MACo board member and speaker Reuben Collins publishes his second book – Conduit Street
MACo congratulates Charles County Board Member and Commissioner Reuben B. Collins, II, Esq. at the publication of his second book, On the Resistance: and the Expansion of the Civil Rights of the People in America, earlier this year. Through a series of essays written by Collins, this book offers a different perspective on American patriotism and how it is viewed in society.
“In American society, we view patriotism as selfless acts of valor on the battlefield, but I believe true patriotism is much broader than that. In this book, I offer a new definition of patriotism that highlights the voice of opposition and activism, ”Collins said.
Written with lawyers, public policy makers, historians, and those who take a broad view of the origins of American ethics, On resistance presents a different angle of American democracy – one that attributes to the opposition in the history of the nation the primary source of democratic development. Readers of this book will see that the “radical democratic tradition” has become the catalyst for moving the country beyond the preservation of basic “property rights” to upholding the basic civil rights of the nation’s citizens.
“This essay conglomerate takes a very unique stance on defining patriotism, using the Black Panther Party for Self Defense as a prominent group model. The book also deals with potential amendments to the Constitution of the United States, ”commented Collins. “This book is important for those engaged in the development of a truly democratic American society.”
Reuben B. Collins, II, Esq., Received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee, before earning his Juris Doctorate (JD) from District of Columbia Law School. He practiced law for over 20 years at RB Collins Law, LLC, dealing with corporate and small business transactions. His public service career began over 30 years ago, including two terms as Charles County Commissioner for District 3 and Vice President of Charles County during his second term. This third term is historically significant, as he became the first African-American elected Commissioner-President of Charles County. He has always resided in Charles County, Maryland.
Commissioner Collins will also be featured as a speaker at the MACo Summer Conference in Ocean City. The Why Behind DCI: The Power of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace: The Why Behind DCI: The Power of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace work ”, the session will take place on Friday August 20, 2021 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
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