Monday, January 9, 2012

Catherine Crier - I've Rarely Been So Glad to be Wrong!

Well this is not what I thought it would be!

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.


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...

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