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* Anti-government sentiments tearing apart the U.S.,
* While democracy crumbles before our eyes,
* Clarence Thomas questions institutions’ survival in being so undermined!

Associate Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas speaks at the Heritage Foundation on October 21, 2021 in Washington, DC.
“Associate Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas speaks at the Heritage Foundation on October 21, 2021 in Washington, DC.”
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  • Editor’s note: After yet another mass-murder with an assault weapon, this time in Buffalo, from an 18 year old with a hate crime manifesto, the nation is outraged, yet once again, nothing will be done.
  • There is no Congressional will to pass an assault weapons ban from the “right” side of the aisle.
  • Then, there is the assault on women’s rights, voters rights, book bans, rewritten history, and more.
  • Even Associate Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas questioned America’s institutions survival in being so undermined! Yet, he and his wife are complicit!
  • Liz Cheney says House GOP leaders ‘have enabled’ white supremacy, antisemitism
  • Amy Coney Barrett once said justices should not “impose their will on the world.” Now she is doing just that.
  • While there is an anti-government undercurrent, what are the proposals that people want in place of the Constitution of the United States? I have seen none.
  • United we Stand, Divided We Fall.” America will surely fall apart as this division expands!
  • U. S. Historian Jon Meacham: I do think there’s hope; without hope we should just close down the republic

KEY STORIES THAT UNDERSCORE DEMOCRACY IS CRUMBLING AS WE WATCH!

+ Ken Dilanian, NBC News: In response to The Buffalo supermarket shooting suspect posted an apparent manifesto repeatedly citing ‘Great Replacement’ theory: Fox News’ Tucker Carlson has repeatedly pushed “replacement” rhetoric on his show. “I know that the left and all the little gatekeepers on Twitter become literally hysterical if you use the term ‘replacement,’” Carlson said in April of 2021.

+ NBC News: Liz Cheney says House GOP leaders ‘have enabled’ white supremacy, antisemitism – Cheney’s comment came after Saturday’s mass shooting in Buffalo, New York, where the suspected shooter is said to have posted an online manifesto with racist theories.

+ Don Winslow’s Tweet: NEW VIDEO: #RepublicansWantWomenToSuffer. Please watch AND SHARE this new video of Supreme Court Justices in their own words from their Congressional interviews.

+ Daily Kos: Steve Schmidt gives a profound analysis of our fascist path [Saturday, May 14]: And then the killings start.

+ The New York Times: Most extremist violence in the U.S. comes from the political right.

+ The Hill: [The CIA] can ‘neither confirm nor deny’ we’re spying on Congress

+ Maureen Dowd in The New York Times: Amy Coney Barrett once said justices should not “impose their will on the world.” Now she is doing just that. [Accessible text via The Seattle Times.]

+ Michelle Goodwin, The Atlantic: The New Jane Crow: Justice Alito’s draft opinion signals a willingness to subject women and girls to second-class citizenship.

+ CNBC: Clarence Thomas says abortion draft decision leak has changed the Supreme Court

Excerpt: “When you lose that trust, especially in the institution that I’m in, it changes the institution fundamentally. You begin to look over your shoulder. It’s like kind of an infidelity that you can explain it, but you can’t undo it,” he said while speaking at a conference Friday evening in Dallas.

Thomas said that previously, “if someone said that one line of one opinion” would be leaked, the response would have been: “Oh, that’s impossible. No one would ever do that.”

“Now that trust or that belief is gone forever,” Thomas said at the Old Parkland Conference, which describes itself as a conference “to discuss alternative proven approaches to tackling the challenges facing Black Americans today.”

Thomas also said at one point: “I do think that what happened at the court is tremendously bad…I wonder how long we’re going to have these institutions at the rate we’re undermining them.”

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Posted by Steve on May 17, 2022 at 12:31 am | Permalink

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  1. Nice selection.
    The Right Wing has gone certifiably nutz in the USA these days.

    Comment by Patrick DeBurgh on May 17, 2022 at 9:07 am

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