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Saturday, January 21
11AM-4PM @ Ukranian East Restaurant, 140 2nd Avenue
New York, NY
$40 in advance/$55 at the Door
Excited to start the New Year right? Make a resolution to fight for Liberty and stand up against collectivism.
Speakers include Carl Oberg, Executive Director of FEE, and Jim Babb of We Won’t Fly, as well as several of the Libertarian Party Presidential candidates; at the moment we have Carl Person, RJ Harris, and Bill Still confirmed!
The business meeting will take place at 11:00am to elect new officers; in order to vote one has to be a member of Manhattan Libertarian Party (MLP) which is the nominal investment of $15. However, there is no charge just to attend the business meeting. After the election, is the Luncheon and Speakers.
In today’s world, people are quick to pass on thinking for themselves, often deferring to some group’s opinion. People that claim to be for the rights of this or that minority are often the first to forget about the rights of the individual — AND, after all, isn’t the individual the smallest ‘minority’ around?
Now, individuals, SMART individuals, are taking time out of their day to voice their opinion, for example, check out this extensive personal endorsement of Ron Paul on SectorFej. OR, this USMC Veteran’s endorsement, or this excellent op-ed in Forbes on why Ron Paul should be President.
On the other hand, from the kind of play Ron Paul gets in the media, you’d think there was a concerted effort by establishment politicians to stop him (on the right, and the left!) Newsmax does a pretty good job laying it out.
Ron Paul resonates because the foundation of his beliefs are based out of respect for the individual, and when it is the right’s of the individual that are held in the highest esteem (as opposed to the collective rights of some special interest), everyone wins.
Food for thought: when a husband and wife hate each other but decide to stay together ‘for the children,’ are those children better off with two parents festering with resentment and aggression, perhaps committing adultery, or domestic violence against one another… or are those children better off with divorced parents, getting twice as many presents (from their respective step-families) during the holidays, and valuing them all the more because they may or may not see them every day. How many instances can you think of where ‘selfishness’ serves ‘the group’ better than direct attempts at serving ‘the group?’
Kick back this Sunday and enjoy Ron Paul Highlights from last night’s debate.
If you’re looking for the best gifts this holiday season, you are in the right place. In the scheme of life, these might just be the best gifts you can give to someone at any time of the year. Unfortunately, you won’t find this year’s hottest electronics on this list of best gifts — instead what you are about to discover is books; and, if you give someone the gift of knowledge that helps them succeed or advance further on their own journey, isn’t that the best gift of all?
With that in mind, noted are the top three best gifts for someone who is interested in the Arts, Business, and Politics & the Law..
Best Gifts for People in the Arts
Romantic Manifesto by Ayn Rand – A comprehensive vision on all things art! This book will provide a portrait of what you wish to aspire to in your artistic endeavor.
The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand – A novel about an individualist triumphing over the forces collectivism; it will also provide you with the inspiration to forge on in your artistic pursuit, even as you encounter resistance.
Economics in One Lesson by Henry Hazlitt – Economics may seem complicated, but Hazlitt makes it accessible and entertaining (and NOT in a ‘For Dummies‘ sort of way). This will give you a philosophical framework for making collectivists see the error of their ways as opposed to you having to point it out.
Best Gifts for People in Business
Economics in One Lesson by Henry Hazlitt – Everyone should read this!
The Road to Serfdom by F.A. Hayek – This book will give you the ammunition to shut any form of anti-capitalist down AS WELL AS provide insights into the inner working of what ailments your business or industry might face.
Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand – An epic novel, as timely now as when it was written, that provides insights into what the future may hold if we do not do anything to stop it; terrifying, inspiring, and enlightening all at once.
Best Gifts for People in Politics & The Law
The Law by Frederic Bastiat – This one is recommended by Ron Paul because the truths it contains are eternal, let it be a guiding light.
The Declaration of Independence, Constitution, Bill of Rights and Amendments by Benjamin Franklin – most people haven’t seen a copy of this since college or even high school, this is a book everyone should own.
Economics in One Lesson by Henry Hazlitt – here it is again! This book will show readers how politics and law influence and restrict economic activity, a must for anyone the believes in Free Markets
So, while there are a variety of gifts, Henry Hazlitt’s Economics in One Lesson is on all of the lists making it absolutely a best gift for all occasions.