“I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.
It is perfectly natural to group people by appearance, and we all do it so readily. I believe this comes from several factors wherein it contributed to our ancestor's survival on the Savannah.
So many things in our civilized society cause us to have to work at purging our instincts. Juan was honestly expressing one such tendency which I think he was pointing out needs to be restrained by our rational mind. NPR wrongly fired him for it.
You can never be safe from a government that can keep you completely safe from each other and the world. You must choose.
I just wish they would be more fastidious with the deodorant!
Juan Williams was released from NPR for his partisan role at Fox News, which precludes any attempt at being an objective reporter for NPR. Anyways, I'm fine with it, because what he said was stupid.
Anyways, tldr the thread but how many conservatives were up in arms over this? How many of those cheered the sacking of Helen Thomas?
"I do not claim that every incident in the history of empire can be explained in directly economic terms. Economic interests are filtered through a political process, policies are implemented by a complex state apparatus, and the whole system generates its own momentum."