Wayne Allyn Root to Host Welcome Event at FreedomFest in Las Vegas

Via email and LP blog:

Libertarian National Committee member Wayne Allyn Root has been honored by being named the host of the Welcome Event at the 2011 FreedomFest in Las Vegas.

Here’s part of the press release from Root for America on this honor:

“. . . . I wanted to invite my thousands of friends and fans to Las Vegas from July 14 to July 16th for the biggest freedom bash of the year- FreedomFest 2011. The Washington Post calls this annual event “the greatest libertarian show on earth.”

This is the annual event founded by my good friend Mark Skousen, one of America’s leading financial gurus. Mark has written over 30 books on economics, capitalism, free markets, and investing. He is also the publisher and author of the well-known financial newsletter “Forecasts and Strategies” for over 30 years now. Investors from all over the world read Mark’s newsletter to decide where they will invest and allocate their money and assets. That’s precisely why savvy investors from around the world flock to FreedomFest!

This year’s event will be the biggest and best yet. Over 2000 attendees are expected at Ballys Las Vegas. The speakers include Steve Forbes, Judge Andrew Napolitano of Fox News, Peter Thiel (Founder of PayPal and early investor of Facebook), and John Mackey (CEO of Whole Foods Markets), among dozens of other famous financial and political experts. . . ”

“. . . But here’s the really big announcement: FreedomFest has a welcome party each year on the opening night. Mark Skousen has chosen yours truly (Wayne Allyn Root) to give the opening speech and welcome everyone to Las Vegas and FreedomFest.

I am truly honored and blessed to have friends like Mark that give me such wonderful opportunities. I promise you will have a BLAST at the opening event of FreedomFest 2011.

And I will be your Goodwill Ambassador for the entire 3 days. I’ll be speaking there, as well as joining a panel about politics/economics again in the main ballroom. All my friends and fans will have a chance to meet, mingle and catch up for 3 days of education, empowerment, investment wisdom, political insights, and friendship.

If you sign up now (before March 15th) at this LINK, you get the early bird price of $395 per person, $595 per couple. But you only have 2 more weeks to take advantage of that special price. For 3 days of Libertarian-conservative fun and investment insights, it’s the best value in town.

http://www.freedomfest.com

Or call Tami Holland of FreedomFest directly at (866) 266-5101. . . “

36 thoughts on “Wayne Allyn Root to Host Welcome Event at FreedomFest in Las Vegas

  1. Steven Wilson

    Root, Skousen, and Trudeau. Vultures of a feather, always hunger for dead weather.

    Although a mild form of sarcastic medley, con men cannot take over the circus that is the LNC without there being a permanent change of party profile.

    Regardless of your taste or intellect, your instincts for substance or window dressing must kick in soon.

    “PHinancial cures THEY don’t want you to know about.”

    Libertarians have to be better than this.

  2. Root of all Evil

    I hope Root’s keynote gets us all excited about quelling protests against US-friendly dictatorships and maintaining or restoring the status quo!

  3. Stop all war, stop all W.A.R. Strike the ROOT!

    Stop all war, stop all W.A.R. Strike the ROOT!

    As Thoreau said, stop striking at the branches, STRIKE THE ROOT!

    Workers Are on STRIKE – Against War – Against W.A.R. – Against evil – Against ROOT!

    W.A.R. Is Against Workers – W.AR. wants WAR with Workers – EVIL ROOT EVIL!

    ROOT is the ROOT of ALL EVIL!

    ROOT is ROTTEN! ROOT is EVIL!
    War is ROTTEN! WAR is EVIL!
    W.A.R. is ROTTEN! W.A.R. is EVIL!
    Workers Strike Against Rotten Evil Root
    Workers Strike Against Rotten Evil War
    Workers Strike Against Rotten Evil W.A.R.

    When the ROOT is ROTTen the Tree of Liberty WEAKENS FROM WITHIN.

    Money is not the ROOT of all evil
    WAR is!

    Workers are not evil
    W.A.R. is!

    Stop striking at the branches, STRIKE THE ROOT!

    W.A.R. = War Monger
    Strike The Root
    War is wrong
    W.A.R. is wrong
    Right the wrongs
    WRIGHTS strike the ROOT fix the WRONGS in LP
    Stop All Wars
    Stop all W.A.R.
    ROTT is ROOTed out LP Tree of Liberty Grows wRIGHTs again AMEN!

