Libertarian Party of New Jersey 2014 State Convention


Start date: 
Saturday, March 29, 2014 - 9:00am
End date: 
Saturday, March 29, 2014 - 6:00pm


Tavern on the Lake
101 North Main Street - Upstairs
Hightstown, NJ 08520


2014 NJ Libertarian Party Convention


We are extremely pleased to announce the details for this year's Convention. We are holding the Convention at Tavern on the Lake in Hightstown, NJ.

The Convention will be held on March 29th from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Party's Business Meeting will be held on morning of March 29th and will be open to all. Registration will be required for the afternoon events, which include a luncheon and speakers. Our full convention package includes lunch on Saturday and afternoon speakers with coffee and refreshments available all day.

The theme of this years convention is Economics and Poverty. In addition to our outstanding line up of speakers we will be holding a Panel Discussion on Poverty and Homelessness.

Registration for the full Convention will be $45. An early bird registration discount is available for $40.

Speakers only (no lunch) registration is only $5. Students discounts are available.

Note that the business meeting on Saturday morning is free. You do not need to register for the business meeting.

Speakers Include:

Dr. Walter Block

Walter Block, an Austrian school economist and anarcho-libertarian philosopher, is Harold E. Wirth Eminent Scholar Chair in Economics and Professor of Economics at Loyola University New Orleans and Senior Fellow with the Ludwig von Mises Institute.

He earned his PhD in Economics at Columbia University. He is an author, editor, and co-editor of many books which include Defending the Undefendable; Lexicon of Economic Thought, Economic Freedom of the World 1975-1995; Rent Control: Myths and Realities; Discrimination, Affirmative Action, and Equal Opportunity; Theology, Third Word Development and Economic Justice; Man, Economy, and Liberty: Essays in Honor of Murray N. Rothbard; Religion, Economics, and Social Thought; and Economic Freedom: Toward a Theory of Measurement.

Dr. Block has written more than 500 articles for various non-refereed journals, magazines and newspapers, and is a contributor to such journals as The Review of Austrian Economics, Journal of Libertarian Studies, The Journal of Labor Economics, Cultural Dynamics, and the Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics. He is currently a professor and chair of economics, college of business administration, at Loyola University.


Dr. Murray Sabrin

The Coming Collapse of the Welfare-Warfare State

Dr. Murray Sabrin is Professor of Finance in the Anisfield School of Business at Ramapo College of New Jersey. He has been a member of the faculty since 1985. He has a Ph.D. in economic geography from Rutgers University, an M.A. in social studies education from Lehman College and a B.A. in history, geography and social studies education from Hunter College.   Sabrin has worked in commercial real estate sales and marketing, personal portfolio management, and economic research. Sabrin is co-founder and president of Conger LH, the world's first Lubrihibitor, a temporary, corrosion protective oil (lubricant).  Conger LH is safe to use and does not harm the environment. Sabrin's share of the profits will be used to support nonprofit orgnaizations that promote the freedom philosophy, healthcare, and financial literacy. 

Sabrin’s articles have appeared in The Record (Hackensack, NJ), The Star Ledger, Trenton Times, the Asbury Park Press, and NJBIZ. His essays have also appeared in Commerce Magazine, Mid-Atlantic Journal of Business, and Privatization Review, and www.lewrockwell.com. He is the author of Tax Free 2000: The Rebirth of American Liberty. Sabrin is a contributing columnist for www.politickernj.com. Sabrin is currently writing Ask Me About My Ponzi Scheme: Deceit and Deception from Woodrow Wilson to Barack Obama.

Sabrin was the Libertarian Party nominee for governor in 1997 and was the first third party candidate to participate in the official debates with the two major candidates. In 2000 and 2008 he sought the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate. In 2007 Dr. Sabrin and his wife, Florence made a $250,000 gift to Ramapo College to establish the Sabrin Center for Business Excellence in the Anisfield School of Business.

Dr. Sabrin arrived in America with his parents and older brother on August 6, 1949. His parents were the only members of their respective families to survive the Holocaust. He became a U.S. citizen in 1959 at age 12, and was graduated from the Bronx High School of Science in 1964.

Most recently, Dr. Sabrin wrote and produced the documentary, The Federal Reserve: 100 Years of Boom and Bust.


Dr. Mary Ruwart

Dr. Mary J. Ruwart is a research scientist, ethicist, and a libertarian author/activist. She received her B.S. in biochemistry in 1970 and her Ph.D. in Biophysics in 1974 (both from Michigan State University). She subsequently joined the Department of Surgery at St. Louis University and left her Assistant Professorship there to accept a position with The Upjohn Company of Kalamazoo, Michigan in 1976. As a senior research scientist, Dr. Ruwart was involved in developing new therapies for a variety of diseases, including liver cirrhosis and AIDS.

Dr. Ruwart left Upjohn in 1995 to devote her time to consulting and writing. Her communications course for scientists, covering written, oral, and poster presentations has received high praise from attendees. She also provides consulting services for nutraceutical companies, clinical research organizations, and universities.

Between 2003 and 2006, Dr. Ruwart was an adjunct Associate Professor of Biology at the University of North Carolina in Charlotte.  During that time, she served with the Center for Applied and Professional Ethics, designing a medical research ethics course for the University. Her radical application of ethics to medical regulation, especially regulations regarding pharmaceuticals, has life-and-death-implications.

