Months ago, when addressing
the question of impeaching the P.O.S. in the White House, I set a deadline at
the end of July. My thinking was that if
by then, hearings in the Democratic House and ongoing litigation did not bring
out enough negative information about him to bring sanity back to Republicans
in both Houses and the public as well, it would be time for at least an
“impeachment inquiry,” if not an actual impeachment action, to be called for. Ten days remain before that deadline.
Such action in the House would
not be subject to the interference of the Department of Justice’s continuing to
act illegally as the President’s protector in advising him not to cooperate and
insisting his high office precluded his indictment. Thus far, the Administration’s stonewalling,
delaying tactics (including the President’s racism which caused Democratic
energies to be temporarily directed away from exposing him) and ignoring of
subpoenas have succeeded in preventing this hoped-for return to sanity from
occurring. There are just ten days left
during which something might happen, including revelations concerning any
connection between the P.O.S. and Jeffrey Epstein’s sexual history. I doubt if things will change before August
|Timing is up to Nancy Pelosi|
The House, I believe, will act
in this manner according to some deadline existing in the mind of Nancy
Pelosi. It might be later than the one I
impose. Nevertheless, it will
happen. Unfortunately, the “impeachment
inquiry” or actual impeachment against the President will take a long time,
ultimately fail in the Senate, even with the truckloads of evidence which will
be revealed in House hearings, finally freed of Dep’t of Justice obstructionism. The President and the Administration will
respond with lies and bluster, Americans will watch the NFL on TV, and the
clock will continue to run with nothing really being accomplished. It will all come down to the 2020
By then, the Democratic Party,
despite claims and efforts to the contrary from Trump and on Fox News, will be
united in their agenda of passing legislation to benefit the vast majority of the
American people including:
health care guaranteed for all
Americans, “real” tax reform, student loan relief, public school improvement,
women’s and minority rights, humane immigration reform, realistic gun violence
solutions, drug pricing regulation, infrastructure improvements, economic
opportunity, living wages, honest regulation of banks and the financial sector,
protecting the environment and dealing with climate change.
But the focus for those
interested in removing the President from the White House via the election
process will be on YOU. You must take personal
action! It’s not going to happen without
YOU. Listen Up!
1. If you are residing in a State whose electoral votes are up for grabs (Florida,
Pennsylvania, Michigan, for example), sign up to register voters. That’s where the election will be won. Devote your energies to getting enough new
voters registered to carry your State.
Until election day, that is your priority. Call the nearest office of the Democratic
Party for information on being trained to register voters.
2. If you are residing in a State whose electoral
votes are highly likely to go to one party (New York, California, Mississippi,
North Dakota, for example), donate money to the Democratic candidates in close
Senatorial campaigns in other States.
The Senate must be won!
That’s it. Let’s see what happens by July 31, and what
moves Speaker Pelosi makes.
(Some of you have asked why I
occasionally refer to the President as a P.O.S.
If anyone “official” asked me what that meant, I would answer “President
of Only Some.” In the minds of many, of
course, it also stands for what the French would call a “Morceau de Merde.”
Under the Rock, Donald
The P.O.S. has characterized
Congresswoman Ilhan Omar’s comments, with which many Democrats also disagree, as
a disgrace to the country. But a far
greater disgrace to the nation is a President who tells American citizens,
including Members of Congress, to “Go Back Where You Came From.”
It is devoutly wished that the
President would crawl back under the rock from which he crawled when he decided
Americans were gullible enough to elect him President. Once he does that, perhaps sanity might
return to the Party which sold its soul to racists in an attempt to guarantee
its Congressional seats.
American History Lesson
The founding of this country
in 1776 involved such high-sounding ideas as liberty and freedom. When the Constitution was ratified thirteen
years later it included compromises which recognized that liberty and freedom
had different meanings for different Americans.
That is why we have three distinct branches of government, and a
two-house legislature, one house of which (the Senate) was not popularly
elected originally, and of course, neither is the President to this day. Much power was left to the States. The reasons for these compromises were the
institution of slavery in half of the country and basic philosophical
difference between aristocratic Virginian planters and mercantile-oriented economies
in the North as to what liberty and freedom meant.
Tensions grew, centering on
tariffs, banking but most of all on the expansion of slavery as the nation grew
westward. Behind this all was the
conflict over what freedom and liberty really meant. This culminated in the Civil War, after which
the definition of these two words was expanded through the Thirteenth, Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments to include those who had formerly been slaves,
the property of others.
These noble and well-intended Amendments
were the foundation of what was called “Reconstruction.” Here they are. (Highlighting is mine):
XIII - Passed by
Congress January 31, 1865. Ratified December 6, 1865.
A portion of Article IV, section 2, of the Constitution was superseded by the
Neither slavery nor
involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the
party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place
subject to their jurisdiction.
Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.
XIV - Passed by
Congress June 13, 1866. Ratified July 9, 1868.
Article I, section 2, of the Constitution was modified by section 2 of the 14th
All persons born or
naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are
citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State
shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities
of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of
life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person
within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.
