Seven things at 1 o’clock (6.18)

Seven things at 1 o’clock (6.18) June 18, 2013

1. If you want to preserve your faith in young-earth creationism, then whatever you do — don’t look at a bench!

2. Evangelism is hospitality.

3. This, I think, is an example of what David Brin calls “sousveillance” (see here).

4. One thing I’ve repeatedly said to my daughters is, “There’s no such thing as a dumb question.” After reading this, from NPR’s Code Switch, I’m rethinking that bit of advice.

5.Black Americans were nearly four times as likely as whites to be arrested on charges of marijuana possession in 2010, even though the two groups used the drug at similar rates, according to new federal data.”

So perhaps the strongest argument for the legalization of marijuana is that America is incapable of justly enforcing any prohibition against its legal use. Law enforcement had a fair chance to allow this to exist as a fair law. It failed miserably. It failed four times over. It quadruple failed.

A law that cannot be justly enforced cannot be called a just law.

6. Joseph McLendon has an interesting take on Wolf Blitzer’s foot-in-mouth moment with a survivor of the Moore tornado.

7. Jesus wept.







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