The Dem’s have no statutory basis to demand Trump’s impeachment — and Trump has valid defenses to charges that his Ukraine dealings were an abuse of power. This will be a two part post. Part I deals with the law relating to impeachment. Part II will deal with how the Senate should handle the trial…Part I: The faux grounds for Trump’s impeachment and his perfect defenses — Bookworm Room
Three weeks after college, I flew to Senegal, West Africa, to run a community center in a rural town. Life was placid, with no danger, except to your health. That danger was considerable, because it was, in the words of the Peace Corps doctor, “a fecalized environment.”
In plain English: s— is everywhere. People defecate on the open ground, and the feces is blown with the dust – onto you, your clothes, your food, the water. He warned us the first day of training: do not even touch water. Human feces carries parasites that bore through your skin and cause organ failure.
Never in my wildest dreams would I have imagined that a few decades later, liberals would be pushing the lie that Western civilization is no better than a third-world country. Or would teach two generations of our kids that loving your own culture and wanting to preserve it are racism.What I Learned in the Peace Corps in Africa: Trump Is Right
Lindsey Graham says “This is a moment where President Trump’s worst critics should say, ‘Well done, Mr. President.’” That Lindsey Graham, always making with the jokes. Because obviously that’s not going to happen. And as proof, we have: Trump went into “irresponsible” detail when he described the raid, Pelosi’s complaint that Trump told the Russians but not her and her Congressional band of leakers and carpers, Richard Engel saying the Kurds are still pissed, criticism of the situation room photo, and my own (and perhaps everyone’s) personal favorite : There are many ways to describe a terror leader in a headline.
Whenever folk like me object to erosion of long-held rights, people often ask why we’re “obsessed” with that right, why it’s so important. Why we’re not more worried about whatever other thing they bring up as a distraction. It’s actually not hard to understand. There is a tale I heard told about the ancient Greek […]
So why is RKBA so important to us? Because you’re trying to take it from us. The only reason you want to dismiss its importance is to make it easier for you to take it.
Through most of our history, people never really thought much about RKBA. But when it comes down to it, of the three “unalienable rights” Jefferson called out in the Declaration of Independence–two of which are echoed again in the Fifth Amendment–every single one is meaningless without the right to defend them and without the right to effective means to defend them. To deny RKBA is to deny right to life and right to liberty.
I would love to go back to it not being “an obsession.” For it to just be “there” with no need to worry about it. Like air to the young man before Socrates took him to the sea.
But you won’t let me.Why are you so obsessed with… A Blast from the Past — The Writer in Black
07/18/2016Llewellyn H. Rockwell Jr.
Is it too much to say that since the French Revolution, the left has been the source of virtually all political evils, and continues to be so in our day?
There can be no doubt that great cruelty and violence can be and have been inflicted in the name of preserving the existing order.
But when we compare even the worst enormities of the more distant past with the leftist totalitarian revolutions and total wars of the twentieth centuries, they are in general a mere blip. The entire history of the Inquisition, said Joe Sobran, barely rises to the level of what the communists accomplished on a good afternoon.
The French Revolution, and particularly its radical phase, was the classic manifestation of modern leftism and served as the model for still more radical revolutions around the world more than a century later.
As that revolution proceeded its aims grew more ambitious, with its most fervent partisans demanding nothing less than the total transformation of society.
In place of the various customs and settled ways of a France with well over a millennium of history behind it, the radical revolutionaries introduced a “rational” alternative cooked up in their heads, and with all the warmth of an insane asylum.
Streets named after saints were given new names, and statues of saints were actually guillotined. (These people guillotining statues were the rational ones, you understand.) The calendar itself, rich with religious feasts, was replaced by a more “rational” calendar with 30 days per month, divided into three ten-day weeks, thereby doing away with Sunday. The remaining five days of the year were devoted to secular observances: celebrations of labor, opinion, genius, virtue, and rewards.
Punishments for deviations from the new dispensation were as severe as we have come to expect from leftism. People were sentenced to death for owning a Rosary, giving shelter to a priest, or indeed refusing to abjure the priesthood.
We are plenty familiar with the guillotine, but the revolutionaries concocted still other forms of execution as well, like the Drownings at Nantes, designed to humiliate and terrorize their victims.Mises Institute
HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Why does UNC have such a high sexual assault rate? Because it defines nearly everything as sexual assault.
SNOPES WAS TOO BUSY ATTACKING THE BABYLON BEE TO GET THIS RIGHT: Viral liberal hoax claims Chick-fil-A backed a law to execute gay people . “How sad is it that we have to fact-check the fact-checkers? Unfortunately, though, many ostensibly neutral fact-checkers have become too obviously infected by liberal bias for us to take them at their word.
WINNING: The Economic News From the Census Bureau Is Very Good. Between 2017 and 2018:
·Real median family income up 1.2%
·Real median earnings up 3.4%
·Full-time, year-round workers up 2.3 million
·Poverty rate down from 12.3% to 11.8%; childhood poverty fell faster; net 1.4 million people left poverty ·Income in the bottom 80% of households was up significantly, only the top 20% of households saw an income decline. [emphasis added]
No wonder the elites are willing to risk so much on an unlikely impeachment.
Most people have no idea what an emolument is. I think some folks think it’s something to soften the skin.
[The Practices of our First President Suggest That President Trump is not violating the Foreign and Domestic Emoluments Clauses] Today, President Trump offered comments about the Emoluments Clause. Here is a rough transcript of his remarks : Other Presidents, if you look, other presidents were wealthy.
Warren proves her economic illiteracy; Biden’s anger is evil, not cute; and Trump was playing 4-D chess with his Syria pullout. (This is a companion post to the No. 25 Bookworm Podcast which I uploaded yesterday. The content is mostly the same, although not identical. It won’t matter much, I think, whether you prefer to read or…Bookworm Beat 10/18/19: Warren’s economic ignorance, Biden’s anger, Trump’s Syria wisdom — Watcher of Weasels