Thursday, April 28, 2011

May 9th: JATP Forum

from Jefferson Area Tea Party


The Contemporary Threats to

Our Founding American Principles

The Economy May Be the Least of Our Worries

Monday, May 9, 2011 at 7:00 p.m.

Lane Auditorium, Albemarle County Office Building

401 McIntire Road, Charlottesville, VA

Our featured speaker will be Michael J. Del Rosso, Senior Fellow for Homeland and National Security at The Center for Security Policy and Research Fellow in National Security Policy at The Claremont Institute.

This forum will examine our founding American principles as embodied in the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution, and the rights and obligations of American citizens. The Totalitarian Doctrines of America's contemporary threats, domestic and foreign, will be examined from the perspective of their conflict with American principles and the immediate dangers they present to the Republic.

If you think America's existence and your peace and prosperity are guaranteed, think again. In the past one hundred years, totalitarian forces in many incarnations have threatened America's existence. Unfortunately, this is still the case today. What is different today is that America may be at a greater disadvantage than ever because we are unable to or unwilling to identify our enemies, their doctrines and their objectives. More troublesome, Americans have steadily been growing more ignorant of our own American principles and doctrines. We are ignoring Sun Tzu's 2600 year old admonition to "know your enemies and know yourself" at our own peril. In many ways we presently know neither, and as the rest of the quote goes "if you do not know your enemies nor yourself, you will be imperiled in every single battle."

This forum is free of charge and open to the public and media.


Mr. Del Rosso will answer questions from the audience following his presentation.

The mission of The Claremont Institute for the study of statesmanship and political philosophy is to restore the principles of the American Founding to their rightful, preeminent authority in our national life.