Required reading from around the web of the best, most interesting, or most though provoking things we’ve read:
Property by our of the United State and Father of the Constitution James Madison
“This short essay, Property by James Madison, defines and describes the term “property” in a political context and discusses the government’s role in protecting it. This term in its particular application means “that dominion which one man claims and exercises over the external things of the world, in exclusion of every other individual.” In its larger and juster meaning, it embraces every thing to which a man may attach a value and have a right; and which leaves to every one else the like advantage. In the former sense, a man’s land, or merchandize, or money is called his property. In the latter sense, a man has a property in his opinions and the free communication of them. He has a property of peculiar value in his religious opinions, and in the profession and practice dictated by them. He has a property very dear to him in the safety and liberty of his person. He has an equal property in the free use . . .”
Goodenough: Trump Urged to Confront Qatar’s Emir Over Troubling Behavior
“Ahead of President Trump’s meeting at the White House Tuesday with the emir of Qatar, conservatives and others are urging the president to raise concerns about the purported U.S. ally’s support for terrorist and radical groups, violation of trade agreements, and other troubling behavior. Ahead of President Trump’s meeting at the White House Tuesday with the emir of Qatar, conservatives and others are urging the president to raise concerns about the purported U.S. ally’s support for terrorist and radical groups, violation of trade agreements, and other troubling behavior. The Anti-Defamation League, highlighting the sheikhdom’s poor record on intolerance and incitement to hatred, especially targeting Jews, called on all U.S. officials meeting with Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad al-Thani to raise those issues. Qatar’s support for Iran – breaking regional solidarity – is also an issue some hope Trump will raise with the visitor.
[…] . . .despite Qatar’s longstanding support for Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood – al-Thani hosted Hamas leaders at his palace as recently as last month – and its sympathies for Iran, it remains a key regional partner for the U.S., hosting the forward headquarters of U.S. Central Command at the Al Udeid Air Base.”
De Blasio: Free ‘3-K Education’ Should Be ‘Universal Right’
“New York Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) on Friday called for ‘universal 3-K education’–full-day education for three-year-olds–and predicted it will soon become a ‘universal right.’ Addressing the National Education Association’s presidential forum in Texas, the 2020 presidential candidate said the best time to reach a child ‘is between birth and five years old.'”