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DEMOCRAT'S TWO-TIER JUSTICE SYSTEM

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“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


WE WILL NOW FIND OUT IF SUPREME COURT JUSTICE HAS THE COJONES TO BUCK THE DEMOCRATS AND THE MEDIA

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In an unprecedented leak of a Supreme Court draft opinion on a monumental case, it appears that five Justices, Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney Barrett, all voted with the majority opinion writer, Justice Sam Alito, to overturn the egregiously unconstitutional Roe v. Wade decision.

As expected, the court’s three progressives, Justices Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan, all appointed during Democratic administrations, dissented.

However, it appears that the wishy-washy Chief Justice John Roberts, who has affirmed clearly unconstitutional cases in the past,  has not yet voted—although his vote will not change the decision if we are to believe this first draft opinion.

Let us hope that the past is not a prologue…

Shelby County v. Holder, 570 U.S. 529 (2013). The Roberts Court's evisceration of the most important civil-rights legislation passed since Reconstruction was its lowest moment. The impact of the decision to reverse a key part of the Voting Rights Act is anti-democratic, allowing numerous illegal voter-suppression schemes to go into effect, and making it much more difficult to stop them. But what makes Shelby County especially egregious is its threadbare legal reasoning, which can't even be called "constitutional law." The Constitution unambiguously gives Congress the power to enforce the 15th Amendment. The "equal sovereignty of the states" doctrine that the chief justice used to trump Congress's explicit powers is a Roberts invention, and he has yet to identify any constitutional basis or Supreme Court precedent for it.

NFIB v. Sebelius, 567 U.S. 519 (2012). This case is generally seen as a liberal triumph because Chief Justice Roberts ultimately decided not to rule Barack Obama's signature domestic policy achievement unconstitutional. But its Medicaid expansion holding might actually belong at the top of the list. In terms of its policy impact, it would be hard to identify a worse decision in the history of the Supreme Court. Thousands of people a year will literally die because Roberts re-wrote the Medicaid expansion of the Affordable Care Act to make it much easier for states to opt out. Allowed Congress to force people to buy health insurance from private companies on the basis of the regulation being a “tax,” by implication allowing Congress do virtually anything with the taxing power that no independent power, even the expansive Commerce Clause, would allow.

Calvary Chapel v. Sisolak, 590 U.S. (2020). The United States Supreme Court denied a church’s request for an exemption from a state mandate limiting the size of worship services. Under the Governor’s edict, a 10-screen “multiplex” may host 500 moviegoers at any time. A casino, too, may cater to hundreds at once, with perhaps six people huddled at each craps table here and a similar number gathered around every roulette wheel there. Large numbers and close quarters are fine in such places. But churches, synagogues, and mosques are banned from admitting more than 50 worshippers—no matter how large the building, how distant the individuals, how many wear face masks, no matter the precautions at all.

Connick v. Thompson, 563 U.S. 51 (2011). The Supreme Court determined that a District Attorney’s office cannot be held vicariously liable for failing to properly train its prosecutors based on a single incident in which prosecutors suppressed evidence favorable to the defendant. A 22-year-old African American father of two was awarded $14 million after serving close to 20 years for a murder he didn’t commit and in which the prosecutor withheld exculpatory evidence.

Arizona Free Enterprise Club's Freedom Club PAC v. Bennett, 564 U.S. 721 (2011). The Court held that Arizona's matching funds scheme substantially burdens political speech and is not sufficiently justified by a compelling interest to survive First Amendment scrutiny.

The Court’s refusal to hear a Pennsylvania election challenge would have forced Pennsylvania to adhere to existing state and federal election laws. This would have eliminated many of the procedural defects which permitted an election to be unduly influenced by illegal actions. With no public comment, the justices refused to grant a review of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruling.

20–542   REPUBLICAN PARTY OF PENNSYLVANIA v. VERONICA DEGRAFFENREID, ACTING SECRETARY OF PENNSYLVANIA, ET AL.

