Bob Perls will be a special guest and panelist at this event:The 2016 Election is Coming!Is the Media Ignoring Independent Voters, Major Party Platforms or Both?Join us for a special discussion.Saturday, June 13, 20159:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Southwest Secondary Learning Center
10301 Candelaria Rd NE
(northwest corner of Candelaria and Morris)First hour will include a panel discussion composed of Republicans, Democrats, Independents, DTS, and members of the media who will address some of the following questions.· What is the Republican or Democratic Platform?· What are the differences between these two platforms?· Do registered voters choose or stay with a party based on the platform?· Do candidates and elected leaders know of, and support, the majority of the platform? Should they be required to do so? If not, why not? How will the public know what they stand for?· Are voters leaving the major parties because of the platform?· Are independents/DTS voters so because there is no platform that represents their views?· With the increase in independent voters, does the focus on the two-party system disenfranchise voters? Is this the media’s intention?· And more…..Party platforms and resource material are attached. The first hour will be a moderated discussion, followed by two hours of open discussion. As always ---If you like your coffee and your politics flavorful, served with a heaping dose of civility by a diverse group of interesting people from all parts of the political spectrum then you should be joining us every Saturday. Started in 2007 over coffee and lively conversation by a group of concerned friends and neighbors, ‘Conspiracy Brews’ is committed to finding solutions to some of our State’s toughest problems. Our zest for constructive political discourse is only equaled by our belief that the only way forward is to exchange our views in a relaxed and friendly setting. For additional information or to be added to our e-mail list contact: [email protected] .Conspiracy Brews
“Be civil to all; sociable to many; familiar with few; friend to one; enemy to none.”
Benjamin FranklinNot your average political discussion group!
We think that government should be open and honest at all times.
People from all political parties are welcome.*** Quotes of the Week ***--“It is universally admitted that a well-instructed people alone can be permanently a free people.”
--“Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of the day.”
Thomas Jefferson*** (Light Quotes of the week) ***
--“I find nothing more depressing than optimism.”
Paul Fussell--“Sometimes I think the surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us.”
Bill Watterson (Cartoonist, “Calvin and Hobbes”)
--“I’ve had a perfectly wonderful morning. But this wasn’t it.”
Groucho Marx (In honor of our discussion, a paraphrase)
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