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Saturday Conversations

TOPIC:

Rule of Law

Living in groups? Why form government? How to structure it?
What goals for individuals, and the group? Government's own will?
# Formal government? Same laws for all? Do we have or aspire to the "rule of law"?
With no majority support, or enforcement, is it a law?
How do/should we choose/maintain our government?
Anarchy,Dictator,Theocra­cy,Democracy,Republic? Socialism,Communism,Fasc­ism?
What if immigrants feel differently?

# How is/should government be related to economics? Technology? Communications? Education, public intellectuals?
Can a representative government failing to educate it's population stand?
What responsibilities, if any, does/should the government have to keep people informed?
With the press captured by government can the populous know what's going on?
Does freedom of speech and freedom of the press also mean that the press is for sale to the highest bidder?
Will technology and the internet offset our losses?

# Will elections and amendments allow us to change our government? What forms of political recourse do we have?
What options would be best?
If the system has/does fail, how do we carry on?


Have an idea for a topic? Feel free to post suggestions for future topics here.


Location and Price:

Upstairs there are many tables and chairs where people can gather and eat. If it's a nice day out, we may sit out on the covered balcony. As always there is a suggested, but by no means necessary, $2 donation which goes towards helping cover the costs of the meetup.

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  • Liz

    Hey friends,

    Can you come to dinner at our house Saturday, August 9? Greg and I would love to have everyone over.

    If you can make it, email me at [masked], and we'll send the details. We'll make chicken tacos :)

    July 27, 2014

  • Craig L.

    Sorry, something came up with my son so I won't be able to make it.

    July 26, 2014

  • Elder N.

    There. Any one coming or did we Change location.

    July 26, 2014

  • Mike

    Topic? The constitution... just a good idea? or the law? ... Do we have or even aspire to the rule of law?

    July 17, 2014

    • Nathaniel

      If you could elaborate on this one, I would gladly post it as a topic. So that it's more than us just complaining about people breaking the law, what about a larger discussion on the purpose/function of law with the constitution being part of that? Pretty much all I need are a handful of questions and I'll get it up as the topic.

      July 19, 2014

    • Mike

      Living in groups? Why form government? How to structure it?
      What goals for individuals, and the group? Government's own will?
      # Formal government? Same laws for all? Do we have or aspire to the "rule of law"?
      With no majority support, or enforcement, is it a law?
      How do/should we choose/maintain our government?
      Anarchy,Dictator,Theocra­cy,Democracy,Republic? Socialism,Communism,Fasc­ism?
      What if immigrants feel differently?
      # How is/should government be related to economics? Technology? Communications? Education, public intellectuals?
      Can a representative government failing to educate it's population stand?
      With the press captured by government can the populous know what's going on?
      Will technology and internet offset our losses?
      # Will elections and ammendments allow us to change our government? Or shall it be done with guns? Who's guns?
      Everything but technology (and civil aviation) is failing...
      Now that we face the falling of our empire, how do we carry on?

      July 19, 2014

  • Sherrina

    Oops still getting used to the phone app. Anyways, bringing a guest with me.

    July 18, 2014

  • Gigi

    I wii try to make this one.

    July 3, 2014

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