20–574 JAKE CORMAN, ET AL. v. PENNSYLVANIA DEMOCRATIC PARTY, ET AL. ON PETITIONS FOR WRITS OF CERTIORARI TO THE SUPREME

Bottom line…

If Roe v. Wade is not overturned, some members of the United States Supreme Court are not fit to sit in judgment of matters involving Constitutional issues and should be considered unfit ideologues.

We are so screwed.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


JUST MUSING ON THIS MAY MORN

Jen Psaki, the Regime’s Minister of Disinformation

There is no doubt in my mind that the title of liar-in-chief belongs to the White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki, and assured by her comments on the Department of Homeland Security’s Disinformation Governance Board.

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jen Psaki, May 2, 2022

Q    And then, on another topic: Does the President know that DHS is putting together this Disinformation Governance Board?

MS. PSAKI:  Well, Peter, I think I would note — and I’m not sure if this has been in your reporting yet — but this is a continuation of work that was done under the prior administration — under the Trump administration — to take steps to address disinformation, address the use of disinformation in helping smugglers prompt the movement of more migrants across — to the border.

[OCS:  The regime’s standard go-to – blame it on Donald Trump or claim it occurred under the Trump Administration. As for smugglers, they did not have to resort to a disinformation campaign because the Democrat Party, the Democrat-controlled House, the Democrat Governors, and the corrupt United Nations (channeling U.S. funds) rolled out the welcome mat with incentives (health, housing, welfare). promises (no vetting, no prosecution, future citizenship), and an widely-advertised open-border policy.]

I would note that the first example given in the announcement about this was: DHS has worked to understand how, quote, “misinformation is spread by human smugglers that prey on vulnerable populations attempting to migrate to the United States.”

[OCS: What is there to understand? Notice the rhetoric – the switch from illegal aliens to “vulnerable populations.” Why are they not seeking asylum in the first non-hostile country the invade? Also note the switch between misinformation and disinformation as they avoid the use of the word propaganda, both foreign and domestic.]

So, for anyone who’s out there who may be concerned about the increase in migrants to the border: This is the kind of apparatus that’s working to address disinformation —

[OCS: The answer to the increase in illegal aliens, not legal migrants, is to control the border to enforce the country’s sovereignty. Yes, it’s as simple as that.]

Q    But —

MS. PSAKI:  — and, again, continuing the work of the Department of Homeland Security in 2020, something we’re currently applauding.

Q    But just in terms of what the President wants out of this, does he want the people on this board to start censoring information that is not helpful to him? 

MS. PSAKI:  Well, let me be clear on exactly what this board does or what the work they’re doing does.  And in their announcement, which is publicly available on the Department of Homeland Security website for anyone to read, it says, quote, “The primary mission is to establish best practices to ensure that efforts to understand and respond to disinformation are done in ways that protect privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties, and the right to free speech.”

[OCS:  There is nothing to understand. The regime needs to quit lying, spewing partisan propaganda, and uphold the Constitution’s First Amendment. No additional bureaucracy or cost needed.]

Q    But — okay.  There’s this woman, Nina Jankowicz, who is going to be in charge of the board.  She has said that she thinks the Hunter Biden laptop is Russian disinformation.  So, should we look forward in the future to her censoring Internet traffic about the Hunter Biden laptop? 

[OCS:  Jankowicz may be a deliberate distraction – a radical partisan operative who can be replaced by a less radical political operative while keeping the Disinformation Governance Board structure, authority, and mission to support the regime. Look for a re-branding with a change of name and leadership.]

MS. PSAKI:  I think I noted exactly what the objective of the board is, including continuing the work of the prior administration.  And the woman you noted has extensive experience and has done extensive work addressing disinformation.  She has testified before Congress, testified in Europe.  She has done — worked closely with the Ukrainians and has unique expertise, especially at this moment we’re facing.

[OCS: Again, mention the prior administration. Yes, she has experience with disinformation – especially on behalf of the corrupt Ukraine government. Funny how everything in the regime seems to revolve around corruption in Ukraine?]

Q. Would it just be factchecks, publishing guidance, or, you know, what would Americans actually see when it comes to the work of this board?

