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Sustaining the Academic Tradition of "One Fool at a Time"
Solicitation for Speakers
The Next Open Date is
or any subsequent Saturday in the coming year
To Disquiet the Minds of the People
Established Feb. 28, 2009
Weekly Free Speech Forum
College of Complexes
The Playground for People Who Think
Statement on Free Speech
Our constitution and laws encourage the freest possible exchange of opinions, ideas, and information. In part, that recognizes our worth and dignity as human beings. To forbid us to speak our minds demeans us and makes us more like slaves or robots than citizens of a free country. But as important as freedom of expression is for us as individuals, it is perhaps more important to society at large.
1. Presentation by Guest Speaker
2. Questions and Answers
3. Remarks and Rebuttals
(5 minutes each / infamous)
All meeting are open to the public. No reservations are required. The college maintains no memberhsip, and is operated on a volunteer basis.
If you would like to speak, or simply would like more information about the College of Complexes, contact the Program Coordinators
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Watch Videos of Previous Presentations
September 6th Meeting #241
Why Organized Religion is Undeserving of the
Respect it Holds in Society
Dr. Steven Butler, historian and author, will discuss how religion, especially organized religion, not only commands a great deal of respect but also holds an exalted or privileged position in most human societies, even twenty-first century America. He will show that owing to the spurious nature of the claims religion makes (none of which can be proved), the divisiveness that it fosters, the irrational and illogical mode of thinking that it promotes, and the outright dangers of its dogmas, it is neither deserving of our respect nor does it merit the privileged place in our society that it currently enjoys. In short, Steven argues that it is time to see religion for what it really is, namely an anachronism and a barrier to human progress that potentially endangers the future of our planet and the human race.
September 13th Meeting #242
Will Social Security be around in 50 years?
Norma Warner, a retired federal investigator who worked for the Social Security Administration for 14 years, will speak in favor of Social Security and its prospects for long term funding. Some people don’t support Social Security because they feel it is a socialist program. Many people detest the program until they need it. What has it done for you? Even those who support the program fear it will run out of money. Do we need Social Security and Medicare? Norma argues that we do; and that it will be around in one form or another, as long as the U.S. is around.
September 20th Meeting #243
Build a Bigger House
Linda Sprowl, Author and Paralegal, Northwestern State University graduate: RN Nursing, Education, Psychology & Sociology. Associate degree in Law. Certified Paralegal for Dallas Law Firms (civil litigation). Texas licensed Realtor. USNR-R Intel Officer (Pentagon), will lead a discussion based upon the Federalist Papers (85 essays from 1788 by James Madison, John Jakes, Alexander Hamilton), which evidence our Founding Fathers' intent to have a much larger House of Representatives. She will show how the established ratio of Voters per Representative was stagnated in 1910 and why it is important to reinstate the original ratio. Linda will present ideas about what we can do to make it whole and, demonstrate the many benefits to US of reinstating the original growth ratio our Founding Fathers intended.
September 27th Meeting #244
How do Strategies of the Political Progressives/Left
Compare to Our Nations' Founders?
Ray Crelia, one of our regular active participants, will speak again on his perceptions of current events and how the Political Progressive/Left is effecting our Culture, our Economy and our Politics. This time he will include contrasting principles developed at our nation’s founding. Come prepared for a vigorous exchange. Bring a US Constitution if you have one.