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Chittenden library facilitates guided discussion on U.S. political system

Thursday, March 1, 6:30 p.m.—CHITTENDEN—Join facilitator Gina Ottoboni on the first Thursday of each month for a guided discussion about American government and politics. “American Government and Politics: A Community Colloquium” will start at Chittenden Public Library on Thursday, March 1 from 6:30-7:45 p.m. with the topic “Foundations: The Constitution and the Roots of the American Political Tradition.”

Participants will look at the ideas, documents, and institutions that structure the U.S. political system. What are they and how do they work? Many other questions will be tackled: What is government and why do we need it? What does the Second Amendment really say? Who is Vermin Supreme and what does his run for the presidency tell us about our political system? What does it mean to live in a country that self-consciously created itself and is still doing so?

Together, guests will talk about the values that guide us, the conceptions we hold, and the role we play in shaping our nation.

All ages and experience levels are welcome. Coffee and tea will be provided. The first 20 attendees will receive a free copy of the pocket Constitution.

Chittenden Public Library is located at 223 Chittenden Road, Chittenden.

For more information, contact 802-773-3531 or email

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