Representatives shall be apportioned among the several States according to
their respective numbers, counting the whole number of persons in each State,
excluding Indians not taxed. But when the right to vote at any election for the
choice of electors for President and Vice-President of the United States,
Representatives in Congress, the Executive and Judicial officers of a State, or
the members of the Legislature thereof, is denied to any of the male
inhabitants of such State, being twenty-one years of age, (Changed to age 18 by section 1 of the
26th amendment) and citizens of the United States, or in any way abridged,
except for participation in rebellion, or other crime, the basis of
representation therein shall be reduced in the proportion which the number of
such male citizens shall bear to the whole number of male citizens twenty-one
years of age in such State.
No person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of
President and Vice-President, or hold any office, civil or military, under the
United States, or under any State, who, having previously taken an oath, as a
member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States, or as a member of
any State legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any State, to
support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in
insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the
enemies thereof. But Congress may by a vote of two-thirds of each House, remove
The validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law,
including debts incurred for payment of pensions and bounties for services in
suppressing insurrection or rebellion, shall not be questioned. But neither the
United States nor any State shall assume or pay any debt or obligation incurred
in aid of insurrection or rebellion against the United States, or any claim for
the loss or emancipation of any slave; but all such debts, obligations and
claims shall be held illegal and void.
The Congress shall have the power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the
provisions of this article.
AMENDMENT XV - Passed by Congress February 26, 1869. Ratified
February 3, 1870.
The right of citizens of the
United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or
by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude--
The Congress shall have the power to enforce this article by appropriate
|Andrew Johnson, who survived|
impeachment over his approach
Assassinated President Abraham Lincoln’s successor, Andrew
Johnson, never really supported it. The old “powers that be” in the
defeated Confederacy managed to find ways to negate these Amendments. Liberty
and freedom in those States, now again part of the “union” from which they had
attempted to secede, were curtailed by state “Jim Crow” laws, poll taxes,
voting restrictions and segregation of supposedly “separate but equal”
facilities … which while separate, were never equal.
And so, the old conflict about what liberty and freedom really
meant, and how they were applied to individual citizens, simmered on.
Those who preferred things the way they were before the Civil War organized
into racial groups such as the Ku Klux Klan, gaining dominance in State legislatures
and in Washington as well. Their feelings toward the freed slaves
had expanded by the beginning of and well into the twentieth century to include
the tide of immigrants coming to the United States. They were not part of
what it was like before the Civil War either.
|LBJ signing 1964 Civil Rights Act|
After the assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy in 1963, his
successor, Lyndon Baines Johnson, a Texan, recognizing the continuing conflicts
in defining freedom and liberty in the United States over the previous hundred
years, engineered the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This
strong and clear Act of Congress firmly implemented the intent of the three
century-old Amendments to the Constitution printed above. It
officially legislated the end of segregation
in public places and banned employment discrimination on the basis of race,
color, religion, sex or national origin.
But those who liked things the way they were
before that Act was passed, and in fact were still fighting the Civil War (they
still call it the War between the States, legitimizing the secessionist
position) would not give up. In various State legislatures, laws
were passed that attempted to creep around the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and
even avoid violation of the Thirteenth, Foutteenth and Fifteenth Amendments. Usually,
the Supreme Court supported those Amendments’ language and the language of the
Civil Rights Act,
but these reactionary forces, under the banner of trying to
“Make America Great Again,” have recently made sufficient inroads into the Senate
(where Supreme Court Justices are approved) to be of great concern. As a result, the
Court’s continued support of liberal interpretations of what liberty and
freedom mean in America is now in doubt, and this extends to crucial areas such
as gerrymandering and other restrictions of voting rights which the
aforementioned Amendments guaranteed.
|Our White House P.O.S.|
More like Andrew Johnson than
The “bad guys” will never
disappear, and though he was no angel himself, Andrew Jackson warned us all in
his farewell address in March of 1837,
using a trite but true quotation attributed
to many, that “eternal vigilance by the
people is the price of liberty, and that you must pay the price if you wish to
secure the blessing. It behooves you, therefore, to be watchful in your
States as well as in the Federal government.” (Today, this "price" includes your involvement in voter
registration and other activities related to the 2020 Presidential election.)
Lower than a Snail’s Testicles?
This may not be of interest to
those of you outside of Florida, but it is indicative of the low-life which
calls itself the Republican Party in Florida.
The local Palm Beach County G.O.P. just disinvited Anthony Scaramucci
from speaking at their upcoming luncheon because he objected to the President’s
clearly racist remarks. Wow!
And here is an editorial from Saturday’s Palm
Beach Post. Last year, Floridians
overwhelmingly voted to return citizenship rights, including voting, to felons
(other than murderers and sex offenders) who had completed their sentences, as
is the case in most of the rest of the civilized nation. This caused the Republicans to panic and
attempt to override this public mandate with corrupt racial legislation. It is now in the courts, where the Republicans just attempted to contaminate the judicial process by attempting to disqualify the judge hearing the case.
Bottom line: Florida’s Republican Party, including the
governor and the G.O.P. majorities in both legislative houses, are all somewhat lower
than a snail’s testicles. CLICK HERE to
read the Editorial, which explains it all.