In 1888, George Eastman pioneered the first photographic film camera, the KODAK.
It was priced fairly low for a brand new invention, and had enough film for 100 pictures. When you went through the 100 exposures, you had to send it back off to the company because, back then, refilling your camera wasn’t as easy as popping an SD card out of your camera, or even unloading a load of film. At the start of 1896, the KODAK company produced specially made film for movie productions. At the turn of the century, Eastman produced a new camera entitled the BROWNIE, which sold for a dollar.
I think this story is the product of someone trying to portray George Washington as unable to lie. Which, I think, isn’t true. Everyone lies.
Even if it’s just a tiny lie. Everyone has lied, and if you haven’t, you will.
I’m sure he was honest, just not completely.
What would happen if we lived in a world with no crimes, no war, no violence, etc. What if it was banned by a world leader, or it just never happened in the first place.
And think about the news without war updates, or local crimes or acts of violence. It would be completely boring. There goes 80% of the news’s material. The rest would be about politics, which would be even more boring than they are now because they wouldn’t be talking about methods to keep crime rates down, or pulling soldiers out of the war.
The Don’t Ask Don’t Tell act would’ve never existed, loads and loads of people would be alive still.
And even more extreme, there would be no America. The rebels fought for our country. I mean, they could go on a hunger strike or something but I really don’t think the King of England would mind losing a few 1000 pesky rebels. Plus it’s cheaper to not feed someone than to provide three meals a day and drinks.
Most countries wouldn’t exist.
Violence is kind of necessary in our society.
And, admit it, you love violent films.
When our Constitution was still in early stages of execution, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams were on opposite sides of how our Constitution would be interpreted.
While Jefferson believed in a strict construction of our Constitution, John Adams believed in a loose construction.
Jefferson wanted the Constitution to be followed in its purest terms. No stretching of the rules, no exceptions, etc. He believed Article 1, Section 8 (The Elastic Clause) should be only used under very strict conditions.
Adams thought that our Constitution should be not taken too literally. He wanted to take advantage of the generality of the laws stated in the Constitution. He thought the Elastic Clause should be flexible in order for the country to handle situations differently than others of the same nature.
In the end, our country ended up with a loose construction, which I feel works well because we can tailor punishments according to the severity of crimes. Also, laws vary by state. For example, you can talk on the phone whilst driving in Massachusetts, but it’s illegal here in Connecticut.
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