The Salon

September 29, 2017  |  10AM - 11:30AM  |  1270 Madison Ave N, Bainbridge Island, WA  |  Free.

The Salon: A Forum for Conversation

The Bainbridge Public Library hosts a monthly discussion group. It meets on the 4th Friday of the month from 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. The Salon is for men and women who enjoy stimulating conversation and wish to learn from others in civil dialog. Topics will vary, but the mode will be general interest subjects that impact the public. The Salon conversations will be energizing, fun, and thought provoking.

Health Care: A Right or a Privilege? 

Health care for all has been suggested recently while a new attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act pops up again on the horizon. What are your thoughts about government’s responsibility for citizens’ health care? What about rights and responsibilities, privileges and problems in a democracy in general?  

A few quotes from the original governing documents may stimulate your thinking as we look forward to participating and having fun learning from each other at the Salon. 

Declaration of Independence, JULY 4, 1776 
"When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."  

Preface of the Constitution of the United States
"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.”

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1270 Madison Ave N
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
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