Shnelvar, Boston T. Party, Becker
by Ari Armstrong
[The following material originally appeared in the February 2002 edition of Colorado Liberty.]
Shnelvar Addresses Terror Threat
Ralph Shnelvar gave a speech December 6 to a group of around 50 at the Longmont Public Library about the Libertarian perspective on terrorism. He made three main points. First, the United States has committed and continues to commit egregious forms of hegemony on sovereign states. Second, assuming information about Afghanistan's complicity in breeding terrorist groups is correct, then the United States has every right to be doing battle there. Third, the violation of human rights as indicated by military tribunals via executive order and the recently passed "Patriot Act" are abominable. The Longmont Times-Call ran an article with a photo of Shnelvar the next day.
Boston T. Party Joins Convention
Boston T. Party (a.k.a. Kenneth W. Royce) has agreed to speak at the Libertarian Party of Colorado's convention May 17-19 in Leadville. (Registration details are provided on pages 4-5.)
Boston is the author of Boston's Gun Bible, Hologram of Liberty, and numerous other books available from Javelin Press (http://javelinpress.com).
In an e-mail, he said, "Call my talk, ÔTo the clad foot, the world is covered in leather.' I will speak about the concept of my novel (which is due this fall) under this guise. This will be a premiere exclusive to the Colorado LP on the matter!"
Boston joins prolific libertarian author L. Neil Smith.
Joe Becker, another speaker at the convention, is on the editorial board for the Journal of Libertarian Studies (www.mises.org/jlsdisplay.asp). Recently Legislative Director to U.S. Congressman Ron Paul of Texas, Becker now works in Colorado with the Mountain States Legal Foundation (www.mountainstateslegal.com).
Becker earned his law degree at Northern Illinois University College of Law, where he served as President and co-founder of the Federalist Society chapter and as an N.I.U. Law Review editor. He also received West Publishing's "Most Significant Contribution to Legal Scholarship" award for a published critique of the 20th century courts' artificial and disparate treatment of economic and other liberties.
More information about the convention and scheduled speakers is provided on pages 4-5.