The importance of civil discussion is the focus of today's City Club meeting at St. Charles. Political Science Professor at OSU Cascades, Jim Foster wrote a book on an Alaskan First Amendment Case, and will be addressing the group. He says people with differing views have to find a way to talk to each other, with all the challenges this country faces. “Basically what I'll be talking about is the First Amendment guarantees free speech in order to promote domestic tranquility and promote general welfare. So free speech can't be licentious in the sense uncivil or hurtful that stops conversation rather than keep it going.” Foster says we have to find a way to problem solve despite our differences.