The Languages of Politics with Joe Coco

Why does talking politics set so many people on edge? Why do GOOD people with different opinions have such a BAD time talking about important issues?

Come learn why and how to change it with Joe Coco’s talk, “The Language of Politics.”

Joe CocoTuesday, Oct. 24
Brannigan’s Library Room
101 E. Center St., Kalispell
Talk and discussion starting at 6:45
Dinner, snacks, drinks available.
FCLP business meeting at 6:00. See agenda.

ABOUT THE PRESENTATION

People tend to explain good and evil along three different axes:

1. a progressive axis which tends to view the world as a collection of groups who are either oppressing other groups or are being oppressed by other groups

2. a conservative axis which tends to view the world in terms of societies and/or communities that are either civilized or barbaric

3. a libertarian axis which tends to view the world in terms of individuals who are either free or enslaved.

Unless you are speaking the language of your listener’s axis language, you are probably being misunderstood. Come learn why we have difficulty discussing politics, and how you can increase your odds of being understood by others who don’t share your political views.

Joe’s talk is based on the book “The Three languages of Politics.” Get it ahead of time on Amazon.


DO ONE THING FOR LIBERTY TODAY.

Click to open & print the flyer for this presentation.

Then put it up on a bulletin board or two.

Kalispell City Council Candidate Forum

Join us in attending the Kalispell City Council Candidate Forum, where our Vice Chair Sid Daoud will be participating as a candidate for Ward 4.

Today, Oct 12

We’ll start with a dinner get-together at the Tai Palace at 319 S Main St, Kalispell.

Then head to the City Council Chambers at 201 First Ave. East, Kalispell for the 6:30 forum.

Convention News

Congratulations to the new officers and committee people elected and appointed at the State Libertarian Convention last weekend in Bozeman.

Here are your new officers…

Michael Fucci, chair

Elinor Swanson, first vice chair

Sid Daoud, second vice chair

Francis Wendt, treasurer

Cindy Dyson-McGlenn, secretary

Joe Leavengood, assistant treasurer

Conor Burns, assistant secretary

Here is your new Judicial Committee…

Rick Breckenridge, Tracy Breckenridge, Alexander Fetto, Angie Killian, Joe Leavengood, Mark McGlenn, Roger Roots, Megan Shutt, and Francis Wendt were elected as members of the Judicial Committee.

We also adopted new bylaws that will serve the party’s goals moving forward. Following the Convention, the Flathead contingent all went to see Wendt’s play at the Blue Slipper in Livingston.

 

FEE’s President Reed Q & A with After-Discussion

FEE Reed event

AN EVENING OF…

ECONOMICS, PUBLIC POLICY, VIOLIN & ROUSING DISCUSSION

Join us in attending a Q & A with the Foundation for Economic Education’s President Lawrence Reed. Then follow up with an after-discussion hosted by the Flathead County Libertarians at McKenzie River’s bar.

FEE’s mission is to “bring about a world in which the economic, ethical, and legal principles of a free society are familiar and credible to the rising generation. ” As president of FEE, Reed’s lecture and Q & A will focus on “Seven Principles of Sound Public Policy.”

Reed — the author of: Real Heroes: Incredible True Stories of Courage, Character, and Conviction and Excuse Me, Professor: Challenging the Myths of Progressivism and Are We Rome? — has been invited to the after-discussion, and we hope he joins us….your food and drinks on FCLP, Mr. Reed!

And, in a rare mingling of public policy discussion and awe inspiring music, renown violinist Wai Mizutani, will be playing at the event. (We’ve invited Mizuani to the after-discussion, too.)

Reed’s presentation and Q & A starts at 6:30 p.m. at FVCC’s Arts and Tech Bldg, with Mizutani playing during the first half hour.

After discussion at MacKenzie River Pizza’s bar across Hwy. 93 at 45 Treeline Rd., Kalispel from 9 p.m.

Warm thanks to Mary McCracken for envisioning and making this event possible.

