• SJSU Constitution Day 2019
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    SJSU Constitution Day 2019

    Every September, San Jose State University celebrates the U.S. Constitution on “Constitution Day” In 2019, we celebrate the First Amendment right to petition the government for a redress of grievances We’ll be on campus to help you contact your elected representatives and let them know what’s on your mind Whether it’s the president, Your Senators, Your Member of the House of Representatives, the Governor, Your member of the state legislature, or the mayor of your city or town, We’ll have lots of laptops on hand and experts to help So come give your representatives a piece of your mind! at Constitution Day 2019 Tuesday, September 17, 2019

  • POLS 15 The Constitutional Convention (Congress)
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    POLS 15 The Constitutional Convention (Congress)

    [music] In this lecture, we’ll focus on the Constitutional Convention. It was held in what’s now known as Independence Hall in Philadelphia from May 25th to September 17th, 1787. There were several things that all the men in attendance agreed upon. First, they all agreed that the federal government should be stronger than it was under the Articles of Confederation, but that it shouldn’t be too strong. They also agreed that the federal government should have separation of powers, that it should consist of three branches: the legislative, the executive, and the judicial. But there were plenty of disagreements as well. The most significant of these disagreements had to do…

  • Free Thoughts, Ep. 213: Do Employers Rule Our Lives? (with Elizabeth Anderson)
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    Free Thoughts, Ep. 213: Do Employers Rule Our Lives? (with Elizabeth Anderson)

    Aaron Powell: Welcome to Free Thoughts, I’m Aaron Powell. Trevor Burrus: And I’m Trevor Burrus. Aaron Powell: Joining us today is Elizabeth Anderson. She’s the Arthur F. Thurnau professor and John Dewey Distinguished University Professor of Philosophy and Women’s Studies at the University of Michigan. She was, I believe, one of the earliest guests on this show. Trevor Burrus: Definitely the first 30 or so, I would say. Aaron Powell: Yeah, so welcome back to Free Thoughts, Professor Anderson. Elizabeth Anderson: [00:00:30] It’s great to be back. Aaron Powell: So today, we’re talking about your newest book, Private Government, How Employers Rule Our Lives and Why We Don’t Talk About…

  • Canadian Legislation for University Students
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    Canadian Legislation for University Students

    Wwwwwhat the hell do ya think your doing? Just loafing around like little assholes are ya? He He He. Ya, I Understand. Well I know you’re Canadian and all but… You don’t have to live up to the fucking stereotype. Hey bud! We got class tomorrow eh? Oh yeah, fuck’m… we’ll just drink another one. Well your supposed to be learning about legislature. Yeah, dumb shits! CANADIAN LEGISLATURE! Understanding it is absolutely imperative. You don’t gotta be so creepy dumb-ass! They’re college (UNIVERSITY SORRY) students! They’re smarter than that. Huh, huh, huh, huh, huh, huh, huh, huh… who the fuck does he think he’s kiddin’ Ah, well, ya got me…

  • POLS 15 The Road to the Constitution
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    POLS 15 The Road to the Constitution

    [music] In order to understand why the Constitution was written as it was, we need to understand what was going on in the United States in 1787 when it was written. America had always had colonial governments, but there had never really been a need for a national government until we had begun taking steps to declare independence from England. After America gained its independence, it adopted something known as the Articles of Confederation, which was a constitution establishing a federal government. The Articles of Confederation created a federal government very different from the one we know today. For example, one of the most major differences is there was no…

  • POLS 15 –  Other Due Process Rights
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    POLS 15 – Other Due Process Rights

    [music] The Fifth, Sixth, and Eighth Amendments contain other rights for criminal defendants. One of these is the right to remain silent. If the government accuses you of a crime, the proof is entirely on them to prove that you did it. And the jury must be told that the fact that you’re remaining silent does not indicate that you’re guilty. However, the right against self-incrimination only applies in criminal cases, not in civil cases, so if you’re ever sued, you must answer all questions in court. The Constitution also guarantees everyone who’s charged with a crime that might result in jail time the right to an attorney, and if…

  • Jack Rakove’s class on the future of the Constitution
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    Jack Rakove’s class on the future of the Constitution

    We could have a short quiz. Has it ever happened to you guys? You ever get a spontaneous quiz in class? [INAUDIBLE] Yeah, there is a philosopher’s joke about why you can’t have a quiz, a surprise quiz, that involves the kind of game if you work your way backward from the last day of class. You cannot have surprise quiz on the last day. So you eliminate that day, then the next to last– it makes a kind of logical sense, even though you know it’s crazy. But it has its own logic. Jack, whenever you’re ready. OK, we’re ready? Well, OK, I think I’m ready. So I’d like…

  • White Privilege Accusations, Blexit & A New Silent Majority? | David Webb | POLITICS | Rubin Report
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    White Privilege Accusations, Blexit & A New Silent Majority? | David Webb | POLITICS | Rubin Report

    – Everything I said to her, according to the way her mindset works, told her that I had to be white, but it also said something else. If you’re Black, you can’t achieve these things, based on the way she thinks, which is insulting. (dramatic music) – Hey, I’m Dave Rubin, and before we get to business today, just a quick reminder to click that subscribe button and the little bell there so that you actually might get notified about our videos. You know, as long as we’re doing ’em, you may as well see ’em. All right, joining me today is the host of the aptly titled David Webb…