Robert R. Hieronimus, Ph.D., is an internationally known historian, visual artist, and radio host. His research has been used by the White House and State Department and published in the congressional record. He has made numerous appearances on documentaries airing on the History, Discovery, BBC, and National Geographic channels as well as many other national and international outlets. His giant murals and painted artcars include the 2,700-square-foot Apocalypse and the 1,750-square-foot We the People, the Woodstock Bus, and the We the People Artcar. His weekly program, 21st Century Radio, is the longest running radio show on the new paradigm in the country. He is the co-author of The Secret Life of Lady Liberty: Goddess in the New World. He lives in Maryland. Please visit and
Laura E. Cortner graduated with honors from Goucher College in Towson, Maryland, with a degree in English and a concentration in writing. She has coauthored previous titles with Robert R. Hieronimus including Founding Fathers, Secret Societies and United Symbolism of America. Her work has also appeared regularly in numerous periodicals such as Lilipoh, UFO Magazine, Fate Magazine, and several Beatles fan publications. She is the director of the Ruscombe Mansion Community Health Center and is the co-author of The Secret Life of Lady Liberty: Goddess in the New World. She lives in Maryland. Please visit

Women are an underutilized resource. When I heard actress Connie Britton say this in an interview, I was stunned by the twist that she gave gender equality. I had never heard it put quite this way. Giving women full rights isn’t just a matter of fairness or of equal opportunity. Not allowing females access to an education and to employment in all fields and at all levels, deprives us of resources. Since women think differently than men and see the world differently, we are depriving the world of new ways of thinking, inventions, cures for disease and solutions to problems that have been plaguing the world. We have created a lot of myths about what women can and can’t do. We say them as if they are true, but in fact, they are false beliefs that have prevailed because no one has really challenged them. When we raise girls to believe that they are less capable than men, we cause harm to ourselves. Please join us Thursday to learn what the Statue of Liberty, a female, really symbolizes

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