GOOOH events slated

There will be an informal one hour GOOOH meeting, a discussion and Q&A session, starting at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, at Marco Island Presbyterian Church, 875 W. Elkcam Circle.

“We know that if we do nothing, 95 percent of the incumbents are going to be reelected this November,” says says Islander Bruce Novark. “That doesn’t have to happen, but it will unless we act. It is up to you and me. Join us. Bring a friend.”

Beginning in July, GOOOH will be sponsoring a course on the Constitution. It will be taught in four sessions (one a month with a repeat two weeks later of the same material for those who were unable to make the first session) by Michael Sanchez who is working toward his Ph.D. in Constitutional history.

Course material will be provided by way of PowerPoint presentations followed by a question and answer session, followed by discussion.

General course topics will include: Why it is important, and events leading to the Constitution; the structure of the Constitution; interpreting the Constitution; government today, and why it is important.

Exact dates, times, and location will be announced.

Learn more about the organization at GOOOH.com.

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Fossil writes:

Another attempt to use the Constitution to advance a political point of view. If you can't get the thing changed to do your bidding, you change the mind set and put a good spin on it. Propaganda 101. Gooooh is selling bottled BP oil from the gulf. Don't be surprised if they ask you for money after the presentation. These fellows need to eat you know.

ajm3s writes:

The Constitution is propaganda? Are you a Communist or Marxist, I cannot understand your thinking? Is not the Constitution the basis for what is American?

Because a group, that you obviously distaste, encourages the reading and review of the Constitution, it is propaganda?

It is very simple: Any group that encourages the reading and review of the Constitution is to be applauded, regardless of political view.

See, I believe fundamentals matter. It would be interesting to have GOOOH debate Mr. Obama (previous Constitution Law professor at the University of Chicago), because I suspect there would be opposing interpretations/views or propaganda to your point. Interesting, since Mr. Obama believes the Constitution is obsolete and needs to be interpreted in today's light. In fact, he laments that it is a list of negative rights.

When I read the Constitution, I read it within the constructs of a people yearning for liberty. For the betterment of its people through the free pursuit of happiness and limited government. All attributes that "big government" folks hate, including Mr. Obama.

The Founding Fathers understood human nature as through the writings in the Enlightenment. Today, we have beauracrats similar in style and function as the aristocracy in the 1700's and central and communist governments of the 1900's.

Recommendation: Read the Constitution. Period. You decide and those whose interpretation counters your understanding, then question and continue the pursuit.

In fact, I recommend you read history to actually see how the FDR administration attempted to take control but was overturned by the Supreme Court with respect to the NRA, etc.

Suggested Reading: New Deal or Raw Deal

A direct attack on the Constitution. Or is that Propaganda?

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