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Plan On Spending A Lot Of Time In Georgia

Timeline: Saturday morning August 19, 2023

The biggest political story of the week just passed was one we knew was coming; we just didn’t know the exact timing of it. Yes, I’m speaking of the indictments in Fulton County, Georgia. Much has been reported – some of it even accurate – over the past few days. Many repercussions have already been felt, and many more are to be expected. (Hence the timeline.) Over the next few minutes, I’d like to share some of my thoughts.

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It’s The Precedent Not The President

I’m writing so far ahead of publishing that I risk being out over my skis but if things are working out the way they project as I’m penning this the Senate impeachment trial of Donald Trump should be starting soon. I have some guidance for the “jurors” as well as an explanation why I put that word in quotation marks. Let’s explore.   Continue reading It’s The Precedent Not The President

Representative Government

America is a representative democracy. From the days of its founding it was too expansive a country to be a democracy; you simply couldn’t get everyone (in those days white men only) together to debate and vote on every issue. Today the country is much larger and has a much, much greater population (plus we, at least theoretically, allow all adults to vote) therefore getting all of us together to vote on every issue is impossible. Our Founders came up with the idea of each area electing three representatives (one in the House, two in the Senate via the State Legislature) to represent its interests and citizens in the nation’s capital. How is that working out today (even with the gender exclusion gone and the direct election of Senators)? Let’s explore. Continue reading Representative Government

Bad Enough Soon?

An old saying, one of my wife’s theories and an attempt at political rationalization; throw in a comment on a Supreme Court action and you have today’s article. Let’s explore. Continue reading Bad Enough Soon?

2018 Progressive Of The Year

Identifying a single individual as the Progressive of the Year is a much more difficult task than it appears to be. 2018 was typical in that respect. There was a plethora of people (mostly nameless and faceless) that collectively would be deserving recipients of the honor. There were also several prominent individuals with high name recognition. In the end I chose a relatively obscure individual, (who I’m not even sure is a progressive), for a single act that upheld the Constitution and representative democracy. Tellthetruthonthem.com’s 2018 Progressive of the Year is John Turner Sargent, Jr. Continue reading 2018 Progressive Of The Year