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  • FREE REPUBLIC BROKE THE STORY ON FRIDAY! How it ALL BEGAN!

    08/06/2008 7:20:40 AM PDT · by eeevil conservative · 100 replies · 1,350+ views
    Free Republic/eeevil conservative ^ | 8/6/08 | Sherri Reese
    As you know, I call Washington, DC everyday (every weekday) and I even started to do a radio show each Friday to share with folks the responses that I get. This week I called Senator Obama's office about the Global Poverty Act, and all 23 of the cosponsors- some of them 2 and 3 times. Well, on Thursday, my focus changed. On Wednesday, the House of Representatives held a vote on weather or not they would stay and debate the energy issue, or go on their scheduled vacations. In this vote, 17 Democrats sided with ALL the Republicans and voted...
  • Plato’s Criticism of Democracy

    04/26/2007 8:15:30 PM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 17 replies · 18,541+ views
    04/26/2007 | Matt Brazil
    Do not be angry with me for speaking the truth; no man will survive who genuinely opposes you or any other crowd and prevents the occurrence of many unjust and illegal happenings in the city. A man who really fights for justice must lead a private, not a public, life if he is to survive for even a short time. (Apology 31e-32a) These are the words of Socrates, who spoke before the Athenian jury in the trial that would, ultimately, condemn him to his death. Through works such as the Apology and The Republic, we can see Plato’s distaste of...