Monthly Archives: August 2016

REAL Democracy History Calendar – August 29 – September 4

August 29 1786 – Shays’ Rebellion breaks out in western Massachusetts; debtor farmers try to prevent foreclosure of their mortgages            Shays‍ ’ Rebellion was an armed uprising in Massachusetts during 1786 and 1787 led by Revolutionary War veteran Daniel Shays. Four … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

REAL Democracy History Calendar – August 22 – 28

August 22            2012 — System for Public Financing of Elections Proposal announced Democracy 21 and the Brennan Center issue a report and propose a new system for financing federal elections. The proposed system is based on empowering citizens in the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

REAL Democracy History Calendar – August 15 – 21

August 15            1935 – Death of Will Rogers     “The business of government is to keep the government out of business, that is, unless business needs government aid.” http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2015/08/they-live-we-sleep-a-dictatorship-disguised-as-a-democracy.html August 16 2014 – “California Supreme Court Nixes Corporate Personhood ‘Advisory Measure’ … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

REAL Democracy History Calendar – August 8 – 14

August 8  1996 – “International Dairy Foods Assn. v. Amestoy” “Supreme Court overturns Vermont law requiring the labeling of all products containing bovine growth hormone. The right not to speak inheres in political and commercial speech alike and extends to … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

REAL Democracy History Calendar – August 1 – 7

August 1 1999 – Publication of “Treatise on Constitutional Law: Substance and Procedure” by Ronald D. Rotunda and John E. Nowak  The U.S. Supreme Court is “the most powerful court the world has ever known.” However, the Investor State Dispute … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment