First Book Club Meeting: Democracy in Chains

Great News: Beginning this February, Orange-Durham Americans United for Separation of Church and State will begin a monthly Book/Coffee Club.

What: Read and discuss important books related to current First Amendment Issues locally and nationally, written by renowned authors. Books selected for reading and review will be “Must Read” works that are critically relevantDemocracy In Chains Cover to AU’s mission, and to our nation’s well-being.

Our first selection is Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of The Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America by Professor Nancy MacLean, William H. Chafe Professor of History and Public Policy at Duke University.

When: Thursday, February 15, 2018 from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM.

Where: UNC Hospital Cafeteria, Hillsborough Branch. Café is located on the first floor to the right of the lobby area.

Discussion Leader: Jerry Morris, Co-Chair of ODAU

Please, come join us. Bring a friend. Sip some coffee as we share ideas and collective wisdom about the book on review. We have an important mission and message to spread in our area and these works can help us.

Regardless of political affiliation, MacLean’s book is a true “Must Read” for any citizen concerned about the home-grown assaults on our Democracy. As Prof. MacLean’s work demonstrates, this assault is well-planned and well-funded. In NC, we have seen the dreadful fruits of this “stealth” plan in our current legislative houses. We can see its fruit in the current makeup of the U.S. House and Senate. If the trend is not reversed by faithful citizens who will put our nation’s Democracy above their party’s dogma, we may soon see the plan’s democracy-eroding effects in our courts throughout the land.

Yes, please join us for the discussions even if you haven’t read the work, or haven’t finished it. Please read “Democracy in Chains” even if you cannot make it to the coffee. The information you will gain and share is too important to miss. Our First Amendment rights are too precious to lose.

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