Free Online Seminar: The Foundations of Our Republic
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Date & Time
Mon, Aug 29 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Free Online Community Seminar Series
The Foundations of Our Republic, Take II
Monday, August 29, 2022
What are the fundamental principles of our Republic? Are these principles based on a view of objective reality/nature, or simply the “consent of the governed”? Depending on how one addresses the previous question: Are these principles changeable, and if so on what grounds? How should one read the founding documents? What authority does the Executive, Legislative, and Judiciary branches have? What are rights? Are they based on nature or consent? Are they inalienable? Please join us as we explore these political works through semi-monthly evening meetings.
The August 29 reading is:
The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. Du Bois
Independently published (January 2020)
5:30 – 6:30PM PDT
Readings in the series:
Declaration of Independence, The Articles of Confederation, selected Federalist Papers, selected Anti-Federalist Papers, the U.S. Constitution, selections from Democracy in American, Dred Scott Decision and Dissenting View (edited), selected Lincoln speeches, Lincoln Douglass Debates (edited), Plessy v. Ferguson and Dissenting View (edited), Brown v. Board of Education, Letter from Birmingham Jail, Proposed Equal Rights Amendment, UN Declaration of Human Rights
Online. Register to receive the link.