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AGORA FOUNDATION FREE ONLINE COMMUNITY SERIES – Foundations of Our Republic

Online Seminar

Free Community Seminar Series

The Foundations of Our Republic, Take II

Monday, September 7, 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 September 7 reading is –
The Constitution, Article 2, Sections Two-Four
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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: 845 1234 1651