MS. PSAKI:  It’s not — the mandate is not to adjudicate what is true or false online or — or otherwise.  It will operate in a nonpartisan and apolitical manner.

[OCS: That in any regime bureaucracy, headed by a rank partisan political operative, the functioning would be nonpartisan and apolitical is perhaps the biggest lie of all – worthy of Psaki’s upcoming job with MSNBC, where the lies go in before the lights come on.]

  Russians, Russians, Russians… 

After a decade of failures under corrupt, partisan leadership, can you trust the FBI when they justify their actions by pointing to Russia? Even today, FBI Director Christopher Wray is less than forthcoming, withholding or slow-walking documents requested by Congressional oversight committees and refusing to hold FBI employees accountable for their corrupt acts.

FBI: Russian cyber threat fueled almost 2M warrantless searches of Americans’ data in 2021

  • The threat of cyberattack from Russia fueled more than half of the FBI’s 3.39 million warrantless searches of Americans’ data last year, according to a government report.

[OCS: One would think it was those white supremacist terrorists that represent the greatest threat to the homeland? Or the Communist Chinese infiltration of America, especially in California where the spies might outnumber all of the Bureaus personnel? Or North Korean Hackers?]

  • The warrantless searches, legal under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, were up sharply from approximately 1.32 million reported in 2020, according to the report, published Friday by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.

[OCS: The leadership of the FISA Court appears to be corrupt as the Court refuses to investigate or punish known frauds on the Court by FBI personnel. It should be abolished or restructured.]

  • The bureau also changed how it counted the search queries, making it unclear whether the increase in searches necessarily means more surveillance of Americans.

[OCS: Hiding something? Change the methodology and metrics to disguise or distort the truth? A favored ploy of the regime.]

  • “In order to safeguard the privacy and civil liberties of the public we are sworn to protect, we have made changes to our systems and processes, and will not hesitate to make additional updates as necessary, to ensure we protect all Americans’ privacy and civil liberties while fulfilling our dual law enforcement and intelligence mission each and every day,” a senior FBI official said in a statement.

[OCS:  We have made changes to “ensure” better protections of those we purport to protect.]

  • The internal review of the FBI’s domestic operations, however, previously showed numerous rules violations. Agents violated FBI rules at least 747 times in 18 months while conducting sensitive investigations involving politicians, candidates, religious groups, news media and others, according to a 2019 FBI audit first reported by The Washington Times.

[OCS:  These investigations are based on statistical sampling that should represent the universe being sampled with a high degree of probability. Shoulda, woulda, coulda?]

  • The FBI has said it made changes to its agents’ training for those domestic investigations and called the errors unacceptable.

[OCS: Re-training and re-writing the manual is always a good ploy, especially with older personnel who ignore most training.]

Who is driving Harvard’s anti-Israel movement?

ISRAEL-JORDANThe Harvard Crimson, the student newspaper at Harvard University, has endorsed the anti-Semitic, anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions movement promoted by Harvard’s Palestine Solidarity Committee, anti-Zionist activist Noam Chomsky, and various individuals supported by communist front groups.

But, I can’t help but wonder if the BDS movement is backed or funded by the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and its ruler King Abdullah II.

Historical antecedents leave little doubt that those who reconfigured the region had the Transjordan region allocated to the Arabs, who later self-identified as Palestinians. 

The 1922 Palestinian Mandate was a League of Nations agreement for the British administration of the territories of Palestine and Transjordan, including both sides of the Jordan River, both of which had been conceded by the Ottoman Empire following the end of World War I in 1918. It anticipated that the area occupied by Jordan would belong to the Arabs, who now self-identify as Palestinians, and the remaining territory would become the Jewish homeland. In essence, the land re-captured by Israel in the various wars already belonged to the Jews and, therefore, cannot be viewed as occupied lands.

The map would show that the lands west of the Jordan River, including the West Bank and Gaza Strip, should be Israeli territory.

Ask yourself, cui bono? Who benefits?

Bottom line…

Time to quit musing.

We are so screwed.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS