• Is the US Constitution Based on the Bible?
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    Is the US Constitution Based on the Bible?

    Is the US Constitution Based on the Bible? Many famous conservative Christians say it is Radio and TV host Glenn Beck said, “The founders used the Bible as the compass to enact the laws of the Constitution” Christian activist David Barton said, “I can show you clause after clause in the constitution where they used the exact language of the Bible in the Constitution“ On the other hand, President John Adams signed, and Vice President Thomas Jefferson supported, the Treaty of Tripoli. This treaty said, “The government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion” This treaty was unanimously approved by the…

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    Bill Nye: Can We Stop Telling Women What to Do With Their Bodies?

    Many, many, many, many more hundreds of eggs are fertilized than become humans. Eggs get fertilized and by that I mean sperm get accepted by ova a lot. But that’s not all you need. You have to attach to the uterine wall, the inside of a womb, a woman’s womb. But if you’re going to hold that as a standard, that is to say if you’re going to say when an egg is fertilized it’s therefore has the same rights as an individual, then whom are you going to sue? Whom are you going to imprison? Every woman who’s had a fertilized egg pass through her? Every guy who’s sperm…

  • The Rise of Conservatism: Crash Course US History #41
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    The Rise of Conservatism: Crash Course US History #41

    Episode 41: Rise of Conservatism Hi, I’m John Green, this is CrashCourse U.S. history and today we’re going to–Nixon?–we’re going to talk about the rise of conservatism. So Alabama, where I went to high school, is a pretty conservative state and reliably sends Republicans to Washington. Like, both of its Senators, Jeff Sessions and Richard Shelby, are Republicans. But did you know that Richard Shelby used to be a Democrat, just like basically all of Alabama’s Senators since reconstruction? And this shift from Democrat to Republican throughout the South is the result of the rise in conservative politics in the 1960s and 1970s that we are going to talk about…

  • Missouri The Latest State To Advance Strict Anti-Abortion Legislation | NBC Nightly News
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    Missouri The Latest State To Advance Strict Anti-Abortion Legislation | NBC Nightly News

    OUTLINING THE EMOTIONALLY CHARGED BATTLE LINES. EMOTIONALLY CHARGED BATTLE LINES. OUR STEPHANIE GOSK HAS BATTLE LINES. OUR STEPHANIE GOSK HAS THE LATEST. OUR STEPHANIE GOSK HAS THE LATEST.>>Reporter: WITH THE THE LATEST.>>Reporter: WITH THE INK BARELY DRY ON>>Reporter: WITH THE INK BARELY DRY ON ALABAMA’S NEW ABORTION INK BARELY DRY ON ALABAMA’S NEW ABORTION LAW, THE STRICTEST IN ALABAMA’S NEW ABORTION LAW, THE STRICTEST IN THE NATION, THE LAW, THE STRICTEST IN THE NATION, THE MOVEMENT TO PUSH ANTI THE NATION, THE MOVEMENT TO PUSH ANTI ABORTION LEGISLATION MOVEMENT TO PUSH ANTI ABORTION LEGISLATION IN OTHER STATES IS ABORTION LEGISLATION IN OTHER STATES IS GATHERING STEAM. IN OTHER STATES IS…

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    Bernie Sanders on FDR | Bernie Sanders

    A few hours ago, a few hours ago I had the wonderful opportunity to visit the Franklin Delano Roosevelt homestead. And I was happy to be there because in my view, FDR was one of the great presidents in the history of this country. He was a great president because he came into office in 1933, in a nation which was experiencing the worst depression in the history of our country and he looked around him and he saw millions of people unemployed and hungry. He saw farmers losing their farms. He saw people struggling every single day to get the healthcare they needed or education for their kids. And…

  • Ai-jen Poo | Re-imagining the narrative about domestic workers | 2019 Skoll World Forum
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    Ai-jen Poo | Re-imagining the narrative about domestic workers | 2019 Skoll World Forum

    – Ai-jen, I’m already such a big fan of your work. And I’m excited to have you– – I’m a huge fan of yours too, I’m so excited. – Captive here, I can find out even more. Welcome to Oxford, welcome to the Skoll World Forum. I think it’s your first forum? – It’s my first forum and I love it already. Everyone I’ve met here has been so brilliant and so warm and they’re incredible. – Look at them. There an absolutely lovely crowd. – Yes, hi everyone! – They’re beaming at us. So I wanted to start by asking what led you into the work? It’s a classic…

  • Gender & the Constitution
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    Gender & the Constitution

    ♪♪Music♪♪ We’re going to start this morning, good morning again, speaking about a topic that I’ve entitled gender and the constitution. It’s actually more properly to be called sex and the constitution cause sex and gender differ but I figured, Kyle told me you’re a fairly unruly crowd and if I called it sex and the constitution he wasn’t sure we’d have enough chairs. (Laughter) All your friends would come. It’s not going to be that sort of talking anyway. So we’re going to begin back at the beginning, Abigail Adams whom you’ll all know, her husband John is off in Philadelphia, Continental Congress and she sends him a lengthy…

  • Civil Rights & Liberties: Crash Course Government #23
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    Civil Rights & Liberties: Crash Course Government #23

    Hi, I’m Craig, and this is Crash Course Government and Politics, and today we’re finally, at long last, moving on from the structures and branches of government and onto the structures and branches of trees. This is a nature show now. Okay, we’re not moving on completely, because we’re still talking about courts, but today we’ll be discussing actual court decisions, and the kind of things that courts rule on, rather than how they do it. That’s right, we’re moving onto civil rights and civil liberties. [Theme Music] Okay, first I want to talk about something that I find confusing: the difference between civil rights and civil liberties. Usually in…