The public was not invited to Democratic President Joe Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday in Washington, D.C., which is a rather stunning thing for a Democracy.
Instead, Biden family members, members of the U.S. Congress and U.S. Supreme Court, and aged politicians from years past watched as Biden took the oath of office as America’s 46th president.
America is in the midst of a deadly pandemic, which might be reason enough to exclude the public, but that wasn’t the reason.
The public was excluded because Democrats and their media operatives have been whipping the nation into a state of hysteria since Jan. 6 when a small group of thugs broke into the Capitol Building while Congress was meeting to certify electors.
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Not only is the outcome of presidential election tarnished by doubt but so is the American legal system, which acted in near lock step to avoid addressing evidence of election fraud.
That was the testimony at a hearing of the U.S. Senate Homeland Security Committee on Wednesday by attorneys for GOP President Donald Trump.
They said a campaign of intimidation directed by leftists and anti-Trumpers against lawyers representing Trump also had an impact on judges.
“We have to acknowledge the court system has been deeply intimidated by the left, just as the lawyers have been intimidated. That is a sad, sad state of affairs,” said former Judge James Troupis, who is Trump’s campaign attorney in Wisconsin.
No one is challenging the blatant intimidation of attorneys who represented Trump. Among other things, a group called The Lincoln Project called on clients to stop working with big firms that represented Trump and shared the phone number and email addresses of Trump/GOP attorneys. Moreover, there currently are calls to boycott Trump attorneys and to challenge their law licenses.
The American Bar Association (ABA) has done nothing to stand up for civility rules that are at the heart of attorney code of ethics. The ABA did not respond Wednesday when asked for comment.
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With storefronts boarded up around the country in anticipation of post-election mayhem, it seems pretty clear that many Americans have forgotten lessons once taught in kindergarten.
President Donald J. Trump this week signed an executive order establishing the President’s Advisory 1776 Commission, which will work to improve the understanding and teaching of the history and principles of the founding of the United States.
It also might be fruitful to re-examine what is being taught in kindergarten.
Clearly, many Americans on both sides of the political aisle either were not taught the “rules” or have forgotten them.
Hence, boarded up storefronts, trucks carrying Trump supporters with flags that surrounded Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign bus, young people assaulting older people who are wearing Trump MAGA hats, and so-called civil rights protesters shouting at outdoor diners until they raised their fists in solidarity.
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Someone was going to fill the vacant seat of the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg.
It is delusional to think the Democrats, in the same situation, would have risked the opportunity until after a hotly contested election.
The Republicans could have picked any number of odious male candidates who used their gender and class privilege and Ivy League educations to shield corporate clients from accountability for misdeeds around the world.
Instead, they chose Amy Coney Barrett, who received the American Bar Association’s highest rating, a beloved former law professor at Notre Dame, and the mother of seven children, one with Down Syndrome and two adopted from Haiti. Barrett, who is Catholic, promised to “resist her policy preferences” and “private beliefs” and always follow the rule of law.
It was in keeping with the Girl Scouts’ mission of encouraging strong girls and embracing individuality to post the following message on Twitter:
“Congratulations Amy Coney Barrett on becoming the 5th woman appointed to the Supreme Court since its inception in 1789.”
What wasn’t in keeping with the Girl Scout’s mission was what happened next. The Girl Scout’s quickly removed the tweet after it elicited criticism. The Girl Scouts said the tweet was “viewed as a political and partisan statement which was not our intent.”
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Almost the entire staff of a New York University student newspaper resigned recently after their advisor said they couldn’t use the term “murder” to describe the police shooting of Breonna Taylor.
Abby Hofstetter, 21, the managing editor of Washington Square News, quit in protest, followed by 43 other staff members. In a statement, they said the advisor, Prof. Kenna Griffin, an expert on student publications, was insensitive to black students.
According to the statement: “An editor stood up to Dr. Griffin’s demands and refused to edit out the word ‘murder’ from our article about Breonna Taylor’s murder at the hands of Louisville cops. Dr. Griffin demanded the Managing Editor discipline them, as she ‘didn’t want to have a full deal publicly.’”
The situation is ludicrous but it is no wonder at a time when supposedly respectable newspapers blur the line between the editorial page and the opinion section. A case in point is the New York Times’ 1619 Project; overwhelming evidence shows the series falsely asserts that America fought the Revolutionary War to protect slavery. Yet, it won a Pulitzer Prize.
Murder is a Legal Term
What the NYU students apparently fail to grasp is that “murder” is a legal term defined by state statute. Generally, a person is guilty of murder when s/he has been convicted in a court of law for intentionally causing the death of another person. Intent is established through admission or evidence and decided by a jury.
A newspaper could be sued for libel for publishing an article calling someone a murderer who has not met the condition precedent – conviction of the crime in a court of law.
The most sacred principle in America’s criminal jurisprudence is that a person is innocent until proven guilty.
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