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Foundation of democracy

Ekklesia was the foundation of democracy. Each of the ancient Greek, democratic city-states had held ekklesia through out the year. This was their government. Each city-state had its own ekklesia and was independent. However the city-states did cooperate militarily and … Continue reading

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Warning: Use Self-Directed Censorship

John Locke was an English philosopher and political theorist. His ideas about freedom greatly influenced America’s founding fathers and are reflected in the Declaration of Independence. Yet, Locke believed in a kind of censorship, a self-directed control of what we … Continue reading

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How A White Guy Experienced Jim Crow As A Black Guy

Black Like Me is the story of how John Howard Griffin, a white man, colored his skin black and traveled around the segregated, Jim Crow South in the late 1950s. The cover reads: “What was it like, really like to be … Continue reading

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A More Evolved American Declaration Of Idependence

The American Declaration Of Independence presents some noble sounding ideas:  self-evident truths; “all men are created equal;” we have a Creator; rights are an inalienable, non-material reality.  However, if people who were further along in the evolutionary process had written it, American history might be different.  The … Continue reading

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Frederick Douglas — Freedom Fighter

Frederick Douglas is featured in the new PBS series, The Abolitionists, along with Angelina Grimke, John Brown, William Lloyd Garrison, and Harriet Beecher Stowe.  Douglas is an interesting person in American history. He was claimed to be personal property from his birth … Continue reading

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