It's Time to Stop Using the 'Fire in a Crowded Theater' Quote - Trevor Timm. Oliver Wendell Holmes made the analogy during a controversial Supreme Court case that was overturned more than 40 years ago.
Everett Collection/Shutterstock Ninety-three years ago, Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes wrote what is perhaps the most well-known -- yet misquoted and misused -- phrase in Supreme Court history: "The most stringent protection of free speech would not protect a man in falsely shouting fire in a theatre and causing a panic. " Without fail, whenever a free speech controversy hits, someone will cite this phrase as proof of limits on the First Amendment.
The Myth of the Self-Made Person. By Peter Kaufman What do the alleged Boston Marathon bombers Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have in common with Oprah Winfrey, Bill Gates, J.K.
Rowling, Jimi Hendrix, and Ben Franklin? The answer: All of these individuals are said to have become who they are by their own individual means. Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are said to have been self-radicalized. Oprah Winfrey, Bill Gates, and J.K. ZPrime comments on What is the scariest *real* organization in the world? Nulla poena sine lege. Nulla poena sine lege (Latin: no penalty without a law) is a legal principle, requiring that one cannot be punished for doing something that is not prohibited by law.
This principle is accepted and codified in modern democratic states as a basic requirement of the rule of law. A description and analysis of the principle can be found in Shahram Dana, Beyond Retroactivity to Realizing Justice: The Principle of Legality in International Criminal Law Sentencing, 99 JOURNAL OF CRIMINAL LAW AND CRIMINOLOGY 857 (2009) Requirements In modern European criminal law, e.g. of the Constitutional Court of Germany, the principle of nulla poena sine lege has been found to consist of four separate requirements: Nulla poena sine praevia lege poenali There is to be no penalty without previous law.
Why Electronic Voting is a BAD Idea - Computerphile. SuddenlySnowden comments on We are Edward Snowden, Laura Poitras and Glenn Greenwald from the Oscar-winning documentary CITIZENFOUR. AUAA. This is a good question, and there are some good traditional answers here.
Organizing is important.
Foot voting. Foot voting is the ability of people to "vote with their feet" by leaving situations they do not like or going to situations they believe to be more beneficial.
A potential solution to the tragedy of the commons trap with traditional voting. A voter's choice is still nigh insignificant to the whole, but it effects them personally greatly as they move circumstances, so they have a real incentive to choose well. Meanwhile regimes with policies that people like will get more people in them, and thus the better regimes will control more power and resources. However this assumes resources travel with the people, rather than being stuck to the land, so traditional immigration is thus insufficient for this to work properly. – rgiskard
 It has been described as "a tool for enhancing political freedom: the ability of the people to choose the political regime under which they wish to live". Usage Communist leader Vladimir Lenin commented, "They voted with their feet," regarding Russian soldiers deserting the army of the Tsar. The concept has been associated with Charles Tiebout and Ronald Reagan.[not in citation given] See also References
What is a an effective way to counter the "drop in the bucket" argument? : TrueAskReddit. Global citizenship. In broad usage, the term global citizenship or world citizenship typically defines a person who places their identity with a "global community" above their identity as a citizen of a particular nation or place.
The idea is that one’s identity transcends geography or political borders and that the planetary human community is interdependent and whole; humankind is essentially one. The term has use in education and political philosophy and has enjoyed popular use in social movements such as the "World Citizen" movement and the Mondialisation movement. Definition The term "citizenship" refers to an identity between a person and a city, state or nation and their right to work, live and participate politically in a particular geographic area. When combined with the term "global", it typically defines a person who places their identity with a "global community" above their identity as a citizen of a particular nation or place. Usage Education Global citizenship education
Why the UK Election Results are the Worst in History. 5 Ways Powerful People Trick You Into Hating Underdogs. Let's say that tomorrow you are elected Secret Ruler of the USA, a position that gives you total power over the government, economy, and the culture at large -- everything that hippies refer to as "the system.
