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OFF THE HOOK, as our ancient afro-merican ancestors were heard to say.
Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee got off to a chaotic start on Tuesday, as Democrats protested the committee's handling of records from the judge's time in the [beloved] George W. Bush White House.
Rule of law, not men, and all that.

Assuming the backbench is composing a complaint for any presiding judge of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia that must survive appellate judgment error (unless it concerns former-governor Bob McDONNELL)in order to "qualify" for Teh Writ ... on or before Mr Trump's impeachment ... right after mid-term elections, when minority partisans become majority partisans controlling the odious.

Let us not consult American Scripture for guidance from the founding fathers in this politicized time of independence, sovereignty, and republic denied.

In different words, by different authors, for different audiences, Congress again and again repeated the same message. An address "to the Inhabitants of Great-Britain" adopted on July 8, 1775, insisted that the Americans acted as the "Descendants of Britons" in defense of "glorious Privileges" for which their "gallant and virtuous Ancestors" had "fought, bled, and conquered."
They, too, lost the plot.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Tue Sep 4th, 2018 at 06:30:19 PM EST
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During their retreat to Charlestown, British troops plundered and burned private houses; "Women in child bed were driven by the Soldiery, naked into the Streets"; old men, "peaceably in their Houses, were shot dead; and such Scenes exhibited as would disgrace the annals of the most uncivilized Nation." All these vicious acts were explained as "Marks of ministerial Vengeance" against Massachusetts "for refusing, with her Sister Colonies, a Submission to Slavery." The colonists nonetheless remained "loyal and dutiful Subjects" of the King, ready "to defend his person, Family, Crown and Dignity" with their "Lives and Fortunes." They hoped for support from the "Honour, Wisdom, and Valour of Britons," especially since the ministry's campaign of oppression "must end in the ruin and Slavery of Britain, as well as the persecuted American Colonies."
"Mantatees," see you at the auction block! Any day now ...

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Tue Sep 4th, 2018 at 06:59:31 PM EST
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Speaking of disorganized protestants, incidentally, in 1842 the Massachusets Supreme Court was the first (iirc) of the nation to discern that labor unions (a/k/a combinations, trusts) were not "criminal conspiracies" to fix prices or ENSLAVE WHITE PEOPLE, I guess. Go figure.

Ban on Corporate Campaign Spending Upheld in Massachusetts

Massachusetts' highest court affirmed a state ban on political contributions from corporations in a unanimous decision Thursday.
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"Both history and common sense have demonstrated that, when corporations make contributions to political candidates, there is a risk of corruption, both actual and perceived."

The state's high court also ruled against the business owners' equal-protection argument related to unions and nonprofits, which are permitted to make contributions, because the business owners failed to show that corporations are similarly situated to unions.
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The Massachusetts ban came about in 1907, the same year Congress passed the Tillman Act, which banned corporate contributions in federal elections.



Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Mon Sep 10th, 2018 at 07:38:33 PM EST
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