REPUBLIC, IF YOU CAN KEEP IT

Presenter: Robert Galante
Tuesday, August 23, 2022 @ 1:30pm - IN PERSON  AND VIA ZOOM



The Preamble of the Constitution states America’s national purposes and serves as the blueprint for our society.  The Founders told us to “establish justice, ensure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare and secure the blessings of liberty.”


So the question is, how are WE doing? How successful has America been, through the course of our history and today, in bringing these competing–even contradictory–goals to life? What successes and failures have we experienced in realizing the Constitution's Preamble? The questions are complex and deep. For some quick examples, consider:

* Does gun regulation ensure domestic tranquility, or subvert the liberty of gun owners? 

* Do mandatory COVID vaccines promote the general welfare or destroy personal choice?

* Does criminal sentencing reform help or hurt justice in America?


Please join us for a lively and informative program on American history and society as we survey “the good, the bad and the ugly” of each of the five goals. Robert Galante, former history teacher,  brings a multi-dimensional 90 minute program. People of all political stripes, shapes and sizes are welcome.


Robert Galante taught Advanced Placement United States History at Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School for many years.


This program is co-sponsored by The Jewish Federation in the Heart of New Jersey.

                                 


REGISTRATION FEE: FREE and OPEN to the Community.

TO REGISTER: Call the JCC Front Desk at 732-494-3232. For In-person registration click HERE or for a Zoom registration please click HERE