Just musings, is all

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Re: Just musings, is all

Post by thelivyjr » Wed Mar 31, 2021 1:40 p

THE CAPE CHARLES MIRROR March 30, 2021 at 7:36 pm

Paul Plante says:

So, yes, people – factions!

Two warring factions control our national politics, starting with who will be the chief magistrate.

Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan herself, who was nominated by Hussein Obama on May 10, 2010, is a member or product of a faction, and so it should come as no surprise to those of us who are LAW-ABIDING LOYAL AMERICAN CITIZENS who are not members of a faction that she would defend that system by which the factions effectively stripped us of a choice when it comes to who will be the next U.S. President, which takes us back to FEDERALIST No. 10, “The Union as a Safeguard Against Domestic Faction and Insurrection,” from the New York Packet to the People of the State of New York on Friday, November 23, 1787, where James Madison stated thusly:

The instability, injustice, and confusion introduced into the public councils, have, in truth, been the mortal diseases under which popular governments have everywhere perished; as they continue to be the favorite and fruitful topics from which the adversaries to liberty derive their most specious declamations.

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Despite the fact that those words about the instability, injustice, and confusion introduced into the public councils, have, in truth, been the mortal diseases under which popular governments have everywhere perished were published in 1787, in our times today, and especially after this FARCE of an election in November of 2020, they are still so very true, which takes us back to Jemmy, as follows:

Complaints are everywhere heard from our most considerate and virtuous citizens, equally the friends of public and private faith, and of public and personal liberty, that our governments are too unstable, that the public good is disregarded in the conflicts of rival parties, and that measures are too often decided, not according to the rules of justice and the rights of the minor party, but by the superior force of an interested and overbearing majority.

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And that statement by James Madison in 1787 about the public good being disregarded in the conflicts of rival parties makes it quite clear that when Elena Kagan tells us in CHIAFALO ET AL. v. WASHINGTON that the plan for electing U.S. presidents outlined by Alexander Hamilton in Federalist No. 68 failed to anticipate the rise of political parties, she is full of **** and is making up American history by pulling it out of her ***, because in 1787, the parties or factions obviously already existed, or James Madison would not have made mention of them in Federalist No. 10, to wit:

However anxiously we may wish that these complaints had no foundation, the evidence, of known facts will not permit us to deny that they are in some degree true.

It will be found, indeed, on a candid review of our situation, that some of the distresses under which we labor have been erroneously charged on the operation of our governments; but it will be found, at the same time, that other causes will not alone account for many of our heaviest misfortunes; and, particularly, for that prevailing and increasing distrust of public engagements, and alarm for private rights, which are echoed from one end of the continent to the other.

These must be chiefly, if not wholly, effects of the unsteadiness and injustice with which a factious spirit has tainted our public administrations.

By a faction, I understand a number of citizens, whether amounting to a majority or a minority of the whole, who are united and actuated by some common impulse of passion, or of interest, adversed to the rights of other citizens, or to the permanent and aggregate interests of the community.

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By that definition, a number of citizens who are united and actuated by some common impulse of passion, or of interest, adversed to the rights of other citizens, and to the permanent and aggregate interests of the community, James Madison is talking about the Democrat party today, which takes us back to Justice Kagan in CHIAFALO ET AL. v. WASHINGTON, to wit:

The Nation’s first contested presidential election occurred in 1796, after George Washington’s retirement.

John Adams came in first among the candidates, and Thomas Jefferson second.

That meant the leaders of the era’s two warring political parties — the Federalists and the Republicans — became President and Vice President respectively.

(One might think of this as fodder for a new season of Veep.)

Four years later, a different problem arose.

Jefferson and Aaron Burr ran that year as a Republican Party ticket, with the former meant to be President and the latter meant to be Vice.

For that plan to succeed, Jefferson had to come in first and Burr just behind him.

Instead, Jefferson came in first and Burr . . . did too.

Every elector who voted for Jefferson also voted for Burr, producing a tie.

