SLATE: Republican Senator Proposes Bill That Would Make It Illegal to Count Votes

https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2020/09/republican-senator-bill-illegal-mail-vote-count-deadline.html

More GOP attempts at voter suppression.

When election security has been discussed on this forum in the past, some have said that federal monetary support would be a mandate that takes away the running of elections from the states. In actuality, the election security bills put forth by the Democrats have only been for monetary support for states to conduct their elections safely and fairly. Bills have passed out of the House and disappeared into Magic Mitch’s black hole of a desk drawer, where bills and Supreme Court nominations go to die.

This proposal by SEN Scott IS a mandate for states not being able to run their elections as they see fit and in accordance with their own laws.

Throw away the ballots or don’t count them; the NEW GOP way of winning elections, because they know they can’t get enough votes without suppressing voting, cheating, lying or stealing.

And those on the right are OK with it because THEIR votes will be counted.

We Must Choose: Liberty or Lockdown

Source: American Institute for Economic Research.

The always interesting George Gilder pens a book review.

After marshalling the facts from his source, he says, “So let’s stop pretending that our policies have been rational and need to be phased out, as if they once had a purpose. They should have been reversed summarily in March and acknowledged to be a mistake, perpetrated by statisticians with erroneous computer models. Instead we were subject to six months of hell…”

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Indefensible!

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/elections-2020/trump-again-sows-doubt-about-election-as-gop-scrambles-to-assure-voters/ar-BB19oHSs?ocid=DE_20200925_ENUS__1

Trump, having had a day to think about it, refuses again to peacefully accept the results of the November 3 election. And he continues his campaign to de-legitimize the coming election. It is now obvious that no matter how thoroughly he is trounced he will continue to sow dissension and distrust. He will try to hang on to power the same way he has stayed out of jail his entire life – with a swarm of lawyers spreading chaos.

Trump’s faithful lap dog, Lindsey Graham, made a it clear what is going on in this appalling statement . . . “I promise you as a Republican, if the Supreme Court decides that Joe Biden wins, I will accept the result. . . The court will decide, and if Republicans lose, we’ll accept the result.”

What happened to the people deciding who the President should be?

SLATE: Impeach Bill Barr

https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2020/09/impeach-bill-barr.html

An interesting argument explaining why Barr should be impeached. I would have called it “compelling”, but I have learned on this forum, there is no such animal.

“That’s not how oversight has ever worked. Barr’s unilateral declaration—that any attempt by Congress to question him or his officials is illegitimate—is just the latest effort to place the executive branch above its constitutional obligations. The administration has spent recent years refusing to comply with congressional subpoenas for executive documents, most notably during the impeachment inquiry, but the refusal to even appear is a complete rejection and dismantling of oversight altogether. This latest effort calls for the only possible proportionate response: William Barr should be impeached.”

The author, Molly Claflin is chief oversight counsel at American Oversight. She previously served as counsel to the ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee. “American Oversight is a non-partisan, nonprofit ethics watchdog and is the top Freedom of Information Act litigator investigating the Trump administration.” It may be difficult to believe they are non-partisan based on WHO they are investigating currently. But they were also involved in investigating Clinton’s email situation. 

A Just Decision Not to File Homicide Charges in the Tragic Breonna Taylor Case

Source: National Review.

I take (and took) the point our Forum host made in a post the other day that the warrant police used to enter Breonna Taylor’s home was constitutionally invalid because it was a no knock warrant. However, I learned from TV news last night that while the order may have been issued as a no-knock warrant, it was not served or executed in that way. Apparently, an independent eye witness has confirmed that the police both knocked on the door and identified themselves before barging into Taylor’s apartment.

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