    WAR is wrong – W.A.R. Is Wrong – Workers Are Right – W.A.R. is EVIL stop EVIL stop W.A.R.!

    Workers are working for their rights. Striking for their rights. Liberty Tree.

    Workers for Wrights – Work for Wrights – STOP ALL W.A.R.! – Work against war – work against W.A.R. – Work Against Root – Workers Against War – Workers Against W.A.R. – Workers Strike the Root!

  4. Stop all war, stop all W.A.R. Strike the ROOT!

    Workers Strike in Middle East – W.A.R. Support Repression by Regime…
    Workers Strike in Midwest – W.A.R. Supports Repression by Regime…

    W.A.R. Against Workers – Workers Against W.A.R.

    Tree of Liberty – Blood of Tyrants
    W.A.R. Supports Tyrants
    W.A.R. Supports Tyranny
    W.A.R. Supports Evil
    W.A.R. Supports War

  5. Mike B.

    Wayne….represent the Libertarian Wing of the Libertarian Party!

    Not the Reagan Libertarian version or the Libertarian Conservative version.

    A quote from one of Lew Rockwell’s columns:

    “Conservatives hate the Left more than they hate the State.”

  6. Here is a radical idea

    Let’s purge anyone that does the following:
    Is successfull
    Is assertive and aggressive
    Is a promoter
    Trys and trys, loses once in a while, but keeps on trying
    Believes that all of the above is necessary in order to promote capitalism

  7. Root Has Awesome Teeth!

    Let’s purge anyone that does the following:

    Is successfull at promoting anti-libertarian views

    Is assertive and aggressive at promoting anti-libertarian views

    Is a promoter of anti-libertarian views

    Trys and trys, loses once in a while, but keeps on trying at promoting anti-libertarian views

    Sounds good to me!

    BTW, it’s “tries” not “trys.” And only one “l” on successful.

  8. Michael H. Wilson

    re # 11 you wrote; “Believes that all of the above is necessary in order to promote capitalism”

    Do Libertarians want to promote capitalism, or freedom to trade? Seems to me that while they may overlap they are not necessarily the same.

  9. Here is a radical idea

    whatever. Let’s purge Root. He has more luck with the media than the rest of us. Let’s remove his 1st amendment rights! As libertarians, we shouldn’t want him to have that 1st amendment right. Let’s control those that are successful and insure that we are all the “same”.

  10. paulie Post author

    I have a better idea. Let’s get some other libertarians into the media more. We need some more left-friendly libertarians to be as relentless in getting coverage as Wayne is.

  11. W.A.R TAKES OVER IPR

    yeah sounds great lets just sell out the party for our 5 mins of fame ?? I can think of a million ways to bring in media attention but most of the LP is too scared to take any real acation W.A.R is the wost thing to happen to the LP . I will make a point to miss the opening event instead of listing to W.A.R rambel on with his SALES MAN PITCH ..

  12. paulie Post author

    Wayne hasn’t taken over IPR. And I’m not suggesting “selling out” in the sense of betraying our beliefs. “Selling out” in the sense of a packed stadium would be good, though. Even a packed nightclub would be a step up from an almost empty coffeehouse.

    I can think of a million ways to bring in media attention

    Very good! Put some of them into practice, and see if you get other people to help you.

    Tell people what you did and how you did it (contact.ipr@gmail.com, among other ways) and maybe some of them will copy the things you do which produce results.

    Rinse, lather, repeat.

    most of the LP is too scared to take any real action

    That’s why we need new – and in general younger – party members.

    If your local LP is too stodgy and would run them off, bring them into a new group – say Libertarians for saving Brothels, or Libertarians for Peace, Young Libertarians, the possibilities are endless…but make sure they are at least current on minimal LP dues well ahead of the convention.

    Keep rinsing and lathering.

    If you or anyone else would like to discuss these ideas further, you can do so here, or call me at 415-690-6352.

  13. Robert Capozzi

    Jim, you believe that the CEOs ran the economy into the ground? Interesting. I was under the impression that the government ran the economy into the ground (an metaphorical overstatement, of course.)

