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A Question for the 2020 Electoral Cycle

Why is it that people who don't know any better, don't care to know any better?

Added by Ron Powell on December 17, 2018 at 11:33am — 3 Comments

Why is it always Texas?

That's the question Tom Cordlle asks in his comment on the Johnny Robish post: 

Federal Judge in Texas Rules Entire Obamacare Law Unconstitutional

My response:

"The Republic of Texas came into the union In 1845 with a minority white population.

American Indians, Mexicans, and African-American slaves held a numerical majority until the influx…

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Added by Ron Powell on December 16, 2018 at 5:00am — 6 Comments

Migrant Girl from Guatemala Dies of Thirst and Hunger in the US: The Report and The Question

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Added by Ron Powell on December 15, 2018 at 1:30am — 3 Comments

Jazz Singer, Nancy Wilson (February 20, 1937 – December 13, 2018)

"...was an American singer whose career spanned over five decades, from the mid–1950s until her retirement in the early–2010s. She was notable for her single "(You Don't Know) How Glad I Am" and her version of the standard "Guess Who I Saw…

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Added by Ron Powell on December 14, 2018 at 7:00pm — 2 Comments

The Question Re Congressional Oversight and Getting It Right

In January the Democrats will take control of the House of Representatives. At this moment it appears that Nancy Pelosi will pick up the gavel of leadership as she takes the position of Speaker of the House..

The country is currently caught in the throes of a constitutional identity crisis, the magnitude and severity of which may take years or decades to accurately discern and effectively address.

This crisis has been precipitated by the threats to Democracy and the cardinal…

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Added by Ron Powell on December 13, 2018 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

We are former senators. The Senate has long stood in defense of democracy — and must again.

Dear Senate colleagues,

As former members of the U.S. Senate, Democrats and Republicans, it is our shared view that we are entering a dangerous period, and we feel an obligation to speak up about serious challenges to the rule of law, the Constitution, our governing…

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Added by Ron Powell on December 11, 2018 at 9:30pm — 6 Comments

One Sentence Re Why Trump Shouldn't Be Impeached or Forced To Resign Before the End of His Term In Office

Just as Ford pardoned Nixon, Pence will pardon Trump and we will be cheated out of the trial and conviction that has been a long time coming....

Added by Ron Powell on December 11, 2018 at 11:30am — 7 Comments

At the End of the Day, the Question Remains:

If there's no there, there, why lie to cover it up?

Added by Ron Powell on December 11, 2018 at 6:44am — 3 Comments

Can A Sitting President Be Indicted?

Current DOJ policy is The President of the United States should not be indicted while he/she is in office.

However, there is no law, Constitutional or Statutory, that would prohibit or prevent the indictment of a sitting President.

Answering the question posed requires a rudimentary understanding and appreciation of the difference and distinction between law and policy. The following is a very simple, uncomplicated, and demystified discussion and explanation:

"Laws and…

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Added by Ron Powell on December 10, 2018 at 7:14am — 19 Comments

A Date Which Will Live In Infamy

Added by Ron Powell on December 7, 2018 at 6:00am — No Comments

Political Rivals Are Not Personal Enemies or Enemies of the State

Bob Dole salutes the flag-draped casket containing the remains of former President George H.W. Bush as he lies in state at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, 

On July 4, 1826, at the age of 90, Adams lay on his…

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Added by Ron Powell on December 5, 2018 at 6:00am — 7 Comments

A Question About Legislative Diversity

If our diversity is our greatest strength, which group has the better chance of making America live up to its greatest potential?…

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Added by Ron Powell on December 4, 2018 at 4:26pm — 7 Comments

A Question On Being Presidential

Which one of these former Presidents

would have stood for this open display of disrespect and insult without objection or… Continue

Added by Ron Powell on December 3, 2018 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

Equal Justice Under Law?

Equal justice under law is a phrase engraved on the front of the United States Supreme Court building in Washington D.C. It is also a societal ideal that has influenced the American legal system.…

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Added by Ron Powell on November 29, 2018 at 7:30am — 10 Comments

Single Sentence On Disqualification

There are far too many people in this country for whom an overt or open display or manifestation of racism, antisemitism, homophobia, xenophobia, or any other form of bigotry is not a disqualification for a person seeking public office. 

Added by Ron Powell on November 27, 2018 at 4:30pm — 7 Comments

A Question About the Deterrent Value of U.S. Code › Title 18 › Part I › Chapter 13 › § 242

18 U.S. Code § 242 - Deprivation of rights under color of law

"Whoever, under color of any law, statute, ordinance, regulation, or custom, willfully subjects any personin any State, Territory, Commonwealth, Possession, or District to the deprivation of any rights, privileges, or immunities secured or…

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Added by Ron Powell on November 27, 2018 at 9:30am — 5 Comments

A Question About the Fifteenth Amendment

The Fifteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States

Section 1. 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.

Section 2. The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.…

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Added by Ron Powell on November 26, 2018 at 11:00pm — 2 Comments

A Single Sentence On The Structures and Systems Of Democracy and Capitalism Or, Why White People Can Be Thankful

If you took all of the wealth of this country and gave it to black people free and clear, but left the structures and systems of the government and economy, as they are currently constituted, in place and intact, white people would have it all back within a single generation.

Added by Ron Powell on November 25, 2018 at 12:00pm — 13 Comments

Greeting of the Day

Added by Ron Powell on November 22, 2018 at 8:08am — 6 Comments

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MAHI progress report

Posted by Robert B. James on December 18, 2018 at 9:05am 1 Comment

NOT MUCH OF A PLOT

Posted by J.P. Hart on December 18, 2018 at 8:26am 3 Comments

Trump epitaph

Posted by Dicky Neely on December 17, 2018 at 2:30pm 1 Comment

Same Shit, Different Day

Posted by Tom Cordle on December 17, 2018 at 12:30pm 6 Comments

After All

Posted by Robert B. James on December 17, 2018 at 8:00am 8 Comments

Meatballs Go Well

Posted by Robert B. James on December 16, 2018 at 8:30am 3 Comments

Why is it always Texas?

Posted by Ron Powell on December 16, 2018 at 5:00am 6 Comments

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