Category: My Democratic Faith

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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...

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Wiretapping, Olmstead, and Katz

My Country – Wiretapping Justice Douglas spends three days investigating wiretapping. He called wiretapping a “blight on the civil liberties of the citizen.” I cannot believe that Justice Douglas would have liked the PATRIOT...

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Initiatives, Referendum, and Oregon

My Country – When Oregon Adopted Initiatives and Referendum On June 2, 1902, Oregon amended its Constitution to allow for the initiative and referendum process. It gave people the power to propose and enact...

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Treason and Cramer v. United States

My Country – Treason The word treason gets thrown around way too often. But what exactly does the Constitution consider treason? Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them,...