    What are you suggesting here: That Root should call for CEO salary caps?

    Time for a rethink…

  14. Jim Duensing

    The Bankers and those politically connected CEO’s in a position to get BILLIONS in taxpayer bailouts were the people responsible for engineering the economic crash of our nation. And, they were the ones who benefited. A Libertarian should have been opposed to paying those CEO’s ANYTHING with government money. W.A.R. should not have went on Faux Noise and towed the Republican line – again.

    No CEO from any company should ever get paid from the federal government. That’s Libertarianism 101.

  15. paulie Post author

    Jim, thanks for the reminder. Wayne is proud of his Jon Stewart 6 seconds, and sent out a press release about it. I might post it as an article later, but in the meantime I’ll attach it below.

    Some people are complaining about too many Wayne Root stories on IPR. Wayne Root send IPR a lot of press clips, opinion pieces, etc.

    Lee Wrights sends us a bunch of those too, and we run them. He’s also planning to be at some state conventions (list below). Will Jim Duensing be at those?

    Even Jim L. Burns sends me opinion pieces, and we print them, so how about some from Mr. Duensing? contact.ipr@gmail.com is the address; CC iprtwo at googlegroups.com for bonus points.

    OBTW, still haven’t seen any archives for YBS radio…


    List of LP state conventions coming up soon, via
    http://wrights2012.com/events/

    Georgia Libertarian State Convention
    March 11-12
    Atlanta Airport Westin
    Atlanta, Ga.

    Arkansas Libertarian State Convention
    April 9, 2011
    9 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Little Rock, Ark.

    North Carolina Libertarian State Convention
    April 15 – 17, 2011
    Park Inn
    Hickory, N.C.

    Tennessee Libertarian State Convention
    April 29 – April 30, 2011
    Best Western Cedar Bluff Inn
    Knoxville, Tenn.

    Hawai’i Libertarian State Convention
    May 21, 2011
    2-6:45 p.m.
    First Unitarian Church
    2500 Pali Highway
    Honolulu, Hawaii


    Wayne release re: Stewart show:

    WAYNE ROOT’S FOX NEWS COMMENTS FEATURED ON “THE JON STEWART SHOW”

    Wayne Root continues to attract media attention.

    Yes, he was a guest on 30+ shows in the past couple of weeks- as usual.

    But Wayne’s appearances on FOX News actually get noticed and discussed by other mainstream media.

    A year ago NBC News aired a one hour special on the Obama White House. They featured live coverage of Obama’s “media response team” sitting in the White House watching TV as the Justice Sotomayor controversy erupted live on cable TV news. What example did they use?

    A video clip of Wayne Root on “Fox & Friends” calling Sotomayer’s comments racist.

    The NBC special then showed Obama’s team responding to Wayne’s comments by going into crisis mode.

    It’s happened again. Only days ago, The Jon Stewart Show featured a segment on “the terrible, greedy conservatives” who defend free market capitalism, and want to reduce the salaries and pensions of teachers and other government employees. Watch below…at 2:45 Jon Stewart shows a clip of Wayne Root on Fox News with Neal Cavuto:

    LINK to JON STEWART SHOW:

    http://front.moveon.org/jon-stewart-calls-out-big-shot-teachers-with-their-fancy-no-2-pencils

    It’s quite remarkable how Wayne continues to attract the attention of TV and radio shows across the USA. Getting invited to appear as a guest by the media is quite an honor. But it’s even more remarkable when clips of your appearances make the highlight reel of other media. Wayne Allyn Root continues to make waves and rattle the cages of the liberal mainstream media!.


  16. Porn Again Christian

    Holy shit, I wouldn’t be proud of being shown saying that.

    I guess that making it on the Stewart show at all is an accomplishment, but Wayne is made to look pretty bad in that segment IMO.

