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AGORA FOUNDATION FREE COMMUNITY SEMINAR SERIES – The Foundations of Our Republic

Online Seminar
Free Community Seminar Series
The Foundations of Our Republic, Take II
Monday, August 10, 2020

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?

The August 10 reading is –
The Constitution, Article 2

Schedule:
5:30 – 6:30PM PDT

Readings: 
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

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Meeting ID: 819 2645 8322