Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Dred Scott

" . . . We think they [people of African ancestry] are . . . not included, and were not intended to be included, under the word "citizens" in the Constitution, and can therefore claim none of the rights and privileges which that instrument provides for and secures to citizens of the United States. . . ." — Chief Justice Roger B. Taney, speaking for the majority

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simply political


The fight for the White House. What's going to happen next? We have Trump fighting it out in the locker room with Cruz over whose wife is more acomplished and photogenic. We have Sanders closing the gap with Hillary! We have The brokered convention almost to short for the GOP and too close to predict super-delegate determined outcome on the Democratic side.

Looking back on what has transpired throughout this election cycle we must consider how the dynamics have developed and what kind of voice is rhe voice of strength.

Could it be? Does it surprise you?   Our media is very outspoken however no one reads the New York Times anymore.  Now we have a video that is being presented that depicts weapon violence being threatened against Trump by "rappers".  

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

The State of US Politics

Breaking News. I am seeing Speaker of the House Rep. Paul Ryan posturing and positioning for a presidential possibility.   I am conjecturing that he is likely to be declared nominee at the contested GOP convention.  Today he delivered an excellent speech on the subject of "The State of American Politics".  I think Paul Ryan will likely be the GOP 2016 Presidential nominee as the adults in the GOP will not allow our country to be "led" by any of the current contestants.  I just don't see it happening.

In related Presidential General Election developments, Secretary Clinton delivers a prepared speech at Stanford on counterterrorism and homeland security.   While she is not the most skilled speaker the speech was well written, sane and balanced.  While she didn't address the reality of how the world has come to have terrorism as such a prescient and pressing concern, she did present a rational approach to move forward from here.  

No candidate has yet spoken to the role played by the powerful nation states in participating in terror and thereby provoking and promoting  the horrible murder of innocents we see all too often.   But maybe that time is being brought to us now.  After all, Hilary has already long admitted that the US created the post modern terror organizations by arming the resistance to the Soviet Unions invasion of Afghanistan. 

Only One Day is back.  You will have more to read from topbop! soon. 

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