Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee indicated Thursday that if elected, he wouldn’t rule out employing federal troops or the Federal Bureau of Investigation to stop abortion from taking place in the United States.
Though the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against bans on abortion, Huckabee said past presidents have defied Supreme Court rulings.
Jesse Choper, professor emeritus of public law at the University of California-Berkeley School of Law, said in a phone interview Friday that Huckabee’s statement was “way off-base,” adding, “it does rival Donald Trump.”
“I think he’d better more carefully examine what he’s saying, because it is totally unprecedented,” Choper said Friday.
No matter how much the Supreme Court’s decisions over the years were disliked, Choper said, presidents did very little to fight them. He pointed to civil rights decisions of the 1950s as an example.
“It was simply noncompliance,” Choper said of previous presidential responses. “That’s very different than calling out the troops for abortion.”
Well, there you have it. Mike Huckabee has more than proven himself to be crazier than Donald Trump. He would enforce his Christianist beliefs at the point of a gun, despite the Constitution of the United States of America.
And this makes him different than the Islamist radicals who impose Islamic Sharia law at the point of a gun……how?
Forty-nine years ago Charles Joseph Whitman climbed the University of Texas clock tower and killed 16 people with his rifle. Police eventually stormed the tower and killed him. This was such an unusual event no one questioned whether the gun was at fault, they just tried to understand how someone could do such a thing. The NRA stayed out of it.
Now such violence happens so often that if a month goes by without a mass shooting, people wonder why…
In a scathing 60-page report, the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division says the St. Louis County Family Court has engaged in a pattern or practice of conduct that violates the constitutional rights of children caught up in the juvenile justice system.
An investigation, which the department started in 2013, found, among other things, that the family court fails to provide children with adequate counsel, sets up systems that could coerce children into admitting guilt, and fails to provide probable cause for children facing delinquency charges.
Some of the most startling findings came when the Justice Department analyzed the statistics of nearly 33,000 cases. In short, they found that even when taking other variables into account, black children faced harsher treatment “because of their race.”
Imagine my surprise. Not. :-(
The Arizona Department of Education: vindictive, immature potty-mouths.
Originally posted on deutsch29:
In September 2013, the Arizona Daily Star noted that then-Governor Jan Brewer “ordered state agencies to stop using the term ‘Common Core’ when referring to the new education standards, in response to hostility from critics over what they see as a federal intrusion.”
The Daily Star article continues:
In an executive order, the governor said she was “reaffirming Arizona’s right to set education policy.” Her order spells out “no standards or curriculum shall be imposed on Arizona by the federal government.”
But it concedes the standards adopted by the state Board of Education in 2010 already are being implemented. And Brewer herself referred to them as Common Core in her State of the State speech and her budget request to the Legislature.
Press aide Andrew Wilder said the order changes nothing except the name, which going forward will be “Arizona’s College and Career Ready Standards.’’
Brewer’s decision was arguably a…
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I wasn’t going to write about Ray Tensing, the university cop who shot and killed Samuel Dubose, an unarmed black man, during a minor traffic stop because, well, why bother? It’s just another in an endless stream of pointless murders. But then this happened:
A University of Cincinnati police officer was indicted Wednesday on a murder charge in what [Hamilton County prosecuting attorney, Joseph T. Deters] called “a senseless, asinine shooting” of an unarmed man during a minor traffic stop. Officials say it was the first time such a charge had been leveled against an officer in the county…“This office has probably reviewed 100 police shootings, and this is the first time we’ve thought, ‘This is without question a murder,’ ” he said.
Considering that this seems to happen every couple of weeks, for this to be the first time an officer has been immediately fired and arrested makes it a big deal. And it happened in spite of the story told by Officer Tensing. Tensing’s story was that Dubose tried to run over him, and that version of events was supported by the two other policemen on the scene. Apparently Tensing (and the other officers) forgot that the cops in Cincinnati wear body cams. The actual footage from the cameras did not support the cops’ story.
No word yet on what’s gonna happen to the other officers who lied to protect their “brother in blue.” Probably a raise and a promotion for doing the right thing. What we do know is that ex-Officer Tensing is out on bail, awaiting his day in court. The police department has already started their usual “smear the victim” campaign. Naturally, Dubose will not be able to respond, so their campaign should be pretty successful. At least, it usually is…
Source: New York Times
“I do not believe that just because you’re opposed to abortion, that that makes you pro-life. In fact, I think in many cases, your morality is deeply lacking if all you want is a child born but not a child fed, not a child educated, not a child housed. And why would I think that you don’t? Because you don’t want any tax money to go there. That’s not pro-life. That’s pro-birth. We need a much broader conversation on what the morality of pro-life is.”
Well. Sister Joan Chittister has certainly addressed the hypocrisy of the pro-life movement.
I realize that she is a Catholic, and as such, she is opposed to abortion. But I think that she has exactly exposed the major failing of the pro-life movement.
In other words, most of them are: “I’m pro-life, from conception until birth. After that, you’re on your own.”