That threw the election into the House of Representatives, which took no fewer than 36 ballots to elect Jefferson.

(Alexander Hamilton secured his place on the Broadway stage — but possibly in the cemetery too — by lobbying Federalists in the House to tip the election to Jefferson, whom he loathed but viewed as less of an existential threat to the Republic.)

By then, everyone had had enough of the Electoral College’s original voting rules.

The result was the Twelfth Amendment, whose main part provided that electors would vote separately for President and Vice President.

The Amendment, ratified in 1804, says: “The Electors shall meet in their respective states and vote by ballot for President and Vice-President . . .; they shall name in their ballots the person voted for as President, and in distinct ballots the person voted for as Vice-President, and they shall make distinct lists of all persons voted for as President, and of all persons voted for as Vice-President, and of the number of votes for each, which lists they shall sign and certify, and transmit sealed to [Congress, where] the votes shall then be counted.”

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And once again, let me pause here to let that all sink in.

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Re: Just musings, is all

Post by thelivyjr » Thu Apr 01, 2021 1:40 p

THE CAPE CHARLES MIRROR March 31, 2021 at 6:30 pm

Paul Plante says:

Which thought takes us back to Alexander Hamilton and Federalist No. 68, to wit:

The business of corruption, when it is to embrace so considerable a number of men, requires time as well as means.

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And when we stop to consider what Justice Kagan is saying about Alexander Hamilton in Federalist No. 68 failing to anticipate the rise of political parties, we can readily discern that when it comes to the business of corruption, the Democrats have been practicing and perfecting the art now since the 1800’s, and their means of doing so comes from their party structure, which not only keeps the art of the business of corruption alive, but insures that is is continually passed down to the younger generations, for the good of the party, of course, which takes us back to Federalist No. 68, to wit:

Nor would it be found easy suddenly to embark them, dispersed as they would be over thirteen States, in any combinations founded upon motives, which though they could not properly be denominated corrupt, might yet be of a nature to mislead them from their duty.

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And here we, the LAW-ABIDING LOYAL AMERICAN citizens who are not Democrats and don’t wish to have to be in order to have equal Constitutional rights under the law need to focus on these words, to wit: “in any combinations founded upon motives, which though they could not properly be denominated corrupt, might yet be of a nature to mislead them from their duty,” where “DUTY” is defined as a moral or legal obligation; a responsibility, and that responsibility was supposed to be to We, the American People, not the Democrat party, which is a textbook example of a combination founded upon motives that properly could be denominated corrupt and of a nature to mislead the electors from their duty to We, the American People.

Getting back to Federalist No. 68, it goes on as follows:

The process of election affords a moral certainty, that the office of President will never fall to the lot of any man who is not in an eminent degree endowed with the requisite qualifications.

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Which today is pure hogwash, given that Joe Biden is not in an eminent degree endowed with the requisite qualifications to be the leader of a free people who believe in RULE OF LAW.

Getting back to Federalist No. 68, to wit:

Talents for low intrigue, and the little arts of popularity, may alone suffice to elevate a man to the first honors in a single State; but it will require other talents, and a different kind of merit, to establish him in the esteem and confidence of the whole Union, or of so considerable a portion of it as would be necessary to make him a successful candidate for the distinguished office of President of the United States.

It will not be too strong to say, that there will be a constant probability of seeing the station filled by characters pre-eminent for ability and virtue.

And this will be thought no inconsiderable recommendation of the Constitution, by those who are able to estimate the share which the executive in every government must necessarily have in its good or ill administration.

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But as Justice Kagan makes incandescently clear in CHIAFALO ET AL. v. WASHINGTON, that system which was to ensure that there would be a constant probability of seeing the station of chief magistrate filled by characters pre-eminent for ability and virtue, has been thoroughly defeated by the Democrats, so that now it is only the talents for low intrigue, and the little arts of popularity that alone suffice to elevate a man to the first honors of the United States of America and to make him a successful candidate for the distinguished office of President of the United States.

