Despite #historicalrevisionism (that's a polite way of saying lies), #public #symbolic #lynching holds a distinct and honored role in establishing the conditions necessary to the independence of these former British colonies.
Colonists enraged by repeated abuses conducting #lynches in #effigy of #Crown officials, often accompanied by "funerals for Liberty" in which, having been carried in a coffin to a prominent town location, seemingly deceased, Lady Liberty would rouse from her nightshade slumber.
While #lynching as a tool of #racist #murder and #oppression should be studied and understood by all that love liberty, the #noose deployed by those that invented the USA was a #libertysign, not a #murderweapon.
Some, of course, say that the message is confusing to the modern mind. The point of history, however, is that it be remembered, not forgotten, and that its great swells be studied and understood.

Making the #noose a #verboten, prohibitable #emblem of hate is crassly wrong.
The #hangmansnoose warns against #tyrannical impulses in government officials. It always has, in this country, despite subsequent innovations.

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11 Feb
Last month, the @HouseDemocrats impeached Donald John #Trump. When they did so, they adopted a resolution proclaiming that their impeachment was done in the name of the #HouseofRepresentatives and in the name of, and for, the United States of America.
That formula, explaining that the House impeached someone and did so in the name of the House and in the name of the United States, is common. Yet the assertion is troubling.

Half or more of the country disapproves of the House’s impeachment, and of the Senate’s trial.
But politicians will still claim they are doing it for us.

They aren’t.

And it is particularly urgent that we repudiate the idea that the House’s 2021 #impeachment of #DonaldTrump was in our name.
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9 Feb
Random thoughts on the farcical #impeachment #show #trial.

Where's #ChiefJustice #Roberts?

To clarify, the Senate is NOT required to employ the services of the Chief Justice in the conduct of an impeachment trial except when the President is on trial.
Excepting presidential impeachments of #Clinton and #Trump, the modern Senate has impeached through a process in which the matter tried in committee, rather than before the whole Senate, and then and submitted to the Senate for ultimate judgment by the entire body.
In fact, this method was used in the modern impeachments of federal judges @RepHastingsFL and #WalterNixon.
Read 17 tweets
9 Feb
The following is from my Facebook memories for this date in February 2013:

[Hint: The distinctly anti American approach odd the foreign policy described below marks this as a chapter from the Obama Zone:
To be clear: if you are a captured #AlQaeda operative, with #operationalintelligence regarding an imminently #pendingattack on US forces, property, personnel, or citizens, you have the promise of this administration that you will not be #waterboarded.
OTH, US citizens, if a "high ranking" government official concludes that you "pose a threat of imminent attack against the US," if you are difficult to capture, and if the laws of war are unoffended thereby, you may be #vaporized by a #droneattack.
Read 4 tweets
25 Jan
To be at liberty is the intended design for mankind, at least as comprehended in #Jefferson's fundamental statement of #politicalphilosophy, the #DeclarationofIndependence.…
Remember, America's political philosophy is that we are created with rights ... to life, to liberty, and to the pursuit of happiness ... that are inalienable.
In the nature of things, these are #politicalrights, that is, they continue to exist and they continue to be affects of our intended design.
Read 6 tweets
22 Jan
Trying to sort through how we catalog #lies and #brokenpromises from @JoeBiden, our demented and lamentable @POTUS46.
When he promised not to ban fracking, and that was repeated by EVERY LAPDANCE MEDIA outlet -- @MSNBC, @CNN, @FoxNews , @CNBC, @FoxBusiness, @washingtonpost, @nytimes, @AP -- is that just one lie?

Or is each separate instance of that lie being repeated its own separate lie?
I mean, we all think some lies are okay, the sort of social lubrications we drop like dander:

The dinner was delicious
Chartreuse suits you so well
Biden's accomplishment-laden life.

But serious lies are different and dangerous. And, I think, fully justify being overcounted.
Read 5 tweets
16 Jan
For two months we've been feted with snarky Jabs noting #typographical and #othererrors in #electionchallenge lawsuits.

You know, #mistakes?
What wasn't a mistake?

It wasn't a #mistake when @TheJusticeDept told a federal court that there were plans to capture and kill members of Congress during the incident at Capitol Hill.
That wasn't a "spacebar" instead of a "comma."

That was a process:

examine evidence
review charging standards
frame thought
formulate words
enter words on keyboard.

This was a whole freaking sentence filled with words; words filled with meaning; meaning expressing intent.
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