Citizens for Self-Governance Senior Fellow for Constitutional Studies and the head of the Convention of States Project, Michael Farris, will be a keynote speaker at the upcoming Life Changes. Be Ready! Preparedness and Gun Expo.  Professor Farris’ speech,  “How We can Use the Power of the States to Stop the Abusive Power of Washington DC” is scheduled at 10:45am on Saturday, November 2nd.

The “Life Changes. Be Ready!” expo extends from Saturday morning through Sunday afternoon and will be held at the Lakeland Center in Lakeland, Florida.  The 2nd such expo this year in Florida, this event is expected to draw several thousand people.  The slate of speakers is excellent and, besides Convention of States, the topics include:

  • “Self Defense in Florida after the Zimmerman Case” (Jon H. Gutmacher)
  • “Preparing for Hyperinflation and Establishing Plan B Income Strategies” (Kirk Elliott, PhD)
  • “Survival Medicine” (Dr. Joe Bones and Nurse Amy)
  • “The Edible Landscape” (Tom MacCubbin)
  • “Preparedness in Central Florida — How Threats and Preparations Will Differ From Other Regions” (James Wesley, Rawles)
  • “Americans Uniting to Save the American Dream (Lou Marin)
  • “A Bold Blueprint to Rebuild American through the Power of Small Business” (Steve Olds)
  • “Security for the Prepper” and “Forming a Survival Group and a Preparedness Community” (David Kobler, keynote speaker)

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The promotor of the the expo, Fortress Management Group, Inc, will also host a Round Table Session for leaders of conservative grassroots organizations across the state of Florida.  The Round Table Session will start at 6:30pm on Saturday, Nov 2nd during the final hour of the expo.

We’d love to see you there!  If you happen to attend, please stop by our booth and say hello.  It’s always fun to see like-minded individuals, and to make our “virtual” connections real ones.

For more information, click here for the website or click on the flier to the above!


About The Author

Mark was a co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, and served as the national coordinator. He left the organization to work more broadly on expanding the self-governance movement beyond the partisan divide. Mark appears regularly on television in outlets as diverse as MSNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News, CNN, Bloomberg, Fox Business and the BBC. He’s highly sought after for the tea party perspective from print and electronic media outlets, from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, L.A. Times, Washington Examiner, Politico and the The Hill. Mark blogs at, and his opinion editorials regularly run in many of the leading political newspapers both on and offline. Mark has a BA in English from San Diego State University and graduated with honors from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1988. He practiced real estate and business law for almost a decade. For the last eleven years of his legal career he specialized in Internet advertising law. When not fighting for the future of our nation, Mark is an avid horseman, and lives in rural northern California with his wife Patty and two children.

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