Monday, January 9, 2012
Catherine Crier - I've Rarely Been So Glad to be Wrong!
I remember Catherine Crier as a former judge who went on to be one of those ubiquitous TV court show judges and then a network/cable TV 'usual suspect' talking head and eventual talk show host. None of this makes me think of someone with particularly substantive views.
BOY WAS I WRONG!
Ms. Crier's perspective on the political climate of our day is rooted in a rational historic, economic and constitutional perspective that deserves to be heard and taken seriously. Let me take that back: it desperately needs to be heard!
For those who have lost sight of what our system is really supposed to produce - healthy productive debate that leads to compromise that reasonably ensures opportunity for all Americans, this is a breath of fresh air. Her book 'Patriot Acts: What Americans Must Do to Save the Republic', is not for those who see the world through a rigid ideological grid, whether they be on the left or the right.
I'd encourage you to watch the entire presentation here. It's an important substantive contribution to a political system that is fostering debate that is about a mile wide and an inch thick...