An OC-RAP Challenge

This Saturday Golden West College is hosting an Impeachment Forum. Details follow below the e-fold, but the method of delivery for this information was quite novel indeed.

Quite novel indeed? Who am I, Jeeves?

Anyway, I received an e-mail from the one, the only, Thu-Trang Tran, the indefatigable force behind OC-RAP and the issuer of the following challenge:

What do counter-military recruitment and impeachment have in common? Give up? Our government couldn't care less about either one! OK, that didn't come out as clever as I thought it would, so let's do this—if you can reply to this e-mail cogently exploring the connection between CR (or the militarization of public education) AND impeachment, I will personally treat you out to coffee and dessert. Your "argument" could draw from your own body of knowledge, research, conversations, community forums like the one announced below, or any combo thereof. Bon chance!

-- Thu-Trang for OC Recruitment Awareness Project (714) 649-0501 info line | www.oc-rap.org

Well, peoples, folk, and/or countrypersons? Do you think there is any connection between counter-recruitment efforts and impeachment? I suppose both involve concern over the nature of public service and what we both can and should ask from those who serve the public.

Talk amongst yourselves, and read on for details on this weekend's Impeachment Forum. (And a regularly-scheduled OC-RAP meeting, too!)

Impeachment 101: How Impeachment Serves a Democracy with Stephen Rohde and Marjorie Cohn

April 5, Saturday 7-9 p.m., (Doors open at 6:30) Huntington Beach: Two leading U.S. Constitutional scholars will explore impeachment during a community forum entitled Impeachment 101: How Impeachment Serves a Democracy.

Moderated by the League of Women Voters of Orange Coast and sponsored by the Office of Student Activities at Golden West College, panelists will take a historical look at our founding fathers' intent to use impeachment as a tool to curb the abuse of power in government and examine noteworthy cases in our nation's record in which Articles of Impeachment have been filed.

Marjorie Cohn, President of the National Lawyers Guild and Professor at Thomas Jefferson School of Law, and Stephen Rodhe, Constitutional Lawyer and former President of the ACLU of Southern California and the Beverly Hills Bar Association, will discuss the purpose of impeachment, the separation of powers, and the legal definition of impeachable acts.

The educational panel discussion will be held in Forum I at Golden West College, 15744 Goldenwest St., Huntington Beach. Doors will open at 6:30pm. College parking lot entrances "C" and "D" on Goldenwest Street are convenient. Parking is $1. For a map please see gwc.info/pdf/gwc_campusmap_0208.pdf . This event is free and open to the public. For information call Lynda Hernandez at 714.539.7270 or Karen Riggs at 714.604.3300. -Voluntary donations will be very gratefully accepted at the door!-

OC-RAP invites you to attend Monthly General Meetings: the First Monday of Every Month. Next meeting: Monday, April 7th at El Centro Cultural de Mexico 310 W 5th Street, Santa Ana, CA 92701 At the corner of Broadway and 5th upstairs, above El Curtido Restaurant free parking in the structure on 3rd and Birch 6:30 p.m. always FREE always open to the public, everyone welcome! same place same time each month Questions? e-mail: oc-rap@ hotmail.com v-mail: (714) 649-0501


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