Sioux Falls Free Thinkers

"Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent!"

For all those with Open Minds!

An Open Mind by Megan Godtland

An Open Mind by Megan Godtland

Welcome Sioux Falls Free Thinkers!
Welcome Open Minds!

Sioux Falls Free Thinkers is Home for all those of Free Thought with Open Minds! This group includes Atheists, Agnostics, and Humanists, those interested in science and Scientists, those who love animals and Zoologists, and Feminists and those wanting to help abused women, but all those with open minds are welcome. Free Thinkers are those that want a world without rules and controls on thought, without mental borders and boundaries. A world where anything is possible.

Free Your Mind! There Is No Spoon!
(From the movie, The Matrix)

The one thing the writers of the Freethinker definition seem to have forgotten is the idea of having an Open Mind, the basic concept behind what made Freethinking possible in the first place. We at Sioux Falls Free Thinkers reject this closed-minded rigidity of thought, so, even though we agree with and endorse much of the Freethinking definition, we took the word Freethinking back to its original roots and call ourselves "Free Thinkers" to symbolize Open Minds, Free Thought, and true Free Thinking once again.

Our meetings and social gatherings are posted at Sioux Falls Free Thinkers on Sioux Falls Free Thinkers Upcoming Events can be seen on the Calendar.

Meetup: Attend the South Dakota Medical Marijuana Summit

Sioux Falls Free Thinkers and South Dakotans Against Prohibition for Legalizing Medical Marijuana Electronic Billboards

South Dakota Medical Marijuana Advocates Will Host a Legislative Summit on November 22nd starting at 10am in the Sioux Falls Main Library - Meeting Room A.

Proponents for medical marijuana legislation invite area lawmakers and the public to attend a legislative summit on November 22nd in downtown Sioux Falls. The goal of the event is to discuss preparations for the upcoming legislative session. The South Dakota Medical Marijuana Summit is a grassroots educational and organizing event for area patients and advocates coming together and accelerating the movement to change state law. Cancer, MS, Glaucoma, and many other patients of various conditions will call on community leaders to provide a responsible and compassionate plan for safe access to medical marijuana. The 3 hour event will feature an informal meet & greet for patients and their families, a short documentary screening, an expert panel discussion and various workshops to inform and train volunteers.

The medical marijuana summit is an opportunity to learn about the science, culture and laws surrounding medical marijuana and will equip supporters with the information and skills needed to be effective advocates. Various regulations and policy approaches will be debated and considered. Elected officials and anyone interested from South Dakota is invited to attend and may inquire about the event or medical marijuana legislation by contacting either Melissa Mentele or Emmett Reistroffer. A subsequent legislative summit is being planned for a later date in Rapid City.

South Dakota Compassion / Emmett Reistroffer
: 720-949-8397
South Dakota Family Coalition for Compassion / Melissa Mentele:

Event Details:
The South Dakota Medical Marijuana Summit
Saturday November 22nd (10am - 1pm)
Downtown Main Library Meeting Room A, 200 N. Dakota Ave, Sioux Falls
The second hour will have an expert panel discussion with a specific time period for questions from the press.
*Lunch is not provided, but light snacks and beverages may be available.
*There is no cost to attend.

Dale Hemming
Founder of Sioux Falls Free Thinkers

The Sioux Falls Free Thinkers group will never have any dues. Membership is not required to attend our meetings. This group will probably never have any formal rules except treating other members and their opinions with respect, and giving everyone equal time to speak. This group will never purge members for expressing their opinions or for forming their own group of open-minded people. The only loose requirement is that members, and those attending our meetings, have an interest in one of the subjects of our five websites.

Our "slogan" above comes from the following quote:
Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.
Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent.
Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb.
Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts.
Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent!

But above all Be Your Own Heroine, Be Your Own Hero. You achieve nothing for yourself by living vicariously off the skills and achievements of others. It's What You Do That Matters. Cheer and applaud your own skills and achievements and be proud of them, Be Proud of Who You Are and What You Do.

Don't Just Think You Are Right, Know You Are. Don't hesitate, don't be unsure, don't let others doubts cloud your judgment, your power of reason. Others will constantly try to manipulate you, control you, dominate you, intimidate you, tell you that you must do this or can't do that, Ignore Them! Your mind, your own thoughts are the only thing you can be sure of, trust your thoughts instead of theirs.

Your mind, your conscious mind is the most powerful tool ever evolved.
Trust it, act on what it tells you. Be positive! If you think you're right
Then Know you're right and Follow What You Think is the best course.
Break Free! There Is No Spoon!

We look forward to seeing you at one or more of our events and meetings!

We have member websites for Atheists, Agnostics, and Humanists, for those interested in science and Scientists, for those who love animals and Zoologists, and for Feminists; for those who wish to help abused women, and for abused women themselves. Check out these other websites at Member Websites.