Now What?: The 2012 Presidential Election and the Prospects for Liberty

Wednesday, November 14, 2012
LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort
9891 Gulf Shore Drive
Naples, FL

By invitation only
To become a member of Cato Club Naples, please contact Lesley Albanese at lalbanese@​cato.​org or 202–789-5223

Featuring Gene Healy, Vice President, Cato Institute, author, The Cult of the Presidency: America’s Dangerous Devotion to Executive Power; John Samples, Director, Center for Representative Government, Cato Institute, author, The Struggle to Limit Government: A Modern Political History; moderated by Robert A. Levy, Chairman, Cato Institute.

Join us for Cato Club Naples—an exclusive monthly luncheon held in season for Cato Sponsors whose annual contribution is $1,000 or more. This month’s luncheon—our first of the season‐​features a discussion with Cato vice president Gene Healy, and John Samples, director of the Institute’s Center for Representative Government.

In recent years we’ve drifted far from the Founders’ vision of the presidency as a constitutional “chief magistrate” with limited power. The Bush‐​Obama years saw a radical expansion of the president’s national security powers, including new surveillance authorities and targeted killing of Americans abroad. In the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, the president has gained unprecedented control over the U.S. economy as well. What does the 2012 election mean for executive power and American liberty in the years to come? Cato scholars Gene Healy and John Samples will discuss the outcome of the 2012 contest and what comes next.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012
12:00–12:15 p.m. Registration and Reception
12:15–2:00 p.m. Policy Forum and Luncheon

We have reached capacity for this event and registration is now closed.

For further information, please contact Ashley Benson at 202–789-5226 or abenson@​cato.​org.