    To each their own, I suppose…

  17. Robert Capozzi

    jd20: The Bankers and those politically connected CEO’s in a position to get BILLIONS in taxpayer bailouts were the people responsible for engineering the economic crash of our nation.

    me: I suggest you are conflating a lot of things here. Most of the CEOs who were at the helm of the “big banks” are out of their job. Some of them were essentially force to take TARP funds. None of the individuals got billions. Really talented people would not run a major corporation pre- or post-crash unless he/she were compensated at market rates.

    jd: A Libertarian should have been opposed to paying those CEO’s ANYTHING with government money.

    me: Hmm, I suppose. But I wouldn’t limit it to CEOs. Government bailouts are something I do not support. Once the bailout happens, we are at sea. In my case, I don’t see the point of whining about compensation of the company that’s been bailed out. The horse is out of the barn.

    Stewart’s logic seems more troubling to me as a L: Wall St. caused the crash. Wall Streeters are well compensated. Teachers did not cause the crash. Teachers are not nearly as well compensated. This is hypocrisy, according to Stewart.

    His premise is incorrect, IMO. Wall St. didn’t cause the crash, although I would agree they enabled it. Not everyone on Wall St. was complicit in this, however.

    A-Rod and LeBron make more than teachers, for a reason. So do most on Wall St. So do most MDs. Do you really want to go there, Jim?

  18. Michael H. Wilson

    I am a firm believer in separating the state from education. I also believe that blaming teachers for the problems in the schools is a rather simplistic way of looking at the problem. Some days ago Bill Gates addressed the national governors and mentioned that in 1970 there were 40 employees for every 1000 student. Today there are 125 employees for every 1000 students.

    Some teachers are worth $100,000 annually, others are worth a fraction of that, but in most schools systems today the physical education coach is worth as much as a good math teachers of physics teacher. Things could not get anymore screwed up than what they are today.

    And the Bankster on Wall Street have been stealing for years. The reason the Fed exist is to prop up the banking system. It’s the largest welfare scam going outside of the military.

  19. Jim Duensing

    O.K. Bob,

    I’m going to try and say this slowly for you.

    WARS COMMENTS

    Real Libertarians were opposed to government bailouts. The majority of the American people were opposed to the bailouts, but felt powerless to stop them. A real libertarian asked about CEO’s of the failed companies getting compensated should have used it as a way to remind the public about the constitutionality and propriety of both the Bush and Obama Bailouts. And, he should have been talking about how none of our taxpayer money would be going to failed corporations if Libertarians were in charge. Then, he wouldn’t be a laughingstock on the Jon Stewart show.

    THE CA– USE OF THE CRASH

    The international banking cartel counterfeited our currency into a Depression. Big corporations bought trillions of dollars of taxpayer money from the CongressCritters they financed. Most of us were not politically connected enough to be able to call our Congressman and get billions of dollars for our corporations – with no paper trail. Some CEO’s and corporations could. Instinctively, as a Libertarian who understands the concept of rent seeking, any CEO who is so politically connected that he can make a billion dollar phone call to his Congressman and get his whole company bailed out – necessarily had a very close relationship with that CongressCritter in the past. Since the crash was caused by 1) Congress’ un Constitutional run away spending, lots of which goes to corporations in the form of grants and contracts, and 2) the inflation tax of the Federal Reserve Banking System, I feel pretty comfortable with my shortened soundbite version that the banks and Wall Street caused and engineered this crash. After all, they were the ones who own the Republican and Democratic parties. And, you get what you pay for.

    STEWARTS COMMENTS

    Jon Stewart is a comedian. His job is to point out hypocrisy. That’s where most of the punchlines are in politics.

    His segment took Republican mouthpieces speaking positively about the salaries of big corporate CEO’s and compared that to their statements about the salaries of teachers. W.A.R. managed to get himself quoted on Cavuto as one of those pro CEO mouthpieces. Luckily, Stewart didn’t play some of W.A.R’s anti-union class warfare comments from the past.

    And, yes, despite the fact that you don’t believe it, the bankers and big politically connected corporations caused this crash by either or both 1) sucking at the government tit until it bled dry and / or 2) being an active engineer in the collapse from their perch as one of the major corporate leaders that control and manage the economy through a labyrinth of unlibertarian unconstitutional means. See Goldman Sachs, BP, AIG, etc. etc. etc.

    BTW, be careful you’re criticizing a self-described libertarian. Stewart once called himself a downtown libertarian in an interview on his show with neo-con criminal Bill Kristol. Isn’t it enough that Stewart calls himself a libertarian. Stewart was at least anti-war before the unlibertarian unConstitutional unAmerican unnecessary wars of Empire and Conquest in the Middle East. Can W.A.R. say that? Or has that ship sailed?

