Robert David STEELE
I have finally found two places where intelligent people can come together across all moral and intellectual boundaries — one of them is the Coffee Party, the other is Joan Blades’ new initiative, Living Room Conversations. Below are some links — I encourage anyone who believes in America the Beautiful and the US Constitution to treat the Coffee Party as a non-partisan second home, and to engage as deeply as possible in Joan’s new offering.
Like this Page: https://www.facebook.com/coffeeparty
Join Here: http://www.coffeepartyusa.com/join
Engage Here: http://www.livingroomconversations.org/
Got Crowd? BE the Force!
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