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Freedom Summit 2010 - Full Schedule and Speaker Topics

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Freedom Summit 2010 - Full Schedule and Speaker Topics
Ernest Hancock 
Date: 07-20-2010
Subject: Events: Arizona

Freedom Summit 2010 Schedule

Friday, December 3rd 2010

6:30 to 9:30 pm

Optional Special Pre-Summit Debate
This exciting exchange between speakers on the topic of

“Foreclosure-Gate… The largest Bank Robbery in Human History, How it was Done, Who/What did it & Surviving the Greatest Depression”

will be open to paid attendees and non-attendees of the Freedom Summit alike.

The Presenters:This is a regular event at the Freedom Summit where we ask several of the weekend’s speakers to share their perspective on an important topic. The audience is very much involved.
The event promises to be interesting and stimulating. Cost is $20.00 per person, including an appetizer buffet and hosted margaritas.  Pay at the door. (BTW – appetizers last year did not replace a needed meal. We did order more food but keep in mind the Dinner is Saturday Night)

Saturday, December 4th 2010

6:30 to 8:00 amVendor Set-up
8:00 to 8:45 amRegistration and Continental Breakfast
8:45 to 9:00 amWelcome from Ernest Hancock and Marc Victor
9:00 to 9:45 am
“The Decline and Fall of the American Health Care System”

The talk will begin with a brief history regarding the principal causes of rising health care costs and decreasing access to health care, beginning with changes in the tax code and the McCarran-Ferguson Act dating back to the 1940s. It will then discuss how “Obamacare” actually takes us from a dysfunctional health care system to a non-functional health care system. Efforts underway to repeal or eliminate Obamacare will be reviewed. Finally, short-term solutions that small businesses can employ in an effort to mitigate some of the more egregious effects Obamacare will have on their business will be mentioned.

BIO:      Received MD from New York Medical College; in private practice as a general surgeon in Phoenix since 1981; Principal and Co-founder of Valley Surgical Clinics, Ltd., group surgical practice in Phoenix; Member, Board of Directors, Goldwater Institute; Past Vice President, Maricopa County Medical Society; Member of Editorial Board, Arizona Medicine (journal of the Arizona Medical Association); Member, Arizona Medical Association Committee on Legislative Affairs; Medical Spokesperson, Arizonans for Drug Policy Reform (1995-2002); Treasurer, Arizonans for Health Care Freedom (Sponsors of AZ Health Care Freedom Act of 2010–Prop 106); Treasurer, US Health Freedom Coalition; in the past I have served on Board of Directors of Arizona School Choice Trust, and on the Board of Directors of Arizona Federation of Taxpayers (now the AZ Chapter of Americans for Prosperity). I write and lecture on regional and national public policy issues. My articles have appeared in AZ Republic, Tribune Newspapers, Investor’s Business Daily, Washington Times, Reason Magazine, Liberty Magazine, Freedom Daily, Vital Speeches of the Day, and others.

9:45 to 10:00 amBreak
10:00 to 11:00 am
Globalization and Its Many Myths
Donald J. Boudreaux became chairman of the department of economics at George Mason University in August 2001 and stepped down in August 2009. He previously served as president of the libertarian think tank Foundation for Economic Education, a post he accepted in May 1997. He also teaches courses on law and economics at the George Mason University School of Law.
11:00 am to Noon
Technology and Freedom – Why We’re Screwed Part III

I will be reviewing my previous predictions to illustrate an overall trend in the government’s actions. The presentation will center on the nexus of technology, government and freedom. Information on the new “back scatter” x-ray machines and other surveillance technologies will be featured as well as possible defenses against intrusion into your life and privacy.

Noon to 2:00 pm
“The Criminal Justice System On Trial”
Lunch Program is an additional $20 for access to the Buffet Sandwich Table 
Marc J. Victor:

Mr. Victor has provided criminal attorney representation in Chandler, Mesa, Phoenix and all of Arizona since 1994. As an attorney in Phoenix he has been consistently interviewed by the press as a legal expert. He has been quoted numerous times on television, radio and in newspapers. Mr. Victor has presented many lectures on the criminal justice system. He has lectured to judges, prosecutors and police officers. He has authored several articles on the criminal justice system, some of which have been published nationally and recognized internationally.

