After last Thursday’s House vote to advance the inquiry into the impeachment of President Donald Trump, Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) labeled the proceeding a “soviet style impeachment process” and effectively accused democrats of hijacking the 2020 election, usurping the people’s democratic rights because of their sour grapes over the 2016 presidential election results.
In short, the danger in Trump’s language is that, for the surprisingly impressionable national audience, he degrades our democratic processes and safeguards against tyranny by recasting the fundamentals of democracy as instead the coarse and brutish misdeeds of a dictatorial power grab.
Trump went on a tirade against the Constitution where he declared America his property and demanded the power to throw immigrants out of the US.
"It's in the U.S. Constitution, Article 1, Section 8, to promote the progress of science and useful arts."
"Texas Senate has no problem with taxpayer-funded discrimination against virtually anyone who doesn't meet a public official's personal [religious] standards."
By following evangelical preachers’ edict to legalize discrimination against school-age children, Trump unleashed his theocrats and set a dangerous precedent.
The ACLU continues to be on the front lines in the battle to resist the new administration.
"When federal judges rule, government officials – up to and including the president – are supposed to obey or risk being held in contempt of court.”
Three Muslim nations Trump exempted from his ban on Muslims have Americans’ blood on their hands but he profits by protecting the terrorists.
Trump’s order includes the flagrantly unconstitutional detention of perfectly legal immigrants whose only crime is their national origin and religion.
The evangelical fundamentalists, all 13.2 percent of them, are appealing to vice president-elect Pence by petition and demanding that he, as head of domestic policy, inform president-elect Trump that it is crucial to immediately issue an executive order in"definitely banning” the teaching of evolution as science.
Trump routinely made vague proposals to limit basic elements of press and internet freedom. His intent and disregard for the constitutional free press principle are clear.
The Defense Authorization bill should be about making our country safe; not about codifying evangelical Republican hatred and intolerance.
"If Hillary Clinton becomes president, I am going to do everything I can to make sure four years from now, we still got an opening on the Supreme Court.”
“There is also probable cause to believe that many, if not all, of the statements were made to obstruct any inquiry into their further wrongdoing or negligence.”
"If God-given natural rights come in conflict with government, court, or human-granted rights, God-given natural rights always prevail."
This amendment authorizes taxpayer-funded discrimination; no taxpayer should be discriminated against because he or she is the ‘wrong’ religion."
"The fervency with which someone follows their religious faith, a biblical faith, is nearly always a direct indicator of how well they will follow the Constitution."
Religious Republicans passed unconstitutional legislation denying a wide swathe of the population their constitutional rights.
Brownback's new ploy would make it possible for the Republican legislature to impeach any judge who goes against Republican dogma