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  1. Struggle for Civil and Political Rights

    by , 08-20-2019 at 01:59 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    I have gotten the impression that American schools do not teach Civics very well. There seem to be U.S. citizens who think that the people should do what the government says, and that the Duty of Civil Disobedience is not a responsibility that Americans should take seriously. The matter of how citizens should act in a republic has a great deal formal philosophical literature behind it, and its origin go back before the origin of organized government. I could go back to Plato’s Republic and some ...

    Updated 08-20-2019 at 05:20 PM by PeterL

  2. What's Wrong with Gun Control

    by , 10-09-2017 at 03:10 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    Sometimes I wonder whether people in the U.S.A. ever bother reading the documents that are the basis of the U.S. government. There have been other countries that declared independence from a mother country and produced a declaration of independence, but from what I know of those documents, they were in legalistic style, so they are not easy to read. The U.S. Declaration of Independence was well written by someone who knew what he was doing; although it was damaged somewhat by amendments on the floor ...

    Updated 10-11-2017 at 07:35 AM by PeterL

  3. Free Speech and Its Utility

    by , 05-10-2015 at 06:55 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    The idea of free speech has been around for quite a while. It was essential to Ancient Greek democracy, and in ancient times the suppression of free speech was often a clear sign that government was acting badly. The actual origins of the idea of free speech aren't important, and the origins predate history, so there is a limit on what we can say about it. But the re-emergence of free speech during and after the Reformation and during the Age of Reason is very important to the concept of free speech ...

    Updated 05-11-2015 at 10:10 AM by PeterL

  4. Seller asks the price 500 units. Buyer insists on giving 2000 units. Both firm.

    by , 08-07-2013 at 09:39 AM (The Promised Revival -- To Bring Faith Back Even If It Had Gone To Pleiades (i.e. weakened).)
    Peace be on you. Once, in the past, a person wanted to sell his horse. He was asking 500 currency units. A buyer came, looked at the horse and said he would pay 2000 because horse was worth it. They both were insisting on their prices…………Amazing.

    Then it so happened in the recent times, a rice exporter found a novel way to fool his foreign customers. He half filled the bag with high quality rice, and then inserted a pipe to the middle of rice and poured low garde ...

    Updated 08-07-2013 at 09:43 AM by YALASH

  5. Ramadhan - Uphold Just and Fair Dealing

    by , 07-30-2013 at 02:17 PM (The Promised Revival -- To Bring Faith Back Even If It Had Gone To Pleiades (i.e. weakened).)
    Peace be on you. For a believer, Ramadhan has deep link with Holy Quran. Ramadhan's Fasting for the sake of God must be coupled with correct faith about God and human dealing in accordance with the commandments of God. In this regard, some of the basic directives are mentioned from Holy Quran, chapter 6, verses 152 to 154, as gist:

    = Do not make partners, in any sense, with God.

    = Well behave with parents; misbehavior is prohibited.

    = Do not kill children ...