“Build that Wall, build that wall.”

So does a wall exclude or contain? The wall could be a physical wall of brick, stone or metal, keeping certain people out such as the Mexican drug cartels. It could also be judicial, or philosophical wall excluding those that have a particular ideologies or religion, refugees from Syria and Muslims from certain countries. PerhapsContinue reading ““Build that Wall, build that wall.””

Tuba Maximus, America’s 1st Emperor

Thomas Jefferson’s political ideas were largely informed by Roman republican and imperial ideas. Together with the other members of the first Congress sought to create a mixed constitution that balanced monarchy, aristocracy, and democracy. This is why America is not technically a democracy. They had ideas of what a good empire could be, e.g., Jefferson’sContinue reading “Tuba Maximus, America’s 1st Emperor”