Civic Conversation Series Begins April 11
If you go
What: Broomfield Civic Conversation
When: 7 to 8:30 p.m. April 11 (following 6 p.m. meeting of Broomfield County Republicans)
Where: Wonderland Brewing Company, 5450 West 120th Ave.
Cost: All voters are welcome. Unaffiliated voters are invited at no cost to attend the sessions. Those voters affiliated with a major party will be asked for a suggested donation of $20 to defray the cost of the event.
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The meaning of United States citizenship will be the focus for the first of a three part Broomfield Civic Conversation from 7 to 8:30 p.m. April 11 at Wonderland Brewing Company, 5450 West 120th Ave. Dr. Thomas Krannawitter, President of Speakeasy Ideas, will present the topic: “The Original Meaning of Citizenship in the United States.”
The presentation will follow the regular meeting of the Broomfield County Republicans at that begins at 6 p.m.
Krannawitter has written many articles and spoken widely on matters of citizenship, the Constitution, the history of political philosophy, and political economy. He has authored or co-authored a half-dozen books. His 2008 book, Vindicating Lincoln, was featured by the History Book Club and was endorsed by the U.S. Lincoln Bicentennial Commission. His 2014 book, Crisis of Our House Divided: A Guide to Talking Politics Without The Noise, is useful to help U.S. citizens today understand and communicate with each other better.
Krannawitter has taught at Claremont McKenna College, Hillsdale College, Colorado Christian University, and George Mason University.
The purpose of these Civic Conversations is:
• To remind U.S. 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 aspects of life in the U.S., including entire industries upon which millions of working families depend.
Additional topics are “Is the U.S. Constitution a Racist Document,” and “The Progressive Transformation of the United States: How We Came to be Where We Are Today.” Krannawitter will present these topics, too, with dates and times to be announced.
This series of presentations are an outreach to unaffiliated voters by the Broomfield County Republicans. All voters are welcome, and unaffiliated voters are invited at no cost to attend the sessions. Those voters affiliated with a major party will be asked for a suggested donation of $20 to defray the cost of the event.
“The Colorado open primaries require the two major political parties to be innovative in reaching out to unaffiliated voters. The perception of the parties as silos needs to change. We welcome those interested in the important topic of citizenship and public policy,” said Nick Kliebenstein, Broomfield County Republican chairman, in a release.