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Are You Smarter Than A Sophomore?
The Great Debate?
- Justices Allow Search if Police Hear Evidence Being Destroyed - NYTimes.com
The police do not need a warrant to enter a home if they smell burning marijuana, knock, announce themselves and hear what they think is evidence being destroyed, the Supreme Court ruled, 8 to 1.
- Daily Kos: Stay classy, GOP! High schooler who wants to debate Bachmann getting threats.
Cherry Hill, NJ high schooler Amy Myers is receiving threats of violence (including rape) after her challenge to debate Rep. Michele Bachmann on the U.S. Constitution.
- Andrew Reinbach: Michele Bachmann Called Out by a 16-Year-Old Girl
A 16-year-old high school student has challenged Rep. Michele Bachmann (R.-Mn.) to a public debate because the student, Amy Myers, thinks Rep. Bachmann doesn't know what she's talking about and is harming women.
Answering The Challenge
Michele Bachmann, the leader of the Congressional 'Tea Party' Caucus, and potential 2012 Republican Candidate received a challenge from an unlikely source. Not Rachael Maddow, not Democracy Now's Amy Goodman, not Keith OIberman, but a New Jersey high school sophmore. Of course, when, like Rep Bachmann, you think the Founding Fathers played a role in the abolition of slavery and think that Planned Parenthood is in the abortion business, your knowledge of politics and society may have a right to be questioned. Rep Bachmann obviously forgot about the compromise to count a slave a three-fifths of a person, and how many of the Founding Father's owned slaves.
Of course, perhaps Bachmann, like the people she claims to be a voice of, forget that the history of America seems to be one of groups organizing against the powerful and needing the government to get those rights; be it African-Americans, Women, or Workers. This is the spirit the Tea Party tries to invoke, but more and more it seems to me and other that the Tea Party is little more than an attempt to stage a corporate takeover of the US.
And that doesn't even cover the Constitution. I wonder how Rep. Bachmann would answer challenges on how the Founding Father's would reconcile last years decision giving corporations unlimited rights to influence elections, or the recent decision allowing police the rights to enter a building without a warrant or warning.
Perhaps the reluctance from Rep Bachmann, and rage from the right, is the fact that there's fear that this 'kid' could show how ignorant many of the Tea Party allies are. That they're not populists, they're pawns of their corporate masters and it mouthpieces. That they support ideas that are against the documents they claim to uphold.
Or Bachmann knows that she's not as smart as a high-school sophomore.