Government

Most Probably Bare Minimum Requirements:  

  •  ???Worldviews of the Western World???
  • from 15-17 years of age try to read six books a year from the list below (or at least make a start and intend to continue with them)
    Leaders in Action Series
    * Martin Luther
    * Churchill
    *Bach
    * Stonewall Jackson
    * B Washington
    * Roosevelt
    * Robert Lee
    * Paul Henry
    * Lewis
    * Knox
    * Whitefield
    * Wilberforce
    * Calvin
    * Jonathan Edwards
    * Newton
    Utopia by Sir Thomas More
    Ourselves by Charlotte Mason
    How to be Your Own Selfish Pig by Susan Scaeffer Macaulay
    The Rights of Man by T Paine
    Common Sense by T Paine
    Francis Bacon essays
    Essays by Jane Haldimand Marcet
    Reflections on the Revolution in France by E Burke
    Anatomy of a Murder by Robert Travers (primer on law practice)
    Bringing in the Sheaves by George Grant
    The Tragedy of American Compassion by Olasky and Sherman
    In The Shadow of Plenty by George Grant 
    Evaluating Books: What Would Thomas Jefferson Think About This? by Richard Maybury 
    Are You Liberal? Conservative? Confused? by Richard Maybury 
    Whatever Happened to Justice? by Richard Maybury
    (we have not yet read these Maybury books so we may change our minds, but we are looking out for them to see if they suit our purposes) 
    Seven Men Who Rule the World From the Grave by
    Modern Fascism by G. E. Veith

Other Possibilities:

  • Attend a city council meeting
  • Serve on a committee
  • Attend a simulation
  • Join a debating club
  • Find out the functions and duties of the following:
    prime minister, president, governor general, secretary of state, state treasurer, attorney general, special working party, judge, jury
  • SERIOUS READS: Confucius, Chanakya, Plato, Aristotle, Cicero, Augustine, Machiavelli, Hobbes, Rousseau, Locke, Kant, Smith, Burke, Adams, Marx, Rawls etc  

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