Category: Founders

The Square: A Founding Tale

The Village Square was born. It wasn’t always exactly a “square” in the “village,” although sometimes it was. It was the spirit of all this talking.

Liz Joyner: Ode to the Town Hall

Within the ethos of the town meeting is the important founding principle that political foes must grudgingly become partners as they engage conflicting ideas in order to govern.

Oyez, oyez, oyez. Join the Town Hall.

So, despite the differences between our founders – and the odds against them – in this new country the king was no longer the seat of power. It was now the humble town hall.