EVENT: Thomas Jefferson and American Liberty

What: Thomas Jefferson and American LibertyWhen: April 10, 2013 at 9:40 am Where: Black Box Theatre, Charles Hosmer Morse Center, St. Johnsbury Academy

Free and Open to the public, but limited space available.  
          What does the political thinking of the author of the Declarationof Independence mean for Americans today? That’s the topic that longtime Jefferson scholar and Ethan Allen Institute founder and Vice President John McClaughry will discuss with students at a special Jefferson Day presentation at the Black Box Theatre, Charles HosmerMorse Center, St. Johnsbury Academy at 9:40am on Wednesday,April 10, 2013.Of all America’s Founding Fathers, Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) most brilliantly advanced the arguments for a free, independent and democratic American republic. His thinking and eloquence have inspired patriots and lovers of liberty all across the globe for the more than two centuries since the American independence year of 1776.John McClaughry first became familiar with Thomas Jefferson’s life and thought during his own high school years. Since then he has frequently interpreted Jefferson’s thinking in places as varied as the New York Times and Washington Times. This program is the twentieth sponsored by the Ethan Allen Institute. McClaughry has served in the Vermont House and Senate, as a Senior Policy Advisor in the Reagan White House, and since 1967 as Kirby Town Moderator. Both of his daughters were graduated from St. Johnsbury Academy, and he and his wife Anne have been Capstone project judges for several years. He has also been a regular columnist for most Vermont newspapers, including the Caledonian-Record, since 1993.There will be limited space for members of the public to attend. Some public parking is available south of the Morse Center, around behind the gym and field house. The Ethan Allen Institute, founded in 1993, is Vermont’s independent free market policy research and education institute. 







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