American Freedom Alliance mourns the sudden passing of its founder and president, Avi Davis.  
He was a great friend, a truly fine man, and an intellectual powerhouse whose sudden loss we all feel acutely.  
Avi and this organization have been a tremendous force for freedom, and the Board of Directors of AFA has been meeting to ensure that this important work continues.  We are committed to the mission, and to honoring Avi.  
Recently, Avi had written this:  
Happiness comes in life not by wanting but by giving; and then, of course, by expressing gratitude and humility for whatever small portion of good luck we are privileged to enjoy as a result. To BE happy, in the end, is to be grateful - thankful for our extraordinary good fortune to be alive.
If this is the case, and we believe it to be, Avi Davis must truly have been one of the happiest of men, and we are grateful to have known him. 
Roger Simon of PJMedia wrote this moving tribute, and this In Memoriam piece was written by Adelle Nazarian from Breitbart.com.  
American Freedom Alliance mourns the sudden passing of its founder and president, Avi Davis.
 
He was a great friend, a truly fine man, and an intellectual powerhouse whose sudden loss we all feel acutely.  
Avi and this organization have been a tremendous force for freedom, and the Board of Directors of AFA has been meeting to ensure that this important work continues.  We are committed to the mission, and to honoring Avi.  
Recently, Avi had written this:
 
Happiness comes in life not by wanting but by giving; and then, of course, by expressing gratitude and humility for whatever small portion of good luck we are privileged to enjoy as a result. To BE happy, in the end, is to be grateful - thankful for our extraordinary good fortune to be alive.

If this is the case, and we believe it to be, Avi Davis must truly have been one of the happiest of men, and we are grateful to have known him. 
Please read these heartfelt in Memoriam posts here and here.



AVI DAVIS
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This Week's Editorial

THE NEW FRENCH "RÉSISTANCE"

December 2, 2015
by Guy Millière

Several weeks have passed since Islamist attackers bloodied Paris. France's President François Hollande is describing the killers as just "a horde of murderers" acting in the name of a "mad cause." He adds that "France has no enemy." He never uses the word "terrorism." He no longer says the word "war."

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IF THIS IS WAR, THEN FIGHT LIKE IT IS ONE

November 16, 2015
by Avi Davis

In January of this year, after the horrific attacks on the Charlie Hebdo headquarters in Paris, I wrote several pieces in which I predicted that the attack was only the beginning of the war in which the citizens in Western capitals would become directly and irrevocably involved.

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MUSLIM INVASION OF EUROPE

October 22, 2015
By Guy Milliere

The flow of illegal migrants does not stop. They land on the Greek islands along the Turkish coast. They still try to get into Hungary, despite a razor wire fence and mobilized army. Their destination is Germany or Scandinavia, sometimes France or the UK. Some of them still arrive from Libya. Since the beginning of January, more than 620,000 have arrived by sea alone. There will undoubtedly be many more: a leaked secret document estimates that by the end of December, there might be 1.5 million.

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ON COLUMBUS DAY, ARE WE CELEBRATING THE WRONG ITALIAN EXPLORER?

October 12, 2015
by Avi Davis and Michael Lotus

Every second Monday in October in the United States, the banks close, the post office shuts down, federal services are unavailable and many local public services cease to operate. It is the day in the calendar designated by our government to celebrate Christopher Columbus’  first landing in the New World.

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INAUGURATION OF THE AFA CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF THE U.S. CONSTITUTION

September 24th, 2015
By Michael Greer

On Thursday night, September 17, Constitution Day, American Freedom Alliance inaugurated its new Center for the Study of the United States Constitution with a dinner and a talk with Douglas Gibbs the author of, "The Basic Constitution" and the "25 Myths of the United States Constitution".

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FIGHTING ISLAMICIZATION ON THE HOMEFRONT

September 1st, 2015
By Michael Greer          

American Freedom Alliance, the David Horowitz Freedom Center and Freedom X sponsored this installment in the lecture series.  It was held at the Luxe Hotel with a nice buffet dinner first.

 Dr. Laurie Cardoza-Moore, founder and President of Proclaiming Justice to the Nations (PJTN) and special envoy to the UN for the World Council of Independent Christian Churches (WCICC) spoke first.  She is an award winning producer with over 500 film and video productions. 

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POPE FRANCIS’ ENCYCLICAL ON CLIMATE CHANGE

August 8th 2015
By Avi Davis               

The Catholic diocese held a meeting last week to promote Pope Francis’ Encyclical on “Climate Change”.  The meeting was held at Christ Cathedral (used to be the Crystal Cathedral) in Garden Grove.

