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A Civic Conversation
April 11, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Broomfield GOP is happy to announce a three-part Broomfield Civic Conversation Series, all aimed at attracting people from surrounding communities to come together as fellow citizens and discuss our common civic future and fate.
The purposes of these Civic Conversations will be threefold:
- To remind United States citizens of the citizenship they have in common and what that means.
- To help citizens feel proud of the noble efforts made by earlier Americans in abolishing an old and ugly institution: legalized slavery.
- To understand how government went from being Constitutionally limited to controlling, regulating, and subsidizing virtually every area of life in the United States, including entire industries upon which millions of working families depend.
The audience we are most interested in attracting consists of unaffiliated voters, especially those who are not familiar with the GOP or have misunderstandings of why the Republican Party was founded and what it represents today. We are encouraging members of the Broomfield GOP to bring guests—and help us market these Civic Conversations—to Coloradans who are not currently registered Republican voters.
The three presentations will be led by Thomas Krannawitter, Ph.D., now President of Speakeasy Ideas. Dr. Krannawitter has taught at Claremont McKenna College, Hillsdale College, Colorado Christian University, and George Mason University.
He is a prolific writer. He has authored or coauthored a half-dozen books. His 2008 book, Vindicating Lincoln, was featured by the History Book Club and was endorsed by the United States Lincoln Bicentennial Commission. His 2014 book, Crisis of Our House Divided: A Guide To Talking Politics Without The Noise, is a useful primer for helping U.S. citizens today understand and communicate with each other better.
He’s written hundreds of articles and he has spoken widely on matters of citizenship, the Constitution, the history of political philosophy, and political economy. He remains one of the core instructors for the Leadership Program of the Rockies.
The first of the Broomfield Civic Conversation Series will be Thursday, April 11, 2019, from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm, at the Wonderland Brewing Co. located at 5450 West 120th Avenue in Broomfield. The topic for that evening will be: “The Original Meaning of Citizenship in the United States.”
The second of the Broomfield Civic Conversation Series will carry a provocative title, sure to draw many who would not otherwise attend a County GOP meeting: “Is the United States Constitution a Racist Document?” The third and final presentation will focus on “The Progressive Transformation of the United States: How We Came To Be Where We Are Today.”