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The Southwest Regional Mises Circle is Coming January 18

January 8, 2014
The Mises Institute presents the Southwest Regional Mises Circle in Houston, Texas, sponsored by Christopher P. Condon, Terence Murphree, and T.J. and Ida Goss. The Police State: Know It When You See It Houston Marriott South at Hobby Airport Saturday, January 18, 2014 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. In the modern United States, federal laws are now so numerous and written so broadly and vaguely, that it is nearly impossible to make it through the day without breaking at least one of them. In many cases, these accidental infractions, when prosecuted, carry stiff penalties and prison time. Business owners are especially at risk in the face of federal agencies with nearly-limitless resources and thousands of laws and regulations to choose from when seeking to shut down or punish business enterprises. The situation is even more precarious for citizens seeking to actually challenge the power of the state. From whistleblowers to journalists to run-of-the-mill political activists, the risk of prison terms and heavy fines becomes ever greater. And through it all, an enormous government apparatus of prisons, prosecutors, police, and bureaucrats remains well-funded, powerful, and nearly impossible to oppose in court. Join us to discuss these issues. See for speaker information and a complete schedule and to register online. CRW_3250

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