The new badges of slavery are things like this… forcing you to make an “in-person” visit in order to obtain medication. That’s stealing your time. Call it a “time-tax”. Call it unconstitutional badges or incidents of slavery.

September 9, 2020 § Leave a comment

In the latest addition to the Supreme Court’s coronavirus docket, the justices will have to decide whether to preserve a district court’s order that makes it easier for patients to access medical abortions during the pandemic. The district court blocked the Trump administration from enforcing federal regulations that require patients to make an in-person visit to a medical provider in order to obtain a pill that is used to induce abortions. The administration filed an emergency request asking the Supreme Court to reinstate the in-person requirement, and on Tuesday, physicians’ groups filed a brief opposing the request. Amy Howe has all the details on the case in a story for SCOTUSblog (that was first published at Howe on the Court).

Man the killer

May 12, 2021 § Leave a comment

““Humans are the only species that treat the dead with the same consideration, respect and delicacy, and if we even say tenderness, that we dedicate to the living,” she said.”

Yes Pollyana and since we are having a kumbaya moment it is in order to note that humans are the only species whose members travel the world turning the living into the dead with such “considerations” as gas chambers, concentration camps, genocide, carpet bombing, agent orange, and other forms of mass murder.

Which makes it an aberrant and dangerous species which one would not make a mistake avoiding.

Honesty and competence lacking in the political class that “governs” in Hawaii

May 12, 2021 § Leave a comment

https://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/2021/05/11/hanabusa-turns-down-pricey-hart-consultant-contract-mayor-appoints-her-rail-board/

And it is to always be kept in mind that Blangiardi thought voting for Trump in 2016 was the best idea.

The absence of competence and honesty in the gang members that govern Hawaii is always an issue.

If it isn’t one it is the other.

It is almost always both and almost never neither.

Resolved: Not all legislative enactments are entitled to a ‘presumption’ of constitutionality… None where interests are protected.

May 9, 2021 § Leave a comment

In the law of the United States, the presumption of constitutionality presumes that all statutes are drafted in accordance with Federal and state constitutional requirements. The party challenging the constitutionality of a statute bears the burden of proof, and any doubts are resolved against that party. If there are two reasonable interpretations of a statute, one of which is constitutional and the other not, the courts choose the path that permits upholding the statute.[16]

This global universal rule which is premised upon something false when interests of the individual legislators are involved such as districting.

NO presumptions regarding districting or almost all regulations of voting which lessen the chances of a citizen voting.

Liar-ing, a settled Trump character trait

May 9, 2021 § Leave a comment

Donald Trump, we know, is a liar—not just in the sense that he has told lies (which most of us do sometimes), but in the sense of being an inveterate lie-teller, thousands upon thousands of lies, a man whose propensity to falsehood is one of the leading hallmarks of his character. Here too, terminology is interesting: the transition from particular wrongdoing—telling this or that lie—to “liar” as a settled character trait.7

Source: DAMNED LIES Jeremy Waldron

7 Augustine’s discussion, mentioned in Harry Frankfurt, On Bullshit (Princeton, 2005), 58.

Resolved: If the government of a country creates refugees, the country has a moral duty to provide relief for those refugees including allowing them in.

May 8, 2021 § Leave a comment

Resolved: the only proper role for government, laws, and the legal order is to increase the security of the individuals it governs. Any political party opposing security for the least powerful in society enemies itself to the entire society.

May 7, 2021 § Leave a comment

precarious priˈkɛriəs

precarity priˈkɛrɪti

security sɪˈkjʊrəti

charity ˈʧɛrɪti  

noun: precarity;

plural noun: precarities

  1. the state of being precarious or uncertain.”the precarity of the housing market”
    • a state of persistent insecurity with regard to employment or income.”growing economic precarity”

Origin

early 20th century: from precarious + -ity.

Resolved: A nation that permits its government to create refugees owes a moral duty to those refugees to alleviate the suffering of the refugees so caused by its government.

May 7, 2021 § Leave a comment

Resolved: No taxation without representation

May 7, 2021 § Leave a comment

A tax strike by those who favor free and fair elections is warranted in the following jurisdictions which have enacted laws thwartive of representative democracy.

Individuals in these states should suspend the payment of their state taxes just as the political enemies of democracy are suspending open, free, and fair elections

Arizona,

Florida

Georgia

Texas

Resolved: H. Clinton is not a force for good in the world.

May 7, 2021 § Leave a comment

From personal experience with the execrable performance of the consulate in Guangzhou under Clinton’s regime in processing applications, contempt for it is the only intelligent reaction. It was built like a bomb shelter with the ambiance of a prison run by an insurance company.

Trump Crime Family Realm of the Envious Gods…

April 28, 2021 § Leave a comment

Asuras are hyper-competitive and paranoid. They are driven by a desire to beat their competition, and everyone is competition. They have power and resources and sometimes accomplish good things with them. But, always, their first priority is getting to the top. I think of powerful politicians or corporate leaders when I think of Asuras.

I think of the Trump Crime Family

Chih-i (538-597), a patriarch of the T’ien-t’ai school, described the Asura this way: “Always desiring to be superior to others, having no patience for inferiors and belittling strangers; like a hawk, flying high above and looking down on others, and yet outwardly displaying justice, worship, wisdom, and faith — this is raising up the lowest order of good and walking the way of the Asuras.”