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  Quinn Hillyer at next meeting
Empty Chair debate on Common Core
(Tuesday, May 26)

Our keynote speaker at our next meeting will be Quin Hillyer who is a contributing editor at National Review magazine, a Senior Editor at The American Spectator magazine, and a generally respected authority on the American political process.  He is also a staunch opponent of Common Core, and will be giving us still more reasons this Tuesday why we need to stop Common Core dead in its tracks in LA as soon as possible.  Our desire was for him to have a televised debate with one of the many vocal proponents of Common Core in the legislature or in the Louisiana educational system, but as expected, nobody we approached was brave enough to do so.  Come to the meeting Tuesday to find out why.  More info about Quin can be found on this page from his website.

Our meetings are held at MediaStar Entertainment main building (1258 Dalzell St., Shreveport 71103).  Meet and greet begins at 5:30 PM, and the meeting starts at 6:00 PM.
 


  
Constitution Class

The Red River Tea Party constitution classes were held last year on the fourth Thursday of every month.  The classes were on hiatus for several months during the Red River TEA Party transition period merging into We The People.  Given that a We The People meeting is normally held on 4th Tuesday, and the first attempt at relaunching the classes in 2015 was very sparsely attended, the organizer of the class is needing to re-evaluate interest in the continuation of this class and whether there might be a better day to meet on and possibly a better venue that is more to people's liking.  The classes were held last year in the fellowship hall of The Clarion Church (9000 E. Kings Highway, Shreveport 71115), which is the former LSUS University Worship Center.  The Clarion Church is renting the building, so they only have a small yard sign identifying their church which is placed below the original unaltered sign for University Worship Center.  The building can be found by traveling south on E. Kings Highway, past the LSUS ball fields and Orleans Square Apartments on the west side of the street.  It will be the white church building on the right.  Parking is in the back, and the driveway in is a small one next to the mailbox.  The Clarion Church shares parking with the Montessori School who rarely have events after normal business hours that would require continued use of the parking area.

Our classes have been based on the lectures of Hillsdale College's Constitution 101 series, which were first conducted by Hillsdale in 2012 as a public service and made available free of charge to all who registered at that time.  The course remains posted on YouTube, so if a class is missed, it's not difficult to view the session on your computer at home before coming to the next class.  What makes Hillsdale's Constitution 101 course unique is that they have a very affordable textbook that goes along with it - The U.S. Constitution: A Reader.  The book is composed of original documents and writings by our founding fathers, both in favor of and against the original U.S. Constitution so that an informed and balanced view of the range of opinions and issues discussed during the time leading up to and after the adoption of our founding documents can be seen.  Print copies of the textbook are still available on Hilldale's website for $30 + shipping, but the complete contents of the book can also be viewed free of charge.  Most of the documents should be easy to find elsewhere on the internet, as well.  See the following links for more information:

Main site for textbook - http://www.constitutionreader.com/
[click "Buy the Print Version" ribbon to buy a hard copy from Hillsdale's store]
[click "Launch The Reader" (red) button to read any part of the book online free of charge]

Course Readings (syllabus) - http://online.hillsdale.edu/document.doc?id=208
(The last session shown in 2014 was the Week 4 session, so the next class would feature the Week 5 session.)

If you are interesting in attending a monthly constitution class this year, please email us at wethepeople_nwla@att.net with the subject line "constitution class", and if there's sufficient interest, we'll poll the group to find the best day of the month to meet.



 



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