At an increasing rate, Americans separate themselves into culturally and ideologically homogenous enclaves.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (PRWEB) April 26, 2018
Tax reform expert and CEO of Engineered Tax Services, Julio Gonzalez, hosted a private dinner for supporters of National Review Institute (NRI) at his home in Palm Beach County. The main speaker at the event was NRI Senior Fellow and Director of NRI’s Center for Unalienable Rights, David French. Mr. French spoke to the group about First Amendment issues, including freedom of speech and religious liberty. He also addressed the danger of group polarization and the threats to the culture of free speech.
“At an increasing rate, Americans separate themselves into culturally and ideologically homogenous enclaves,” said Mr. French. He argued that Americans need to learn to tolerate one another, and that begins with building a healthy culture of respect for free speech, even speech we disagree with.
NRI brings fellows like David French to events around the country to meet current and new supporters in different local areas. Members of NRI’s 1955 Society get exclusive opportunities to interact with NRI’s top talent through NRI salon dinners, such as the one hosted by Julio and Leslie Gonzalez.
“We are thankful to have Mr. Gonzalez and his wife, Leslie, as supporters and we are grateful to them for opening their home and hosting this NRI salon dinner,” said NRI Director of Philanthropy Francisco Gonzalez. “The support of people like Mr. and Mrs. Gonzalez make the work of National Review Institute possible. The salon dinner they hosted allowed us to bring one of the best minds in the conservative movement – David French – to meet with some of our top local supporters and grow our influence in the greater Palm Beach area,” he continued.
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