My first day teaching college students, the informal survey asks:
How many of you work while going to school, and how many think the tasks
of healthcare and insurance reform are really important? Do you have a right
to die when you choose? Is democracy healthy here, or will freedom take a fight?
Are you conservative, liberal, moderate, or radical? How do we compare to the rest?
When and why does the death tax apply? Do you think the U.S. is the best?
I’m trying not to let on that it will take some convincing for me to believe
in trust-fund fearlessness, and a perfect nation no one would have a reason to leave.
Finally, the young jurist-to-be’s closing argument rings true:
We have the lowest infant morality in the world. Just look at me and you.