In their presentation one of the first things they said was, “Man could no longer have dominion over the earth”.  Wait………..WHAT?  Doesn’t the Bible say God made the earth FOR man?  And didn’t God give man dominion over the earth and animals?  Is the Catholic Church saying God made a mistake?  Doesn’t the Bible say God is all knowing? He knows us in the womb? But he created man to exhale a harmless gas that plants absorb and through photosynthesis manufacture oxygen for us to breath……that could destroy the earth? That’s about as BIG a mistake as anyone could make and they are saying God made it.

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GOP HOPEFULS JUDGED BY NOT WHAT THEY SAY BUT HOW THEY SAY IT

By Avi Davis
Posted on August 10th 2015 

Much has already been written about  the characterization of  the 17-strong field of GOP candidates as a stellar field of candidates, unlike anything seen  in recent memory. That observation was only amplified by the first Republican debate on August 6th,making clear that this campaign already has produced a bumper crop – far out shining the measly pickings of only four years earlier.

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THE MAGNA CARTA DEFENDED AT WATERLOO
by Avi Davis
Posted on June 15th 2015 

Clambering to the crest of a ridge named Mont Saint-Jean on the early morning of June 18, 1815, the solitary figure who raised a looking glass to his eye probably was not thinking about the future of western civilization. For that British commander, victory on the rain sodden fields below him only represented what he hoped would be the final check on the territorial ambitions of the French adventurer who had convulsed Europe in war for over 15 years.

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THE UNIQUENESS OF THE MAGNA CARTA IN HUMAN HISTORY
by John L. Hancock
Posted on June 8th 2015

 
This year marks the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta. For many, such as British parliamentarian and best-selling author Daniel Hannan, the anniversary represents "an event of truly planetary significance." A time when the English people rose up against Norman tyranny to reestablish the freedoms and liberties of their Anglo-Saxon forefathers. A moment that would eventually guarantee the rights of all "freeborn Englishmen" from the tyranny of absolute and arbitrary rule. An event that, up until the last century, was celebrated as reminder that the rights of the individual were superior to the needs of the state and that no man, not even a king, was above the law. Yet, in 2015, the anniversary of the signing of this illustrious document will pass with barely a whimper. The primary reasons for this is the claim by revisionist academics and historians that the Magna Carta is nothing more than a myth.

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AFA Press Releases

MAGNA CARTA CONFERENCE IN LOS ANGELES ENDS WITH EMPHATIC DECLARATION CALLING FOR GREATER AWARENESS OF THE HISTORICAL FOUNDATIONS OF LIBERTY
by Avi Davis
Posted on June 17, 2015

Los Angeles, CA:  The Magna Carta International Conference, held in Bel Air CA June 14-15, held under the auspices of the American Freedom Alliance  and convened to commemorate the 800th anniversary of the sealing of the Magna Carta, concluded on Monday, June 15  with a declaration calling for promoting  greater awareness of the historical foundations of liberty.

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MAGNA CARTA  CONFERENCE TO BE HELD IN LOS ANGELES  ON 800TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE DOCUMENT'S SIGNING TO EXAMINE  THE ORIGINS OF REPRESENTATIVE GOVERNMENT,  THE CONCEPT OF DUE PROCESS AND THE ROLE OF THE ANGLOSPHERE IN ADVANCING THE SPREAD OF LIBERTY

by Avi Davis
Posted on June 9, 2015

Los Angeles, CA.  The American Freedom Alliance, a think tank and policy network based in Southern California, has announced the convention of an international conference to address the historical consequences of the sealing of the Magna Carta at Runnymede in England on June 15, 1215.  The Magna Carta, sealed by King John, was a means by which English barons sought to  check the arbitrary power of the monarch as it related to their own property  and personal interests.   Yet among its 63 clauses are found the beginnings of representative government, equality before the law, parliamentary rule  and many of  the liberties enjoyed by individuals throughout the West today.

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Editorials by AFA Fellows

FOLLIES OF DENIAL: ACCOMMODATION WITH IRAN
September 04th, 2015
By Ida Lichter M.D.

Much analysis on the Iran nuclear agreement has sidelined human rights, particularly women's rights, largely ignored Iranian aggression, and forgotten the history of comparable pacts.

Women have been oppressed since the Islamic revolution in 1979. Their movement, which emerged forcibly in the mid 2000s, is probably the most courageous dissident effort in the region. It challenged sexist discrimination in a society without freedom of speech, assembly and association, and to the shame of the First World and Western feminism, received little international support.

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FIREWORKS AT THE REPUBLICAN DEBATE
Trump Failed to Dominate, and Fiorina belongs in the top tier.

August  7th, 2015
By PEGGY NOONAN

Since the performance of political debaters is mercilessly and repeatedly analyzed by reporters and pundits, it would be fair and delightful if someday they critiqued us back. “Jeb, I didn’t really think that second question was aptly phrased, did you?” “No, Scott, I didn’t. And the anchor’s ad lib had the rhythm of wit without the content, which is why it didn’t land.” “Soon we’ll hear from the columnists, who’ll be out to shoot the wounded. Hope they don’t injure themselves reaching for their little metaphors.”

