In celebration of the 45th anniversary of the founding of the Libertarian Party of Utah; in honor of its first chair, tax protester (and one of the several key national party co-founders) Karl Bray and in ghoulish alignment with this year’s union of Halloween and Utah’s Special Election (Nov 7) the Utah LP announces:
“A Dark Night of Political Horror with THE “Dark Knight” of Political Horror, Roger Stone”
to be held at the Peace Coliseum, Nucleus Room, Saturday October 28 from 5 to 9.
Frightful Festivities Feature:
5:00 PM Book signing and screening of the documentary GET ME ROGER STONE, tickets HERE
6:35 PM Post-screening Q&A with Roger Stone
7:00 PM Karl Bray Fundraising dinner, tickets HERE
Roger Stone keynote
Civil Liberty Activist of the Year Award – Christine Stenquist of TRUCE (Together for
Responsible Use and Cannabis Education).
Financial Transparency Activist of the Year Award – John Dougall, Auditor, State of Utah.
Karl Bray Memorial Utah Libertarian Activist of the Year Award – TBA.
“Anyone who is an ally of drug policy reform, especially in regards to cannabis, is a welcome friend in my book. Here’s to building a coalition of unexpected allies!!!” – Christine Stenquist.
“I will not seek, nor would I accept his endorsement, unless he, um . . . insisted.” – Joe Buchman, 2017 Special Election Candidate, and current state chair.
“I was told this was a masquerade but I don’t see anything mentioning attire.” – Anon.
“Isn’t everything a masquerade when you’re dealing with Roger Stone?”
Tickets are available at the links above.
All lifetime members of the national party who are also current UT LP members, are welcome to attend at no cost (with up to one guest).
The first 10 Lifetime members of the national party living outside of Utah are likewise invited to attend at no cost (email us for the eventbrite code).
The Libertarian Party of Utah website states:
“The scariest man in politics is coming to Utah for one night only!
Come see the man, the myth, the legend, the ghoul . . . the one and only ROGER STONE!
The Libertarian Party of Utah is celebrating 45 years as a party this Halloween season with the scariest man in politics. With skeletons, ghosts, jokers . . . and Roger Stone.
From www.FindAGrave.com –
Karl J. Bray was a political activist and co-founder of the national Libertarian Party. A charismatic libertarian leader and outspoken tax rebel, he served as an early member of the Libertarian National Committee, then in 1974 was the Libertarian candidate for U.S. Senate in his home state of Utah, running against opponent Jake Garn.
It was Karl’s sincere conviction that the federal income tax was unconstitutional. He had done considerable research, published pamphlets and given speeches centered around this topic.
After losing the election he was arrested and convicted by the IRS over tax issues. He took the case all the way to the Supreme Court.
He died soon after contracting an aggressive form of cancer in federal prison.
Karl Bray’s headstone in the Provo City Cemetery is inscribed “THE LIBERTARIAN TAX REBEL”.