Don’t miss out on a great opportunity coming up this Saturday at Victory Christian Academy, sponsored by the Kokomo Tea Party. From 9:00 am til noon, I will be there presenting a crash course in American Government and Civics called American Government 101. We’ve done this presentation a few different places and it has been highly productive and successful. Here are some things to know:
First, it is highly non-partisan. I love talking conservative politics, but that is not what this day is about. This is about learning or being reminded about the basic mechanics of government, American foundations and civil liberties. Democrats and liberals will be just as comfortable in this classroom-like setting as Republicans and conservatives.
Second, this is meant to be very disarming and non-confrontational. If you are unsure about some of the terms like “federalism” or even struggle knowing the difference between the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, this is the course for you. It is not taught with a bunch of super involved jargon that will leave you confused. The whole point of this course is to remind you of things you maybe once knew and have forgotten, or the things that you would have known if you would have paid attention all those years ago in civics class! Many people feel ashamed because they know that they should know some things, but they don’t. And worse, since they feel like they should know it, they don’t want to ask anyone for fear of looking ignorant. This class will make that a non-issue.
Third, since it is taught at a basic level, those who are looking for a highly-involved, overly intellectual class that goes in-depth into constitutional underpinnings and theory, should probably not sign up...you’ll be bored (even though it’s always fun to feel like the smart guy in the room).
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Fourth, every participant will receive a booklet with guided notes that correlate to the on-screen presentation. You will fill out the booklet as we go, and leave with a well-developed guide to government and civics in America. Also, the back of the booklet includes two appendices that have copies of the U.S. Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution.
Fifth, this Saturday’s presentation is being sponsored by the Kokomo Tea Party and they are requesting a $10 registration fee. If you are interested, you can call Kenlyn (480-9100) or Deb (860-2417) to register. Or you can do that online at their new website: www.kokomoteaparty.com.
Hope to see you there!