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MAGNA CARTA: THE 800 YEAR STRUGGLE FOR HUMAN LIBERTY 

June 14th, 2015
By Michael Greer   

American Freedom Alliance’s International Conference this year, held at the Luxe Hotel in Bel Air, was in celebration of the 800th Anniversary of the Magna Carta or the Great Charter.

One has to wonder why, after 800 years of proof that individual liberty and limited government results in prosperity and a higher standard of living for all, while collectivism (socialism/communism) results in poverty and death, it is still being challenged.

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Interviews of AFA Fellows

Interview:

Avi Davis interviewed by Michael Burd
J- Air 87.8 FM in Melbourne, Australia on the program
Nothing Left

j-air.com.au on Thursday, August 13, 2015 at 2:00 pm PST

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Harley David Belew Interviews Avi Davis
on KRLV FM San Antonio Texas

on  Saturday , August  1, 2015  9:00 am CST

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Greg Young Interviews Avi Davis
on KERV 1230 AM Texas

on  Tuesday, July 28, 2015  8:00 am PST, 11:00 am EST

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Steve Gruber Interviews Avi Davis

Original Air Date: Monday June 29, 2015

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John Loeffler Interviews Avi Davis

Original Air Date: Saturday June 27, 2015

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L.A. Tarone Interviews Avi Davis

Original Air Date: Wednesday June 17, 2015

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Steve Gruber Interviews Avi Davis

Original Air Date: Wednesday June 17, 2015

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Bill Martinez Interviews Avi Davis

Original Air Date: Wednesday June 16, 2015

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Steve Deace Interviews Avi Davis

Original Air Date: Friday June 12, 2015

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Chris Salcedo Interviews Avi Davis

Original Air Date: Friday June 12, 2015

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Avi Davis is the president of the American Freedom Alliance in Los Angeles.

He can be contacted at adavis@americanfreedomalliance.org

Upcoming Events

LITERARY CAFE

NOVEMBER 13
Twilight Over Europe
Guy Millière
Reservations

CONFERENCES

Islam and Western Civilization
TBD

First Amendment Under Assault
TBD

Past Events

LITERARY CAFE

OCTOBER 29
Ghosts: Images of War
artist Carrie Zeidman

AFA's 2016 conference is on the existentially vital issue of Islam and its relationship to Western Civilization.  We have assembled an outstanding panel of experts who will be sharing their knowledge on the topics of "Islam in the Culture," "Islam on the Move," and "Islam as a Security Threat" - both nationally and globally.

Keynote Speaker

Ambassador John Bolton

Sunday, August 21st
Luxe Hotel, Westwood
9AM - 4 PM

Registration begins at 8AM

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AFA invites you to our first annual

AMERICAN FREEDOM ALLIANCE PICNIC
July 10th from 1 to 5
Temescal Gateway Park
Pacific Palisades, CA 


Join us for fun, fellowship and great food

On the menu:
Variety of Salads
Bar-B-Que Ribs - Chicken - Hot Dogs - Hamburgers
Dessert Buffet
Open Bar

Plus
Speakers (to be announced)
an AFA raffle
Spending time with like-minded people in a beautiful setting!


Buy your tickets here
**Early Bird discounted tickets are available until June 30**

We hope to see you there

LITERARY CAFE

JUNE 14
The Antidote: Rebuilding the Man
Jesse Lee Peterson

Heroes of Conscience Dinner - May 15

Honoring the Founder and President of AFA, Avi Davis

Please visit here for details.

American Freedom Alliance
presents
the December Cinema Gateway

The Best of the Flipside
with a presentation by Director Michael Loftus

Tuesday, December 8th 2015
8:00 PM

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American Freedom Alliance
presents
the December Literary Cafe

The Antidote: Freeing America from the Poison of Hate, Blame and Victimhood

Sunday, December 13, 2015 at 7:30 pm

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American Freedom Alliance
proudly presents its annual

Donor Appreciation Dinner

Featuring guest speaker Guy Milliere

on the topic

France and the Aftermath of the
November 13th massacres

Wednesday, December 16, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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American Freedom Alliance

presents the December installment of annual Lecture and Conference Series

The Leslie J. Sacks Memorial Lecture
featuring world renown Jewish intellectual

Ruth R. Wisse

on the topic

The Progressive Movement's Betrayal of the Jews

 

Sunday, December 20, 2015  7:30 pm

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American Freedom Alliance
presents
the January Literary Cafe

Liberty and Prosperity: How the Saxons Created the Modern World
by John L. Hancock

Tuesday, January 5, 2016  7:30 pm

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American Freedom Alliance
and One Heart for Israel
presents
the January installment of the
Lecture and Conference Series

The U.S. Retreat From the Middle East and its Consequences for U.S. National Security

 

featuring SSGT Brian Mast
Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at 7:30 pm


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American Freedom Alliance
presents
the August Literary Cafe

The Restrictions on Freedom of Speech in Europe
an evening discussion with award winning photo-journalist Jeff Widener.

