Luncheon Meeting

Chris Martinson "Why Conservative Patriots Should Run for School Board"

Tuesday Mar 3rd, 2015 - Noon to 1:05 p.m.

Directions: (Google Maps) Exit Hwy 41 at College Ave, go west one block to Mall Drive, turn right, go one block, turn right on Fox River Dr.

Dear Friends,

It is surprising how few conservatives run for local school board. Perhaps it is because of a sense of helplessness, a feeling that in spite of Wisconsin being a “local control” state, every meaningful decision has already been dictated by Madison or Washington. Or perhaps it is a sense of hopelessness given the nature of government schooling and the stranglehold that the educational establishment has over it.

To what degree are these impressions true? Can a individual board member make a difference?  And if so, how?

On Tuesday, March 3, candidate for New London School Board, Chris Martinson, will join us to discuss why conservative patriots should be involved in local school board elections. Chris will describe the problems that are exacerbated by conservative inaction, how conservatives serving on boards can make a difference, and his own personal story from liberalism to conservatism and political involvement.

Please join us. We meet at noon, order lunch, start at 12:05 p.m., and end at 1:05 p.m. Admission is free. Meal purchases and donations are encouraged.

Bio Sketch: Chris Martinson is a leader with the Wolf River Patriots and candidate for the New London School Board. Professionally, he is the owner of Martinson Lumber, which specializes in sourcing hardwood lumber for manufacturers and woodworkers.

"Above all things I hope the education of the common people will be attended to, convinced that on their good sense we may rely with the most security for the preservation of a due degree of liberty."
-- Thomas Jefferson, letter to James Madison, Dec. 20, 1787
Further Resources regarding our last Forum
  • For an understanding of why a full Audit of the Federal Reserve is necessary, in spite of the partial audits already authorized by Dodd-Frank, see the writings of Paul-Martin Foss at the Carl Menger Center (link, link, link) or Cato's Mark Calabria (link, link).
  • For an introduction to the Federal Reserve and the nature of sound money, see this video presentation (link) by G. Edward Griffin or purchase his classic book on the subject, The Creature from Jekyll Island (link).
Upcoming Events
  • On March 10, member of the UW Board of Regents, Tim Higgins, will discuss the controversial reforms for the UW System that are proposed in Gov. Walker's budget.