Category Archives: Down the drain

Financial Professional

I have got to vent. Byron Donalds is a Congressperson from Cape Coral, Florida who embarrassed himself by seeking the Speaker of the House position after having held office for just one term. As if that was not bad enough, Donalds has since sat for several media interviews, still convinced that because he’s a “financial professional” he is qualified to legislate.
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Absolute immunity on the rocks

THE DOJ IS IN A PICKLE. FOR THE SUPREMACISTS IN THE POLITICAL ARENA, NOW THAT THE POTUS HAS BEEN SUBJECT TO REMOVAL BY THE PEOPLE AND THE SCOTUS IS ABOUT TO BE SUBJECT TO LEGISLATIVE OVERSIGHT, THE SUPPOSEDLY MINISTERIAL DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, WHICH HAS GATHERED INVESTIGATION AND PLEA AGREEMENTS UNDER ITS MANTLE OF ABSOLUTE IMMUNITY, RISKS HAVING ITS OVERREACH EXPOSED IF IT FAILS TO PROSECUTE THE LATEST PROPONENT OF THE ABSOLUTE RULER PROPOSITION.
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U.S. law

The oft-repeated assertion that no-one is above the law is, at best wishful thinking and, in fact, just plain wrong. The Constitution presumes the ordinary natural person to be moral and his behavior good. This principle of probity is the antecedent of “innocent until proven guilty.” And the guilt is associated not with a law, but with having caused an injury to someone else.
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Accountability

Accountability is a new favorite buzzword. It is designed to suggest that an enterprise is prompted to behave responsibly and serve the public interest, as if being able to provide an account of activity is a guarantee that an account is provided and that doing so affects performance in any way. It doesn’t, especially if the account is a web of lies.
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Thoughts on the U.S. Press challenge to the prosecution of Assange

The rule of law binds government. The first amendment affirms that. The common reference to the possible effect on “victims” distorts the prohibition.
Btw, the prosecution of Chelsey Manning for revealing that troops were killing journalists or reporters on the ground was shameful. Obama/Biden did that. Obama also prevented the victims of U.S. military torture from getting their day in court.
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Presidential electors

Fact is that presidential electors are designated by political parties at their conventions and political parties are extra-legal or un-constitutional entities.
The designated electors’ names are then sent to the SoS, or whichever official is in charge of certifying the ballot results, and s/he forwards the names to Congress. Presumably, because the electors are prely ministerial and make no decisions, it was thought convenient to let the political organizations have this official role to play.
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