Apr 21, 2009

School of Law convocation hosts Leadership Institute President Morton Blackwell

by Lee Sandy

One of the most influential conservative leaders of recent decades, Morton Blackwell, addressed the School of Law in its annual convocation.

Since playing an integral role in the election of President Ronald Reagan in 1980, Blackwell has been a passionate conservative speaker and a leader in times of political crises.
In 2004, Blackwell became a member of the executive committee of the Republican National Committee (RNC), having attended every session since 1972.

Blackwell presented the School of Law with a number of ideas for the conservative movement to use in response to the major political changes that have occurred since the 2008 elections. He also made predictions of what President Barack Obama will most likely do with a majority in the U.S. Congress. Some of the changes he predicts from Obama are:

• Appointing people who are aligned with his liberal view to both his cabinet and the Supreme Court.
• Dramatically increasing government spending.
• Tirelessly working to change the balance of political power in America through subtle control of the media news outlets.
• Rushing through a flood of liberal legislation while maintaining his popularity.
• Establishing “cozy relations” with socialist governments across the world while enabling international bodies to tax U.S. citizens.

However, Blackwell believes Obama will overreach his boundaries and grassroots conservatives will respond by organizing more than ever before.

Following his motivational speech, Blackwell took questions, and then reflected on his memories of the late Dr. Jerry Falwell Sr.

Blackwell said he believes the Liberty School of Law will play a key role in bringing needed changes to the legal system.

Contact Lee Sandy at
rasandy@liberty.edu.  


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