Agora Foundation Community Seminar Series-The Foundations of our Republic - Take II
Free Community Seminar Series - The Foundations of Our RepublicThe second and forth Mondays of each month 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? This will not be a lecture or a class. Instead, we will come together as careful readers of the Federalist Papers, avoiding outside resources and references, and through inquiry and conversation come to a considered understanding of the text. The teachers in the room are Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay, and we will do our best to understand their intentions through these historic documents. Reservations are required and attendees read the scheduled material prior to participating at each event. Schedule:12:00 - 1:00PM Readings: Declaration of Independence, Selected Federalist Papers, The U.S. Constitution, Dred Scott Decision and Dissenting View (edited), Plessy v. Ferguson, Brown v. Board of Education, Lincoln Douglass Debates (edited), Letter from Birmingham Jail Location: The Ojai Library111 East Ojai AvenueOjai, California 93023
111 East Ojai Avenue
Ojai, CA 93023
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