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How to maintain the republic?
Originalist judges like Brett Kavanaugh

Chicago Tribune, by John Kass

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Posted By:garnet, 7/12/2018 10:16:21 AM

The best argument for the necessity of constitutional originalists on the Supreme Court is right before our eyes. You can see it in the news, in our political discourse; you hear the shrieks of it everywhere: It’s the hysteria of the American left over the loss of power over the nation’s highest court. And now they’ve finally become quite unhinged. President Donald Trump’s nomination of conservative judge Brett Kavanaugh has pushed them over the edge. Not all liberals are hysterical. Some are trying to be intellectually honest, in thanking those most responsible for Trump being able to shape the court:

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: dvc, 7/12/2018 1:43:18 PM     (No. 11692113)

But - but -- but....

We´ll "lose our democracy!"

/s off

Of course what we actually want is to preserve our republic, regardless of how many times the uninformed, misinformed, ignorant Democrats and Enemedia say that we have a democracy. Never did, never will (I dearly hope).

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Posted By: garnet- 7/14/2018 10:08:42     Post Reply
The creepiest witness to ever grace a Congressional hearing, minced in his seat and evaded questions for hours on end Thursday. His name? Peter Strzok (pronounced “Struck” for the Democrats on the committee who kept mispronouncing it). The general impression from his testimony? What a complete weirdo. It is astonishing that someone so strange, supercilious and seemingly evil reached so high a position in law enforcement. Congressional hearings are always obnoxious but usually it’s the Congressmen and women who are weird, unprofessional, and nonsensical (and there was plenty of that) but they all were upstaged by

The dishonesty of the deep state
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Posted By: garnet- 7/14/2018 10:05:40     Post Reply
I’ve seen President Clinton deny he had a relationship with “that woman, Miss Lewinsky.” I’ve seen President Obama assure people they will get to keep their doctor under ObamaCare. And I’ve seen former press secretary Sean Spicer declare that President Trump’s inaugural crowd was larger than Obama’s. But these falsehoods pale in comparison to the performances of a series of “deep state” witnesses who have combined chutzpah with balderdash, culminating so far in the testimony of FBI agent Peter Strzok. Let’s review just some of the highlights.

To the middle, not the mattresses
The Hill, by Mark Penn    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 7/13/2018 10:47:29     Post Reply
There is some very wise political advice in a popular song these days: “Oh baby, why don’t you just meet me in the middle?” America is not a country of the right or the left but a country squarely in the middle and, yet, our clickbait-driven world has suffocated the true majority of the country. The song goes on: “Of just how we got into this mess, got so aggressive. I know we meant all good intentions.” With shrill rallies on the steps of the Supreme Court protesting nominations before they are even made, our politics is becoming almost a caricature

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Posted By: garnet- 7/13/2018 10:43:50     Post Reply
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Posted By: garnet- 7/12/2018 10:19:38     Post Reply
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How to maintain the republic?
Originalist judges like Brett Kavanaugh
Chicago Tribune, by John Kass    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 7/12/2018 10:16:21     Post Reply
The best argument for the necessity of constitutional originalists on the Supreme Court is right before our eyes. You can see it in the news, in our political discourse; you hear the shrieks of it everywhere: It’s the hysteria of the American left over the loss of power over the nation’s highest court. And now they’ve finally become quite unhinged. President Donald Trump’s nomination of conservative judge Brett Kavanaugh has pushed them over the edge. Not all liberals are hysterical. Some are trying to be intellectually honest, in thanking those most responsible for Trump being able to shape the court:

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Posted By: garnet- 7/11/2018 10:49:05     Post Reply
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Can Kavanagh Be Trusted
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Posted By: garnet- 7/11/2018 6:52:20     Post Reply
Even before President Trump chose Brett Kavanaugh to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court, political henchmen and media hacks began rummaging through his record like so many rats in a ripe dumpster. Their sojourn in the slime revealed nothing more sinister than a conscientious jurist who has actually read the Constitution. To their dismay, his most notable opinion as a judge on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals suggests that he’ll vote to strike down Obamacare’s individual mandate, as well as its guaranteed issue and community rating provisions, when Texas v. United States makes its way to SCOTUS.

Supreme Court Poised for
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Posted By: garnet- 7/10/2018 11:15:22     Post Reply
President Donald Trump will nominate Judge Brett Kavanaugh of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to the Supreme Court, heralding a decisive rightward shift on the nation’s highest judicial tribunal. In a prime time East Room ceremony at the White House, the president trumpeted his selection, the fulfillment of a campaign promise which places a secure Supreme Court majority within the reach of conservatives. “Brett Kavanaugh is among the most distinguished and respected judges in the country, with nearly 300 opinions that clearly demonstrate fairness and a commitment to interpreting the Constitution as it’s written and enforcing the limits

   

 


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Posted By: garnet- 7/10/2018 11:00:49     Post Reply
If all goes according to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell´s plan, Judge Brett Kavanaugh will be confirmed as the next Supreme Court justice and in place for the start of the October session. Such a timeline will likely put the critical vote front and center just weeks from Election Day and up the ante for several red-state Democrats fighting to retain their U.S. Senate seats. Already, Republican candidates running against the chamber’s most vulnerable Democrats up for re-election this year have made the nomination part of their pitch to mobilize voters. Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley, a Yale law graduate who clerked

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Posted By: garnet- 7/9/2018 9:49:10     Post Reply
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