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  • Ahmed Mohamed and Thomas Jefferson: A tale of two clocks

    10/16/2015 7:37:34 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/16/2015 | Denise A. Spellberg
    A Texas teen’s journey from handcuffs to presidential handshakes reminds us how far some remain from understanding this nation’s founding ideals, a lesson a former president – and inventor – might help us understand even as 14-year-old Ahmed Mohamed visits the White House at the invitation of President Obama. A month ago, the Irving, Texas, high school student was arrested for demonstrating ingenuity while Muslim by inventing a clock. Like Ahmed, Thomas Jefferson was an inventor. Coincidentally, he also helped imagine our concept of religious freedom. Jefferson, like the Texas teen, also loved a new gadget. In 1806, while a...