George Washington’s actions after winning the Revolution shocked world monarchs more than the Revolution itself did. But his successor, John Adams, terrified them.

It shook the world when George Washington declined to run for a third term, and voluntarily stepped down after serving as president for eight years.

No one…

The military gear, helmets and facemasks of the American Schutzstaffel are not there to protect these thugs from harm, but to prevent identification. There are many reasons for this:

  1. They can’t be doxxed.
  2. They can’t be prosecuted. These first two points protect them.
  3. It’s not clear who they’re working for…

Republicans have been working hard, for forty years, to demolish the federal government. In Trump, they found a wrecking ball to accomplish their dreams. The lack of any effective federal response to the pandemic is one inevitable and entirely foreseeable result.

See, feudal lords don’t care what happens to peasants.

Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?
- Juvenal

Loosely translated, it means, “Who watches the watchmen?”

For three years, the media has failed to keep up with the unprecedented avalanche of malfeasance and criminality that is the Trump Administration.

In our system of government, the Three Branches are supposed to police each…

(I wrote this story about twenty years ago. I’m convinced it’s unpublishable, but it’s one of my favorite stories. I hope someone reads it. I hope you like it.)

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I’m supposed to tell why…

There’s a lot of confusion about how impeachment works.

Here’s a primer.

There are four parts to an impeachment:
1) investigations
2) House Judiciary hearings
3) House vote
4) Senate trial

We’re in Phase 1, and we’ve been there since Feb or March, when the House began to investigate Trump…

There’s a very good reason the House has not yet started impeachment hearings. Very simply, if impeachment starts now, Congress becomes powerless.

It’s true, though it’s counter-intuitive. Let me explain.

Put aside that the Senate won’t convict, which means any impeachment of Trump is futile, and impeachment becomes forever after…

dcpetterson

Novelist, software consultant, guitar, keyboards, esoteric religion, plus weird stuff. Author of Lupa Bella and A Melancholy Humour.

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