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Love and the Constitution - Why this Blog is 'Political'
MSNBC has produced a two-hour documentary, “Love and the
Constitution” that describes Congressman Jamie Raskin’s efforts to bring the
defeated former president to justice, or at least some level of accountability
for his misdeeds. During the time he was
engaged in that, Raskin also faced a family tragedy, the death of his son. But this did not deter his dedication to
revealing the truth about the defeated former president. His devotion to this cause is
inspirational. Try to see the
documentary, either on MSNBC which occasionally replays it, or online. Sticking to less controversial matters on
this blog might be more fun, but Raskin’s dedication to saving
American democracy is one of the things that motivates me to continue posting
political items here.
More Political Stuff
The last thing the Democrats need is to be accused of elitism, which can result from pointing out the gullibility, ignorance, or even stupidity on the part of those still supporting the defeated former president and his beliefs. Such accusations might be true, but they also can be counter-productive. I admit that I am occasionally guilty of this, and will try to do better. This is the kind of thing that has aroused Canadian truckers and gives ammunition to right-wingers in this country.
Meanwhile, Mitch McConnell walks a tightrope, recognizing the illegality
of the January 6 insurrection, but still not placing its blame where it
belongs, on the Republican Party’s right-wing extremists. One day he says one thing, the next day
something else, trying to secure the votes of moderate Republicans who might
defect while not alienating those still supporting the defeated former
president. All this is directed to the
November elections, in regard to which the Democrats had better get off their
butts or else that will be the end of the January 6 investigation and along
with it, democracy in the United States.
Mask mandates, never popular among Floridians, are slowly
being phased out as the Omicron variant of the coronavirus is infecting fewer
and fewer people, numbers confirmed by the decrease in hospital admissions. Nevertheless, in areas where vaccination rates
are low and people without any symptoms don’t bother to even do simple ‘at
home’ Covd19 testing, the coronavirus continues to survive and spread. This is true to a lesser extent, even among
the vaccinated, but it is still true. Therefore, in such environments, continued masking and social
distancing are still advisable when out in public.
The reason for this is simply to curtail the continued
spread of the virus. Besides the obvious benefit to one’s own
health, these precautions and Covid19 testing (antigen kits at home or PCR
tests administered professionally) keep the spread of the virus under control, alerting
those who are contagious to that fact and hopefully resulting in their
modifying their behavior. Reducing the
virus’ spread lessens its opportunity to mutate into further variants.
(I have tested myself at home several times with one of
the readily available antigen test kits and have had a more accurate PCR test
done as well. It is best to do at least
a home test a few days after being out in a crowded public venue such as a
theatre, meeting room, museum or indoor restaurant. These
are the occasions that prompted me to self-test at home. You never know who
might be spreading the virus, even unknowingly. Maybe even you.)
From personal experience in the service 65 years ago, I know that anyone in the military who had access to classified information, on being discharged and 'debriefed,' is made well aware of the penalties (fines and/or imprisonment) to which they would be subject if they did what the defeated former president did, mishandling and even destroying such documents.
Even though the Uniform
Code of Military Justice specifically excludes the Commander-in-Chief (which sounds like a military title to me) from
such penalties, we must do our best to defeat any local, state, or national
candidates, who still support the defeated former president and the evil he
represents, leaving him to comfortably rot away at Mar-a-Lago.
Quiz # 4: College
Auburn University -Auburn, AL
Gonzaga University – Spokane WA
Purdue University- West Lafayette, IN