Every Saturday 6:00 PM
8949 Garland Road
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
Celebrating Meeting # 3,333 on July 11th.
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
and $5 Food or
Watch Videos of Previous Presentations
May 30th Meeting #274
The Miracle of Your Life
Paul Tobolowsky, M.D., retired internal medicine physician, and author of Stardust Dancing: A Seeker's Guide to the Miraculous, will discuss how there is nothing ordinary about so-called “ordinary life”, and despite all the challenges and problems that are a part of every life, we each are more incredible than we realize. From his perspective as a physician, Paul offers insight into the improbabilities and near-impossibilities that are hidden in plain sight, within and around each one of us. Come hear one of the most remarkable stories of all, the true story of your own life. He will show convincingly that If you happen to be searching for miracles or inspiration, you are the miracle that you seek. Information: http://www.paultobolowsky.com/
June 13th Meeting #276
On the Evolvement of US Corporations
Jim Davis, author and College regular, will discuss how from humble beginnings to dominance of our political system, through benefits, advantages, growth and shortcomings, corporations have impacted American society. Jim will ascertain and convey how corporations now have too much power and influence, have caused adverse impact to our middle class, and what every American citizen must do to restore our middle class.
June 6th Meeting #275
June 27th Meeting #278
Religious Liberty vs. Religious Refusal
Rebecca Robertson (Legal and Policy Director, ACLU of Texas) will discuss how freedom of religion is one of our most fundamental rights as Americans. It’s a freedom secured in both the U.S. and Texas constitutions. Under current law, religious liberty is carefully balanced with other important American values, such as fairness and equality. However, she will show how there are lawmakers throughout the country who are making blatant and repeated attempts to expand the protections for religious practice to include acts of discrimination. Rebecca will argue that Texans don’t need to pass more legislation to protect what is already protected, and we certainly can’t permit lawmakers to create a license to discriminate under the guise of religious liberty.
June 20th Meeting #277
What is the Best Foreign Policy Principle for the United States in the 21st Century?
Calvin Bluiett, Adjunct Government Professor at Clear Valley College, will discuss what should be the 21st Century economic and foreign policy for America. He will detail and focus on the current debate between President Obama, the Republicans, and some Democrats, and will argue that we can only survive and flourish if we make the right policy decisions.