Review of book by Michael Trachtman of Supreme Court decisions that affect our lives. Brief summaries of 37 such cases are in the book and very short descriptions of about a dozen are in this review. Reading about them brings back many memories.
The Constitutional Convention, probably the most important gathering of men in the history of the United States and the second most important gathering in the history of the united States. It started out simply as an exercise to strengthen the Articles of Confederation which defined the...
The premise of this essay is that there is no justification under any circumstances for any established nation to deny grown adult men and women the right to decide their own future.
What is a Digital Direct Democracy? Videos, definitions, and examples are used to explain this referendum based system. Common criticisms are discussed.
Well maybe someone is talented enough to put these lyrics to the tune "Eve of destruction" and send it to me in video. I'll post it here.
An analysis of Thomas Jefferson and Alexis de Tocqueville's views on democracy, along with a look into how Tocqueville's ideas apply today.
Will the Russian bear ever stop devouring its own young and leave them an equitable spot in the den? The failure of Russian democracy is rooted in ancient historical factors and contemporary events.
Most Americans, including most Conservatives and Tea Party types, as well as Democrats, are not aware how close we came to not having an America at all. Roughly 50% of colonialists wanted something more like the what the European Union is today, except it was called the Continental Congress back...
Why is it that so many of us feel that the rights and responsibilities we inherited from our forefathers may be, despite our reverence for the U.S. Constitution, in serious jeopardy?
This article is about how our democracy is in jeopardy because our congress no longer represents us. It gives examples of how they are influenced by campaign funding from big monied interests and corporations so they can get re-elected, thus distracting them from our issues.