Louisville 912 meets the fourth Monday of each month, 7-8:30 pm at the Jeffersontown, KY library, 10635 Watterson Trail, Jeffersontown, Kentucky. (As of Sept. 11, we are starting a movie night the second Tuesday of each month at the same time and place – 7 pm Jeffersontown KY library.)
June 11 – topic to be announced
June 24 – Have you been feeling stressed out? Kim Guenthner, a licensed massage therapist, will discuss the benefits of massage therapy, Craniosacral therapy and reiki.
May 27, 2013 – Memorial Day – no meeting
May 14, 2013 – What can we learn from Booker T. Washington? Booker T. Washington was born a slave but rose from those humble beginnings to get an education and to found the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama. We will learn about the man and his achievements and what lessons he can teach us today.
Booker T. Washington’s autobiography, Up From Slavery, can be obtained free on the Internet. It can be downloaded onto a kindle or other reader from Amazon at no cost. It can be read on-line here or downloaded with a study guide here.
April 22, 2013 (Monday) – Persuasion night #4 – John Clark gave a brief story of his life, growing up in a small village in England, and telling about his experiences that made him want to immigrate to the U.S..John came here for freedom and opportunity, and we are glad he did! John is a great example of immigrants to this country appreciating and embodying the American value system more than most Americans.
March 25, 2013 (Monday)- Meeting canceled due to bad weather.
April 9, 2013 (Tuesday) – Attorneys Aaron Silletto and Chuck Cassis, who are partners at Goldberg Simpson, gave an excellent presentation on the 2nd Amendment right to keep and bear arms.
March 12, (Tuesday) – We watched FrackNation – a new documentary about fracking
February 25 (Monday) – We discussed the minimum wage law. What are is origins? – What are its effects? Does it help or harm low-skilled workers? In effect, minimum wage laws are a barrier that keeps many low-skilled workers out of the work force, preventing them from getting their foot on the bottom rung of the ladder.
February 12 (Tuesday) – Persuasion night #3 – We will watch the movie Baseball, Dennis and the French. Paul Croshaw, the author and producer, was so persuaded by Dennis Prager that he made a movie about his experience!
January 28 (Monday) - What is a good education, and how do we get there from here? Panelists were Jim Waters, John Kemper, and Tomas Mauricio. For a report on the education forum, click here.
Jan. 8 (Tuesday) – We spent this meeting and the previous Tuesday meeting in December trying to figure out how to be more persuasive. How do we get people to seek the truth and to evaluate the evidence that is all around them? It was a very interesting and productive meeting. Here is what we learned.
Richard Nelson, the Executive Director of the Commonwealth Policy Center addressed the group at our Nov. 26 meeting. His contact information is:
Nov. 13 is movie night – joint us at 7 pm, J-town library, to watch Monumental, a movie about the Pilgrims.
Pastor Jerry Stephenson is asking for help with community beautification project Oct. 27 from 9 AM -3 PM. Please join us! We will post more details here as we learn them.
Our next regular meeting will be October 22. There are three belief systems competing to dominate our society – Americanism, Leftism, and Islamism. Those three systems are not compatible with each other. While there are many people promoting Leftism and Islamism, nobody has systematically promoted Americanism. Our American system has produced the freest, most prosperous, most fair and just society in the history of the world, but we are at great risk of losing it. What is Americanism and how can we promote it? For starters, come to our meeting on Monday, Oct. 22 at 7 pm! We will end in plenty of time for you to get home for the debate.
Sept. 24 – Meeting topic was Islam and Sharia law. It was very interesting and frightening. For more info about the meeting and links to the YouTube videos we watched, go here.
August 27 – Pastor Jerry Stephenson, of the Midwest Church of Christ spoke about the need for school choice in KY. His church is located at 2115 Garland Ave, PO Box 11148, Louisville KY 40211. Phone 502-774-3986. More information about his talk to our group and about the tutoring program he offers to inner city at-risk children can be found here.
July 23 – Game night. We had a quiz show type format with real prizes! Our group is extremely well-informed!
June 25. Topic: Entrepreneurship. We need to restore the American “can do” spirit and restore our appreciation for entrepreneurs. We cannot wait for someone else to create jobs and solve our problems – we need to create our own jobs and solve our own problems, working with an entrepreneurial spirit.ourselves. We will watch a movie: The Call of the Entrepreneur, from the Acton Institute.
Our May 21 meeting: Topic: How KY Governor Beshear is implementing Obamacare and what can be done to stop him. Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has been quietly implementing socialized medicine in this state since the early days of his first term. He has expanded Medicaid and is now well into the process of setting up ObamaCare, obligating us to participate whether the Supreme Court upholds the federal law or not. Worse, the legislature has quietly gone along with Beshear’s plan. In 2012, Beshear and the legislature budgeted $50 million to expand Medicaid eligibility and accepted another $60 million in federal funds to build a massive socialized medicine bureaucracy in Frankfort. David Adams has been watching all these activities closely all along. He will speak to us with a full update and details on what we can do to stop it. Go here for a summary of David Adams’ presentation including suggestions as to what you can do to stop Obamacare in Kentucky.
On April 23, 2012. Bill Vetter made a presentation on the separation of church and state. It was so successful that we plan to have a follow-up meeting on that topic in the future.
Our March 26 meeting was very successful. We took several of the issues that are being debated today and focused on what techniques are being used to trick us or cloud the issue and how to cut through the fog and make the issues clear. The truth is our friend – we need to learn how to use it.
February 27, 2012 – We learned about Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals . What did he advocate? How are his tactics being used today? How can we defend against them? Can we use them for our benefit? This was a lively discussion! Many thanks to Patrick Adams for leading the discussion.