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A Tavern Debate - Resolved: America Needs a New Constitutional Convention

The Austin Lawyers Chapter

Start : Wednesday, June 26, 2013 06:00 PM

End : Wednesday, June 26, 2013 07:30 PM


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Location:
The W Hotel Austin
“The Screen Porch” Room
200 Lavaca Street
Valet Parking Available

Description:

Please join the Austin Lawyers Chapter for "A Tavern Debate - Resolved: America Needs a New Constitutional Convention."

Federal bureaucrats are reading your emails. Obamacare is a constitutional “tax.” The police can seize your DNA upon arrest. Despite its plain language, our current Constitution is not working the way the Founders intended. Courts are twisting themselves in knots to expand the power of government while limiting the rights of individuals. This situation cannot be remedied without a constitutional convention.

On the other hand, a convention would open the door to all kinds of mischief. What we really need are courts that interpret the Constitution in the way its authors intended: as a government-limiting and liberty-protecting document. A convention is not the answer. Indeed, it will create more problems than it solves.

What say you? Come join the debate!

This tavern debate is an off-the-record, audience participation event.

Registration details:

6:00 p.m. Reception
6:30 p.m. Gavel Drops

Admission is FREE and light appetizers will be provided. Drinks will be available for purchase at happy hour prices.*

*Anyone who brings a new member (or an old member who hasn’t attended an event in over a year) will get a FREE drink coupon for themselves and one FREE coupon for their guest. Please include this information when you RSVP.

RSVP to mwilson@ij.org by 5pm, Monday June 24.

Space is limited; we reserve the right to refuse admission to anyone not pre-registered.