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Thursday, June 7, 2012

I'm Not Saying You're a Racist. But What You Said Was.

Jay Smooth talks us through how we might better have this conversation.

Here's How Obama Could Have Fared Under Obama's Laws

Or, the best argument I've heard for why people need to stop politicking and start talking about how they really feel.

Penn's Sunday School with Penn Jillette.

Healthcare: Sanders vs. Paul

on YouTube.

I think I need to think more about rights. What does that word mean? What was it intended to mean?

Joe Pesci, With Honors: founding fathers knew they weren't perfect.

Our Constitution can be amended. Supreme Court is supposed to interpret the Constitution, but Congress/The President could make it a point to restructure language in the Constitution so that it is more explicit, no, with Constitutional Amendments?

We Are Our Own Agents of Change

12-year-old Canadian Victoria Grant schools us.

I think the most important part of this speech might be that she encourages us to take steps on our own to become more informed. At the outset, she says, "I will share with you three important points of reference, which will hopefully spark enough interest and concern for you to continue the research on your own and to engage your government to stop this criminal act against the people of Canada." In other words, "Don't take my word for it, take your own." 

And she closes with Margaret Meade: "Never doubt that a small group of people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." 

We are our own agents of change.