Sunday,  August 23, 2015 7:30 pm

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Declaration of the Magna Carta Conference

We, the participants at the Magna Carta Conference, in Los Angeles, CA, do declare THAT:

  1. We celebrate the legacy of the Magna Carta as one of the foundational documents of the rule of law in the Western World.
     
  2. We believe that individual rights and the guarantees of the rule of law remain crucial to a healthy and flourishing society, and ought to be regarded as the birthright of all human beings. We fear that these principles are being poorly taught or not given appropriate emphasis in our schools today.
     
  3. We encourage the world to learn from the Magna Carta and its legacy, and to embrace the protections of life, liberty, property and the pursuit of happiness promised by the rule of law.
     
  4. We believe the legacy of Magna Carta is a central element of the prosperity and happiness of English-speaking peoples and should be emphasized in high schools and college curricula. Without these principles, freedom will not survive.

Signed  this 15th day of June, 2015 in Los Angeles, California by the participating speakers in the Magna Carta Conference.

 

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Interview:

Avi Davis interviewed by Michael Burd
J- Air 87.8 FM in Melbourne, Australia on the program Nothing Left

j-air.com.au on Thursday, August 13, 2015 at 2:00 pm PST

Listen to the Interview

Harley David Belew Interviews Avi Davis
on KRLV FM San Antonio Texas

on  Saturday , August  1, 2015  9:00 am CST

Listen to the Interview

Greg Young Interviews Avi Davis
on KERV 1230 AM Texas

on  Tuesday, July 28, 2015  8:00 am PST, 11:00 am EST

Listen to the Interview

Steve Gruber Interviews Avi Davis

Original Air Date: Monday June 29, 2015

Listen to the Interview

John Loeffler Interviews Avi Davis

Original Air Date: Saturday June 27, 2015

Listen to the Interview

L.A. Tarone Interviews Avi Davis

Original Air Date: Wednesday June 17, 2015

Listen to the Interview

Steve Gruber Interviews Avi Davis

Original Air Date: Wednesday June 17, 2015

Listen to the Interview

Bill Martinez Interviews Avi Davis

Original Air Date: Wednesday June 16, 2015

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AFA Lecture and Conference Series

SHOCKING TRUTHS:  THE SUPPRESSION OF FREE SPEECH IN THE WESTERN MEDIA

Sunday, September 20th 2015

 

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American Freedom Alliance and the  Ayn Rand Institute

present

THE UNITED NATIONS AT 70:   THE CONSEQUENCES OF FAILURE
an international  conference

Sunday, October 25- Monday, October 26, 2015

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The Greer Report
Read Summaries and Reports on AFA Activities
as well as other events in Southern California.

Recent Conferences and Forums

 

 

Upcoming Cinema Gateway Event

School's Out

School's Out

Tuesday, March 6, 2012
7:30 pm

Home Theater of Howard and Sonya Waldow

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AFA Event Series

AFA International Conferences

The AFA Fellowship

Dr. Robert Hamilton is the Chairman Emeritus of the American Freedom Alliance.

Douglas V. Gibbs

Howard Hyde

Karen Siegemund

Trevor Loudon

Trevor Loudon

John Sullivan is a Senior Fellow of the American Freedom Alliance in Los Angeles.

He can be contacted at
jsullivan@americanfreedomalliance.org

 

Diana WestDiana West is a Fellow of the American Freedom Alliance.
View Her Website

She can be contacted at
dwest@americanfreedomalliance.org

Ida LichterIda Lichter is a Fellow of the American Freedom Alliance.
View Her Website

She can be contacted at
ilichter@americanfreedomalliance.org

John HancockJohn L. Hancock is a Fellow of the American Freedom Alliance.
View His Website

He can be contacted at
jhancock@americanfreedomalliance.org

Michael Greer is an Associate Fellow of the American Freedom Alliance.
View Her Website

She can be contacted at
mgreer@americanfreedomalliance.org

Guy Milliére is a Fellow of the American Freedom Alliance.

He can be contacted at
gmilliere@americanfreedomalliance.org

Michael Lotus

Michael Lotus is a Fellow of the American Freedom Alliance.

He can be contacted at mjlotus.afa@gmail.com

Steven Samson

Steven Samson is a Fellow of the American Freedom Alliance.

 

 

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