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In Ancient Athens, when it came time to make a decision that would effect the polis, the citizens of Athens would gather at Pnyx Hill just outside the city to discuss political matter.  At this gathering, the leader of the ekklesia would open discussion with the question Tis agoreyein bouletai?, or “Who wishes to speak?”  It was the sacred right of every citizen of Athens to debate public policy, what the Athenians called isegoria.  Here in a country deeply divided by commericialized polemics, a liberal and a conservative meet to celebrate isegoria and ask ourselves and our readers, in charity and community but not requiring ideological consensus, Tis agoreyein bouletai?