535. What Is The Difference Between Punishment v. Natural Consequences?

Bad behavior is sometimes punished to teach us a lesson. But with or without formal punishment, every action, good or bad, has natural consequences that teach us important lessons?

 

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people say we live in a republic. CNN loses it.

CNN is rewriting history. Again.

Happy Friday!  I think I may have just seen the thing that ends any argument about CNN being any type of legitimate news outlet.  They recently aired a “people on the street” style segment where they asked Trump supporters if the United States is a democracy. Predictably, these folks said no, explaining that we are a constitutional republic. And you guys… CNN lost it!  They even brought in an “expert” to tell their audience that “there are people around Trump who want Americans to think that we aren’t a democracy, so they are spreading that…” It was all very serious and concerning. Lots of furrowed brows and hand-wringing and dramatic music. Rather than appreciating these Americans for their knowledge of our nation’s history and constitutional framework, CNN chose to bash them, painting them as conspiratorial, stupid, and anti-democracy.  They actually think that having an understanding of our government’s structure is

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