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Becoming Equal Under the Law – A Quest for Freedom

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My great-great-grandfather was born on a plantation in Southampton, Virginia. He was born to the Blow family. They eventually moved to St. Louis. At this point, they had debts. And they had to sell something to cure those debts. My great-great-grandfather was purchased by an Army surgeon. The slave is taken into the Wisconsin Territory,

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“Becoming Equal Under the Law – A Quest for Freedom”

How Silicon Valley went from Republican to Democrat | Margaret O’Mara | Big Think

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For a long time, the Valley was Republican leaning; it was the few people who were Democrats who felt few and far between. And I’m thinking, you know, in the ’60s and the ’70s, and into the ’80s, into the Reagan era. The business leaders were, you know, there were like other business leaders. They

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“How Silicon Valley went from Republican to Democrat | Margaret O’Mara | Big Think”

Lincoln’s law: How did the Civil War change the Constitution? | James Stoner | Big Think

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The United States Constitution is certainly dedicated to the rule of law. John Adams famously said, quoting Harrington who himself is quoting Aristotle or alluding to Aristotle, that the United States aims to establish the rule of law not the rule of men. And the Constitution lays out a number of rules about how governments

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“Lincoln’s law: How did the Civil War change the Constitution? | James Stoner | Big Think”

What was so special about Viking ships? – Jan Bill

January 21, 2020 at 6:50 pm | Blog | Colt Stanton -

The Vikings came from the rugged, inhospitable north known today as Scandinavia. As the Roman Empire flourished further south, Scandinavians had small settlements, no central government, and no coinage. Yet by the 11th century, the Vikings had spread far from Scandinavia, gaining control of trade routes throughout Europe, conquering kingdoms as far as Africa, and

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“What was so special about Viking ships? – Jan Bill”

Episode 106: The Distinction Between Governance and Government (with Edward P. Stringham)

January 20, 2020 at 10:50 am | Blog | Colt Stanton -

Aaron Ross Powell: Welcome to Free Thoughts from Libertarianism.org and the Cato Institute. I’m Aaron Powell. Trevor Burrus: And I’m Trevor Burrus. Aaron Ross Powell: And today we’re joined by Edward Peter Stringham. He’s a Davis Professor of Economic Organizations and Innovation at Trinity College and the author of the new book Private Governance: Creating

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“Episode 106: The Distinction Between Governance and Government (with Edward P. Stringham)”

Do Parties Or Voters Choose Presidential Nominees? l FiveThirtyEight

January 16, 2020 at 7:50 pm | Blog | Colt Stanton -

Today in America, the way we choose presidential nominees is by having voters go to the polls and weigh in on who they want their party’s candidate to be. But there’s a theory called the party decides theory that says behind the scenes the parties are actually pulling the strings and determining who the party’s

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“Do Parties Or Voters Choose Presidential Nominees? l FiveThirtyEight”