Recommended Reading (09/10/16)

Here are interesting articles from the past week that are worth a read (even if, on occasion, I do not agree with the author).

Inside 9/11: The day that never ends

“What started as a normal, beautiful, blue sky kind of a day spiraled into a day of death and chaos that would almost feel like it would never end.”

Why the polls are tightening up

The Clinton campaign’s goal has been to replicate Barack Obama’s 51 percent coalition of 2012. Assembling that coalition relied on spurring turnout among black, Hispanic, and young voters. There are plenty of signs Clinton is poorly positioned to do that.

Kaepernick’s sit-down shows it’s cool to denigrate law enforcement

At what point did it become OK to pour fuel on the emotions of a segment of our country that hates the rule of law and feels the answer is to kill the individuals appointed to enforce that law for all of us?

And now we have Colin Kaepernick. His misguided, even uneducated stand (or decision not to stand) has again turned up the harsh light of an anti-law-enforcement sentiment that is not based in fact or presented with reason. It has become in vogue to denigrate law enforcement and we will all pay for that in time.

Liberals are the sort of people who…

It’s important to note all of this for the historical record because one day when kids in America are wearing sack cloth, the middle class is eating out of garbage pails and crazed rape gangs, that we imported into the country to show how diverse we are, are running wild, people will want to know what happened. How did we destroy Social Security and Medicare? How did the country go broke? How did America change from a once powerful nation to a pitiable wreck?

22 Years Ago, The Clintons Pulled A Colin Kaepernick On Mother Teresa

It’s hard to overstate the symbolic power of sitting down. Today, a football player’s refusal to stand for the National Anthem has garnered headline upon headline. Twenty-two years ago, a seated couple protested one of the world’s most beloved figures.

In a truly iconic American scene that still captures the attention—and confusion—of the Washington elite, then-President Bill Clinton and his wife, Hillary, sat in stunned silence amid a standing ovation that followed Mother Teresa’s address at the National Prayer Breakfast.

How A Cakemaker Became An Enemy Of The State

It showed us that most of the media are incapable (or unwilling) to lay out the debate over religious freedom in an honest or enlightening way. It’s shown us that many of those who praise the diversity of American life have, in reality, lost their compassion and the ability to tolerate anyone who disagrees with their worldview.

Those 30 seconds have shown us that those in power — including every presidential candidate — are unwilling to stand in the way of a state that has the power to crush dissent by forcing citizens to choose between their livelihoods and their faith.

Sex ed is required. Why isn’t financial education?

I learned a lot about condoms, STDs and intercourse from school (my parents stopped opting me out eventually). In contrast, I learned almost nothing about credit cards, IRAs and interest rates at school. While sexual education is mainstream in K-12 schools, financial education is not. The result is…

Teaching the young how to vote

“Gee, dad, I can’t wait to do my civic duty. How do you suggest I prepare?”

“Well, son, a good place to start is to re-read the American Constitution to understand the basic principles upon which our country was founded.”

“It’s been a while since I read it in school, dad.”

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