Electorate Broadened to include the Metics

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Electorate Broadened to include the Metics

Electorate Broadened to include the Metics

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Ecclesia originated in ancient Greece from 11 before the 9th century BC. Assembled by the king or council, all adult males (or all war fighters) to take part, discuss and make decisions on the major issues or major country’s problem. They usually vote by hand. When the City-state is established, the Greek city-states always have established such meeting. Citizens Assembly said in Athens, male citizens over 20 years of age are entitled to take part in any discussion. From 500 A committee meeting is assembled each year divided into 10 where each held a meeting (later increased to 4 times), to discuss and solve major national problems such as war and make peace, the city food supply, the election senior officials, and Court of Final Appeal proceedings among others. It sounds great but some people can’t join. That’s us. We are metic I am not born in Athens but I am living here. I am one of 10,111 foreigners who live in Athens. We pay annual tax. But we cannot buy real estate nor attend the session of the assembly. I don’t know why we can’t join. We live in here. We pay tax. Everyone was born with the right to vote. And now I want to let you guys knows why we need to electorate broadened to include slaves (or metics) who fought against thirty oppressors (O’Donnell 138).