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INTELLIGENT PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE: Obama, Romney, or NONE OF THE ABOVE...
Intelligent Presidential debate, with some drinks afterward! x
In this year of U.S. Presidential election it makes to sense to have an entertaining debate about the respective political parties agenda and manifesto. We're going to take a look into U.S. party politics from a peer reviewed perspective; We've gathered a number of experts on the subject to debate the actual issues from their own expert, political perspectives; Defending Democrats and Republicans in a lively, engaging, and possibly heated, entirely entertaining intelligent exchange.
Tickets are £25.00 and can be purchased online;
Included in the debate is Giles Fraser, Former Canon Chancellor of St Paul’s Cathedral, who quit his position in St Paul's last year in solidarity with Occupy, representing the "niether party" ticket. As this has been the year of Occupy, the theme of the debate is "Jesus would have voted Democrat (http://www.meetup.com/americansabroad/messages/boards/thread/3999994/50#[masked])". There will be Democatic and Republican interests represented in full, as well.
We're going to a nearby pub to cool our palate (or continue the debate) afterwards. If you are confused as to how you will vote this is the event for you!
See you there!
Speakers RESOLVED: "Jesus would have voted Democrat"
Jesus would have voted Democrat Conor Gearty
Professor of human rights law at LSE and legal correspondent for The Tablet
Jesus would have voted Republican James Boys
US Political Expert, Kings College London & Richmond University, London
Jesus would have been a swing voter Tim Montgomerie
Editor of the ConservativeHome website and Conservative activist
Jesus wouldn’t have voted for either main party Giles Fraser
Former Canon Chancellor of St Paul’s Cathedral, and Guardian columnist
Chair Jonathan Freedland
Guardian columnist, author and broadcaster
"Remember the rich man and the eye of the needle? Blessed are the meek? The last shall be first? Jesus didn’t hold much truck for wealth or power, nor was he exactly a supporter of family values. He didn’t even encourage hard work (“Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin”). So you might easily conclude that like every other liberal Jesus would have voted Democrat.
Yet most God-fearing, church-going Americans vote Republican, the party associated with the rich and powerful. Is that because the Right fundamentally has the public good at heart? Tough love, after all, is still love, even if it means harsh treatment of the work-shy and feckless (or, as Romney knows them, the ’47 percent’).
You may not be able to take part in the presidential elections, but if you come to Chelsea Old Town Hall on Monday 29 October you’ll have your chance to hear our experts and vote in our ballot."
With thanks (http://www.intelligencesquared.com/events/jesus-democrat) to American Meetup (http://www.meetup.com/americansabroad/)
Map and Directions
Getting to Chelsea Old Town Hall, Kings Road, London, SW3 5EE
Travelling by public transport is easy. From Sloane Square Tube, walk 10 minutes down the Kings Road, and the venue is on the left opposite Heals or take a short bus journey.