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Representative Democracy

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The Pagan Roots of Democracy
I stepped into the voting booth with civic pride and religious inspiration. The pastors urged the congregation to renew America and vote for a good Christian man, Ronald Reagan. I voted a straight Republican ticket. Those godless Democrats were no better than...
Saga of Times Past >> History & Anthropology
What is hypnotic trance? Does it provide unusual physical or mental capacities?
2.1 'Trance;' descriptive or misleading? Most of the classical notions of hypnosis have long held that hypnosis was special in some way from other types of interpersonal communication and that an induction (preparatory process considered by some to be...
Parapsychology >> Hypnosis
Where Did Magick Originate?
For early man, religion and magick were inseparable from the world around them, and just about every feature of the land was infused with some sacred significance. Swamps were evil. Every spring, tree, river and mountain was imbued with a spirit, with the...
Mystic Sciences >> Magick
Sensible Ideas: The Knowledge Behind the Perception
Do objects exist independently of consciousness? If so, what is the nature of these objects? These questions shall be investigated through the conflicting philosophies of John Locke and George Berkeley. Preliminary Quotations from Locke and Berkeley: Primary...
Religion & Philosophy >> Philosophy
Select Cross-Cultural and Historical Personifications of Death
This extensive introduction includes some of the more well known, along with some lesser known Death "incarnations", and I use that term loosely, as in many cultures, the Angel of Death can be quite an adept shapeshifter. We have tried to cull...
Mystic Sciences >> Necromantic Studies
Reversed Tarot Cards
Personally I generally try to avoid using reversed cards if at all possible. Before each reading I make sure that the cards are all upright, if a card appears reversed during the course of my reading as sometimes they inevitably it will I may interpret it as...
Divination >> Tarot Cards
The Fundamentalist's Problem
One of the most frustrating things for a person who does not subscribe to a fundamentalist way of thinking is that having an open and expansive conversation about spirituality and God with a fundamentalist personality is virtually impossible, if possible at...
Religion & Philosophy >> Religions

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Plutocrats aim to kill our representative democratic system
This might be one of the best ways to preserve whatever is left of our representative democracy. Here is why: For several decades now, a cancer has been spreading across the nation with the aim of killing our representative democratic system.
Five Reasons "Representative Democracy" is Failing Us
Delegates/Electoral College: In both parties, both for the party nomination process and in the general election, there are intermediary steps that prevent direct representative democracy (popular vote wins, period) from determining winners.
Justice Scalia's principled fight for representative democracy
Justice Antonin Scalia spent a career in the United States' judicial aristocracy defending representative democracy. He wanted courts to play a limited, supportive role, interpreting texts produced by representatives of the people.
Letter: Destruction of representative democracy is more likely to come from left
As usual, Mark Mansperger has twisted the truth in his Jan. 31 opinion piece, “Fascism threatens America.” The so-called “Business Plot,” the attempted fascist coup that Mansperger mentions, was widely dismissed as a hoax.
North Carolina Exemplifies National Battles Over Voting Laws
But Republicans see a Democratic effort to regain partisan advantage. “If you dig into it, it's really pretty simple,” said State Representative John A. Torbett, a Republican.

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