The Chicago Lawyers’ Chapter of the Federalist Society
A Tavern Debate
Resolved: The only fair tax is a flat rate tax.
Could the answer, or at least a partial solution to the country’s economic woes, lie in such a simple solution as a flat rate tax? Opponents from the left and the right have argued against it on ground ranging from alleged regressiveness to the loss of cherished tax deductions purported to further some desirable social and/or economic interest.
What say you?
Come join the debate!
When it comes to the need for changes in the tax code that may (or may not) amount to more than rearranging chairs on the deck of a sinking ship, which side are you on? Would a flat rate tax across the board on individual and corporate income simplify and improve our lives, advancing liberty, or would such a major change portend some grave ills?
As always, this tavern debate is an audience participation event, with potential speakers (a/k/a attendees) being provided food and a variety of of libations for almost any taste or temperament.
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
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)
$25 if paid in advance, $35 at the door
($25 at the door with current Federalist Society membership card or Student I.D. in hand)
The Heartland Institute’s Library
1 South Wacker Dr. #2740
Chicago, IL 60606
To Register/Pre-pay, RSVP by 5pm, February 3, 2013 at
Space is limited; we reserve the right to refuse admission to anyone not pre-registered
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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.