- Location: Des Moines, Iowa
- Joined: March 2013
The evidence will speak for itself IF AND WHEN we can read it. Barr notoriously had already indicated his complicity against the whole investigation in favor of the purity of the tRump admin. prior to being nominated by tRump and sworn in by the perfect saints of the GOP Senate.
Then are we also to believe that the meeting with Russian operatives in Trump Tower was about adoption? Or are we supposed to believe other lies about that meeting? Are we also supposed to believe that tRump treats Russia and Purin with kid gloves because he is a paragon of virtue; never tells a lie? Are we supposed to think that getting a Russian pawn (Manafort) to head your campaign had nothing to do with collusion. WHY ALL THE LIES ABOUT MEETING WITH RUSSIANS? How many different lies did campaign members tell about those meetings? Why lie? What was being hidden? What is STILL being hidden? tRump appointee, Barr, is another puppet of Putin through tRump. This is NOT OVER.
Neither she nor I (nobody I know of) advocates throwing out our Constitution or the capitalist financial system that has brought us this far. She and I both trust in We The People (government) over corporations and the wealthy oligarchs. Big money weilds its power for those with big money, not for We The People. Government is in place to allow us poor and middle class folks to overcome their unfair advantage in favor of clean ethics and care for families and people. Do you think healthcare is a human right? I do. Do you think corporations should be allowed to donate so extensively to campaigns that it distorts how We The People are represented?
This is not over by a LONG SHOT. I fail to understand why trump cult members are gleeful about the way his investigation went. Many criminals were indicted, including the Russians who helped get Agent Orange elected. Then too, we have the criminals who have been imprisoned. Of course the worst president in history got off free for now because supposedly presidents cannot be indicted whiel in office. Of course that should not be the case as all citizens are subject to the laws of the land. But there are still state jurisdictions and many states in which more illegal things have been done. Of course, the dysfunctional right wingnuts will see this as some sort of vindication, but karma is still in the works. Wait and see.
Like Alexandria herself says in the article, it is mainly a generational shift. The America she and her peers grew up in is not the same America us older folks grew up in. She is a very hard worker for We The People and she knows, as she says, that she is, ". . . not in office to rule, but to serve." She asks more questions in hearings than any of her freshman class of representatives and gets to the heart of things most of us want changed about Washington like better ethics, money out of politics, etc.
She describes herself as a “dorky kid” who once asked for a micro-scope for her birthday. Her 2007 high school microbiology project, on the effects of antioxidants on the life span of roundworms, won second place in the microbiology category at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.
As an activist, she is used to focusing more on moral imperatives than on incremental policy wins. “I don’t think that we can compromise on transitioning to 100% renewable energy. We cannot compromise on saving our planet. We can’t compromise on saving kids,” she says. “We have to do these things. If we want to do them in different ways, that’s fine. But we can’t not do them.”
This article and question are inadequate to the topic. It ignores the fact that the Electoral College was built in part to accommodate white, male slave owners who could not have anticipated a two-party system, that slaves would be freed or that black people and women would be able to vote.
‘At the present period, the evil is at its maximum’
When the framers met for the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in 1787, they aimed to unify the colonies with a government that gave fair representation to all states, no matter their size.
They were deciding whether slaves in Southern states should be considered property –to abscond population taxes — or people, so those states could have more representation in government. Slaves were the economic heart of the country and Northern states, even if they did not own slaves, benefited from their labor. So even though slaves were unable to vote, the Convention decided that slaves should be counted as three-fifths of a white person for the purposes of representation in Congress. If a person is truly fair in assessing the situation in an effort to make our elections fairer and encourage every person to vote, they will invariably go with the popular vote. As it is now, it takes over 501,000 Florida votes to gain one elector's vote. In Wyoming it only takes close to 143,000. Another example: one Wyoming voter has roughly the same vote power as four New York voters. Here is a site with an interactive map you can mouse over to see where your state ranks in voting power.
The only memorials to the seditious South's war against the United States of America should be slave cabins and remnants of how inhumanely they treated the slaves. In public squares, rather than a glorification of war, ought to be some monuments to the millions of dead slaves who labored sunrise to sunset in extreme conditions. Perhaps a sculpture of a black person hanging from a tree or some children being sold on the auction block.