Category Archives: Constitutional Rights

A Timely Reminder

Cleaning clutter, whiling away dreary locked-down hours, I ran across a little book, stored away among the effects of a small but mighty man, a legendary figure in our family, who fled to the U.S. as a political refugee during the early 1920s. His copy of the book, What Every Citizen Should Know, was printed in 1940, at the beginning of WWII, apparently a gift from a friend in the American Legion. I was particularly struck by the following two pages from the book.

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Institutional Racism

This is exactly what institutional racism looks like.

The City of Seattle held a racially segregated employee training session aimed at White staffers and instructing them on “undoing your own whiteness” in order to be held accountable by people of color, according to documents obtained by a public records request.

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Fueling Fires

Never one to refrain from pouring gasoline on any racial fire, promoting racial division, or invoking and exploiting racial identity politics, former president Obama today cited an incident in Central Park, comparing it to the death of George Floyd in Minnesota, a death which has sparked violent rioting and caused at least one other death.

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Covid Pariahs

O, Brave New World! Or is it very new? We’ve seen this play before.

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The End? Or Next Up: Impeachment 3.0?

We’re told that the impeachment trial will end this week with an acquittal on Wednesday, after the President gives the State of the Union address Tuesday evening. But will this truly be the end? Not bloody likely.

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Witnesses at the Impeachment Trial

Provided that the Democrats don’t simply cut their losses and pull the plug on this impeachment clown show, it’s likely they’ll continue their demands for “new” witnesses. They’re touting polls that supposedly show majority support among the public for witnesses, although the polls don’t indicate whose witnesses–the President’s or Democrat House Managers’ witnesses. Are we talking Hunter Biden and the so-called sham whistleblower? We’d all like to hear from them.

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Remember This Whistleblower?

Recent circumstances call to mind the case of Jeffrey Alexander Sterling.

Jeffrey Alexander Sterling is an American lawyer and former CIA employee who was arrested, charged, and convicted of violating theEspionage Act for revealing details about Operation Merlin (covert operation to supply Iran with flawed nuclear warhead blueprints) to journalist James Risen.

Sterling was a “whistleblower” who was  arrested, tried, and convicted during the Obama administration. He was sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison and was released in January 2018.

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What Next from the ICIG?

Michael Atkinson, Inspector General of the Intelligence Community, works for us, for all of us: liberal, conservative, moderate, Democrat, Republican, Independent, Green Party, Libertarian, apolitical, indifferent. Supposedly:

In accordance with Title 50 U.S.C.A. Section 3033, the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community (ICIG) conducts independent and objective audits, investigations, inspections, and reviews to promote economy, efficiency, effectiveness, and integration across the Intelligence Community.

The ICIG does so with integrity, professionalism, and independence. We conduct our mission free of external influence and provide objective assessments, findings, and conclusions, regardless of political or personal consequence.

[emphasis added to quotes]

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Pompeo Fights Back

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo today advised (actually schooled) the Democrats, explaining that current and former State Department officials will not testify before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs this week. Pompeo also complained that the committee’s letters (not subpoenas) appeared to be attempts to

intimidate, bully, and treat improperly the distinguished professionals of the Department of State.

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Never Forget September 11, 2001


Today is the 18th anniversary of one of the most horrific events in our nation’s history. On September 11, 2001, we were attacked without warning by foreign Islamist terrorists who succeeded in murdering nearly 3000 human beings, injuring another 6000, destroying buildings and infrastructure worth billions of dollars, and leaving a lasting legacy of sickness and yet more death among the families of the murdered as well as among those who bravely responded to the attack.

Let us never forget.

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