These days, we are persistently alarmed by the abuse of political power that is undermining our basic rights as citizens. And we see disturbing abuses of religious power that are seeking to impose far-right beliefs and values on everyone. What are our constitutional rights as citizens*? And what are our responsibilities and options to effectively counter this movement towards tyranny?
Join our Seeds of Hope gathering for an in-depth look at what is happening, how this is affecting us, and what we can do.
We will be aided by Scott Forsyth, an attorney in private practice with decades of involvement with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). He will help us understand our constitutional rights and how they apply to 21st Century issues. We will look at the signs of tyranny as understood by historians. And we will explore potential actions we can take to counter the abuses of power.
The event is free.
*The First Amendment to the Constitution states:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.