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Accept Your Decentralized Overlords

05/08/2018 11:14
by Chris Campbell   Talks of “decartelization” of big corporations, like Amazon, for example, is seen as economically progressive by the mainstream politicos. To them, it makes perfect sense that we would need to unravel the great tyranny of products and services.  And yet, those who call for the decartelization of large and powerful nation-states (or supranational states) are deemed by the same flock as “reactionaries” … or “backwards” … against progress.   Why? Because, in the current paradigm of modern democracy, power is a fixed pie. Peter must take from Paul in order to thrive. And government is the great doler. Thing is, modern democratic...

Trackside - Why the Incadescent Bulb Ban Amounts to Nothing

05/07/2018 10:47
   by J.  D'Aloia   Elected officials often introduce laws for the sole purpose of having a piñata to bash for the cameras and the folks back home. Congressman Poe in the linked video is certainly making such use of the law banning incandescent light bulbs - I did not research to find out how he voted, but it matters not - he is making the most of it for his time in front of the camera.   My cynical side says the law was applauded by the environmental Luddites not because compact fluorescent light bulbs were reducing the dreaded greenhouse gases, but because the law was a means to further control society. Such is their goal. Demand changes...

Parents File Federal Civil Rights Lawsuit Against Minnesota Because CPS Kidnapped Their Children

05/04/2018 09:33
by Brian Silhavy   This past week (April 2018) a group of Minnesota parents filed a federal civil rights lawsuit accusing Dakota County and the State of Minnesota for kidnapping their children and placing them unnecessarily into foster care.   Dwight D. Mitchell (center at podium) is the lead plaintiff in a federal lawsuit of parents suing the State of Minnesota for kidnapping their children via Child Protection Services. Image courtesy kaaltv.com. The lead plaintiff in the lawsuit is Dwight D. Mitchell, who founded an association of parents called Stop Child Protection Services From Legally Kidnapping, which has about 250 members in Minnesota....
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Join Heartland in New Orleans!

A conference promoting America's Energy Freedom


On August 7, The Heartland Institute will host its second America First Energy Conference in New Orleans. The event will mark the advances for Energy Freedom we've helped achieve with President Trump, and how we can all bring about even more victories in the years to come.

We have a VIP-laden program, so register today! Early bird rates end June 8.

 
 
 

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

ALL DAY — 10 panels

and three VIP keynotes

   

Hilton Riverside Hotel

2 Poydras St, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130

 

 

Early Bird registration $99.00 — includes three meals

Preliminary Schedule

The #AFEC2018 schedule is still in the planning stages and subject to change, but our current line-up of proposed panels carry the following working titles:

  • Why CO2 Emissions Are Not Creating a Climate Crisis
  • REINing in the Regulators
  • Fueling Freedom and Prosperity
  • Fiduciary Malpractice: The ‘Sustainable’ Investment Movement
  • Reforming EPA: Lots of Progress, More to Do
  • The Future of Coal, Oil, and Natural Gas
  • Carbon Taxes, Cap & Trade, and Other Bad Ideas
  • Climate Lawsuits Against Energy Companies and the Government
  • Real Collusion: Russia and the Green Movement
  • Reversing the Endangerment Finding

Confirmed Panel Speakers

  • Paul Blair, Americans for Tax Reform
  • Myron Ebell, Competitive Enterprise Institute*
  • Kathleen Hartnett White, Texas Public Policy Institute*
  • Amy Oliver Cooke, Independence Institiute*
  • Ken Cuccinelli, former Virginia Attorney General
  • Peter Ferrara, The Heartland Institute
  • David Legates, Ph.D., University of Delaware
  • Todd Kendall, Compass Lexecon
  • Joe Leimkuhler, LLOG
  • Harry MacDougald, attorney fighting EPA's Endangerment Finding
  • Mark Mathis, Clear Energy Alliance
  • Amanda Maxham, Ph.D., Ayn Rand Institute
  • Steve Milloy, Junkscience.com*
  • Fred Palmer, The Heartland Institute
  • Rachelle Peterson, National Association of Scholars
  • Craig Richardson, Energy & Environment Legal Institute
  • Benjamin Zycher, Ph.D., American Enterprise Institute

* Served on President Trump's transition team.

 

Stay tuned for updates on the schedule in the coming weeks.

Conservatives and libertarians who have worked so hard to develop the ideas and market-based solutions key to the plan have much to celebrate, can play a role in ensuring the victories continue, and must be certain they are not reversed in the future. We are already witnessing positive results from the energy freedom agenda. Now is the time to consolidate and expand these gains.


We hope you will join us for in New Orleans on August 7 for this important and informative event. Go to AmericaFirstEnergy.org for more information on the conference (we're always updating the site) and register today!