• Haitian Revolutions: Crash Course World History #30
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    Haitian Revolutions: Crash Course World History #30

    Hi, I’m John Green. This is Crash Course World History. And apparently it’s Revolutions Month here at Crash Course, because today we are going to discuss the often-neglected Haitian Revolutions. The Haitian Revolutions are totally fascinating and they involve two of my very favorite things: 1. Ending slavery, and 2. Napoleon getting his feelings hurt. I can’t help myself, Napoleon. I like to see you suffer. [theme music] So, the French colony in Saint-Domingue began in the 17th century as a pirate outpost. And its original French inhabitants made their living selling leather and a kind of smoked beef called boucan. All that beef actually came from cattle left behind…

  • Glenn Beck Attacks FDR
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    Glenn Beck Attacks FDR

    got a video number seven it’s going back and he’s talking about how the health care bill is uh… basically oppressing the united states people pay close attention to this you’ll learn something history will equate this as uh… as big as the new dealer pearl harbor and if you think that’s overstating the importance remember we are talking about six of the yield u_s_ economy their transitioning to make health care are right along the with education just as f_d_r_ planned on doing paul the second bill of rights f_d_r_ unfinished revolution and why we need a march written by cast sons team the guidance in for many years…

  • Libertarianism Explained: What Are Rights? – Learn Liberty
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    Libertarianism Explained: What Are Rights? – Learn Liberty

    What are natural rights? Well what are rights in the first place? Most generally, rights are moral concepts that establish the conditions within which we interact. When we say you can’t do that, we might mean that it’s literally impossible to do it, but we might also mean simply that to do it would be wrong. When we invoke rights, we’re insisting on a certain kind of interaction not because another kind is impossible but because another kind would be wrong. That’s why we can speak of violating someone’s rights. You can’t make a round square means it can’t be done. You can’t kill Fred means it would be wrong…

  • MOOC | Reconstruction and the Constitution | The Civil War and Reconstruction, 1865-1890 | 3.3.2
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    MOOC | Reconstruction and the Constitution | The Civil War and Reconstruction, 1865-1890 | 3.3.2

    >>So as I say, there was this political basis for his racism, that he thought that the black vote, if it came about, would simply be manipulated by the planters to the detriment of the yeoman farming whites. That alliance would rule the South and it would be just like before the Civil War. He somehow saw slavery as an alliance of planters and slaves from which the yeoman and the poorer whites suffered. Well, the problem…that is true, it’s all true, but the fact is that Johnson quickly changed his mind, you’ll see in a minute. Within a few months he was allying himself with the planters. His effort…

  • “But nullification isn’t listed in the Constitution!”
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    “But nullification isn’t listed in the Constitution!”

    Nullification isn’t specifically listed in the Constitution. But that doesn’t mean you can’t do it. Every once in awhile, someone tells us, “The Constitution doesn’t say anything about nullification. That means states simply can’t do it.” But they’ve got things totally backwards. It’s true that the federal government has limited powers and is only authorized to do the things delegated to it in the Constitution. As James Madison put it in Federalist #45, “the powers delegated by the proposed constitution to the federal government are few and defined.” If a power isn’t delegated, the federal government simply is not authorized to do it. On the other hand, states have reserved…

  • The First Amendment – The Story of the Bill of Rights
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    The First Amendment – The Story of the Bill of Rights

    The First Amendment: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. The First Amendment is absolutely vital. One of the reasons why there is a United States is freedom of religion, but there’s two parts of that. One is the liberty to believe what you want to believe. The other part of that is the Framers did not want a government to establish a religion, so, it’s right there in the First Amendment,…

  • Constitution Lecture Extra: Coining Money and Legal Tender
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    Constitution Lecture Extra: Coining Money and Legal Tender

    I think it’s worthwhile occasionally to look around at claims that are being made and to try and apply what we’ve learned so far in this series to try to reach conclusions. This is a response to a video made by Dr. Tom Woods called, “Is Ron Paul Wrong on Money and the Constitution?” He made this video as a response to critics who claim that Ron Paul is wrong when he says that the Constitution requires gold and silver money, not fiat money. I invite you to watch this video, and you may wish to do so before playing the rest of this lecture. Dr. Woods does a good…

  • Thinking Matters: Justice and the Constitution
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    Thinking Matters: Justice and the Constitution

    [MUSIC] There are three really large and really important values, liberty, equality, and security. There’s lots of different ways of understanding not merely what the value is but then how to relate the values to each other. And so the class when we teach justice and the constitution is navigating between these abstract values and how to understand them and how they’re actually implemented or, constructed within the law.>>Right. And we did this with actual US Supreme Court cases complicated debates around affirmative action.>>Mm-hm. >>What is means to, provide opportunities for traditionally disadvantaged groups, whether or not that is somehow constraining liberty, whether or not it provides equality in a…