Join us at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21 at the Rodi Med-American Grill for dinner and a presentation by John Rosemond, a parenting expert and nationally syndicated columnist, author and public speaker. He provides common-sense advice for raising your children.
Rosemond, a family psychologist by license, received an astonishing order from the Kentucky attorney general in May 2013: stop publishing your advice column in the Bluegrass State or face fines and jail. The attorney general and the state’s psychologist-licensing board believed that Rosemond ’s column, syndicated in more than 200 papers nationwide, constitutes the “unlicensed practice of psychology” when it appears in a Kentucky newspaper.
Kentucky’s crackdown is part of a national surge in the abuse of occupational-licensing laws to censor advice.
In July 2013, Rosemond joined the Institute for Justice to fight back in federal court. His First Amendment lawsuit defends freedom of speech and freedom of the press from government officials who consider it a crime in America to express an opinion in the newspaper. Rosemond's challenge addresses one of the most important unsettled questions in First Amendment law: Can the government use occupational-licensing laws to trump free speech?
Rosemond will talk about the suit pending in Kentucky, the negative direction that politicians are taking our society, as well as how to reverse that decline.
Hope to see you there. And if you plan to attend, be sure to RSVP so we reserve enough seats at the table for you.
245 W Garrison Blvd
Gastonia, NC 28052
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