Since 1982, Dr. Ruwart has also been involved in societal ethics with a focus on the political theory and practice of libertarianism. Her award-winning international best-selling book, Healing Our World, demonstrates how the ethical application of libertarian principles has historically created harmony and abundance. Referencing hundreds of studies, Dr. Ruwart demonstrates that many of our current policies surreptitiously violate the basic ethical standards that we hold dear, thereby leading to unintended—and highly undesirable—consequences. Over the last three decades, Dr. Ruwart has often run for public office as a Libertarian Candidate, primarily to educate voters on the impact of ethical choices on their personal and financial well-being.

Dr. Ruwart’s sister, Martie, provided extensive editorial critique to the first (1992) edition of Healing Our World. In 1993, Martie was diagnosed with terminal cancer and became one of Dr. Kevorkian’s patients. In memory of her sister, Dr. Ruwart shares her story with those interested in the ethical issues surrounding assisted suicide in both public (Larry King Radio; The Morton Downey, Jr. Show; Rolanda, etc.) and private forums (e.g., churches, schools, hospice).

Her Internet column, Ask Dr. Ruwart, is a popular feature of the Advocates for Self-Government “Liberator OnLine” e-zine. Her book, Short Answers to the Tough Question, is based on these and other questions she has received over the years.

Dr. Ruwart has worked extensively with the poor through her decade-long efforts to rehabilitate low-income housing in the Kalamazoo area. She was also an active member of the Kalamazoo Rainforest Action Committee and has been profiled in American Men and Women of Science, Who’s Who in Science and Technology, World Who’s Who of Women, International Leaders of Achievement, Who’s Who of American Women, Community Leaders of North America and several other prestigious biographical works.

Currently, Dr. Ruwart serves as Chair of the International Society for Individual Liberty and Secretary of the Foundation for a Free Society. She has been an At-Large member of the Libertarian National Committee, served on the Board of both the Heartland Institute (Michigan Chapter) and the Fully Informed Jury Amendment Association.


Dimitri Vassilaros

Spreading Libertarianism by Closing Our Mouths and Opening Our Ears: How to talk to non-libertarians without turning them off

Dimitri Vassilaros, is “The Lovable Libertarian™” and proud Life Member of the national Libertarian Party.

Dimitri does not vote for the lesser of two evils, does not believe in unfair ballot access rules, and does not like the two-party duopoly that has a stranglehold on our political system. In other words, Dimitri is pro-choice about almost everything.

He admires the work of Dr. Ron Paul, Ayn Rand, Glenn Greenwald, Edward Snowden, Julian Assange, Julie Borowski, as well as the unapologetic, enlightened self-interest of Eric Cartman on “South Park.”

Dimitri has been a radio talk-show host for much of his adult life, and one of the rare libertarians in broadcasting. He's worked at many prestigious talk-radio stations in America, including WFLA in Tampa, WWWE (now WTAM) in Cleveland, KSDO in San Diego, WTAE in Pittsburgh, WWVA in Wheeling, West Virginia, WPTI in Greensboro, North Carolina, and starting in 2006, NewsRadio 1020 KDKA in Pittsburgh. Dimitri also has been a substitute host on nationally syndicated programs hosted by Jim Bohannon, Bill Cunningham, Michael Smerconish, and Jim Quinn, respectively. And he has been a TV commentator, and TV guest expert on current events.

Dimitri also had been a Pittsburgh Tribune-Review columnist, and for years, had written editorials for his beloved Trib. Dimitri also is embedded in social media; having thousands of followers on Twitter (1Dimitri), thousands of Facebook friends, and maybe one or two on Google+ (he thinks).

Dimitri tries to be entertaining and likable, on air and off, in print and in person, especially when discussing libertarian ideals as they might apply to any interesting story in the news. His belief is that most people don't know that they are libertarians. He hopes to help them discover this liberating philosophy for themselves.

Dimitri, born and reared in Pittsburgh, lives in the Greater Pittsburgh Tri-State area. He is married and has one child. And Dimitri is on the verge of announcing the details of his libertarian-inspired, Project X.


Daniel Zolnikov

Daniel Zolnikov (R) is a liberty minded State Representative for Montana. He has been featured on the Kudlow Report, Glenn Beck and Forbes 30 under 30. He is a strong believer in gun rights, smaller government, and a pro-business environment. As a 26 year old Representative, Daniel is one of the few legislators who even remotely understands the threats and concerns of the collection of personal information. He spent his first session working to fill a policy vacuum where privacy and politics meet the road. Daniel sponsored multiple bills, including two pieces of privacy legislation. The first bill would have created the Montana Privacy Act. The second bill, which was signed into law, prevented law enforcement from obtaining cell phone location information without a warrant. For the sake of transparency, he uses his Facebook page to post his votes. Daniel received his undergraduate degree from the University of Montana where he earned 3 business majors in Information Systems, Marketing and Management. As a Montanan, Daniel enjoys the finer things in life including shooting guns, fishing, and fighting tyranny. He can be followed on twitter @danielzolnikov.

Location and Map

Tavern on the Lake is located at 101 North Main Street in Hightstown, NJ. The convention is to be held in the upstairs room. The entrance to the upstairs room is outside to the right of the main entrance.

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March 29th, 2014 9:00 AM   through   6:00 PM
101 North Main Street
Hightstown, NJ 08520
United States
Convention Registration  
Full Convention Package $ 40.00
Speakers Only $ 5.00
Student Rate Full Convention Package $ 25.00
Business Meeting Only $ 0.00
Additional donation (completely optional)  
Recommended $ 5.00
Supporter $ 10.00
Sponsor $ 25.00