Category: My Democratic Faith

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William Penn, Short Cuts, and DACA

Justice William O. Douglas wrote that King Charles II adopted severe measures against noncomformists. One of those acts was the Conventicle Act of 1664. This forbade “conventicles” or religious assemblies of more than 5...

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Poor Laws in America: 1930s Edition

My Country – Poor Laws Justice Douglas spends today’s entry examining a North Dakota Supreme Court case regarding Roy Hulm. Roy Hulm lived in South Dakota with his wife and ten children. However, Hulm...

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James Sommersett and Quock Walker

My Country – James Sommersett Charles Stewart of Boston, Massachusetts, owned James Sommersett. Stewart brought Somerset when he returned to England in 1769. But in 1771, Somerset escaped and Stewart directed that he be sold to...

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Medicaid

Most likely, the Republicans will decimate Medicaid in the coming weeks. And most likely, if you voted for a Republican, you don’t care because you don’t think it will affect you. Maybe, you are...

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Thomas Jefferson and Free Speech

My Country – Thomas Jefferson and Free Speech On June 13, 1779, Thomas Jefferson wrote an article of faith on free speech. [T]he opinions of men are not the object of civil government, nor...