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December 3rd, 2018 - 6:38 pm § in America, Bill of Rights, Politics, Repugnants

Republicans don’t believe in democracy or respect elections.

It’s bad enough that Republicans enjoy unequal voting power in the Electoral College and U.S. Senate,* and obtain further electoral advantages from gerrymandering and vote suppression. But for them, that’s not enough. If the voters comprising the Not-Republicans majority can get over the[...]

November 29th, 2018 - 1:29 am § in America

THANKSGIVING

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November 29th, 2018 - 12:05 am § in America, Donald Trump, Hypocrisy, Jews

Of Kushner and The Portrait

Jared Kushner often poses before Andrew Jackson’s portrait in Trump’s version of the oval office.  Why Trump chose Jackson is obvious.  Jackson was a racist and an imperialist.  Unlike the Founding Fathers who drew inspiration for American democracy from tribal cultures, Jefferson believ[...]

November 11th, 2018 - 9:16 pm § in America, Politics

How Americans settle close and disputed elections (in fact, not fantasy)

Ultimately, our government’s legitimacy derives from the consent of the governed, and we agree to abide by election results by mutual consent. While our system of government is not strictly based on majority rule, all of our elections are governed the principle of majority rule — i.e., h[...]

November 11th, 2018 - 3:08 pm § in America, Hypocrisy, Religion, Religion

THE HUBRIS OF “GOD TOLD ME” OR “GOD WANTS ME”

If your religion fails to accomplish your goals, it is not that your religion has failed you. It is that you have failed your religion. I happened to see something regarding the Florida Senate election of 2018. Governor Rick Scott is trying to unseat incumbent Senator Bill Nelson. He apparently said[...]

October 30th, 2018 - 7:53 pm § in America, Donald Trump

Should children of illegals born in the U.S. be citizens?

Under current law, they are, based on a Supreme Court interpretation of the 14th Amendment dating back to the 19th century. But some conservatives want to challenge that interpretation. Their argument that the 14th Amendment doesn’t necessarily confer citizenship upon everyone born on U.S. soil ha[...]

October 28th, 2018 - 2:28 pm § in America

Another racist incident

In the video below, a North Carolina white woman the internet is dubbing “South Park Susan” harasses two black sisters waiting in a parking lot for roadside assistance. She calls them names, assaults them, and brags she’s “white” and “hot.” Result: Her emplo[...]

October 24th, 2018 - 12:00 pm § in America, Bill of Rights, Hypocrisy, Jefferson

An Immigration Plan Based on American Opportunity

The Trumpies have demonized immigrants to the point where comparisons to Nazi Germany are all too real.  That fomenting of hatred obscures the real need for a functional immigration policy that addresses America’s tradition as the land of opportunity, Here is my plan:  1. Felonize illegal em[...]

October 24th, 2018 - 1:19 am § in America

Who Counts as Black?

  Ronald Hall   Partners reposted from The Conversation.US. For generations, intimacy between black men and white women was taboo. A mere accusation of impropriety could lead to a lynching, and interracial marriage was illegal in a number of states. Everything changed with the 1967 Supreme Cou[...]