The Chicago Lawyers Chapter of the Federalist Society
invites you to:
A Tavern Debate
Resolved: America Needs a Foreign Policy!
Let’s be honest: the world remains a dangerous place. In the wake of losing the Cold War, Russia is destabilizing Ukraine; Hamas continues to attack America’s most reliable ally in the Middle East; ISIS has boldly executed an American civilian and threatens to establish a caliphate in Iraq; and Iran moves closer to having nuclear weapons with each spin of its centrifuges. All the while, the country’s southern border remains not only porous but also inviting, and the country has lost track of where many immigrants, both legal and illegal, ultimately reside and what they do.
With yet another anniversary of the September 11 attacks approaching, prompt action is required to ensure the security of the nation and the safety of its people. Whether you are isolationist or interventionist, “Don’t do stupid stuff” is not a foreign policy.
What are your ideas? Join the debate!
Tavern Debates are an audience participation event. Ample Libations (and food) will be served, and are included in the admission cost.
Thursday, September 18, 2014
5:30 p.m. Reception 6:00 p.m. Gavel Drops
(Note: building security may not let you in after 6:00 p.m., so don’t be late)
Early Bird Discount: $20 if paid in advance, $10 for students (ID Reqd.)
$30 at the door, $15 for students (any time after Noon, Wed. 9/17/14)
($25 at the door with current Federalist Society membership card.)
The Heartland Institute’s Library 1 South Wacker Dr. #2740 Chicago, IL 60606
*Please RSVP by noon on Sept. 17 so we can get your name on the building security check-in, and also stock the bar and food stores sufficiently to supply all attendees!
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Chicago Federalist Society
The Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies is a group of conservatives and libertarians interested in the current state of the legal order. It is founded on the principles that the state exists to preserve freedom, that the separation of governmental powers is central to our Constitution, and that it is emphatically the province and duty of the judiciary to say what the law is, not what it should be. The Society seeks both to promote an awareness of these principles and to further their application through its activities. This entails reordering priorities within the legal system to place a premium on individual liberty, traditional values, and the rule of law. It also requires restoring the recognition of the importance of these norms among lawyers, judges, law students and professors. In working to achieve these goals, the Society has created a conservative and libertarian intellectual network that extends to all levels of the legal community. The Society takes no set position on legal issues, but promotes debate on a variety of historical, current, and developing topics - confident that the truth will out, and it will triumph if men and women of integrity act in accordance therewith.