Constitutional or Confrontational Democracy?

Amendment I.

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

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Comment by Ron Powell on September 29, 2018 at 7:00am

The most important question, within the context and framework of the 1st Amendment, asked by the women here is: 

"What are you doing sir?"

The Republicans have yet to respond to this question because they have no legitimate 1st Amendment response.

Comment by Maui Surfer on September 29, 2018 at 9:48am

"American Politics is the South's REVENGE for the Civil War."

William Buckley's National Review

The whole thing is laid bare at this point, due to 400 years of inflicting brutality while enjoying privilege today's white Republicans (there are good white people out there, obviously, but, if you support Trump you could not possibly be one of them) are now completely exposed, once again but this time with media no longer fully controlled by Hearsts and other "Titans" with Gilded Age Agendas, (although partially by Russia!) as cowards who fear the "other" and still, after everything we've been through, want to try and control women. A last gasp, followed by decades of "Cavalier Style" indignation and attempts at recoups and revenge. Time to take them down once and for all ...

Comment by Rodney Roe on September 30, 2018 at 9:52am

"You could be a hero today."

Actually, M.S., the problems started much earlier than the Civil War. 

This is about wealth and class and gender privilege.

The issue of sexual assault exposes a weakness in our system of laws and justice.  Requiring physical evidence and witnesses in order to prosecute a crime leaves most victims of sexual assault without recourse.  In a reaction to this fault we have begun taking a preponderance of accusations to be prima facie evidence.  That's not right, either.

As far as Kavanaugh is concerned, whether innocent or guilty he has exhibited a temperament and other character flaws that should preclude him a judgeship at any level.


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