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Saturday, March 28, 2020

President Donald Trump said on Friday that he will not adhere to a portion of the $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus bill that would authorize an inspector general to oversee how $500 billion in business loans will be spent. In a statement released early Friday evening, Trump announced that he had signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security or CARES Act, a relief package aimed at mitigating some of the economic fallout caused by efforts to allay the spread of Covid-19. read more

Opinion: Of what value is a constitutional guarantee if it can be violated when people get sick? If it can, it is not a guarantee; it is a fraud. Stated differently, a constitutional guarantee is only as valuable and reliable as is the fidelity to the Constitution of those in whose hands we have reposed it for safekeeping.

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About 71 percent of Republicans believe that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell should call witnesses during President Donald Trump's impeachment trial, a new survey showed. read more

Friday, January 10, 2020

A Justice Department inquiry launched more than two years ago to mollify conservatives clamoring for more investigations of Hillary Clinton has effectively ended with no tangible results, and current and former law enforcement officials said they never expected the effort to produce much of anything. read more


Judge Napalitano does a good job of laying out this argument, but I still find it unconvincing.

Especially under the premise that "George Washington " who presided at the Constitutional Convention " looks at James Madison " who was the scrivener at the Convention " and says, "None of this counts if people get sick, right?"

Clearly, that wasn't part of the conversation. But so weren't many other factors that the U.S. has faced across its relatively short existence. The premise also contends that our current issue at hand is synonymous with another flu, something that should not be worried about.

I'm of the opinion that if the above is true, this ends up being another flu, then so be it, but we do not know that for sure. Error on the side of caution is an approach that I appreciate at this point; at least until we know more about this invisible foe that we are facing.

From what we know now, we could easily go on about our lives while this disease spreads and ravages our healthcare system's infrastructure. Continue spreading it, some people will get it without symptoms, some will get it with symptoms that are no stronger than the flu or cold. I say good for those people, they have strong immune systems that they should be proud of. Yet, this discounts the NUMEROUS groups of people who don't, relegating them as second class citizens in this formula. Should they have to choose between life or death just so others can live comfortably? Just so they can exercise the massively expanded sense of freedom that the average American feels entitled to (e.g., you do know that 'freedom of speech' does not guarantee freedom from consequences of said speech, right? Many, many don't.)?

Once we know exactly the danger involved, I agree with the measures instituted by the likes of California. It's a worthwhile sacrifice for EVERYONE involved. Had our rights been violated because of an interest by one person or group to establish a power grab in politics or in the economy, I'd be in full agreement with Napalitano. But that's not what we are facing. This is not a hoax or conspiracy to oust the sitting POTUS.

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