Want to get to know some of Reed’s work? Check these out…

 

 

 

Aug. 31 County Convention

JOIN US FOR OUR FIRST COUNTY CONVENTION

Thurs., Aug. 31, starting at 6 p.m.

Brannigan’s | 101 E. Center St., Kalispell | Blue Room

We’ll be discussing and adopting bylaws, electing officers and delegates to the Montana Libertarian State Convention, and planning our fall agenda.

FOOD: Dinner, drinks, and snacks available during the meeting.

MORE about State Convention.

Make our Libertarian Booth Awesome

EMERGENCY!

If you don’t want our farmers market and fair booth to look like this, donate now.

We’re starting a weekly Flathead Libertarian table at the Music & Market at the Montana Tap House each Wednesday. The owner is offering us this space free all summer — a tremendous opportunity that most organizations would pay dearly for. As this is the first time we’ve set up a booth, we’re starting from scratch. We need a banner, brochures, political quiz supplies, and so much more.

If you care about reaching out to the people of the Flathead, help make this opportunity count. Even $5 will go a long way.

 

June 14 Meeting

JOIN US FOR AN EVENING OF DISCUSSION, FOOD, DRINK, MUSIC & FARMER’S MARKET

Wed., June 14, starting at 5 p.m.

The Montana Tap House | 845 Wisconsin Ave., Whitefish | Beer Garden

EXPLORE running for office. With dozens of elected and appointed positions across the Flathead officially open for candidate filings, now is the time if you have considered campaigning for a local office.

PLAN for weekly get-togethers at The Montana Tap House’s Wednesday farmers’ market.

DISCUSS local political issues.

TAKE ACTION by helping with our Independence Day Project, distributing pocket Constitutions through local fireworks stands.

FOOD & DRINK: Local farm sales, food trucks, beer.

Help promote the meeting by printing and posting this flier — Flathead Libertarians June 14 Meeting Flier

We will be having an informal, recon style meeting at The Tap House Wed. June 7 at 5:30 to get a lay of the land and plan for hosting a table at the weekly farmer’s market through the summer. Join us if you’d like to be involved in this planning.

May Meeting (Note: Mtg. Place Change)

JOIN US FOR AN EVENING OF POLITICS, DISCUSSION & FOOD

Thursday, May 18 at 6 p.m.

Brannigan’s Irish Pub | 101 E. Center Street | Blue Room

EXPLORE running for office. With dozens of elected and appointed positions across the Flathead officially open for candidate filings, now is the time if you have considered campaigning for a local office.

PLAN for weekly get-togethers at The Montana Tap House’s Wednesday farmers’ market beginning June 14.

DISCUSS proposed county affiliate bylaws.

FOOD & DRINK: Snacks, full dinners, and libations available.

Help promote the meeting by printing and posting this flyer — May meeting flyer

April Meeting

FCLP April 2017 Meeting

JOIN US FOR AN EVENING OF POLITICS, DISCUSSION & FOOD

Thursday, April 20 at 6 p.m.

Colter Coffee basement room

EXPLORE running for office. With dozens of elected and appointed positions across the Flathead officially open for candidate filings, now is the time if you have considered campaigning for a local office.

PLAN for our first Liberty Think Bash with freedom activist rock star Matt Kibbe. Find out more.

DISCUSS the politics of liberty.

SNACK: As always, Rice Crispy treats.

Help promote the meeting by printing and posting this flyer — April meeting flyer

March Meeting

JOIN US FOR AN EVENING OF POLITICS, DISCUSSION & FOOD

Thursday, March 23 at 6 p.m.

Colter Coffee basement room

MEET Libertarian U.S. Congress candidate Mark Wicks, who will be Skyping in for a Q & A. If you’ve ever thought about working on a campaign, here’s your chance.

EXPLORE running for office. With dozens of elected offices and boards in the Flathead, we’re here to help you find a fit.

DISCUSS the politics of liberty.

SNACK: As always, Rice Crispy treats.

Help promote the meeting by printing and posting this flyer — March Meeting Flyer