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Atlanta suburb fights to block the construction of a Muslim cemetery & mosque.
More than 600 people packed inside a Georgia court house for a three-hour town hall condemning a proposal for a new mosque.

“We have already seen bombings and beheadings,” one resident said during her time in front of the crowd, “Eight years ago, our U.S. government got a Muslim president who has put Muslims in power.”

When people start treating a place of worship as something to ban, that is a true war on religion! 

While John Dickinson is nearly-forgotten today, he was considered “the Penman of the Revolution” in his day.

“Let us take care of our rights, and we therein take care of our property. ‘Slavery is ever preceded by sleep.’”
-From Letters from a Farmer, in Pennsylvania, to the inhabitants of the British Colonies, Letter XII

#founders #liberty #freedom #history #quote #quotes #qotd #foundingfathers

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In Defense of Philosopher Kings

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Plato’s Allegory of the Cave as an Argument Against Democracy, and a Defense of Monarchy and Social Order

When examining the Allegory of the Cave by Plato, it is essential to understand the context in which this allegory is written, and more importantly, the purpose. The philosopher’s magnum opus, the Republic, is an argument for a social and political system which provides the most benefit to the polis, or the body of citizens of a state, through his ideal system which emphasizes political, philosophical, educational, and social order, as well as debates the nature of morality and justice. While there is great wisdom to be gained from the Allegory itself, and what it can be adapted to explain, ultimately the greatest benefit the work provides is a thought experiment promoting the idea of the educated elite, (or the Philosopher King, who is the highest electissimus of the electisissimus) and how the Philosopher King would bring about the most unity and societal enlightenment, and also would prevent the state from falling into decay.

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