    In Liberty, with Eternal Vigilance,

    Jim Duensing

  20. paulie Post author

    MHW

    I am a firm believer in separating the state from education.

    Me too.

    I also believe that blaming teachers for the problems in the schools is a rather simplistic way of looking at the problem. Some days ago Bill Gates addressed the national governors and mentioned that in 1970 there were 40 employees for every 1000 student. Today there are 125 employees for every 1000 students.

    Stewart is talking about the confrontation between Republican governors/legislators and teachers unions. The teachers’ unions oppose merit pay, oppose making it easier to fire bad teachers, and support featherbedding (the reason there are a lot more school employees per student). No one that I know of is blaming teachers as a whole for school problems, but many people do blame the teachers’ unions for many of the problems. I think there is something to that, as well.

    And the Bankster on Wall Street have been stealing for years. The reason the Fed exist is to prop up the banking system. It’s the largest welfare scam going outside of the military.

    Agreed.

  21. paulie Post author

    O.K. Bob,

    I’m going to try and say this slowly for you.

    I don’t think that kind of opener, or rhetorical tactic in general, is good or helpful. Of course, you are free to disagree, but I would suggest dispensing with dismissive and/or condescending statements like that.

    I’d like to publish the rest of your response as an article, since we are not getting any press releases from you. Let me know if you have any objection. I’ll answer it in the meantime:

    Real Libertarians were opposed to government bailouts. The majority of the American people were opposed to the bailouts, but felt powerless to stop them. A real libertarian asked about CEO’s of the failed companies getting compensated should have used it as a way to remind the public about the constitutionality and propriety of both the Bush and Obama Bailouts. And, he should have been talking about how none of our taxpayer money would be going to failed corporations if Libertarians were in charge. Then, he wouldn’t be a laughingstock on the Jon Stewart show.

    I agree. And, I think Wayne does oppose the bailouts.

    And since they only clipped six seconds from his appearance on a show, I don’t know whether he said any of those other things. It’s pretty hard to be in the media a lot and never say anything out of which six seconds can’t be clipped to make you look bad.

    The international banking cartel counterfeited our currency into a Depression. Big corporations bought trillions of dollars of taxpayer money from the CongressCritters they financed. Most of us were not politically connected enough to be able to call our Congressman and get billions of dollars for our corporations – with no paper trail. Some CEO’s and corporations could. Instinctively, as a Libertarian who understands the concept of rent seeking, any CEO who is so politically connected that he can make a billion dollar phone call to his Congressman and get his whole company bailed out – necessarily had a very close relationship with that CongressCritter in the past. Since the crash was caused by 1) Congress’ un Constitutional run away spending, lots of which goes to corporations in the form of grants and contracts, and 2) the inflation tax of the Federal Reserve Banking System, I feel pretty comfortable with my shortened soundbite version that the banks and Wall Street caused and engineered this crash. After all, they were the ones who own the Republican and Democratic parties. And, you get what you pay for.

    Agreed.

    Jon Stewart is a comedian. His job is to point out hypocrisy. That’s where most of the punchlines are in politics.

    His segment took Republican mouthpieces speaking positively about the salaries of big corporate CEO’s and compared that to their statements about the salaries of teachers.

    Bailed out CEOs. Yes.

    the bankers and big politically connected corporations caused this crash by either or both 1) sucking at the government tit until it bled dry and / or 2) being an active engineer in the collapse from their perch as one of the major corporate leaders that control and manage the economy through a labyrinth of unlibertarian unconstitutional means. See Goldman Sachs, BP, AIG, etc. etc. etc.

    BTW, be careful you’re criticizing a self-described libertarian. Stewart once called himself a downtown libertarian in an interview on his show with neo-con criminal Bill Kristol.

    Good points.

  22. Robert Capozzi

    jd25: A real libertarian asked about CEO’s of the failed companies getting compensated should have used it as a way to remind the public about the constitutionality and propriety of both the Bush and Obama Bailouts.

    me: to be fair to Root, I don’t know what else he said before and after that little clip. What he said makes sense to me: A failed company needing a turnaround needs someone skilled to execute that objective. To take on that task, a person would want appropriate compensation. A farm league third baseman is unlikely to perform like A-Rod. A junior accountant is unlikely to perform like Jamie Diamond. A guy who does stand-up in Bismarck is unlikely to perform like Stewart.

