Lincoln's Negative and Positive Liberty and the Collinsville Class of 2015
Contrary to the prevailing Southern Baptist view of Liberty in Alabama, Lincoln understood that Liberty is for those who lack power, as much or more than it was for the slave owner's of the South who perverted the concept through their idea of property rights; as many of the Tea Party and Koch brother's persuasion do today in the Tea Party and malicious advantage in the Citizen's United Decision.
And I had an email exchange with the professor. He's gonna read Joe Crespino's Strom Thurmond's America.
Last night I attended commencement ceremonies at my Mother's alma mater, Collinsville High School, where much of the academic awards went to Hispanic students, many of them undocumented.
Here in Alabama with the likes of Yellowhammer News, the fundamentalist Scott Beeson of Steve Gaines Gardendale Baptist Church, and a tea party state legislature who dismissed the legacy of Judge Frank Johnson several years ago other than for use of some distorted recruting tool for Auburn and Nick Saban's Roll Tide SEC Football Program, does't seem like much of our "Christian State" has learned anything about perfecting a more Perfect Union.
The class of 2015, in particular the History club, made a mark this year attempting to bring the Tea Party, Baptist fundamentalist school superintendent; schooling him a little on the significance of the 50th anniversary of Selma, and the movie that came out in January. We made some national news in some circles.
Azar Nafisi, an Iranian, understands, but not too many of the voting population in Alabama.
Scattershot blog for sure, but google and listen to the chat at drshow.org.
And God Bless the class of 2015, Collinsville, Alabama.