AFFIRM1776's Speakers Bureau
"Town Hall” Forums
 
A knowledgeable moderator (with supporting props, handouts and/or visual aids) will lead an audience or panel discussion and/or
debate illuminating both the pros and cons of the chosen subject.
 
Each forum will begin with a very short presentation by the moderator to establish a hypothetical scenario designed to facilitate
the audience’s – or a panel’s – subsequent participation in the longer and more significant portion of the program.
 
*****************************************************************************************************************************
Presentations
 
A knowledgeable and interesting speaker (with supporting handouts and/or visual aids) will speak on the pros and cons of the chosen subject.
 
******************************************************************************************************************************
 
Available Subjects
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(1) - "AFFIRM1776:  Its Purposes and Goals".
 
            Stressing AFFIRM1776’s mission as one for laymen and laywomen’s voices and opinions, this program outlines the organization’s three primary objectives,
            and:
                 - a basic premise that our nation’s founders built into our government many well-conceived principals from which we seem to have departed or twisted
                   their purpose(s).  (It makes a case for the idea that much of the reason for this departure can be traced to the replacement of “Statesmen” and
                   “Stateswomen” with “politicians”).

                 - ties the role of men and women in our armed forces, public safety and other “first-responder” services as pivotal in securing the nation until now, and

                   thereby providing us with a strength sufficient to keep us afloat despite the almost continual erosion of the founders’ principles.

                 - promotes building a much stronger dedication to our nation through greater education, awareness and respect for our national emblems.

 
             This presentation also covers AFFIRM1776’s website and blog with its open dialog and critical studies orientation, together with ways interested
             individuals can participate and support this mission.
 
                                                                                                                 Times Required:Presentation – Minimum;      20 minutes
                                                                                                                       Maximum;     60 minutes
 
(2) - "The Fairest Tax System?".
 
             With the 2010 elections and expiration of tax cuts rapidly oncoming, the nation’s tax debates will reignite - and the new approach in a 32,000 word volume
             could easily become a hotly discussed focal point.  This program advocates a tax system that:
              - Eliminates government’s need for personal files on the vast majority        - Keeps more U. S. jobs from moving overseas!
                of us!                                                                                                 - Stops giant foreign firms from transferring huge untaxed U. S.
              - Eliminates personal tax withholdings, property and all other taxes!            profits back to their home country!
              - Allows low incomers and volunteers to earn a tax "refund"!                     - Allows U. S. businesses to compete more evenly with foreign firms!
                                                                                - Eliminates the IRS as we know it!
 
             This new approach produces total taxes for individuals at different income levels that are exemplified by the chart below.
Copyright © 2009 American Foundation for Furthering Ideas that Rekindle the Miracle of 1776 .All Rights Reserved.
 
Programs and speakers are available from AFFIRM1776 on subjects consistent with the foundation’s objectives.
 
      All programs and/or speakers are offered only to be conducted in a professional and non-partisan
      manner.  Fees and/or travel expenses may be applicable depending on estimated time and distances
      required in any specific program’s case.  Contact us at affirm1776@hartcom.net or (706) 376-0554.
 
                  Programs and speakers are available for two distinct meeting formats:
 
                                       (1) “Town Hall” style forums,
                                                            or
                                       (2) Presentations to groups, clubs, etc.
 
******************************************************************************************************************************************************
Currently, two subjects are available.  A third subject is nearing completion, while a fourth and fifth is in preparation.
 
Additional programs are anticipated, including subjects suggested by
website and “blog” visitors.
                                                                             Times Required:       Forum – Minimum;               60 minutes
                                                                                                                                                                      Maximum;             120 minutes
                                                                                                                                                        Presentation - Minimum;       30 minutes
                                                                                                  Maximum;      90 minutes
 
(3) - “Replacing Politicians with Statesmen and Stateswomen”  (Available about 11/09).
 
           This presentation suggests the possibility that limiting each elected official’s time in office to a single term has some significant potential for improving
           government by:
                - eliminating the urgent drive from the first day to be reelected, and
                - reducing the overwhelming influence of existing “leadership” on newly elected officials.
           It then puts out a “straw man” model to overcome the biggest arguments against term limits, and to increase the attractiveness of running for office by
           ordinary individuals such as business people, engineers, medical people, educators, etc. (i.e. - not just career politicians).
 
                                                                                                                      Times Required:Forum – Minimum;               60 minutes
                                                                                                                                  Maximum;            120 minutes
                                                                                                                                     Presentation – Minimum;      30 minutes
                                                                                                                                     Maximum;     90 minutes
 
(4) - “Sunsetting Legislative Acts Automatically – A Good Idea?”  (Available early in 2010).
 
            The belief that nothing created by government ever ends is very common, and many examples can be found that lend credence to this idea.
 
            This program explores the feasibility of automatically requiring every act, directive and regulation to be retired after an appropriate interval unless
            specifically renewed by the current governmental body at the time it would otherwise expire.
 
                                                                                                                       Times Required:Forum – Minimum;               60 minutes
                                                                                                                                                                   Maximum;            120 minutes
                                                                                                                                                      Presentation - Minimum;       20 minutes
                                                                                                                                     Maximum;      60 minutes
 
(5) - “One Man – One Vote; Does It Work Below the Federal Level?”  (Available mid-2010).
 
             This simple phrase clearly expresses a key idea in the minds of our nation’s founders, and is solidly ingrained in our current national psyche.  But, when
             carried out in elections at the state and local levels, does it then violate another equally key idea – “No Taxation without Representation”?
 
             This program discusses whether it should be possible for a state or city to impose income taxes on a nonresident or a county to tax the property of an
             owner who votes elsewhere.  In so doing, it questions both the legality and the soundness of this practice which is so prevalent today, and discusses
             possibilities for changing to better ways.
 
                                                                                                                   Times Required:Forum  –  Minimum;             60 minutes
                                                                                                                            Maximum;          120 minutes
                                                                                                                                                  Presentation - Minimum;       20 minutes
                                                                                                                                  Maximum;      60 minutes