The Red River Tea Party constitution classes were held last year on the fourth Thursday of every month. The classes were on hiatus for several months during the Red River TEA Party transition period merging into We The People. Given that a We The People meeting is normally held on 4th Tuesday, and the first attempt at relaunching the classes in 2015 was very sparsely attended, the organizer of the class is needing to re-evaluate interest in the continuation of this class and whether there might be a better day to meet on and possibly a better venue that is more to people's liking. The classes were held last year in the fellowship hall of The Clarion Church (9000 E. Kings Highway, Shreveport 71115), which is the former LSUS University Worship Center. The Clarion Church is renting the building, so they only have a small yard sign identifying their church which is placed below the original unaltered sign for University Worship Center. The building can be found by traveling south on E. Kings Highway, past the LSUS ball fields and Orleans Square Apartments on the west side of the street. It will be the white church building on the right. Parking is in the back, and the driveway in is a small one next to the mailbox. The Clarion Church shares parking with the Montessori School who rarely have events after normal business hours that would require continued use of the parking area.
Our classes have been based on the lectures of Hillsdale College's Constitution 101 series, which were first conducted by Hillsdale in 2012 as a public service and made available free of charge to all who registered at that time. The course remains posted on YouTube, so if a class is missed, it's not difficult to view the session on your computer at home before coming to the next class. What makes Hillsdale's Constitution 101 course unique is that they have a very affordable textbook that goes along with it - The U.S. Constitution: A Reader. The book is composed of original documents and writings by our founding fathers, both in favor of and against the original U.S. Constitution so that an informed and balanced view of the range of opinions and issues discussed during the time leading up to and after the adoption of our founding documents can be seen. Print copies of the textbook are still available on Hilldale's website for $30 + shipping, but the complete contents of the book can also be viewed free of charge. Most of the documents should be easy to find elsewhere on the internet, as well. See the following links for more information:
Main site for textbook - http://www.constitutionreader.com/
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Course Readings (syllabus) - http://online.hillsdale.edu/document.doc?id=208
(The last session shown in 2014 was the Week 4 session, so the next class would feature the Week 5 session.)
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No Meeting Next Week
We will not be having a meeting on the 4th Tuesday this month, being Thanksgiving week and right after the elections. Our next meeting will be on the 2nd Tuesday in December. Have a happy Thanksgiving, and be sure to freshen up on the REAL truth of the Thanksgiving story through credible historical sources like this: Wallbuilders - Celebrating Thanksgiving In America
The big election day is coming up next Saturday. Being the weekend before Thanksgiving, there's bound to be a lot of distractions from travel to shopping that would try to get in the way of the fulfilling of this most important civic duty. Don't take any chances and vote early if possible. Otherwise, make plans to vote first thing next Saturday, and spread the word to any of your conservative friends/relatives who didn't early vote. See our "election information" page for links to information about candidates if you or anyone you know has not made up their mind yet.
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Gubernatorial General Election Next Saturday(Nov. 21)