Tuesday, February 07, 2006


An Evening With Dr. Alan Keyes

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On Monday evening, the VOLConWife and I had the pleasure of attending an event hosted by The University of Tennessee Black Cultural Programming Committee and the NAACP that featured Dr. Alan Keyes, former U.N. Ambassador, Presidential candidate, and candidate for U.S. Senate. I have heard Dr. Keyes speak on several occasions, but it was the VOLConWife's first time hearing him in person. Never one to pass on hearing one of the great orators of our time (as well as one of my favorite conservative politicians), I made sure to clear my schedule at the last minute. Apparently I was not the only one. I estimate the audience at over 500 people, which is certainly heartening for a conservative speaker on a weeknight. In all truth, more people attended Dr. Keyes' address than attended a talk by Senator Fred Thompson a few months back, and in Tennessee, that's saying something.

Dr. Keyes spoke for over 85 minutes without interruption (before taking several questions from the audience), so I do not have nearly the time to reiterate all that he said last night. However, here are a few of the points that he made:

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

Dr. Keyes talked about several other subjects in his speech last night. I thoroughly enjoyed his thoughts and oration. Keyes, along with Ronald Reagan, Ed Bryant, and Abraham Kuyper, are my favorite conservatives, and it has always been an honor to enjoy their company throughout the years.

Again, thank you for the hosting organizations for their efforts in creating an enjoyable evening.

Sorry I missed it.
Give credit to the UTK Issues Committee as well.
Anonymous -

If I had spoken with anyone from the UT Issues Committee, I certainly would have praised them.


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