Judge Jim Gray:

James P. Gray has been a trial judge in Orange County, California since 1983. Before becoming a judge, he served as a Volunteer in the Peace Corps in Costa Rica, a staff judge advocate and criminal defense attorney in the Navy JAG Corps, a federal prosecutor in Los Angeles, and a civil litigation attorney in a private law firm, in addition to being a Republican candidate for US Congress in 1998, and a Libertarian candidate for US Senate in 2004. Judge Gray has discussed issues of drug policy on more than two hundred television and radio shows and public forums all across the country. Using his experience on the bench and elsewhere, he has also authored a book on the failed War on Drugs, another Wearing The Robe, about practical and ethical issues in being a judge, and has composed a musical that encourages young people to expand their horizons and live a fuller life. Read more about Judge Jim Gray.

Judge John Buttrick:

Judge , Superior Court in Maricopa County

J.D. , 1976, Harvard Law School Bachelor’s degree, Philosophy, 1973, University of Denver


State Bar of Arizona 2002- present, Judicial Executive Committee 
2:00 to 2:45 pm
OUTLOOK 2011: The Latest News from the Dollar Meltdown

Charles Goyette on the Fed, Congress, Gold, and the Dollar.  It’s Wealth for Wall Street and Poverty for the People.  And How You’ll Feel it in the New Year.

2:45 to 3:45 pm

“America Doesn’t Have a Prayer”

Dan Barker Minister Turned Atheist

Dan became a teenage evangelist at age 15. At 16 he was choir librarian for faith-healer Kathryn Kuhlman’s Los Angeles appearances. He received a degree in Religion from Azusa Pacific University and was ordained to the ministry by the Standard Community Church, California, in 1975.

Dan was PR Director of the Freedom From Religion Foundation from 1987 to 2004. He was elected co-president of the Foundation with Annie Laurie Gaylor in 2004, with whom he is co-host of Freethought Radio, a national weekly talkshow on the Air America network. He is a contributing editor of Freethought Today and is involved with the Foundation’s state/church lawsuits. He regularly travels the country and the world giving lectures, performing concerts, and participating in debates with theists, many at college and university campuses.

3:45 to 4:00 pmBreak
4:00 to 5:00 pm
"The Power of One"

6:00 to 9:00 pm
Dinner Host: KFYI Morning Talk Show Host Jim Sharpe
Vendor Introductions: Ernest Hancock

“Echoes of Rome:
Is America Repeating Ancient Mistakes?”
After serving as President of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy for its first two decades, Reed became president emeritus of the Center upon assuming his duties as president of Foundation for Economic Education, headquartered in Irvington, New York.
Dinner Entertainment
The Cartridge Family Band
9:00 until bedtimeLate Night Discussions and Socializing
Sunday, December 5th 2010

8:00 to 9:00 amContinental Breakfast
9:00 amWelcome from Ernest Hancock and Marc Victor
9:00 to 9:45 am
The Greatest Threat to Freedom (besides the Federal Reserve)
The state of Freedom in America is clearly under attack on all fronts, but what besides the Federal Reserve is the single greatest threat? Join Gary Franchi at this year’s Freedom Summit as he delivers the message and reveals the actions, agencies and legislation working against the constitution and the American People. 
9:45 to 10:00 amBreak
10:00 to 11:00 am

The End of America: The Coming deSovietization of These United States

I am pessimistic about the survival of the present political apparatus formally known as the United States of America.  It is crumbling by every measure and unsustainable on its present course.  I offer this as a cautionary tale written before the emerging Black Swan event. Most of these narratives are written after the devastation has occurred.  I will talk about the curious parallels between the USA and the USSR in the 20th century and why our end will come just as rapidly and just as badly as it did for the USSR in 1989.  I will go on to offer some recommendations to prepare for the inevitable.

