Mises Circle Southwest Regional in Houston 2014: The US Police State


The Police State: Know It When You See It

In the modern United States, federal laws are now so numerous and written so broadly and vaguely, that it is nearly impossible to make it through the day without breaking at least one of them. In many cases, these accidental infractions, when prosecuted, carry stiff penalties and prison time. Business owners are especially at risk in the face of federal agencies with nearly-limitless resources and thousands of laws and regulations to choose from when seeking to shut down or punish business enterprises. The situation is even more precarious for citizens seeking to actually challenge the power of the state. From whistleblowers to journalists to run-of-the-mill political activists, the risk of prison terms and heavy fines becomes ever greater. And through it all, an enormous government apparatus of prisons, prosecutors, police, and bureaucrats remains well-funded, powerful, and nearly impossible to oppose in court. Join us to discuss these issues.  Special thanks to Christopher P. Condon, Terence Murphree, and TJ & Ida Goss for making this event possible.

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Tentative Schedule
9:00 a.m.   Registration begins
10:00 a.m. Welcome, Lew Rockwell
10:15 a.m. Yuri Maltsev “Stalin’s Gulag is Back: America’s Warfare Welfare State”
10:45 a.m. Jeffrey Deist
11:15 a.m. Refreshments and Discussion, Bookstore open
11:35 a.m. Tom Woods “The Economics of the Police State”
12:05 p.m. Lew Rockwell “American Fascism”
12:35 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m.   Ron Paul “Do We Live in a Police State?”
2:30 p.m.   Speaker Panel Q&A
3:00 p.m.   Adjourn


h/t Mark S

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