"Renaissance Thinking About the Issues of Our Day"
Margaret (Maggie) Kuhn founded the Gray Panthers (originally called the Consultation of Older and Younger Adults for Social Change) to consider the common problems faced by retirees — loss of income, loss of contact with associates, and loss of one of society's most distinguishing social roles, one's job. http://bit.ly/113cpju
Within the narrow and simple minded politcal "spectrum" that is foisted on the American public by our media and educational system, it seems that those on the Right are more apt to cite the Constitution in defense of their beliefs while those on the Left are more apt to see it as a roadblock that must be circumvented, or that the "interpretation" of the Constitution needs to be "expanded" to encompass all the interventions they feel are necessary for the federal government to push onto the people and the economy.
Outright War Against Marijuana Dispensaries
"Should the IRS campaign be successful, it will ... eliminate tens of thousands of well paying jobs, [and] destroy hundreds of millions of dollars of tax revenue."
Memories of the Wounded Knee Airlift April 17, 1973
(Airlift crew and one of the planes...Larry Levin is to the right...he was later indicted by the Nixon Justice Department on 6 felony counts, including "aiding and abetting a civil disorder." He faced the possibility of 30 years in prison and a $30,000 fine. All charges were dropped one year later.)
It was bitterly cold...
This is a little surprising. President Jimmy Carter is on record opposing the legalization of marijuana. Full details below, courtesy of Smart Approaches to Marijuana... full story
Businesses get plenty of perks from society. They get limited liability protection, patents protections, bankruptcy protections, tax breaks, etc...
So what, in return, does a business owe society for these perks?
Ask a Libertarian and they might say nothing... that even racial discrimination is permitted on private property such as a lunch counter.
Welcome to the new normal...
From the article:
The Senate Committee on Environmental and Public Works has advanced Obama's nomination for head of the EPA. Yesterday, Gina McCarthy was quickly approved by the committee in a 10 to 8 vote along party lines. McCarthy's confirmation should now move to the full Senate, but Republican Senator Roy Blunt has a hold on her nomination. Republicans have been boycotting a vote on McCarthy's confirmation, citing complaints about EPA practices.
In a major civil rights victory, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a unanimous decision in Brown v. Board of Education, ruling "separate but equal" public education to be unconstitutional under the 14th Amendment, which guaranteed equal treatment under the law. http://bit.ly/15SXgua
Makes sense right?
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