    Most of the synthetics were created from the mortgage market, fueled by Freddie, Fannie, mort regs, and the tax code. I’ve seen no evidence that the “banksters” initiated these institutions. They responded to them. They may have encouraged their proliferation, but I’ve seen no real evidence of that, either.

    I kinda like Jon Stewart, actually, but I don’t think he’s the deepest economic thinker, and to the extent he’s L, he seems to retain a lot of liberal residual thinking on economic matters.

    IMO.

  23. Jim Duensing

    @ Paulie

    It’s not an article. It’s a comment on a blog site. As to ur comment re style points, have you seen the other posts in this thread?

    @ Bob – From your post

    Most of the synthetics were created from the mortgage market, fueled by Freddie, Fannie, mort regs, and the tax code. I’ve seen no evidence that the “banksters” initiated these institutions. They responded to them. They may have encouraged their proliferation, but I’ve seen no real evidence of that, either.

    The only reason you haven’t seen evidence of the fact that Big Banking is responsible for the housing market collapse is because you choose not to see it. Big banking – and more specifically fractional reserve home loans – are the real, direct, proximate, and overwhelming cause of the housing market crash. The Fox News talking points you mentioned above are bad window dressing on a shattered window. Bad, but not overly important given the full picture.

    I’ve included links to articles of mine below to provide a place to begin your own independent research into the topic here:

    http://jimduensing.com/too-big-to-fail.html

    and here:

    http://jimduensing.com/a-modest-banking-reform-proposal.html

    In Liberty, with Eternal Vigilance,

    Jim Duensing

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  25. paulie Post author

    It’s not an article. It’s a comment on a blog site.

    Sometimes I turn comments into articles. However, if you prefer, I won’t publish it. If you send us an article, that would be good.

    As to ur comment re style points, have you seen the other posts in this thread?

    Unfortunately, yes.

    That doesn’t mean I want to play into that.

    Some people, like the bozo @ 4-5, are almost certainly beyond any help in terms of my advice, so the fact that I would give you advice means I think you are at the very least redeemable 🙂

    I put up a new post on Root’s comments on the Stewart show, see pingback @ #30.

  26. Here is a radical idea

    Yeh, let’s put the people back in charge of the LP that had 40 years to get something done. How did that work for you? Jezz. Try something different and see if it works. We don’t have another 40 years to wait for the LP.

  27. paulie Post author

    #32 What specifically are you addressing…another comment above? If so, which one?

    And what do you mean by “put the people back in charge of the LP that had 40 years to get something done”…which people are those exactly? Are they in charge now or not in charge? If they are not in charge, when did they stop being in charge, and how have things changed for the LP since then?

  28. paulie Post author

    Try something different and see if it works.

    I’m for trying different things.

    However, different does not in and of itself mean better. Some kinds of different can be worse.

    For example, jumping off a cliff without a parachute would be different. Better? Not IMO.

  29. Robert Capozzi

    jd29: Big banking – and more specifically fractional reserve home loans – are the real, direct, proximate, and overwhelming cause of the housing market crash.

    me: Oh. Fractional reserve banking may be a deeper dysfunction, agreed. We’ve had it for nearly 100 years now. I suspect the “banksters” don’t even consider its existence any more…it’s assumed to be the institutional landscape.

    It all depends on how far back one’s inquiry goes. Some might say “Original Sin” is the deepest dysfunction. I might say the choice of fear over love is. Others might say the initiation of force is the deepest dysfunction.

    Calibrating one’s message is not an easy task. Go too far back in the chain of dysfunction, lose larger swaths of the audience. Stay too close to the status quo, and lose any sense of aspiration.

    Personally, I don’t counsel that Ls get too invested in a Fed-bashing message. Audit and assess seems more appropriate to the situation.

  30. paulie Post author

    I might say the choice of fear over love is. Others might say the initiation of force is the deepest dysfunction.

    Very often closely related.

    Audit and assess seems more appropriate to the situation.

    It’s a good start.

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