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Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”

~ Abraham Lincoln, 19 November 1863,
Gettysburg Pennsylvania

The Purpose of this Website

The purpose of this website is to offer reference and educational materials on civics and governance. The primary emphasis is on democratic self-governance models, but information on other models of government is provided.  [More…]

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Featured Legislator – Tulsi Gabbard

As legislators and politicians speak out for “a government of the people, by the people, and for the people” we will feature them here. Below is an example from Tulsi Gabbard.

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John Norris – A Government of the People

Video John Norris is running for Iowa Governor with a campaign based on a government of the people, by the people, and for the people. John is a 5th generation Iowan, raised on his family’s farm in southwest Iowa, and a graduate of Simpson College and the University of Iowa College of Law. Take a … Continue reading John Norris – A Government of the People

What a U.S. Constitutional Crisis Would Look Like

On 12 January 2017, Senior White House Advisor Stephen Miller seemed to be advocating that the President be given supreme power over the Legislative (Congress) and Judicial (Courts) branches of government. This would represent a Constitutional crisis because it attacks the structure and function of our government. Below are two segments from the “Morning Joe” show … Continue reading What a U.S. Constitutional Crisis Would Look Like

POLITICS – Transcending the Party Divide

As part of a larger project, we’re compiling examples of bi-partisan collaboration. The following is the audio of a discussion with Iowa legislators Jim Ross Lightfoot and Dave Nagle discussing how past cooperation among legislators and civility helped bring progress. This is audio from the Iowa Public Radio show “River to River” with Ben Kieffer and Emily … Continue reading POLITICS – Transcending the Party Divide

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