The Libertarian Moment

Was the “Libertarian Moment” Wishful Thinking? A Debate

Debate 

March 16, 2016 

6:00PM to 7:30PM

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Hayek Auditorium 
Featuring David Boaz, Executive Vice President, Cato Institute; and Matt Welch, Editor in Chief, Reason; vs. Ramesh Ponnuru, Columnist and Senior Editor, National Review; and Conor Friedersdorf, Staff Writer, The Atlantic; moderated by David Kirby, Vice President and Senior Fellow, Cato Institute. 
Less than 18 months ago, a cover story for the New York Times Magazineasked, “Has the ‘libertarian moment’ finally arrived?” From public suspicion of the surveillance state, to increasing tolerance for marijuana legalization, to marriage equality, to weariness with war—the article argued that after years of intellectual work, “for perhaps the first time,” libertarianism has “genuine political momentum on its side.” However, the Rand Paul presidential campaign failed to catch fire. The two breakout candidates of the presidential campaign have been a socialist and an authoritarian. The idea of tolerance seems increasingly quaint, as Mexicans and Muslims have become the target of public frustrations. And the public seems to have forgotten its weariness with war, as the Islamic State continues its brutal terrorism. Was all this talk of the libertarian moment simply wishful thinking? Or was the libertarian moment never about politics in the first place? Join David Boaz, Matt Welch, Ramesh Ponnuru, and Conor Friedersdorf for a wide-ranging conversation on the future of libertarianism.
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LP Virginia elects new officers

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NEWS FROM THE LIBERTARIAN PARTY OF VIRGINIA
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For immediate release: March 6, 2016
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LIBERTARIAN PARTY OF VIRGINIA APPOINTS NEW OFFICERS

The Libertarian Party of Virginia (LPVA) met in Sandston on Saturday (March 5, 2016), and elected officers to its State Central Committee (SCC) for the 2016-2018 term.

Bo Brown of Chesterfield County was installed to fill the Party’s chairmanship.  Brown works in real estate and accounting, and was the 4th district candidate for congress in 2014.

Andy Bakker was elected as vice chairman and calls the city of Alexandria home.  Bakker is a law student at George Mason Law and currently also serves the Libertarian Party as the chairman of the Northern Virginia Libertarians local chapter.  He is also a frequent contributor at the “Freedom Gulch” human rights blog and is an active VéloCity Co-op Volunteer.

James Curtis of Henrico County was re-elected as Treasurer.  Curtis is a Senior Manager at a Richmond area public accounting firm.  He is active with the UVA Club of Richmond and the Marine Corps League.

Marc Montoni of Rockingham County was re-elected as Secretary.  Montoni owns rental real estate and is a stay-at-home dad to three children.  Montoni has been active in the Libertarian Party since Election Eve 1980 and is a contributor to IndependentPoliticalReport.com and the Libertarian Party Radical Caucus.

The SCC is the policymaking and administrative authority of the LPVA.  It is composed of the LPVA officers and the Chairs of the 11 Congressional District Committees.

In addition to the officers, Corey Fauconier of the city of Richmond was tapped as the group’s new Communications Director.  Fauconier works as a Public Relations Specialist helping independent musicians, small business owners and non profits alike.  He also volunteers with Concerned Black Men (Richmond, Virginia) Lloyd C. Bird High School Alumni Foundation (Chesterfield County, Virginia), and The Redemption Center (Richmond, Virginia).

The Libertarian Party was founded in 1971; growing to become the third largest political party in the US.  There are over 400 Libertarians serving in public office nationwide, more than twice as many all other third parties combined. Virginia citizens who wish to investigate the Libertarian Party further may leave a message on the Membership Line at 703-715-6230, visit the party’s website: http://www.LP.org, or send their name, address, phone, and email address to Secretary@LPVA.com.

For more information about the LPVA visit http://www.LPVA.com or contact:

For interviews, contact:

Bo Brown, Chair
(804) 426-1031

Andy Bakker, Vice Chair
(303) 947-3152

Corey Fauconier, Communications Director
(973) 901-6481

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