And once again, our sincere thanks to the Cape Charles Mirror for giving us this opportunity to see how it is that we have had stripped from us that which was promised by Alexander Hamilton in Federalist No. 68.

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Re: Just musings, is all

Post by thelivyjr » Thu Apr 01, 2021 1:40 p

THE CAPE CHARLES MIRROR April 1, 2021 at 10:51 am

Paul Plante says:

And while we are on the subject of it now being only the talents for low intrigue, and the little arts of popularity that alone suffice to elevate a man to the first honors of the United States of America and to make him a successful candidate for the distinguished office of President of the United States, as we just witnessed in the case of Joe Biden, let us go to The Washington Examiner article “Biden now claims that Michael Brown was a victim of systemic racism” by Becket Adams, Commentary Writer, on August 10, 2020, for a prime example of what a talent for low intrigue looks like in real life, to wit:

Joe Biden this weekend tied the 2014 shooting death of Ferguson, Missouri, resident Michael Brown to the need to tackle “systemic racism” and corrupt law enforcement.

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Corrupt law enforcement?

That, people, is a very dangerous statement and a real serious charge with NO EVIDENCE to support it coming from someone running for the office of chief magistrate of the United States of America with a constitutional duty to ALL Americans to take care that OUR laws are faithfully enforced, given that the death of Michael Brown had absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with “corrupt law enforcement," and given that Joe Biden was the vice president when the Justice Department concluded its investigation, that was a willfully false statement by Joe Biden as he exercised his considerable talent for low intrigue as he pandered for Black votes to put him into the white house, even if he had to lie through his teeth to get himself there through the little arts of popularity that alone suffice to elevate a man to the first honors of the United States of America and to make him a successful candidate for the distinguished office of President of the United States, which takes us back to the Washington Examiner article, to wit:

It is puzzling that he would link the one to the others, considering the Department of Justice under his boss, former President Barack Obama, concluded that Brown was no victim.

Rather, the 18-year-old black man was killed in the act of attacking a police officer and trying to take away his gun.

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But when we stop to consider that the road to the white house for a Democrat like Joe Biden depends on him being a master of the talents for low intrigue, and the little arts of popularity that alone suffice to elevate a man to the first honors of the United States of America and to make him a successful candidate for the distinguished office of President of the United States, it is not puzzling at all that Joe Biden would seek to demonize the police and law and order by blaming the death of Michael Brown on “corrupt law enforcement,” even though Joe has NO EVIDENCE to back up that FALSE claim, and even though all the evidence that does exist makes it plain that when he made that claim, Joe was intentionally and purposefully lying through his teeth, with impunity, which again takes us back to the Washington Examiner, to wit:

Again, Obama’s Justice Department found that there was no credible evidence to support the claim that the white officer, Darren Wilson, had done anything illegal when he shot and killed Brown.

Rather, its independent investigation found Wilson had acted in self-defense.

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But when pandering for the Black vote, Joe Biden couldn’t be seen or heard spreading that message that it was Michael Brown who was in the wrong, not “corrupt law enforcement,” and so Joe simply fell back on habit and willfully lied, instead, and by so doing, Joe Biden painted targets on white law enforcement officers all over America, which takes us to a Marketwatch article entitled “Justice Department finds no evidence for ‘Hands Up, Don’t Shoot’” by Steve Goldstein published Mar. 4, 2015, which article lays out the actual facts of the matter that in 2020 Joe Biden chose to ignore in his valiant effort to make the police the criminals, as follows:

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) – “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” became a rallying cry in protests last year over racially motivated police brutality – but a Justice Department report released Wednesday says the facts don’t support the alleged incident at its heart.

The Justice Department released a report on the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown by Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson.

To be sure, the report finds “widespread racial bias” in the department and unreasonable use of force, as well as a focus on revenue over public safety.

But it did not back the narrative that helped spur the protests in the city and around the country – namely, that Brown had effectively surrendered peacefully to Wilson.

