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2019 FEATURED SPEAKER
Kevin Sorbo • Actor, Producer & Director
Sorbo received international stardom as the lead role in “Hercules, the Legendary Journeys” (1993-1999) the most watched TV show in the world!
Sorbo directed/acted in “Let There Be Light”, a faith/family movie, which ranked number 4 out of the top 10 family movies of that year.
For release in 2019, “One Nation Under God”, deals with the controversy over that quote in our Nation’s Pledge of Allegiance. Also, “The Reliant”, which is a faith/drama dealing with the economic collapse of America. “The Mustard Seed” will be in theaters in 2020.
Sorbo acted/directed “Miracle in East Texas”, a comedy based on a true story set in 1930, which will open nationwide in Spring of 2020.
Kevin released his memoir in 2012, “True Strength: My Journey from Hercules to Mere Mortal and How Nearly Dying Saved My Life”. The book chronicles his near-death experience when he suffered three strokes and the battle back to regain his life. Sorbo also co-authored a Chicken Soup for the Soul, “Think Positive for Kids”.
In real life, Kevin leads "A World Fit for Kids”, a successful mentoring model that trains inner-city teens to use school, fitness, sports and positive role models for themselves.
Robert G. Natelson, a Senior Fellow in Constitutional Jurisprudence at the Independence Institute who is a retired professor of Constitutional Law at University of Montana Law School and the author of many books including The Original Constitution • What it Actually Said and Meant.
Dr. Thomas E Woods,
Dr. Thomas E Woods, Jr. who holds a B.A. from Harvard University and a Ph.D. from Columbia University, both in History and is a Senior Fellow of the Ludwig von Mises Institute and is an American historian, political analyst, and author of twelve books including Rollback • Repealing Big Government Before the Coming Fiscal Collapse.
Dr. Thomas Krannawitter is a Senior Fellow at the Claremont Institute with a Ph.D. and M.A. in political science from the Claremont Graduate University. Dr. Krannawitter is a speaker, teacher, the President at Speakeasy Ideas and author the book Crisis of Our House Divided • A Guide to Talking Politics Without the Noise.
Dr. Joseph Postell
Dr. Joseph Postell is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and holds a B.A. from Ashland University and a Ph.D. and M.A. from the University of Dallas. He is a speaker, teacher, contributing non-staff member of the Heritage Foundation and has contributed to several publications including Freedom and the Rule of Law.
David Kopel is an Attorney with a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School and a B.A. from Brown, is a Research Director at the Independence Institute, Adjunct Professor of Advanced Constitutional Law, Denver University, Sturm College of Law, Associate Policy Analyst at the CATO Institute, and is a member of the National Rifle Association (Life-Benefactor Member), Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (Life Member), Mariological Society of America, American Bar Association, and American Association for Chinese Studies. Mr. Kopel is an author, political science researcher, gun rights advocate, bestselling author of 17 books and has written over 97 scholarly articles.
David J. Garrow is the author of Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama, a 1,460 page pre-presidential biography which HarperCollins published in May 2017 and which Garrow began working on in 2008. A HarperCollins paperback edition will appear in May 2018.
Brian Blumenfeld, J.D., M.A.
Brian is an attorney for the marijuana industry and a proud resident of Grand Lake. He has published original scholarship on federalism and marijuana legalization with the University of Virginia's Virginia Journal of Social Policy & the Law. He now consults for marijuana-related business nationwide and writes on the law and politics of marijuana reform for the Cannabis Industry Journal. Brian graduated from Rutgers Law School in 2011 and also holds a master's degree in American Studies from Rutgers.