republican values inform politics?

In a liberal democracy, voting is essential and direct participation is not (Schumpeter). In an extended republic, direct participation is essential to the health of democracy because the people participate in “self-government” to extend the democratic wishes to their representatives. I am proud that my representative consistently provides an opportunity for our extended republic to…

I am a “Go” for Vegas, February 1-2, 2016

ACCEPTANCE NOTICE: America’s Multiple Political Elements of an United Culture ______________________________________________________________ Mr. Girdwood, We are pleased to notify you that your proposal has been accepted for presentation at the 19th Annual American Association of Behavioral and Social Sciences (AABSS) Conference.  A juried selection is used for accepting presentations, utilizing scholarly peer-review. Your presentation has been accepted for a lecture presentation…

republican in tone, indubitably

Email from my representative. I agree with my representative across the board. Indubitably, this is pure republicanism in tone. STATE REPRESENTATIVE JIM TOWNSEND Dear neighbor, Many residents have contacted my office to express their concerns regarding House Bill 4822, legislation that would prohibit a child from enrolling in the fourth grade if they are not…

#MPSA I Submit. I Submit #MPSA2016

I really do enjoy #MPSA and the international attendance. Last year, I had some excellent conversations with scholars from Turkey, Japan, China, Brazil, Ukraine, Germany, and England. Of course, meeting “Frank” was great!  Here’s what I have submitted…. +++++++++ Title: Republicanism Resolutely Opposes the Patriot Act, Unlike Liberalism, as an Observation of American Culture. MAIN…