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If a republican government fails to secure public prosperity and happiness, it must be because the citizens neglect the divine commands, and elect bad men to make and administer the laws.

— Noah Webster

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1920: The Year of the Six Presidents

This is an interesting examination of the influential players leading up to the 1920 election.        

The 5,000 Year Leap

I am actually re-reading this one. It is interesting that I find folks are willing to attack the author of this book, but they never attack the content. Give it a read for yourself.

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What’s so hard about the First Amendment?

I would have thought that the most understood and accepted amendment to the Constitution would be the First Amendment. After all, how hard is it to grasp what freedom of speech means? Put simply, it means you can express yourself and your point of view without being silenced by someone else. Seems simple, right? Well, apparently the folks over at IO9 have only the most strained grasp of what our natural right to freedom of speech is all about.

The first thing we need to understand about freedom of speech, as it was laid out by our founding fathers, is that it is implicitly designed to cover the speech we hate the most. If it wasn’t there would be no reason to acknowledge it in an amendment. Those words should remind us that there is no need to protect a right that we can all agree with – so the intent was to cover ALL speech – particularly the speech we despise.


Sources :

  1. http://toybox.io9.com/islamaphobic-bus-ads-in-san-francisco-are-being-defaced-1681857271?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+io9%2Ffull+%28io9%29&utm_content=Netvibes
  2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Relations_between_Nazi_Germany_and_the_Arab_world

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