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Fri Jun 29, 2018, 09:19 PM

People's Court (All Rise!)

“The President wants me to argue that he is as powerful a monarch as Louis XIV, only four years at a time, and is not subject to any of the processes of any court in the land except the court of impeachment.”
James D. St. Clair


Older readers will immediately recognize St. Clair's statement to Judge John Sirica in federal court, while attempting to justify Nixon's refusal to comply with the subpoena for tapes of White House conversations. Judge Sirica denied Nixon's motion, and shortly thereafter the case went to the US Supreme Court. The rest is history.

Several of the Supreme Court Justices had been appointed by Nixon. They included Burger, Blackmun, and Powell, all of whom were part of the unanimous decision against Nixon. (Rehnquist, who served in the Nixon administration before being appointed to the court, recused himself.)

The court's decision came about three weeks after they heard arguments, which in and of itself was telling. It was later revealed that all eight agreed to rule against Nixon immediately, but needed the time to adopt a decision that each would sign on to.

What does that have to do with the upcoming battle between Team Mueller and Donald Trump? Quite likely very little …..for Nixon was a “crystal-clear” gemstone of a human being/ president, compared to Trump. And Trump is attempting to stack the deck with ultra-right-wing zealots on the Supreme Court.

If we work very hard between now and November, of course, the results will place Trump smack-dab into that “court of impeachment.” And it will handcuff Pence, who is as corrupt a man as was Nixon. But it would still leave a stacked, “religious right” Supreme Court, that will inflict severe damage upon our society.

In no area would this be more harmful than in women's health care rights. Everyone knows that the protections of Roe v Wade would be overturned in at least a dozen states in a matter of months. But it goes beyond that. The zealots want to deny women – be they single or married – options for birth control. These are sick people who wring their hands at the very thought that adults might enjoy sex.

So, everyone on this forum should be active – now – in lobbying members of the Senate, to demand that no replacement for Kennedy be confirmed before the next Congress is seated. That really should include group efforts that coordinate contacting any Democrat who might stray from the party, as well as those republicans that might be tempted to support us. There are some that are not running for re-election, who do not like Trump. And it doesn't matter if we are from their state or not.

Let's do this.
H2O Man

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Fri Jun 29, 2018, 10:45 PM

1. This is a powerful, compelling post, my dear H20 Man.

I'm not sure how many will answer your call.

Doing any kind of lobbying takes considerable will........and not many possess it. That includes me.

The stakes are high--perhaps I can help. If enough people do, then we will prevail, even though it looks very bad for us.

Thank you!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #1)

Sat Jun 30, 2018, 01:50 AM

2. I might just

make a post or two per week, with the address, phone number, and/or e-mail for Senators that we should target. And maybe write a brief letter, that people could use if they don't want to write something different.

Yesterday, there were a couple of hours that I thought that things do look bad. But I'm over that now. There are ways that we can win. And the American people have an obligation -- to ourselves and the global community -- to kick Trump's ass out of office.

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Response to H2O Man (Reply #2)

Sat Jun 30, 2018, 11:42 AM

3. If you make those posts, now and then, that would really kick open the door!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #3)

Sat Jun 30, 2018, 12:17 PM

4. Thank you!

I will try.

How was your vacation? It looks like you two had a great time!

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Response to H2O Man (Reply #4)

Sat Jun 30, 2018, 12:18 PM

5. Sounds good!

We had a great time......DFW is a wonderful host, as is his wife! Great meals, great sightseeing, great conversations!

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Sat Jun 30, 2018, 03:38 PM

6. K & R

Nice.

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