Ladies Liberty Convention

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Free Speaker Series
Wednesday, April 27th 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Bellevue University Humanities Bldg Auditorium

This is a FREE event!

No Registration needed.  

You are welcome to stay all day or come and go throughout the event as you like.  Adults and teens welcome.  (Nursing babies are okay but this event is not appropriate for young children as the speakers are being recorded.)   

SCHEDULE

9:30-10:00 am Welcome


10:00-10:50 am Glenn Freeman “How Factions Changed the Process for Electing President”


11:00-11:50 am Richard C. Mangrum “The Hope of Free Exercise”


LUNCH BREAK (Lunch is on your own.  The Student Center cafeteria will be open)


1:00-1:50 pm Dan Sheridan “History Sidelights: Unsung Heroes”


2:00-2:50 pm Bill Norton “Marriage, Family & Freedom: Everything in its Rightful Place”


3:00-3:50 pm Dan Sheridan “How Townships Created America”


4:00-4:50 pm Bill Norton “Speaking the Language of Liberty”


PRESENTATIONS

How Factions Changed the Process for Electing the President 

Presenter: Glenn Freeman 


Did you ever wonder how we got down to two people running for president, where the political parties came from or what the Electoral College is? In this presentation Constitutional Scholar, Glenn Freeman, will discuss Amendment 12 of the U.S. Constitution outlining how we elect a president today, how it differs from the original intent of the Constitution and why the Electoral College is so important to sustaining a free republic.


The Hope of Free Exercise Presenter: Richard C. Mangrum

 

All persons of tolerance aspire toward a world in which people are allowed to serve their God free from the constraints of government that may require a separate allegiance.  Of course conflicts arise between civil and religious obligations.  How are such conflicts controlled, tolerated and reconciled?  In this presentation, Creighton law professor will discuss the Free Exercise Clause enshrined in the First Amendment, has been eviscerated by Supreme Court precedent.  I will also explain how once the Supreme Court abandoned the principle of Free Exercise, the people through their legislators have fought back to restore some semblance of Free Exercise.  I will also discuss how religious freedoms are also protected indirectly through other rights, such as Free Speech, Equal Protection, and Due Process.  Finally I will suggest how each of us can be aware and contribute to the hope of Free Exercise.


History Sidelights: Unsung Heroes– Jacques Marquette and Robert Carter III Presenter: Dan Sheridan

 

One captured the heart of the Native American; the other unshackled the chains of the slave. Their stories are about zealous idealism and self-sacrificing love in spite of dangers, opposition, and the threat of personal loss.

 

Marriage, Family & Freedom: Everything in its Rightful Place 

Presenter Bill Norton


Marriage and family are central to society and the foundational unit for freedom.  In this engaging, interactive presentation, Bill Norton will show the important role of marriage and family in preserving freedom and how the principles of liberty can protect and sustain the family.


How Townships Created America Presenter: Dan Sheridan

 

The American Revolution wasn’t the creation of a central government. Learn how communities made America and are the key to its preservation. Jefferson called the township, “the wisest invention ever devised by the wit of man for the perfect exercise of self-government, and for its preservation.” Self-government is a bottom-up movement of ideas, not a top-down directive from central planners.


Speaking the Language of Liberty Presenter:  Bill Norton


The longest portion of the Declaration of Independence is a list of grievances a free people had with a tyrannical king. Those grievances should have cast a dark shadow over the document, but the Declaration inspires the reader to believe that there is a bright future, not just for America, but for all mankind. The Language of Liberty inspires the heart and mind with an understanding that freedom and liberty are more desirable and will produce a better outcome for mankind than the ideas of captivity.