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VFW Post 6441 sponsors Constitution Forum

Friday, September 15, 2023

Dr. John Eastman, a lawyer associated with the presidency of Donald Trump, will be one of the featured speakers at an event in Wimberley on Sunday.

The event at Wimberley VFW Post 6441 is being held to honor the signing of the U.S. Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787. It will be from 12:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Wimberley VFW Hall, 401 Jacobs Well Road.

President Eisenhower in 1956 designated that local communities across the U.S. hold a week of appropriate activities and ceremonies surrounding Sept. 17, to empower the anniversary in a way similar to July 4.

The afternoon will feature six topics presented by eight speakers, including Eastman.

The event starts at 12:30 p.m. First to speak at 12:45 p.m. will be Dr. Elizabeth Eastman: 'From Confederation to Constitution: the Debate That Changed the Course of America.'

Her talk is followed at 1:30 p.m. by a panel discussion with Dr. Thomas Lindsay, Senior Fellow with Next Generation Texas; Richard Johnson III, director of the Texas Public Policy Foundation's Booker T. Washington Initiative; and Chance Weldon, senior attorney and director of litigation for the Center for the American Future. The panel will discuss 'How the Constitution Sought to Make the Declaration's Spirit Flesh.' At 2:45 p.m., Dr. Brian Smith, professor of political science and an associate dean at St. Edwards University, will discuss 'The Committee on Postponed Parts and the Modern Presidency, Kicking the Can Down the Road and How We got the VP and Electoral College.'

Then at 3:50 p.m., Zack Hughes, U.S. Army Special Forces and businessman will discuss 'Understanding the Constitution Through the Lens of Special Ops: A Green Beret's Perspective.'

At 4:30 p.m., Eastman, founding director of the Claremont Institute's Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence, will present, 'The Left's Crossing of the Rubicon: The Criminalization of the 2020 Election Challenges.'

His talk is followed at 5:20 p.m. by Erika Hatfield, state director of Convention of States, will present 'The Convention of States Solution Built into the Constitution.'

Admission is free. Drinks and snacks will be available for purchase from the VFW Auxiliary. The link to live streaming on You-Tube for the event is youtube. com/live/pcAFZEQFOWY? feature=share and it can also be found on the VFW Facebook or the post's website, vfw6441. com.

Wimberley VFW Post 6441 is sponsoring the event and will gladly accept donations to help cover the costs.

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