Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Reading Assignment for March meeting

For our march meeting on the second saturday we will be reading 5000 Year Leap by W. Cleon Skousen.

We will focus our discussion on Part one of the book.
As you read consider these questions:

  • Discuss the 11 characteristics of Rulers Law. Is Washington D.C. starting to resemble characteristic #9? (11-12)
Discuss the 9 characteristics of People’s Law. Are we still paying attention to the 5th characteristic? (12-14)

  • Discuss why the Articles of Confederation were unsuccessful, and the weakness that was exposed during the battle of Valley Forge. (19-21)
  • Discuss Jefferson’s and Washington’s concerns about the extremes in the party system, and notice the difficulty –from the beginning- to keep the government in the balanced center on the political spectrum. (27-29)

  • Discuss the fear that the Founders had of our possible drift toward collectivism. Have we been listening to their warnings? (29-30)
  • Why was there a need for an educated public? What did Jefferson say about this issue? (30-31)
  • Discuss the Founder’s basic beliefs, their varied backgrounds and the people that inspired them. (31-32) 

Please consider these points as you read and we will discuss what we can in the time frame we have. I am sure we won't get to everything so i would encourage you to write down your thoughts. For me writing what i think helps solidify my opinions, clarify my questions and motivates me to learn more. 

Happy Reading!!

 Study guide for 5000 Year Leap 

Saturday, February 11, 2012

First Ever Salt Lake City Chapter Meeting

Mothers For Freedom SL had their first meeting ever. It was informative and exciting. Tirsa invited Patricia Robinson to help us understand more about Utah's caucus system. Most of us had never participated in Utah's voting and caucus system and needed a basic overview. We had only a few minutes to discuss the Declaration of Independence. It was enjoyable and exciting to discuss these types of topics with like-minded women. We hope to see more of you in the future.

Here are some helpful websites Ms. Robinson told us about:
vote utah.gov
Find your precinct
 Need to register? click here

Caucus Information
Republicans meeting: March 15
Democrats meeting: March 13
If you are hesitant to claim a party affiliation or have disdain for the party system consider this: our country has always had a two party system; sort of a check and balance on the public. By getting involved you can help change a party for the better.

Don't have a party? Not sure what one you like? Click below do to your research:
Republician Party Platform
Democratic Party Platform

Please remember becoming a member of Mothers for Freedom doesn't cost anything but time and not that much either. We meet the second saturday monthly at 10:00 am.

We are trying to decide what book to read next month. Feel free to leave a comment with your vote or email Tirsa.

John Adams-David Mccullough (Non-Fiction)
The Words We Live By- Linda Monk (Non-Fiction)
5000 Year Leap- Cleon Skousen (Non-Fiction)
Rise to Rebellion-Jeff Shaara

*Mothers For Freedom is a non-party affiliated group. We welcome and encourage any and all views supporting families and mothers.