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Say’s it all

By Patrick Van Roy On September 20th, 2020 at 3:14 pm

She couldn’t wait two more months…….

By Patrick Van Roy On September 19th, 2020 at 5:42 am

1960: In 1960, Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter rejected Ginsburg for a clerkship position due to her gender.
2002: In 2002, Ginsburg was inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame.
2015: In 2015, Ginsburg and Scalia, known for their shared love of opera, were fictionalized in Scalia/Ginsburg, an opera by Derrick Wang.
2016: During three separate interviews that were conducted in July 2016, Ginsburg criticized presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, telling The New York Times and the Associated Press that she did not want to think about the possibility of a Trump presidency.
2018: Another film, On the Basis of Sex, focusing on Ginsburg’s career struggles fighting for equal rights, was released later in 2018; its screenplay was named to the Black List of best unproduced screenplays of 2014.
2020: By January 2020, Ginsburg was cancer-free.

Except she wasn’t.

I disagreed with the majority of Justice Ginsberg rulings. She was not a Constitutionalist she was Political. Her decisions were based on her feelings about the issue not on whether or not the case she was ruling on met Constitutional Standards.

The job of every Supreme Court Justice is to REVIEW Laws and Case Rulings against the Constitution, nothing else. Ginsberg did not do this, she was going to “Fix Things” as she once said.

As a Woman and as a Person she is an example that everyone should follow. She broke barriers and excelled at everything she set her mind to letting nothing deter her even decades of fighting Cancer. She is and should be an icon of Pride and Commitment.

Now the battle to replace her begins. She will not be replaced before the Election, but her death will greatly influence it. Trump has a List of who would replace her, so far Biden has refused to provide a list of Judges of who he would choose.

Who this argument will benefit when it comes to the election is a toss up. Will it inspire Democrats to come out or will it cause Republicans to come out ?

Either way 45 days before a Presidential election the passing of THE Liberal Anchor on the Court adds gas for the fire on both sides.

R.I.P. Ruth, and thank you for your service. Godspeed.

My Road to Damascus

By Patrick Van Roy On September 17th, 2020 at 8:28 pm

Guest Post by Charles

   It was a soft Irish day that morning in Dublin. The day held promise as we made our way to Connolly Station where the Missus and I would board the train north to Belfast by way of Drogheda. I expected a meetup with new friends, a few pints, a bit o’craic, and a tour of the city.  I got all that, but also got an entirely new way of thinking about the situation in Northern Ireland. I entered Belfast an American Republican and left the next day an ”Irish” Republican. 

What does Irish Republicanism mean to me?  First and foremost, it means a United Ireland.  The form that this takes is up to the Irish people.  (However, after speaking to people all over Dublin, I have my doubts as to interest in the south over unification. Dubliners seem to be quite ignorant about the North.)  Secondly, my republicanism requires that ALL Irishmen are allowed to live in freedom, dignity, and equality.  Thirdly, my republicanism does not automatically enroll me in any proscribed organization, but recognizes the right of self defense. Let me be clear. I am non-sectarian. 

Let me stop here and ask my Irish Republican friends if I’m on the right track, or am I talking through my arse?

I think my road to Damascus was the Falls Road. Our own Seimi is quite the tour guide!  Sitting in the car looking at the Bobby Sands Mural, thinking that this man starved himself to death for his cause and country. Or listening to Seimi’s own family’s story, which I will leave between us two, which inspired me so deeply.  After two days in Belfast, my political transformation was complete. I am so proud that my great grand father Patrick Murray was a Catholic from Northern Ireland and that I was there to represent to the family.

Go raibh maith agat!

Nothing to see here, move along…… The roots of the Poisoned Tree

By Patrick Van Roy On September 17th, 2020 at 5:40 pm

A newly declassified ruling from a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court in June demonstrates that the government lied about its legal basis for spying on former Trump campaign official Carter Page.

The ruling states that the information produced by the FBI’s unlawful investigation into Page was illegally obtained and that it “found violations of the government’s duty of candor in all four applications.” The ruling also orders the government that “it must temporarily retain, and potentially use and disclose, the information collected, largely in the context of ongoing or anticipated litigation.”

Cozying up to the Russians

By Patrick Van Roy On September 17th, 2020 at 4:59 pm

KYIV – Ukraine and the United States launched joint military exercises on Thursday, two days after Russia began joint military drills with forces in neighbouring Belarus.

The U.S. Embassy in Kyiv said the U.S. Army-led Rapid Trident exercises, taking place near Yavoriv in western Ukraine, would involve about 4,000 servicemen from 10 countries.

