On Tuesday (November 19, 2013) Americans for Prosperity features “WE STILL HOLD THESE TRUTHS: Rediscovering Our Principles, Reclaiming Our Future,” a presentation by Michael Pochek. This is based on a book by Matthew Spalding, of The Heritage Foundation.
Constitutionalism in Practice: The Workings of Ordered Liberty
The two great problems of republican government are democratic or majority tyranny, on the one hand, and democratic ineptitude on the other. The first was the problem of majority faction, the abuse of minority or individual rights by an “interested and overbearing” majority. The second was the problem of making a democratic form of government, which is naturally weak and divided, energetic and effective enough to defend and serve its purposes without becoming despotic.
Suggested Reading: Chapter 7
The book has a website with a great intro video: http://www.westillholdthesetruths.org/
The Session 7 Study Guide our group leader will follow is available: http://thf_media.s3.amazonaws.com/2010/pdf/WSHTT-StudyGuide.pdf
The presentation will be followed by group discussion.
Pochek’s blog is Civics — Reaffirmed.
The meeting is from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm, at Spangles Restaurant, 612 S. Broadway, Wichita, Kansas.