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September 15 – International Day of Democracy

2014 Theme: Engaging Young People on Democracy

Let us contemplate today as to where democracy stands in our modern times? The classic definition of democracy that we learnt is to have a government… 554 more words

Civil Society

On Conspiracies and Immigration Reform

Late last month I asked a simple question, what does the Obama administration hope to accomplish in regards to immigration? I answered that its goal was not to reform the United States immigration system unilaterally, but to use executive action to force Congress into acting. 918 more words

Current Events

Moral Mondays and Beyond

Moral Mondays, the “Brain Child” of the North Carolina State Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and  led by Rev. 525 more words

Political Thought

Expanding the Liberty Canon: Cicero's On the Republic

Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 BCE) was a prominent lawyer, politician, and thinker in the last years of the Roman Republic. His death was a murder in revenge for his attacks on Marcus Antonius (known in English as Mark Anthony), in the form of a speech in the Senate against tyranny known as the First Philippic. 1,513 more words

Liberty

The Second Passage

So much has changed since the civil rights era of the 60’s. A different time… a different place…a different agenda. Police brutality has always been an issue but never directly confronted. 383 more words

Culture

Human Nature, War and Armed Conflict

The list of ongoing armed conflicts in the worlds is long ( see for example http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_ongoing_armed_conflicts) and has been long for centuries. There are many websites and research institutes that keep track of their number, the parties involved, the main issues, et cetera. 561 more words

Liberty

Don’t Lose Your Head Like Marie Antoinette

A friend once called me a “level-headed Libertarian.” While I disagree with the Libertarian part, I do agree with “level-headed.”

He said he likes that I can equally respect both left-wing and right-wing ideologies (he’s a Liberal), and that I’m not a reactionary when it comes to political stupidity. 161 more words

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