This is the fifth of a weekly series of public forums on TMB. Watch for a new round every Monday. The schedule and comment policy are available here.
In keeping with Independence Day, the topic for this week’s forum is Freedom.
There are several potential topics that I’ve intended to be covered here:
- Gun rights (McCain and Obama have typical conservative and liberal views, as far as I know)
- Other Bill of Rights concerns
- Warrantless wiretapping (which both Obama and McCain are in support of)
- Other issues concerning civil liberties in a time of war (such as Guantanamo Bay)
- Supreme Court appointments (typical conservative and liberal views, once again — keep in mind that there will be a forum on abortion in two weeks)
- Death penalty (Obama spoke in support of the possibility of the death penalty for certain non-murder “heinous crimes” such as particularly vile rapes of children)
- Topics related to LDS conceptions of human agency
- Other issues?
Other than that, I’ll leave things pretty open-ended. Feel free to express your thoughts. Also, don’t be afraid to ask questions (e.g., “What is Obama’s position on gun control, anyway?”).
Hope everyone has an enjoyable, safe, and patriotic holiday with their loved ones…
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