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On Monday, February 23rd, Nashville America’s Future Foundation invites all Liberty-minded individuals in the Nashville area to come and enjoy each other’s company. The fitting social follow-up to the incredibly successful January Round Table Discussion, “Where do we go from Here? An Election Recap.”
From 6:00 until 9:00 (roughly) we will be at The Closing Bell: Wall Street Pub on Demonbreun Avenue. We chose this establishment because of their “free market” approach to the bar atmosphere. They adjust their prices and specials in accordance with market fluctuation. Further, they have assured us special treatment proportional to our attendance, so everyone bring friends and let us test the limits of this economy of scale.
No RSVP is necessary, but feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions at all.
Event at a glance:
When: Monday, February 23rd
Time: 6:00 to 9:00
Where: The Closing Bell: Wall Street Pub
1524 Demonbreun St
Nashville, TN 37203
On Monday, January 19th, Nashville America’s Future Foundation will host its first roundtable discussion of 2009, “Where Do We Go From Here? An Election Review.”
With a new administration taking office the next day, we will be discussing the impact of the 2008 election on the conservative movement. What does Obama’s victory indicate about conservatism today? How will Republican gains in the state legislature impact Tennessee politics?
Joining us for this conversation are Representative Susan Lynn, District 57 of Tennessee; Justin Owen, Director of Legal Policy, Tennessee Center for Policy Research; and Ben Cunningham, Activist, Tennessee Tax Revolt.
This event will be held in the Acorn room of the Vanderbilt Marriott (Next to P.F. Chang’s, 255 West End Ave., Nashville, TN 37203). A reception will begin at 6:30 p.m. with drinks and hors d’ oeuvres and the roundtable will begin at 7:30
To RSVP to this event please email Chip at email@example.com.
Event at a glance:
When: Monday, January 19th
Time: 6:30 Reception and 7:30 Roundtable
Where: Vanderbilt Marriott
This month, AFF will host its annual Halloween happy hour on Thursday, October 30th. Make sure to wear your most ghoulishly garish costume and head on over to The Big Hunt in Dupont Circle. Check out pictures from our past Halloween Happy Hours here:
Sex and the City degrades women, Brokeback Mountain is an abomination before God, and lets not even get started on the moral implications of Showgirls. Thinking these things are filth is one thing, but imposing legislation on them is another—and this, in a nutshell, is the traditional difference between conservatives and libertarians.
Beyond the quibbles with government regulation, though, what is the actual merit in portraying things like the modern hook-up culture, porn, homosexuality,or teen pregnancy on screen and in other artistic venues? And, if we embrace the juicy bits of modern pop culture as mere creative expression, will the backwater of society infiltrate our homes, poison the minds of our children, and destroy the world,one soft-porn Nick & Nora’s Infinite Playlist scene at a time?
We’ll leave these questions and others to our hardy panelists, Kelly Jane Torrence, film ciritic and Art’s entertainment writer for the Washington Times, Phil Terzian, literary editor for the Weekly Standard and James Bowman, film critic for the New York Sun and the American Spectator and Ross Douthat, senior editor at The Atlantic. Jillian Bandes will moderate.
This Roundtable will take place October 14th at The Fund for American Studies (1706 New Hampshire Avenue NW). Drinks at 6:30; panel begins at 7pm.
Roundtables are free for AFF members and $5 for non-members. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
On September 24th join us for our monthly happy hour joining us this month is Russ Roberts author of the new book, The Price of Everything. Russ will offer thoughts on his book, and they will be available for purchase at the event.
The happy hour will be from 6-8:30pm Wednesday, September 24th at Vapiano (1800 M St. NW) As always there are beer and wine specials, and I hear rumors of martini specials for ladies from 7-10pm.
AFF on the Road will continue our trek across the country with stops in Nashville, TN and Atlanta, GA!
In 1968, Kevin Phillips, author of Emerging Republican Majority and Richard Nixon’s political strategist, predicted a conservative realignment in national politics, based on the politics of the South. Throughout the 1970s, 80s, and 90s, the South has been a key base of support for Republicans. But with conservatives and libertarians’ frustration with the big-government GOP policies, with McCain and Palin both from the West, and with Obama competing in North Carolina, Georgia, and Virginia, is the South up for grabs in 2008? Come join our panelists as we discuss the fate of the GOP and conservative and libertarian ideas in the South.”
The tour schedule:
Nashville, TN on Tuesday, September 23rd
911 20th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37212
Atlanta on Wednesday, September 24th
1197 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30361
Joining us for the Southern Tour are Drew Johnson, President of the Tennesee Center for Policy Research; Peter Suderman an editor of Culture 11, Benita Dodd Vice President of the George Public Policy Foundation; Representative Susan Lynne (District 57 of Tennessee); and Tim Carney of the Evans-Novak Political Report and Washington Examiner, and the author of The Big Ripoff: How Big Business and Big Government Steal Your Money.
Both events will start at 6:00 pm for a reception (drinks and hors d’ouevres) and then the panel will begin at 7:00 pm. Please tell all of your friends in Nasheville in Atlanta about the event and RSVP to email@example.com.
Mark your calendars for Crabfest, AFF’s annual outdoor jamboree, on Saturday, September 20th. We’ll have music, refreshments, and all the crabs, hot dogs and burgers you can handle. Crabfest takes place at the historic Collingwood Mansion in Alexandria, Virginia. The beautiful grounds overlook the water, with plenty of lawn for frisbee or other games. Come spend the afternoon with over a hundred of your fellow conservative and libertarian leaders.
The event will take place from 2 to 6 p.m. Tickets are only $25 for members, $40 for non-members. Join or renew for a $55 special membership rate that includes a Crabfest ticket! Reserve a whole table of 8 for your office or organization for only $300. Kids get in free.
Collingwood Mansion is at 8301 E Boulevard Dr, Alexandria, VA 22308. Directions: take George Washington Parkway South. Continue straight on N. Washington Street through Old Town Alexandria. Continue straight and pick up GW Parkway again. Take a left on E. Boulevard Dr. Approx 25 minute drive. Click here for a map.
To purchase your ticket, just fill out the form below. You will be taken to the PayPal site where you can use your credit card to pay for your ticket. Please fill out the form and make a payment for each ticket you purchase. This is necessary for our keep our RSVP records. Thanks!
Coming out of the party conventions, who should libertarians and conservatives support–McCain, Barr, Obama, or none of the above? Has the Palin pick swayed reluctant libertarians and conservatives to support McCain? Can Barr capture the excitement of the Ron Paul campaign? Is there a libertarian or conservative case for Obama? On Wednesday, September 17, join AFF to find out who deserves the libertarian and conservative vote!
Panelists include Matt Welch, editor of Reason and author of McCain: The Myth of a Maverick; Dave Freddoso, political reporter for National Review and author of New York Times bestseller, The Case Against Barack Obama; and, Megan McArdle, blogger for The Atlantic and Sonny Bunch, Doublethink Online blogger and reporter for the Washington Times. (Copies of David and Matt’s books will be available for sale.)
We will be returning to the The Fund for American Studies (1706 New Hampshire Avenue NW) this month. Drinks at 6:30; the panel will begin at 7pm. Roundtables are free for AFF members and $5 for non-members, join here . Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Thursday, August 7th, AFF will host a launch party for the new issue of Doublethink. We’ll celebrate the release of the summer issue of the magazine along with our the editors and writers. All AFF members and friends are invited.
The event will take place from 6-8:30pm at the Science Club, (1136 19th St. NW) First 20 guests get a free issue of Doublethink!