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Campus Discussion – Intellectual Property Rights
By: Travis Hagen

Meeting: Intellectual Property Rights – Here we go again. We are revisiting one of our most divisive meetings to date and determining, once and for all, whether copyrights and patents are justifiable/necessary within a libertarian society. How is a modern society to deal with the exclusivity of information? We hope to find out. Where: JCSU 317 [...]

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Campus Discussions – “Victimless” Crimes
By: John Russell
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Campus Discussion – Capital Punishment
By: Travis Hagen

For our second Campus Discussion we will be discussing capital punishment. Is it ever okay to kill a human being? Should taxes be used to put people to death, even though many of those taxed are morally opposed to such actions? We’re going to make an effort to keep this one on topic, focused, and [...]

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Campus Discussion – Jack Bauer
By: Travis Hagen

During our first ever Campus Discussion we will be discussing Jack Bauer. Is he a patriot… or terrorist?  Are the actions Jack Bauer takes in Fox’s 24 justified?  To what extent should law and order be disregarded if the ends justify the means? Thursday, September 17, 2009 7:00PM – 8:30PM JCSU Room 423

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“The Left” & “The Right”
By: John Russell

Many times throughout the course of political discussion, arguments and debates quickly digress into intense and emotionally filled combative yelling contests generally between two or three different viewpoints upon any given subject. We feel that this is due to a lack of deeper understanding of opposing viewpoints. Instead of rationally attempting to understand where the [...]

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Nick Dranias – Goldwater Institute: Lecture
By: John Russell

Nick Dranias of the Goldwater Institute describes how to increase liberty at the local level. Using examples of people who have suffered under the iron fist of local bureaucracy due lack of accountability and incentive, he makes a powerful claim for government to implement better jurisprudence and uphold the rights of the individual. Be sure [...]

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“Increasing Liberty at the Local Government Level” – Nick Dranias
By: John Russell

We are happy to welcome the director for the Center for Consitutional Government at the Goldwater Insitute – Nick Dranias – to come speak about the top 10 ways of increasing liberty at the local government level.  Prior to joining the Goldwater Institute, Dranias was an attorney with the Institute for Justice.  In law school, Dranias [...]

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A Gun Social: Success!
By: John Russell

Although delayed due to complications from procuring funds, the UNR Students for Liberty successfully navigated the funding policies from ASUN and had a great day flexing our gun rights. We would like to thank Eric who was able to grace us with his arsenal of handguns, Matt who brought his AR-15, Mike who brought his [...]

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Anarcho-Capitalism II: Justice & Defense
By: John Russell

Six months after his initial presentation, our very own Barry Belmont will once again make another case for an anarcho-capitalist society. Many people are willing to agree with 90% of his theory, right up until the idea of defense, justice, and laws are brought into the picture. He will attempt to solve these issues by [...]

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The ASUN Elections: A (Level-Headed) Discussion
By: Barry Belmont

The Students for Liberty have heard some mighty big (and some mighty small) talk during this election cycle for the ASUN. Slurs, criticisms, lies, mottoes…every election is the same players in the same play telling the same story. The Students for Liberty have even suggested not voting in this (or really any) election. The principle [...]

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