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It broke my heart to listen to this speech. But I stand by everything he said.

"We have actually damaged our reputation as a force for good in the world." That quote just made my heart break. This speech says everytihng I want to say, though.

It broke my heart to listen to this speech. But I stand by everything he said.

Ooof.



10 best quotes from Sen. John McCain's speech on the CIA interrogation report

1. On knowing the truth:

2. On the VALUE of knowing the truth for America, and for the world:

3. On how awkward it is that America basically WROTE the human rights protections against torture ... and then violated them:


4. On the prevalence of misinformation:

If SENATORS, powerful humans who have access to a lot of info and advice, are affected by misinformation, think about the average American!

5. On what wasn't worth giving up:

6. Our most important intelligence in the post-9/11 years (what led us to Bin Laden) came from conventional interrogation.

7. Torture isn't even about our enemies. It's about us as America and what we want that to mean.


I loved this quote.

8. What *is* America anyway? What are we fighting for?

An idea that all men are endowed by their Creator with inalienable rights.

9. On what *should be* the difference between us and the bad guys:

10. Lately, I've been really hesitant to believe that America is the exception, especially hearing all the bad things we've done. But McCain still believes. And I know it's not cool, but I kind of agree with him!

When given the opportunity to be different, stronger, and better ... America should've TAKEN IT.

Wait. I liked that first part, too. I wanna make it bigger.

BOOM.

Watch the rest of the speech above! And if you want to read it, check out the transcript below!

This article originally appeared on 01.09.18


Why should a superintendent get a raise while teachers in the same district struggling to make ends meet see their paychecks flatline — year after year after year?

Teacher Deyshia Hargrave begged the question. Minutes later, she was handcuffed and placed in the backseat of a cop car.

The scene was captured below by YouTube user Chris Rosa, who attended a board meeting for Vermilion Parish Schools in Louisiana.

You can watch Hargrave begin speaking about 33 seconds in. The situation starts becoming contentious around 6:35 minutes. Hargrave is arrested at 8:35, and then walked outside in handcuffs and placed in the back of police vehicle. (Story continues below.)



"We work very hard with very little to maintain the salaries that we have," Hargrave, who teaches middle school language arts, said during a public comment portion of the meeting, stating that she's seen classroom sizes balloon during her time at the school with no increased compensation. "We're meeting those goals, while someone in that position of leadership [the superintendent] is getting raise? It's a sad, sad day to be a teacher in Vermilion Parish."

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