11:00 am to Noon
A radical view of property: why your parents, teachers, friends, and all institutions got it all wrong.
Noon to 1:30 pm

Stefan Molyneux – Lunch program
"How to go on the offensive"
(without being offensive!)


So often liberty activists get cast role of solving the problems thrown at us by others - "who will build the roads?" - Stefan Molyneux of Freedomain Radio will show you how to turn this around, and get people to start answering their own questions, rather than just throwing up endless objections...

Powerful ideas for all lovers of personal and political freedom - Freedomain Radio is the largest and most popular philosophy show on the web, and was a Top 10 Finalist in the 2007, 2008 and 2009 Podcast Awards. Topics range from politics to philosophy to science to economics to relationships to atheism - and how to achieve real freedom in your life today. Passionate, articulate, funny and irreverent, Freedomain Radio shines a bold light on old topics, and invents a few new ones to boot!
I am Stefan Molyneux, the host of Freedomain Radio. I have been a software entrepreneur and executive, co-founded a successful company and worked for many years as a Chief Technical Officer. I studied literature, history, economics and philosophy at York University, hold an undergraduate degree in History from McGill University, and earned a graduate degree from the University of Toronto, focusing on the history of philosophy. I received an 'A' for my Master's Thesis analyzing the political implications of the philosophies of Immanuel Kant, G.W.F. Hegel, Thomas Hobbes and John Locke. I also spent two years studying writing and acting at the National Theatre School of Canada.

I have been fascinated by philosophy - particularly moral theories - since my mid-teens. I left my career as a software entrepreneur and executive to pursue philosophy full time through my work here at Freedomain Radio. I have written a number of novels as well as many free books on philosophy.

In my podcasts and videos, I try to avoid opinions, and instead talk about proof and rationality. If the theories I propose are reasonable, and are supported by evidence, well and good, we have both learned something. If not, listeners such as you are quick to point out errors, which I receive with gratitude. This approach is fundamentally different from most "talk shows." I am a rigorous philosopher, and I will always bow to reason and evidence.

The only freedom is freedom from illusion...


Sunday will have special pricing for Students. The combination of Gary Franchi’s activist Social Network along with the heavy emphasis Sunday in support of “No State” speakers will provide a great deal of learning and discussion.
1:45 to 2:45 pm
"War War War - Why Why Why"
Assistant editor for and host of Antiwar Radio for the Liberty Radio Network, KAOS Radio 95.9 FM in Austin, Texas, KUCR 88.3 FM in Riverside, California and KPFK 90.7 FM Pacifica in Los Angeles, California. Complete radio interview archives are available at, Anders’ and Zooey’s illustrated versions of the interviews can be found at Antiwar Radio’s YouTube channel and more than 1,000 antiwar and anti-government stickers are available at Scott’s Facebook, Twitter.

2:45 to 3:45 pm

“How we get to a voluntary society”

Marc Stevens is a voluntaryist essayist and talk radio host from Phoenix, Arizona. He is the host of The No State Project. Stevens is also the author of the 2002 book, Adventures In Legal Land, an examination of the legal and political systems of the United States.

3:45 to 4:00 pmClose

4:30 to 9:00 pm
Local and visiting activists are taking over the facility for a special program of their own that is open to everyone. Details to come.
Entire Summit
Continental Breakfasts, All Sessions & Speakers, Dinner and Entertainment
$249: Regular Registration - 'Full Package'
$175: Student Registration - 'Full Package'
(under 25 years old; proof required)
$125: Just Saturday (no Dinner)
$75: Dinner & Entertainment
(Leonard Reed (FEE) Cartridge Family Band Entertainment)
$75: Just Sunday
(no Dinner)

