The Decline and Fall of the American Empire
“To be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is to remain always a child.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero
For some, this summit will be the beginning of an education they have longed for. For others, it will be the next step in their intellectual development. Still for others, it will be a launching pad into social/political change and impact. Regardless your reason for attending, this summit will be a major turning point in knowledge acquisition and intellectual insight, in building deep meaningful relationships, and bonding with nature and nature’s God.
Everyone is familiar with the phrase “those who do not study history are doomed to repeat it.” We believe this so strongly that we have taken our theme from Gibbon’s The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire and will address the essence of this tome comparing and contrasting it with American history and our potential future. If you have not read Gibbon (most people have not), you will find this incredibly enlightening. We will also spend significant time discussing an invigorating economic approach from the perspective of Hilaire Belloc’s little known book entitled, The Servile State.
Holding such a summit on our campus in the wilderness of the Blue Mountains in southeastern Utah, in the company of some of the greatest people in our land, and learning, analyzing, and meditating on the knowledge gained here will be the experience of a lifetime. Come join us and begin to become part of the American solution.
“If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands, which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.” – Samuel Adams
Location: Monticello College 1849 North Creek Road, Monticello, UT 84535
Date: August 30 - September 2, 2017
Cost*: $300 per person/$500 per couple
San Juan County Discount - $250 per person/$400 per couple
MA NL Student Discount - $215 per person/$375 per couple
Information: (435) 590–1661
(San Juan County and MA NL Student discounts call in)
*Cost covers meals and materials only. Housing should be secured separately.