P.J. O'Rourke, a Member of the Board of Advisors for the Independent Institute, is Americas leading political humorist and the best-selling author of over twenty books. He spoke at an event held on February 13, 2014 at the Independent institute in Oakland, CA.
Gilbert I. Collins Fellow Anthony Gregory, author of The Power of Habeas Corpus in America wants a new national dedication to the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution, protecting Americans rights against unreasonable searches and seizures. Gregory says we are on the cusp of having no privacy at all, living in a society even more intrusive than George Orwells 1984.
Sr. Fellow Ivan Eland appeared on CCTV discussing the potential for success in new Mid East peace negotiations. With Egypt and Syria in turmoil, Israel might feel more secure than usual, but with Iran's sword rattling, the region is volatile.
What will the economy be like in the New Year? Sr. Fellow Benjamin Powell appears on Fox Business Network's "The Independents" show to give his impressions of the deficit, bureaucracies, and economic recovery. Powell talks about long term trends and says Big Government policies are effecting the outlook and the "New Normal" in the economy.
Research Fellow Stephen P. Halbrook, author of Gun Control in the Third Reich, appeared on "The Daily Ledger" show on One America TV News Network. The discussion ranges from Second Amendment rights and concealed weapons permits, to gun registration and ultimately gun confiscation by German officials in the 1930s and 1940s.
Research Fellow Stephen P. Halbrook, author of Gun Control in the Third Reich, was interviewed on the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) about gun registration laws in Germany after World War I. These laws were eventually used by the Nazi party to disarm Jews and others they deemed Enemies of the State. Halbrook, a constitutional lawyer who has argued Second Amendment cases in front of the Supreme Court, says our protections against such actions should be recognized and appreciated while we learn from history.