" Now, your first job is to not get beheaded by rioting peasants, which means your first job is really to maintain "stability" (i.e., "keeping things mostly the way they are"). Immediately you'll find that you're facing a never-ending stream of protests from disgruntled groups who say they're being treated unfairly or otherwise getting left out -- this group over here is upset that somebody got abused by the police; this other bunch is demanding better wages or something. How do you handle it? Sure, you could crush their movements with an iron fist, using violence to kill, intimidate or arrest their most vocal members. The Most Complex Borders in Europe: Why Do We Have Nations? TED Talks - What FACEBOOK And GOOGLE Are Hiding From The World - The Filter Bubble. Voting Methods. 1.
Ethnic Tension And Meaningless Arguments. Part of what bothers me – and apparently several others – about yesterday’s motte-and-bailey discussion is that here’s a fallacy – a pretty successful fallacy – that depends entirely on people not being entirely clear on what they’re arguing about.
Somebody says God doesn’t exist. Another person objects that God is just a name for the order and beauty in the universe. Then this somehow helps defend the position that God is a supernatural creator being. How does that even happen? “Sir, you’ve been accused of murdering your wife. “Well, your honor, I think it’s quite clear I didn’t murder the President. 5 Brainwashing Tricks That Work No Matter How Smart You Are.
Everyone Has the Same Moral Code, They Just Use It Differently Win McNamee/Getty Images News/Getty Images Question: 7 Illegal Things To Do In A British Election. Politics in the Animal Kingdom — CGP Grey. Part I: the Problems with First Past the Post Voting Part II: The Alternative Vote Part IV: Mixed-Member Proportional Representation Part V: Single Transferable Vote. Global Freedom Movement. Illustration of how Liquid Democracy Works via Wikipedia Liquid democracy is a group-decision-making method that works as a sort of “direct democracy for people who know they’re not experts on a subject, but know of people that they trust who who know more about a subject than themselves”. Questions are settled by asking everyone… but many people’s answer will be “whatever X says”. It works by enabling people to solicit recommendations on how to vote from people they trust.
Politics in the Animal Kingdom: Single Transferable Vote. Money & Debt: Crash Course World History 202. Www.princeton.edu/~mgilens/Gilens homepage materials/Gilens and Page/Gilens and Page 2014-Testing Theories 3-7-14.pdf. The_Old_Gentleman comments on Anarcho-"Capitalism," as described by a mutualist's comment in /r/anarcho-capitalism. Thoughts? Parable of the broken window. The 10 Most Important Theories About Why We Make War. I'm very disappointed, though not surprised, at this analysis.
I don't fault the author, but rather the inherent bias of the academic fields involved. Most of these items help explain how people are exploited in order to support war, but none offer the main motivation for war: the health of the state. Government is not somehow the pooling of community resources for the common good under the supervision of society's best and brightest. I Like The Big Bang Theory, Because Communism. Enjo13 comments on Another moment of real clarity in the fiscal debate "Obama manages to demonstrate once again that there is literally nothing he could offer Republicans. The bitter tears of the American Christian supermajority.
The most persecuted minority in the United States is not Muslims, African-Americans or immigrants. It’s our Christian supermajority that’s truly oppressed. Verily, consider three anecdotes from the past few weeks. On March 2, three Baptist ministers in Akron, Ohio, arranged for the local police to mock-arrest them in their churches and haul them away in handcuffs for the simple act of preaching their faith. A video was posted on YouTube to drum up buzz for an upcoming revival show.
A few atheist blogs object to uniformed police taking part in a church publicity stunt, but far more people who saw the YouTube video (24,082 views), in Ohio and elsewhere, took this media stunt as reality — confirmation of their wildest fears about a government clampdown on Christianity. On Feb. 26, Arizona’s conservative Gov. How far back in history do you have to go before it's considered archaeology instead of grave robbing? : Showerthoughts.
GOD_Over_Djinn comments on New spin on an old question: Is the university economics curriculum too far removed from economic concerns of the real world? Degrees of Clarity - Utilitarianism and the Transplant Surgeon Objection. » Downloadable RTF of this piece. Guide to Philosophy on the Internet (Suber) Welcome to my collection of online philosophy resources. If you are stuck in a frame, click here to escape.