• Why Humanitarian Intervention Is Dumb
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    Why Humanitarian Intervention Is Dumb

    The world is full of terrible people doing terrible things. Sometimes these people are inspired by their take on old religions, and sometimes they are inspired by newer ideas. The terrorist group Boko Haram has famously kidnapped over 200 young women for the crime trying to educate themselves and improve the prospects of their families and villages. Over the past 40 years every level of the United States government has conspired to send millions of young black men to rape camps. These men are convicted of ¨crimes¨ that I, as a suburban white kid, personally committed almost every weekend of my adolescence. When we see these sorts of injustices, anywhere…

  • US bans its own history by banishing the Confederate flag – Max Kolonko Telling it like it is
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    US bans its own history by banishing the Confederate flag – Max Kolonko Telling it like it is

    Will US ban the historic flag of the South? After a white kid killed 9 blacks parishioners in Charleston SC S.C. governor Nikki Haley called for the removal of the Confederate flag from the grounds of state capitol. Also the largest retailer in the US – Walmart said they won’t sell the Confederate flag as the flag is associated by blacks with slavery. This in spite – of a 2011 Pew Research Center study which indicated that almost 60% of Americans have neither positive or negative attitudes towards the flag The whole issue came out after the white kid who shot dead the black parishioners posted on a now removed…

  • Southerners Argue To Abolish The Confederate Flag
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    Southerners Argue To Abolish The Confederate Flag

    – People are so passionate about the Confederate Flag because (sighs) – I’m from Owenboro, Kentucky. – I’m from Norfolk, Virginia. – I’m from Shreveport, Louisiana. – Charlotte, North Carolina. – Asheville, North Carolina. – Cleveland, Tennessee. – Miami, Florida. – Richmond, Virginia. – Where I’m from, it’s one of those things you saw around occasionally, but it wasn’t everywhere. – I use to have a Confederate Flag on my pillow because I had a Dukes of Hazzard pillow case. – One of my friends had like a rebel flag on his keychain. – If you saw a Confederate Flag, it was completely normal. – It would be in the…

  • George Zimmerman Paints Confederate Flag To Prove He Loves America
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    George Zimmerman Paints Confederate Flag To Prove He Loves America

    >>ANDY HALLINAN IS A GUN SHOP OWNER IN FLORIDA WHO DOES NOT WANT TO ALLOW ANY MUSLIM TO COME TO HIS ESTABLISHMENT. OF COURSE HE HAS TO DEAL WITH SOME LEGAL ISSUES BECAUSE OF THAT, BECAUSE YOU CANNOT REALLY DISCRIMINATE AS A BUSINESS OWNER. SO, GEORGE ZIMMERMAN WANTS TO HELP HIM OUT. SO WHAT IS HE DOING? HE PLANS ON SELLING HIS LATEST PIECE OF ART, AND SPLITTING ANY PROFIT HE MAKES WITH HALLINAN. HIS LATEST PIECE OF ART IS A CONFEDERATE FLAG, SO TAKE A LOOK AT THAT. HE IS REALLY A TALENTED ARTIST, I FEEL LIKE A FIRST GRADER MAY BE ABLE TO DO THAT, BUT ANYWAYS. HE…

  • The Indian Removal Act Explained in 5 Minutes: US History Review
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    The Indian Removal Act Explained in 5 Minutes: US History Review

    Hi guys, welcome to US history Thanks for pressing my button on I’m going to press your brain button right now as we take a few minutes to go over a huge piece of legislation It’s called the Indian Removal Act of 1830. and we’re gonna take a look at it right now. So Andrew Jackson you better watch out because we’re coming to get you this time. Alright let’s go “git-r-done” Alright let’s set context first: by 1830, most of the Native American tribes, especially in the Northeast had been annexed, sent away, had been destroyed, had been broken up. But there are hundreds of thousands of Native Americans…

  • Eminent Domain – Main Video Preview
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    Eminent Domain – Main Video Preview

    (Music) CARRA: “A man’s home is his castle.” Okay, I know it sounds kind of cliché, but for anyone who actually owns a home, it really is true. Homeowners take great pride in the fact that they can do whatever they want with their homes without interference from anyone else, including the government. But are they right? In fact, there’s something in the constitution called eminent domain that gives governments the power to take your property even if you don’t want to sell. (Music) PERSON ON STREET: Eminent Domain? PERSON ON STREET: Define Eminent Domain? PERSON ON STREET: Eminent Domain? PERSON ON STREET: I’m going to let him speak first.…

  • FDR’s Second Bill of Rights…
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    FDR’s Second Bill of Rights…

    and here’s FDR proposing that we amend the Constitution to the United States to expand our definition %uh rights areas hard certain economic proves from something South have September right I’m trying to do pieces securities Oscar abused for our first or restore free okay so number one is saying we want to we want to establish these rights and we also want to make sure that nobody can discriminate against you in your exercise up them what are those rights franklin roosevelt among these authorized to a useful and United drama right to reminded with pool 3 now having the right to a job that earns enough to actually…

  • President Gerald R. Ford is Interviewed on the U.S. Constitution
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    President Gerald R. Ford is Interviewed on the U.S. Constitution

    I Richard Nixon do solemnly swear. I Richard Nixon do solemnly swear. I Gerald R. Ford do solemnly swear. I Jimmy Carter do solemnly swear. I Ronald Reagan do solemnly swear. That I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States and will to the best of my ability preserve, protect, and defend the the Constitution of the United States. So help me God. So help me God. So help me God. So help me God. We the people of the United States in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure…

  • Abandonment of Reconstruction – OpenBUCS
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    Abandonment of Reconstruction – OpenBUCS

    So, talking about the Republican Party and the south, I tried to get across the sense that as we move into the late 1860s and as Congress’ role in southern politics becomes more notable, you begin to get a sense of how the politics of America are playing out with Reconstruction in the south. That some of what’s being done is tied to the future of the Republican Party as it affects both whites and blacks in the south. But nationally, nationally, I would suggest that what we’ve seen in the south in terms of a sort of waning interest in Reconstruction is a national phenomenon. What I want to…

  • Bill of Rights by Shmoop
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    Bill of Rights by Shmoop

    The Bill of Rights, a la Shmoop: If the Bill is wrong, I don’t want to be Right. The first ten amendments to the US Constitution are commonly referred to as the Bill of Rights. This is a bill that actually won’t give your parents a headache. Things like “Freedom of Speech,” “The Right to Bear Arms,” “Freedom from Cruel and Unusual Punishment”… …were considered among the ten most important rights we could have. Little known fact: the right to arm bears just missed the cut. But a whole lot has changed since the late 1700s. We have rights for women and minorities, overpopulation, pollution, and reality TV. If you…