One of the most important things being addressed by Moms for Liberty? Reminding folks about the principles and liberties on which this nation was founded, and the extraordinary nature of the mechanisms that have been put in place to protect those liberties. To that end, for our Republic to survive and thrive, we must understand our foundational documents. This is where the idea behind the Madison Meetup comes into play.
Remember that our republic is only made strong through the engagement of its citizens.
Think of it like a book club which focuses on just two documents: the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence.
Madison Meetups provide people the opportunity to gather together to discuss liberty, freedom, the foundations of our government and our system of governance. Named after the 'Father of the Constitution' James Madison (who was also a major force behind the Bill of Rights), these informal meetings provide the opportunity to read and discuss key concepts embedded within the Declaration of Independence, the Federal and State Constitution, the Federalist and Anti-Federalist Papers, and more.
This is not a highly structured talk. It is Americans gathering together for an informal discussion about what makes our Republic special. Participants are not expected to know every historical detail or the nuances of the Founder's thinking. That is not required to appreciate the genius of what the Founders created, or to recognize the precious gift that is the Republic we know of as the United States of America.
First, understand that meeting hosts are discussion facilitators, not instructors.
Chapter members are emailed an invitation to the meetup a week in advance. The invitation contains three important pieces of information:
That's it. The rest happens organically. We never know who will show up or what twists and turns the discussion will take. It really is up to those attending.
To be placed on the meetup notifications list, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject "Join".