It said the exercises show the strength of the U.S.-Ukraine strategic partnership and “commitment to enhance readiness in a challenging operational environment, which increases the strong relationships that are necessary for peace and stability.”

September 17 1787

By Patrick Van Roy On September 17th, 2020 at 3:25 pm

 

Following Benjamin Franklin’s speech, delegates to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia sign the Constitution. The day will later be observed as I Am an American Day, which will be renamed to Constitution Day and Citizenship Day.

El Paso

By Patrick Van Roy On September 17th, 2020 at 3:07 pm

For Charles

Thank you President Obama

By Patrick Van Roy On September 16th, 2020 at 10:40 pm

In case you haven’t noticed Peace has broken out in the Middle East…. well Peace with the Jews anyway.

We are witnessing a shift in priorities, a shift brought about by Barack Obama. Over Obama’s tenure as President he did the impossible, he built the ground work for Arab Israeli Peace.

From the Arab Spring to the Iran Deal Obama reversed America’s policy that has been in place since May 14, 1948. Not only did he do the best he could to deny bought and paid for defensive military equipment and a 1000 other cuts to Israel on a 1000 other levels the key piece to this ground work for peace between the Arab States and Israel was his open arm embracement of Iran.

His embracement and enrichment of the Iranian regime gave the regime the resources it had long been denied. With those resources the Iranians lit a 1000 fires and began the march to seize complete control of the region. To them the death of the Jews is just a tick on their checklist. A checklist to dominate all of Islam and then….

But the law of unintended consequences and the fickle finger of fate placed itself on the scales of the world. The mobilization of the Iranian terror network in the middle east has been directed not just at the Jews, but the other Arab Nations that don’t share the Mad Mullahs vision of joy of them ruling the Islamic World.

Those Arab nations and Israel would be lost right now swept away as Hillary allowed Obama’s dream Iran Deal to play out.

Something else happened Donald Trump was elected not Hillary. Every Arab Nation threatened now might be able to get backing from the US against Iran, and they will, at a Price….. and not a financial one.

To the Trump administration it’s a simple equation. You make peace with Israel will aid you to resist Iran, you don’t we won’t you’re on your own.

So the Arab Nations are asking themselves what is more important. Supporting a small group of “Palestinians” or retaining their countries? The result of course is sorry guys but we’re going to make peace with the Jews.

The truth is peace between the Jews and these countries leaders has existed since the 6 day war. That was an utter failure for the Arab world and Israel has not only grown stronger on it’s own but since then has become more and more a proxy state of the United States a military attack by any of their armies will never be on the table, but to keep the people focused the Pallies have been perfect. You tout their cause, give them guns and money it occupies the people keeps up the only pressure they can actually apply against Israel. A Win Win.

Except now thanks to President Obama Iran is going to run them over one by one without the aid of the United States and the Crazy man in the White House says he’s gonna let it happen unless we abandon the Palestinians.

And so Peace between the Arab Nations and Israel is becoming reality as we watch.

We owe President Obama thanks for this, if he hadn’t betrayed these Arab Nations and Israel the way he did this Peace would not be happening.

So thank You President Obama.

Just the facts ma’am

By Patrick Van Roy On September 16th, 2020 at 2:37 pm

 

ACLED is a nonprofit organization that tracks conflict across the globe. Its U.S. project that collected the summer protest data is supported by Princeton University. The project’s spreadsheet collating tens of thousands of data points documents 12,045 incidents of U.S. civil unrest from May 26, 2020 to Sept. 5, 2020. May 26 is the day after George Floyd’s death in police custody with enough fentanyl in his system to have died of an overdose if police had never touched him.

Of the 633 incidents coded as riots, 88 percent are recorded as involving Black Lives Matter activists. Data for 51 incidents lack information about the perpetrators’ identities. BLM activists were involved in 95 percent of the riots for which there is information about the perpetrators’ affiliation.

One Constitutional Judge

By Patrick Van Roy On September 15th, 2020 at 11:53 am

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A federal judge has struck down many of Pennsylvania’s coronavirus restrictions as unconstitutional, including the closure of non-life-sustaining businesses. What does that mean as we go into fall, amid a potential resurgence of COVID-19?

The federal judge ruled forcing businesses to shut down entirely and Gov. Tom Wolf’s stay-at-home order are both unconstitutional. Some business owners say they’ve been waiting to hear a ruling like this for months.  In a 60-plus page opinion, the judge wrote: “There is no question that this country has faced, and will face, emergencies of every sort. But the solution to a national crisis can never be permitted to supersede the commitment to individual liberty that stands as the foundation of the American experiment.