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Independence Institute friend and long-time contributor Ari Armstrong shot this video of Constitution scholar Rob Natelson speaking in Grand Junction on gun rights, the Second Amendment, and Colorado’s new gun controls. We can’t thank Ari enough for shooting, editing, and posting the video.
And here is the whole 34 minute speech.
The great economics professor Walter Williams joined me on my show last week. In case you missed it, here is the video.
In case you missed our annual Founders’ Night dinner last Thursday, here is the keynote address given by world famous George Mason economist Walter Williams.
This morning we held a policy debate in our event room downstairs starring four “wonks” on the left and four “wonks” on the right. We billed it as, Wonks Duke It Out in Denver: The Pre-Debate Debate. The Heritage Foundation co-hosted the event with us and helped gather the 8 participants. We had William Beach, The Honorable Bob Beauprez, Amy Oliver Cooke, and
Mike Franc for the conservative side. For the progressive side we had Stanley L. Garnett, Carol Hedges, Angie Layton, and Mike Littwin. The moderators were Eli Stokols of FOX31 and Wayne Laugesen of the Colorado Springs Gazette. The debate was a rowdy good time and a fantastic appetizer to the real thing tonight. Check out the video footage below to see what you missed!
Independence Institute Research Director, Law Professor, and Second Amendment expert Dave Kopel spoke at the University of Colorado at Denver on Sept. 11, 2012. The anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks is a good time to consider how to enhance protection against all forms of terrorism through policy changes which safeguard civil liberties. One of the best such changes is removing restrictions against licensed carry on campus, because such restrictions make colleges into safe zones for mass murderers and other criminals.
From September 28th- 30th, the Young Americans for Liberty at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs will host a weekend full of films, presentations, and thought provoking discussions at the Second Annual Free Minds Film Festival. The festival explores the ideas of a free society and the specific topics will include the war on drugs, eminent domain, cronyism, gun control, the trail of tears and government sponsored genocide, luck and equality, lessons from ancient Rome and Panem, the horrors of the Soviet Union, and, of course, how to change the world!
Featured titles include blockbuster “The Hunger Games,” Academy Award shortlisted documentary “Battle for Brooklyn,” locally made “Guns and Weed: The Road to Freedom,” the inspiring true story “Amazing Grace,” and “The Soviet Story” will return as a permanent tradition.
Local and national experts will speak after the films and take questions from the audience. Speakers include Lawrence Reed, President of the Foundation for Economic Education, Metropolitan State University of Denver Economics Professor Dr. Alexandre Padilla, Isaac Morehouse from the Institute for Humane Studies, Dr. Amy Sturgis Interdisciplinary Studies professor at Lenoir-Rhyne University and the Mythgard Institute, retired Denver Police Officer Tony Ryan, and Denver- based Philosopher Dr. Diana Hsieh.
Friday and Saturday night will conclude with free beer and food and great conversation at BJ’s Brewhouse courtesy of Liberty on the Rocks.
The first Free Minds Film Festival was nominated for “Event of the Year” at the International Students For Liberty Conference and attracted over 90 attendees. The event is free and open to the public and the media.
A full schedule of the weekend including trailers, biographies, and directions to the event is available at www.freemindsfilmfestival.com.
Last week, our Education Policy Center hosted its first ever brown bag lunch with presentation on the research that informs educator effectiveness policies. The presenter was Manhattan Institute senior fellow and University of Colorado at Colorado Springs professor Dr. Marcus Winters. He shared with our audience the findings from his new book, Teachers Matter. After his 30 minute presentation, Dr. Winters fielded questions from the audience for about 20 minutes. Below you’ll find both the presentation video and the Q and A video. Additionally, Marcus dropped by our podcast studio to do a podcast with our Ben DeGrow. You can listen to the iVoices.org podcast here.