Category Archives: First Amendment

In International Democracy Survey, US Drops to 36th, and Only 70%.

  We show the 2020 Democracy ratings of countries of current concern to the US.  The source of the ratings is the V-Dem Institute at V-dem.net.  We use data from Version 10 of April 2020.  The North American Regional Center … Continue reading

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Trump’s Election Interference Plots

Trump’s Election Forces  While Trump appears to be slowly adapting to the new constraints of an election in a pandemic year, he is mustering a breadth of election forces which have long been contemplated and hinted at.  Several of them … Continue reading

Posted in 2020 Election, Affairs of State, AG William Barr, China, Congressional Investigation, Constitution, Donald Trump, First Amendment, Freedom of Speech, Freedom to Assemble, Freedoms, Governors and State Legislatures, Impeachment, Joe Biden, Lafayette Park, Politics, Putin, Russia, State Department, Trump Administration, Voter Fraud, Voting Rights | Leave a comment

Trump’s Dr. Teleprompter Jekyll versus Mr. Tweeter Hyde

Trump’s Dr. Teleprompter Jekyll versus Mr. Tweeter Hyde. I’m pretty sure that Trump doesn’t write his teleprompter prose, and only reads it as a recalcitrant second grader who is forced to read it.  We know that, because it is written … Continue reading

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Politics: Trump, Hannity, Pence, and the Coronavirus

Politics:  Trump, Hannity, Pence, Coronavirus  Hannity Subverts Trump’s Campaign How tricky of Fox’s Sean Hannity to ask Trump an unprepared question.  He asked Trump what did he want to accomplish in his next term.  Trump never answered that obvious and … Continue reading

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The Dangers of Trump’s Brotherhood of Dictators, and His Rallies

The Dangers of Trump’s Brotherhood of Dictators, and His Rallies It’s bad enough that Trump asked Xi Jinping for soybean purchases to help him win the election.  Everybody already knows that political approach to getting the farm vote, including Xi, … Continue reading

Posted in Coronavirus, COVID-19, Donald Trump, Economies, First Amendment, Freedom of Speech, Freedom of the Press, Health Care, Politics, VP Pence, White House | Leave a comment

Trump-Barr Make Up Laws Again, Including Absolute Censorship

Trump-Barr Make Up Laws Again, Including Absolute Censorship The “Law and Order” “President” and the “Attorney Obsequion” Barr spent the day making up laws, which, coincidentally, violate the Constitution, which they “Swore” to “Obey”. Where to begin? Republicans spent eight … Continue reading

Posted in Congress, Constitution, Criminal Justice System, Donald Trump, Equal Treatment Under the Law, First Amendment, Freedom of Speech, Freedom of the Press, Freedom to Assemble, Freedom to Petition, Freedoms, Humor, Impeachment, Secrecy, Trump Administration, Twitter, White House | Leave a comment

The Trump and Barr Lafayette Square Coverup

The Trump-Barr Lafayette Square Coverup The Lafayette Square Suppression is Trump’s Tien-An-Minh Square suppression of the Constitutional First Amendment right to peaceably assemble.  But as the Press probes deeper, there are massive abuses of powers by Trump and Barr that … Continue reading

Posted in AG William Barr, Congressional Investigation, Constitution, Donald Trump, First Amendment, Freedom of Speech, Freedom of the Press, Freedom to Assemble, Freedom to Petition, Freedoms, Lafayette Park, Trump Administration, Trump Truthiness, White House | Leave a comment

Twitter: To Be, or Not To Be, a Corporation-Person

What Happened to Citizen’s United, Donald? Liberals have bemoaned the Jan. 21, 2010, Citizens United ruling claiming that Companies are like people, and can contribute arbitrarily large and hidden funds to PACS to exercise their free speech in influencing elections.  … Continue reading

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The US and Key Countries in the Democracy Index 2019

We examine the new Democracy Index 2019 rating of the US and world countries performed by the Economist Intelligence Unit.  I was very interested in this since it would contain the third year of the Trump Presidency and his House … Continue reading

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America’s Next Democracy Rating, and Chief Justice John Roberts’ View

America’s Next Democracy Rating, and Chief Justice John Roberts’ View Having just written articles on the Democracy and Freedom ratings of world countries, I was going to speculate on what our new ratings would be after the sham impeachment trial.  … Continue reading

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