TED TALK: Zak Ebrahim “I am the son of a terrorist”

I hope everyone will take the time to watch this TED Talk. Because Zak Ebrahim’s father was a terrorist he has a unique perspective on the subject. But Zak is not just any son of a terrorist, he is a thoughtful and compassionate human being that we could all learn from. His message is one of choosing love and compassion over hatred and revenge. The message is for all of us! Please watch the video!

History News Network | How Would You Change the Constitution? Here’s My Proposal.

This is an interesting article and I admire Al Carroll for making such a bold proposal. While I don’t agree will all his suggestions, I agree that “nothing should be so revered that one cannot question it, change it, or discard it, and blind worship is always to be avoided.” We should be able to debate, discuss, and even criticize the Constitution. Jefferson may have had went too far in advocating a new constitution for every new generation, but he correctly saw the value of experience. Jefferson wisely advocated “that laws and institutions must go hand in hand with progress of the human mind. As that becomes more developed, more enlightened, as new discoveries are made, new truths disclosed, and manners and opinions change with the change of circumstances, institutions must advance also, and keep pace with the times.”[1]

[1] Thomas Jefferson to Samuel Kercheval (July 12, 1816) in The Life and Selected Writings of Thomas Jefferson: Including the Autobiography, the Declaration of Independence & His Public and Private Letters, edited with an Introduction by Adrienne Koch and William Peden. (New York: The Modern Library, 2004.writings): 615-16.

History News Network | How Would You Change the Constitution? Here’s My Proposal..