2016 . . . Time to Amend the Constitution?
In 1787, our Founding Fathers came up with an incredible document. But now, 228 years later, more and more Americans feel our country needs a new guiding light. Are they right? Walter Olsen and Michael Farris debate whether this is the time to use the Article V process to amend the U.S. Constitution.
Walter Olson is a senior fellow at the Cato Institute’s Center for Constitutional Studies, and previously served as a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute. He has been a columnist for Great Britain’s Times Online as well as Reason, and his writing appears regularly in such publications as the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and New York Post. He is a regular guest on major television and radio networks including CNN, Fox News, PBS, NPR, and Oprah.
Michael Farris, founding president of Patrick Henry College, serves as Chancellor of the College and Chairman of the Home School Legal Defense Association, of which he is also founding president. As a constitutional appellate litigator, Dr. Farris has served as lead counsel in the United States Supreme Court, eight federal circuit courts, and the appellate courts of thirteen states. At Patrick Henry College, Dr. Farris teaches constitutional law and public international law, and he coaches PHC’s Moot Court team which has won eight national championships.
Tuesday, March 22
5:30 p.m. Reception
6:00 p.m. Debate
Saint Louis University
John Cook School of Business
3674 Lindell Blvd., Saint Louis, MO 63108
(Lindell Blvd. at Spring Ave.)
Valet Parking Provided
(at the Pius Library circle located off of Lindell Blvd.)
Please note: Garage parking will not be validated for this event.