The November 2011 meeting of Delaware Valley Americans United chapter’s Philadelphia Committee will take place on Thursday November 17th at 7pm in the Skyline Room on the 4th floor of the Parkway Central Library in Philadelphia PA, at 1901 Vine Street (between 19th and 20th Streets on the Parkway).
Please welcome DVAU’s new Treasurer and Secretary Dean Miller, who will discuss his book, “Public Enemy #1: The Faith-Based War on the Public Sector.” In Dean’s 2nd welcome talk to the chapter, he will talk about Religious Right attacks on the public sector and attempts to replace the government with private and religious institutions. Dean first gave this talk to a receptive crowd at the DVAU/Bucks County meeting on June 14, 2011. This November 17 meeting is rescheduled from our September 8th meeting, which was cancelled due to rain and flooding in Philadelphia.
Historically, United States society has generally consisted of two types of organizations: public and private, which have coexisted for centuries with few conflicts. Recently, however, religious/political conservatives have demonstrated a surprisingly bitter animosity toward the public sector as a whole. Public schools, public libraries, public television and more are subjects of their vitriol.
Religious/political conservatives seek to create a private ruling class that is not accountable to the general public. The goal is privatization of government itself, isolating government from public scrutiny. A facade of religious moral values surrounding the religious/political conservatives tends to disarm suspicions and discredit alarmists.
As always, this DVAU meeting is free and open to the public. Location: Philadelphia Free Library, Parkway Central Branch Skyline Room (4th Floor) 1901 Vine Street Philadelphia, PA 19103 (between 19th and 20th Streets on the Parkway) There is a pay-to-park lot on Callowhill Street behind the library, and this location is accessible via SEPTA.
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RSVP on the Church-State Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/churchandstate-48/events/32747152/