I will be speaking next month to 150 high school seniors - need some info/advice - PLEASESubmitted by MDKidd on Thu, 04/18/2013 - 10:32
I have been asked by a Civics teacher at a local public school to come in to speak early next month to several classes of his students about getting educated and involved in our political system. The teacher is quite liberal, but he is very fair. He knows me well, knows my views, and has asked me in to speak 5 times previously over the last 5 years.
The brunt of my speech, which will be about 20 - 25 minutes, will be on educating YOURSELF - in other words, seeking out information that one doesn't normally hear on the TV news, in high school textbooks, or in normal everyday conversations. I'd love to get some ideas from the Daily Paul folk here on some startling news items that are 100% verifiably true, but not generally known to the public.
Here are some stipulations to consider ...
1. I am a Republican Central Committee member, and my views are also known to my Chairman. This Chairman, as you probably would guess, is not a big fan of RP, and is very suspicious and leery of what I will say to the students. He has a son in one of the classes, so it is not like I can get away with saying something that will not get back to him.
2. The teacher is fine with me presenting my views, but will draw the line if I start promoting one Party's line over the other. I'm fine with that. I my past speeches, I have used the Constitution as my guide, and he is fine with me doing so.
3. I want to come up with about 4 or 5 news items or events or quotes that are really shocking to the students, but it MUST BE VERIFIABLY TRUE (the teacher does not want me coming in tossing around conspiracy theories to the kids) and I also want items that point out the hypocracy of BOTH PARTIES so as not to appear partisan. Of course, it should go without saying that all of the items must support the liberty viewpoint.
I've come up with several ideas, but I'd like to hear from the Daily Paul contingent. Any ideas will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.