Tulis talk explores ‘bright prospect’ amid national calamity

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The Chattanooga chapter of the Freedoms Foundation celebrates constitutional liberties for which men froze to death at the encampment at Valley Forge, here inspected by Gen. George Washington.

The Chattanooga chapter of the Freedoms Foundation celebrates constitutional liberties for which men froze to death at the encampment at Valley Forge, here inspected by Gen. George Washington. (Painting by Dunsmore)

By David Tulis

David Tulis is editor of Nooganomics.com.

David Tulis is editor of Nooganomics.com.

The American people face a day of reckoning that will require of them continual exercise of grace and forbearance. As economic distress, collapsed fortunes, abandoned family members, wrecked employments, mass inflation, police-state despotisms, droning exercises in political marketing known as presidential campaigns and the foreclosure of entrepreneurship loom, it will behoove them to find free market alternatives to the phony solutions proposed by political parties and the established media.

This theme will emerge in a talk I’ll be giving Tuesday (Feb. 16) evening after dinner in Hixson. Please join my table at 6 p.m. at O’Charley’s restaurant in Chattanooga. It’s the store on Hixson Pike just opposite Northgate mall. I’ll take to the podium at 7.

I’ll make an argument unfamiliar to most ears as the solution to national crisis: Local economy and free markets. We are do-it-yourselfers, we Americans, we Tennesseans. If we understand the nature of the national crisis building in many quarters, we will be steeled in our affairs and in our minds. We may suffer less than those unaware in the catharsis that may be a major knock against modern nation-states, the very idea of them.

The evening is sponsored by a newly formed chapter of the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge, a nonprofit group that sends high school students to the annual Spirit of America Leadership Summit in Valley Forge, Pa. The group participates in armed forces parades, naturalization ceremonies for new citizens and other events that stress regard for constitutional government and traditional morals, according to its president, Chris McSpadden.

Its mission is “to educate ad inspire awareness of the principles upon which America was founded and the responsibilities of citizens in a free society,” he says.

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