Meeting Report

November 20, 2016
The Election:
Consternation, Conversation and Consequences

Wayne Luney moderated a discussion, which included, among others, some of the following topics:

  • The implications for state-church separation

  • The implications for foreign policy (Russia, Mexico, Middle East, NATO, trade agreements, nuclear proliferation)

  • The repeal (or amendment) of the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare)

  • The implications for stopping man-made climate change

  • The resurgence of nationalism both here and in Europe

  • The danger of ignoring the welfare of the "losers" from international competition in our society

  • The risks to liberty from a president with obvious authoritarian tendencies.

  • Paul Ryan's stated intention to replace Medicare with a voucher system

  • Prospects for the National Popular Vote (NPV)

The discussions were very lively and, in at least one case, fairly lengthy.

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