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Overall was John politically good or bad?
12 February 2014
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derek said
I'm gonna read on through this alot more but i would like to pose one question about "Imagine" that i had for years: How can we imagine there's no heaven when that's exactly what you're describing?" that is the one question i would ask John.

I'm not John, but I can tell you that he wasn't singing about heaven. He sang about a better world, about the here and now... not about some promise of a future reward.

6 September 2014
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This may not be about good-or-bad, but it deal with John politically.

HOW JOHN LENNON AFFECTS TODAY'S IMMIGRATION FIGHT

Here's a little bit from the article.

[snip]The argument over President Barack Obama's legal authority to defer deportations begins 42 years ago with a bit of hashish, a dogged lawyer and, yes, John Lennon and Yoko Ono.

[snip]

Until the Lennon case, the Immigration and Naturalization Service had not acknowledged it used its own discretion in deciding whom to deport. But through the Freedom of Information Act, Wildes discovered 1,843 instances in which the INS had invoked such prosecutorial discretion as part of a secret program for "nonpriority" cases.

Once the program was revealed, the INS had no choice but to concede its existence and issued official guidance on how it would be applied. [snip]

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