Tired of a founding principle?

Someone on this forum has said numerous times that there should be some sort of “test” for voters. I contend that it should be candidates that should be tested. On the Constitution they swear an oath to support and defend. An elected representative, regardless of what district he or she represents, that states that the church should be directing the government, should be disqualified from running for office.

And the question arises for Rep. Boebert, “Which church?”

For those of you who have been supportive of recent SCOTUS decisions that are chipping away at the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment and the Separation of Church and State, need to pay close attention. A potential theocratic government is on the horizon, unless people pay attention and stand firm against it. – IMO

Roe Overturned

https://www.cnn.com/2022/06/24/politics/dobbs-v-jackson-womens-health-organization-opinion-text/index.html

The link contains the opinion. Looks like Don wrote it.

I find it interesting that in one decision, the court ruled that states cannot make their own rules and in the next they returned the question of abortion to the states. I am having a difficult time weighing these differences.

They decision stated that abortion is not a right that is in the Constitution. Neither is the right to ANY medical care. Based on what I read, states can now determine that treatment for cancers and other diseases can be denied. That may be a touch hyperbolic, but still…

The Bulwark: If Trump Wasn’t Lying, That’s Worse

“A delusional president is far more dangerous than a mendacious one.”

Will Saletan presents 5 exhibits from yesterday’s hearing with the conclusion that if TFG truly believed the lies he and his minions were presenting to the American people, he is delusional and not fit for office.

His close is something that all should consider.

Detached from realityLost contactNo interest in facts.

We can’t have a president who thinks—or doesn’t think—this way. We can’t put the world’s most powerful armed forces and nuclear arsenal back in the hands of a man who believes, no matter what, that he has the mandate of the people—and is willing to use violence to stay in power. In the Oval Office, a madman is far more dangerous than a liar.” (Emphasis added.)

Based on the opening paragraphs, a historical recollection of Nixon and his actions, perhaps DJT learned a lesson about ADMITTING he is lying.

DHS watchdog says Trump’s agency appears to have altered report on Russian interference in 2020 election in part because of politics

https://www.cnn.com/2022/05/03/politics/donald-trump-russian-interference-election-politics/index.html

“The April 26 Homeland Security inspector general’s assessment provides a damning look at the way DHS’ Office of Intelligence and Analysis dealt with intelligence related to Russia’s efforts to interfere in the US, stating the department had deviated from its standard procedures in modifying assessments related to Moscow’s targeting of the 2020 presidential election.”

“The IG also followed up on a July 2020 meeting mentioned by the whistleblower, who claimed Wolf had asked for the product to be held because “‘it made the President look bad.'”

Right. No issue with Russia to be concerned with.

Another plausible reason for Putin’s “special military operation”.

Brett Stephens posits any interesting possibility.

“Suppose for a moment that Putin never intended to conquer all of Ukraine: that, from the beginning, his real targets were the energy riches of Ukraine’s east, which contain Europe’s second-largest known reserves of natural gas (after Norway’s).

Combine that with Russia’s previous territorial seizures in Crimea (which has huge offshore energy fields) and the eastern provinces of Luhansk and Donetsk (which contain part of an enormous shale-gas field), as well as Putin’s bid to control most or all of Ukraine’s coastline, and the shape of Putin’s ambitions become clear. He’s less interested in reuniting the Russian-speaking world than he is in securing Russia’s energy dominance.”

So it isn’t about demilitarizing, de-Nazifying, saving ethnic Russians or any of the other reasons given (and defended by some here); it is about the vast resources under the ground of Eastern Ukraine and the ability to ship the reserves to market

Continue reading “Another plausible reason for Putin’s “special military operation”.”

…”likely criminal”…

https://thehill.com/regulation/court-battles/600020-judge-rules-trumps-efforts-to-overturn-election-likely-criminal

Not my words, but the word of the judge who ruled Eastman has to turn over most of the documents requested by the January 6th Commission.

“Carter said there was enough evidence to find a likelihood that Trump committed at least two felonies: obstruction of an official proceeding, a serious charge that has been brought against hundreds of Capitol riot defendants, and conspiracy to defraud the United States.”

…”Carter acknowledged that the case before him is not positioned to address who should be assigned responsibility for last year’s attack on the Capitol.”

While no criminal finding is in the order, there apparently is enough information to indicate that John Eastman’s records are not ALL protected by attorney-client privilege because there are possible criminal acts involved.