlman’s Los Angeles appearances. He received a degree in Religion from Azusa Pacific University and was ordained to the ministry by the Standard Community Church, California, in 1975.

Dan was PR Director of the Freedom From Religion Foundation from 1987 to 2004. He was elected co-president of the Foundation with Annie Laurie Gaylor in 2004, with whom he is co-host of Freethought Radio, a national weekly talkshow on the Air America network. He is a contributing editor of Freethought Today and is involved with the Foundation’s state/church lawsuits. He regularly travels the country and the world giving lectures, performing concerts, and participating in debates with theists, many at college and university campuses.

3:45 to 4:00 pm Break
4:00 to 5:00 pm

Ernest Hancock

“The Power of One”

6:00 to 9:00 pm Dinner Host: KFYI Morning Talk Show Host Jim Sharpe  

Vendor Introductions: Ernest Hancock

Keynote: Lawrence W. Reed – “Echoes of Rome: Is America Repeating Ancient Mistakes?”

Dinner Entertainment – The Cartridge Family Band

9:00 until bedtime Late Night Discussions and Socializing

Sunday, December 5th 2010

8:00 to 9:00 am Continental Breakfast
9:00 am Welcome from Ernest Hancock and Marc Victor
9:00 to 9:45 am Gary Franchi 

The Greatest Threat to Freedom (besides the Federal Reserve)

The state of Freedom in America is clearly under attack on all fronts, but
what besides the Federal Reserve is the single greatest threat? Join Gary
Franchi at this year’s Freedom Summit as he delivers the message and
reveals the actions, agencies and legislation working against the
constitution and the American People.
9:45 to 10:00 am Break
10:00 to 11:00 am

William Buppert

The End of America: The Coming deSovietization of These United States

I am pessimistic about the survival of the present political apparatus formally known as the United States of America.  It is crumbling by every measure and unsustainable on its present course.  I offer this as a cautionary tale written before the emerging Black Swan event. Most of these narratives are written after the devastation has occurred.  I will talk about the curious parallels between the USA and the USSR in the 20th century and why our end will come just as rapidly and just as badly as it did for the USSR in 1989.  I will go on to offer some recommendations to prepare for the inevitable.

11:00 am to Noon

Butler Shaffer

A radical view of property: why your parents, teachers, friends, and all institutions got it all wrong.

NOON to 1:30pm

Stefan Molyneux – Lunch program
Sunday will have special pricing for Students. The combination of Gary Franchi’s RTR.org activist Social Network along with the heavy emphasis Sunday in support of “No State” speakers will provide a great deal of learning and discussion.
1:45 to 2:45 pm

Scott Horton

“War War War and more damn WAR”

assistant editor for Antiwar.com and host of Antiwar Radio for the Liberty Radio Network, KAOS Radio 95.9 FM in Austin, Texas, KUCR 88.3 FM in Riverside, California and KPFK 90.7 FM Pacifica in Los Angeles, California. Complete radio interview archives are available at ScottHortonShow.com, Anders’ and Zooey’s illustrated versions of the interviews can be found at Antiwar Radio’s YouTube channel and more than 1,000 antiwar and anti-government stickers are available at LibertyStickers.com. Scott’s Facebook, Twitter.


2:45 to 3:45 pm  

Marc Stevens

“How we get to a voluntary society”.

3:45 to 4:00 pm Close
4:30 to 9:00 pm Local and visiting activists are taking over the facility for a special program of their own that is open to everyone. Details to come.
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