Speaking Friday at FFF Conference

On Friday morning at 9 a.m. [redacted], I will be giving a spiel on “How Foreign Warring Subverts Freedom at Home” at a Future of Freedom Foundation confab in Reston, Va.  The conference, “Restoring the Republic: Foreign Policy & Civil Liberties,”  will feature an array of liberal, conservative, and libertarian speakers – including a number of folks who have achieved renown for opposing war   – such as  Daniel Ellsberg (of Pentagon Papers fame), Karen Kwiatkowski (of Pentagon Neo-Con debunking fame),  and lots of folks who have done fine work at Antiwar.com, FFF, the Mises Institute, and other hotbeds of sedition.  

Presidential candidate Ron Paul will be speaking on Sunday evening on “Non-Intervention: the Original Foreign Policy.”  The last I heard, Rudy Giuliani has not yet RSVP’d that he’ll be attending.    Paul is doing great work helping Americans recognize prevailing foreign policy frauds, and his talk could be the highlight of the conference. 


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13 Responses to Speaking Friday at FFF Conference

  1. Lawhobbit May 30, 2007 at 10:32 pm #

    Why gee, Jim, that sounds great – I was just wondering, though, if it was a free conference (what with all the notables) or was there some sort of cover charge?

    Enquiring minds want to know!

  2. Jim May 30, 2007 at 10:39 pm #

    Price for the 4 day conference is $495. This includes meals and the speeches.

    There is also an option to pay $195 per day for the Friday, Saturday, or Sunday sessions.

  3. Lawhobbit May 30, 2007 at 11:01 pm #

    That is an absolutley awesome list of speakers, far beyond the few that you hinted at up there!

    And I see that there’s a day-to-day schedule for people wanting just single-day tickets.

    I don’t know where you’d get that collection of speakers for that price again anytime soon!

  4. Dave May 31, 2007 at 6:55 pm #


    What is the dress code for such an event?


  5. Lawhobbit May 31, 2007 at 6:56 pm #

    I’m sure “no nudity” is part of it, and one for which we can all be thankful. 😀

  6. Scott June 1, 2007 at 12:35 pm #

    Hey Jim,

    I unfortunately cannot come to this excellent event! But this is not my purpose for writing this post. I apologize that it will not be about this FFF organized series of speakers (Good luck Jim by the way!). I have seen several op-ed pieces about the immigration issue and how it looks to be the straw that broke the camel’s (or elephant’s) back. Bush seems to have really stepped into it this time. I am just curious of your opinion or if you have come across any articles to this effect! Maybe this country is finally having a political realignment for the better!
    Once again good luck and everyone that is going, take pictures! Have a gin and tonic for me while you are there!

  7. Original Steve June 2, 2007 at 5:50 am #

    Hope all went well at the conference Jim.

  8. Jim June 2, 2007 at 11:01 am #

    It is a rattlin’ good conference – lots of fascinating folks in attendance – plenty of good conversation – and lots of laughs in the bar and out in front of the hotel (where the smokers congregate, since the entire hotel is non-smoking).

  9. Jim June 2, 2007 at 11:02 am #

    On the dress code & “no nudity” comment –

    Had not occurred to me before I read these comments, but maybe I could have gotten them to jack up my speaking fee at the last minute by threatening to wear Spandex during the speech.

    Woulda been an idle bluff, since I own nonesuch, but…

  10. Lawhobbit June 4, 2007 at 4:20 pm #

    Don’t you mean “an idle buff?” 😯

  11. Lawhobbit June 4, 2007 at 4:21 pm #

    Or should that be “an idyll in the buff?” 😯

  12. Jim June 4, 2007 at 5:09 pm #

    Ever since you learned how to add the smiley faces to your comments, ….


    [Curtain of Mercy]

  13. Lawhobbit June 4, 2007 at 5:56 pm #

    It adds that extra sort of je ne sais quoi cool? 8)