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Constitution Day Lecture (free!): The Crisis of the Middle-Class Constitution

The Crisis of the Middle-Class Constitution: Why Economic Inequality Threatens Our Republic

Reserve your seat for the free Constitution Day lecture, The Crisis of the Middle-Class Constitution: Why Economic Inequality Threatens Our Republic, on Thursday, September 14, 7pm, at The Byrd Center for Congressional History on the campus of Shepherd University. Email jbrumage@shepherd.edu with the number of seats you’d like; more information is available on the Constitution Day webpage.

Why is the Constitution Day lecture being announced by the Eastern Panhandle Single-Payer Action Network? A primary reason can be found in a statement by Dr. Margaret Flowers. To paraphrase: The maintenance of private health insurance and the resistance to financing healthcare by expanding and improving Medicare for all are caused by the same underlying factors responsible for inequities in education, housing, and income, to name a few.

These inequities are shaking the foundation of this country, and the Constitution Day Lecture promises to contribute to our understanding of another impact of these disparities: how inequality is threatening the Constitution.

(Full disclosure: an additional reason EPSPAN is announcing this event is because the annual Constitution Day lecture is in honor of my late father, Tom Moses, who lived in Jefferson County. — Lynn)