Federalist Society luncheon: The Founders, money and the Constitution

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The Federalist Society Alaska Chapter announced that Grant Starrett, vice president of acquisitions at Lion Real Estate Group, will address the group’s next luncheon gathering on the topic of the Founders, money, the Constitution, and the size of government.

Amidst concerns over the highest inflation rates in decades, the event at the Petroleum Club in Anchorage at noon on Aug. 21 aims to provide a fresh perspective on how the Founders’ views on sound money were enshrined in the Constitution to explicitly limit the scope of government, and how these principles have been warped over time.

Starrett is the president of Nashville Lawyers Chapter of the Federalist Society. He graduated from Stanford University, where he founded its Conservative Society, and later earned his J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School. During his time at Vanderbilt, he gained experience working for Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC), further shaping his understanding of the dynamics between government, the Constitution, and economic principles.

Starrett’s analyses and writings have been featured in prominent national publications such as the Wall Street Journal, National Review, and The Federalist. His regular book reviews on GrantReadsBooks at Substack showcase his passion for intellectual discourse and exploration of ideas.

Tickets are $10 for members and $20 for nonmembers. Lunch is included. The event is open to the public.

The Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies is made up of individuals with conservative and libertarian leanings who have a keen interest in the present condition of the legal system. The organization is established upon the core tenets that the primary purpose of the government is to safeguard individual freedoms, that the division of governmental powers is a fundamental aspect of our Constitution, and that the judiciary’s role is predominantly to interpret the law as it stands, rather than as it ought to be.

The group, active in states across the nation, aims to both raise awareness about these principles and advance their implementation through its various initiatives, which include speaker series.

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  1. I would go to that event, since it would new information I don’t know. It happens during work hours. Stay-at-home parent homeschoolers and retirees better pack the event since it’s a good one not an awe-n-shock public presentation topic that can rile. It would be good for youth who are better off academically (because of higher understanding) than the average child like homeschoolers.

  2. Indeed, of all the ways in which the US Constitution has been utterly subverted and turned on its head, the issue of money is one of the most egregious.

    The Founding Fathers, all having had personal, and in some cases multiple, disastrous experiences with depreciating and collapsing-in-value paper currency (NOT “money”), were determined to prevent such monetary fraud from being issued by the states or federal government. Nevertheless, the financial gain to be had by the predatory ruling class was just too massive and enticing to resist, and they started subverting monetary matters from the very early days of the Republic (see the “United States Bank” for one such example).

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