Intellectual Ammunition: Tea Party Strategy Workshop

Event To Discuss Intellectual Ammunition For Tea Party Movement

Washington, D.C., August 26, 2009—The Competitive Enterprise Institute and the Ayn Rand Institute invite you to a pre-Tea Party event in Washington, D.C. on Friday, September 11 — an “Intellectual Ammunition Workshop” for those participating in the 9/12 tea party! 

WHAT:    Intellectual Ammunition Strategy Workshop
WHO:      The Competitive Enterprise Institute and the Ayn Rand Institute
WHEN:    September 11, 2009 12:00pm – 4:00pm*
WHERE:  The National Press Club – Ballroom

Scheduled speakers include:

•    Yaron Brook, Executive Director of the Ayn Rand Institute
•    Fred L. Smith Jr. President and Founder of the Competitive Enterprise Institute
•    John D. Lewis, Duke University Professor of philosophy, politics, and economics
•    Iain Murray, Director of Projects and Analysis and Senior Fellow in Energy, Science and Technology at the Competitive Enterprise Institute 

Tea Parties and town hall meetings held around the country this year have empowered a growing number of Americans outraged by the bail-outs, government take-overs, and taxpayer boondoggles gone rampant in Washington, D.C.   Yet, too often the protestors have been dismissed as being merely anti-government, when in fact they are pro-liberty. Why are they pro-liberty? In this workshop, we will explore those reasons and explode the myth that the protests are just angry manifestations of reaction.  We aim to give Tea Party attendees crucial tools to transform the political landscape and become more effective champions for liberty.  Topics of discussion will include the founding ideals of America, moral arguments for defending capitalism, and strategies to fight and win the war of ideas. The event will also feature film clips and Q&A.

Tea Party Workshop Iterary:

12pm-12:15    Call to order/introductions
12:15-12:45     Iain Murray: Liberty Before America: Where Did the Founding Fathers  Get Their Ideas From?
12:45-1             Questions for Iain
1-1:05               Video
1:05- 1:15        10 minute break
1:15-1:45         John C. Lewis:
1:45- 2              Questions for John
2-2:15               Human Achievement Hour
2:15-2:30         Fred Smith: The Sunny Side: Making Positive Arguments for Free Markets
2:30-2:45         Questions for Fred
2:45- 3:15        Yaron Brook: Defending Capitalism from a Moral Perspective
3:15-3:30         Questions for Yaron
3:30-4               Mingling/questions
4pm                  Adjourn to Bullfeathers for bureaucrash-activist happy hour.



*Following the workshop, attendees are invited to a social Bureaucrash Happy Hour at Bullfeathers on Capitol Hill, 4:00pm to 6:00pm.


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