Optional / Vendors
$10: (Pending)
$20: Friday Night Event
(Pre-Summit Debate & Forum)
$20: Saturday Sandwich Lunch
(Moderated Forum and Q&A - "2011, The Year of...?")
$20: Sunday Sandwich Lunch
(& Student Mixer with No Host Bar)
$75: Day vendor table in main Summit room (with Full Package)
(Saturday or Sunday)
$150: Two Day vendor table in main Summit room (with Full Package)
(Saturday and Sunday)
December 3rd - 5th 2010
Freedom Summit Speakers
Freedom Summit 2010 Registration Package still Under Development
 Maximum Package for Friday Saturday & Sunday... All Meals, Breaks and Events $349 (schedule below)
(look for our early bird package,... coming soon)
Former Speaker List & Bios

Past Speakers: Ron Paul - Thomas Woods - John Taylor Gatto - Jacob G. Hornberger - Robert A. Levy - Butler D. Shaffer - Vin Suprynowicz - Clint Bolick - Katherine Albrecht - James Bovard - Nathaniel Branden - Peter D. Schiff - George H. Smith - Edward Stringham - Alan Bock - Doug Casey - Charles Goyette - Justin Raimondo - Mary Ruwart - Ken Schoolland - Claire Wolfe - Richard Boddie - Harry Browne - Hans-Hermann Hoppe - Ernest Hancock - Boston T. Party - Marc Victor - Donald “Mac” MacPherson - Richard Morris - Walter Block - Lew Rockwell - John Pugsley - Larry Pratt - Sharon Harris - Louis James - L. Neil Smith - Marshall Fritz - Dr. Steven Greer - Christopher Heward - Karen Kwiatkowski - Jane Shaffer - Sunni Maravillosa - Dr. Brian Wowk - David D. Friedman - Adam Kokesh - Joel Skousen - Bud Burrell  - Jordan Page - Boston T Party

Freedom Summit Location

Location of the FREEDOM SUMMIT
in Arizona December 3rd-5th 2010


2620 West Dunlap Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85021
(602) 943-8200
Fax: (602) 371-2857

the Sheraton Crescent Hotel, centrally located in the Phoenix area. It’s comfortable ambiance and friendly service are just the beginning. Equipped with 342 deluxe and comfortable guest rooms, including several different types of suites. Enjoy their outdoor heated pool featuring Monsoon Mountain, a 166-foot water slide. Or stay active with their extensive fitness and recreational options.


The Founders of the

The Organizational Committee of the Freedom Summit conferences includes Ernest Hancock, Marc Victor, Donna Hancock.

Ernest & Donna Hancock

The Hancock family have been freedom fighters for two decades. Education through the use of the courts, the political process and guerilla activism have made them well known to the general public as sincere defenders of libertarian philosophy.

Ernest Hancock has hosted his own show and been a talk show producer. Over 600 of Ernest’s daily talk show in Phoenix, Arizona are archived at “Declare Your Independence with Ernest Hancock” and his new show from Freedom’s Phoenix Studios, “Declare Your Independence with Ernest Hancock” is archived on Freedom’s Phoenix here.

Ernest-Hancock-Photo-160x240Ernest is also the publisher of, a constantly updated portal to political news and information.

donnahancockDonna Hancock is a real estate agent with Brangus Realty, and serves Phoenix and the entire “Valley of the Sun.”

Ernest Hancock
(602) 717-5900  cell
(602) 264-5111  fax
Donna Hancock
(602) 828-1819  cell
(602) 264-5111  fax
Brangus Realty
6528 Cave Creek Rd, Ste C
Cave Creek AZ 85331

Marc Victor

Marc Victor is a long time believer in freedom and a veteran attendee of many freedom discussion groups and hosts several in his home.  Marc has co-hosted a radio talk show entitled “Discover Freedom” and is a frequent guest on radio and television.

Marc is a criminal defense attorney. Marc J. Victor, P.C., which often sponsors debates and presentations on freedom issues. As a former United States Marine and a certified specialist in criminal law, Marc endlessly and zealously defends citizens accused of crimes against the state.

10059419-attorney-for-freedomMarc’s political and professional credentials can be viewed at his corporate website.

Marc Victor
(480) 755-7110  office

Marc J. Victor, P.C.
3920 Alma School Rd, Ste 5
Chandler, AZ 85248