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The Pensacola State College Philosophy Club invites the community to a Young Americans’ Political Roundtable.

The free event is 2 p.m. April 11 in Building 14, Room 1444, on the Pensacola campus.

Roundtable moderator Mike Gilbert, Pensacola State professor of history and political science, says U.S. presidents have encouraged citizens to debate and discuss issues of the day; it’s one of the great strengths of a free and democratic society. He refers to John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan.

Encouraging citizens to take a more active role in the betterment of American society, President Kennedy said: “The efforts of the government alone will never be enough. In the end, the people must choose and the people must help themselves.”

And speaking directly about young people, President Reagan remarked: “Each generation goes further than the generation preceding it because it stands on the shoulders of that generation. You will have opportunities beyond anything we’ve ever known.”

For more information, contact Philosophy Club adviser John Holder at 484-2542, jholder@pensacolastate.edu.