Individual Rights – Loony Mary – Toronto Protests
5 ways Americans and Europeans are different
Americans and Europeans share many things: a commitment to fundamental democratic principles, a strategic alliance that has shaped the world order for more than half a century, and despite serious economic challenges in recent years, some of the highest living standards in the world. Still, there are notable differences across the Atlantic. As our polling has found over the years, Americans and Europeans often have different perspectives on individualism, the role of government, free expression, religion and morality.
The Declaration, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights
Most importantly, the Declaration, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights are based on the idea that all people have certain fundamental rights that governments are created to protect. Those rights include common law rights, which come from British sources like the Magna Carta, or natural rights, which, the Founders believed, came from God. The Founders believed that natural rights are inherent in all people by virtue of their being human and that certain of these rights are unalienable, meaning they cannot be surrendered to government under any circumstances.
Mary Trump’s takedown of president proves she’s the one who’s crazy
It is a family tragedy worthy of Shakespeare, and, like the Bard’s work, it is one of fiction. Because, as Mary Trump acknowledges reluctantly, Freddy Trump never wanted to work for Trump Management, and did everything in his power to escape, earning his pilot’s license, buying fishing boats and fancy cars, and attempting to live as something his father sneeringly called a “chauffeur in the sky.’’
Donald Trump defeats niece Mary Trump in lawsuit over inheritance
Donald Trump defeated his niece Mary Trump in a lawsuit where she accused the former U.S. president and two of his siblings of defrauding her out of a multimillion-dollar inheritance.
In a decision on Monday, Justice Robert Reed of a New York state court in Manhattan said Mary Trump released her claims against her relatives in a 2001 settlement over the estate of Donald Trump’s father Fred Trump Sr.
Reed’s decision came the same day a federal judge in Manhattan handed Donald Trump another legal victory, dismissing a lawsuit by his former lawyer Michael Cohen over being returned to prison in alleged retaliation for writing a tell-all memoir.
Thousands march in pro-Palestinian rally in downtown Toronto
Thousands of people marched through the streets of downtown Toronto in a pro-Palestinian rally as the war between Israel and Hamas entered the second week on Saturday.
The rally began outside the U.S. Consulate on University Avenue. Demonstrators waved Palestinian flags and held signs condemning the ongoing conflict and called for a ceasefire.Share on Facebook Tweet about this