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    • Marnie Pehrson

    • February 13, 2017 in Freedom

    Freedom: Our Common Value as Americans

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    I have decided that the common value almost all Americans share is freedom. But there are at least two schools of thought about freedom, and many variations in between. Freedom Philosophy #1 One philosophy is that you should be free to do whatever feels good for you.…
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  • Starbucks Refugee Hiring Policy

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    My thoughts on the Starbucks refugee hiring policy. Let me say first, I’ve never drank a cup of coffee in my life, and I’ve had maybe 5 cups of Starbucks hot chocolate in total. No dog in this fight Schultz of Starbucks sent out a memo to his organization saying “I am hearing the alarm you all are sounding that the civility and human rights we have all taken for granted for so long are under attack.” Then he said “There are more than 65 million citizens of the world recognized as refugees by the United Nations, and we are developing plans to hire 10,000 of them over five years in the 75 countries around the world where Starbucks does business.…
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  • What Does the Right to Bear Arms Have to Do with Freedom?

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    I believe 99% of society’s problems could be solved by understanding basic principles of freedom. Yet, most people make freedom a lot more complicated than it has to be. That’s why I’d like to employ our friend the Easter Bunny to explain freedom in a way that even a child can understand it.…
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