As the report states: “Although there are several individuals who have stated that Brown held his hands up in an unambiguous sign of surrender prior to Wilson shooting him dead, their accounts do not support a prosecution of Wilson.”

“As detailed throughout this report, some of those accounts are inaccurate because they are inconsistent with the physical and forensic evidence; some of those accounts are materially inconsistent with that witness’s own prior statements with no explanation, credible for otherwise, as to why those accounts changed over time.”

“Certain other witnesses who originally stated Brown had his hands up in surrender recanted their original accounts, admitting that they did not witness the shooting or parts of it, despite what they initially reported either to federal or local law enforcement or to the media.”

While some witnesses say Brown held his hands up at shoulder level with his palms facing outward “for a brief moment,” the same witnesses said Brown then charged Wilson, according to the report.

The prosecutors “concluded that Brown did in fact reach for and attempt to grab Wilson’s gun, that Brown could have overpowered Wilson, which was acknowledged even by Witness 101, and that Wilson fired his weapon just over his own lap in an attempt to regain control of a dangerous situation.”

“Witness 101” said Brown was shot in the back, but three autopsies concluded Brown had no entry wounds in his back, the report said.

Even clearer was this footnote: “The media has widely reported that there is witness testimony that Brown said, ‘Don’t shoot’ as he held his hands above his head.”

“In fact, our investigation did not reveal any eyewitness who stated that Brown said, ‘Don’t shoot.’”

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So, unless Joe Biden was totally brain-dead by the time 2020 rolled around, a possibility I won’t deny, there is no way he would not have known about that same Justice Department report, which means in 2020, Joe Biden was lying though his teeth when he blamed the death of Michael Brown on corrupt Law enforcement, which takes us back to the Washington Examiner, to wit:

Again, Obama’s Justice Department found that there was no credible evidence to support the claim that the white officer, Darren Wilson, had done anything illegal when he shot and killed Brown.

Rather, its independent investigation found Wilson had acted in self-defense.

So, why release a statement on the sixth anniversary of the justifiable shooting death of Brown and tie it to “systemic racism and reforming policing?”

What is Biden doing, if not deliberately inflaming passions and whipping up resentment?

The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee seems to be playing footsie with the popular and false assertion that led to the torching of Ferguson at the time — that Wilson had “murdered” Brown.

It is a lie, and a persistent one at that.

Other top-tier Democratic officials, including Sens. Kamala Harris of California and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, have helped spread this bit of fake news, too.

And they know what they are doing when they spread it.

Harris said in August 2019, “Michael Brown’s murder forever changed Ferguson and America.”

“His tragic death sparked a desperately needed conversation and a nationwide movement.”

“We must fight for stronger accountability and racial equity in our justice system.”

Warren tweeted 35 minutes later, “5 years ago Michael Brown was murdered by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri.”

“Michael was unarmed yet he was shot 6 times.”

“I stand with activists and organizers who continue the fight for justice for Michael.”

“We must confront systemic racism and police violence head on.”

But Brown was not “murdered,” as the Obama Justice Department made abundantly clear in its investigation of the matter.

The false story that Brown put his hands up and said, “Don’t shoot!” has been debunked thoroughly, and Biden and his campaign team really should know better.

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But they did know better.

They knew that if Joe told the truth, he would never make it to the white house, so they propagated “THE BIG LIE,” and as a result, Joe Biden is now the president of the United States of America, and God help all those white police officers out there with targets painted on them by “Lying” Joe Biden and the Democrats.

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Re: Just musings, is all

Post by thelivyjr » Sun Apr 04, 2021 1:40 p

THE CAPE CHARLES MIRROR April 3, 2021 at 8:49 pm

Paul Plante says:

And while we are on this subject of factions here in the United States of America today, where the PROLETARIANS, the oppressed people living in America, have just taken control of the national government away from the BOURGEOIS, which is everybody who the PROLETARIANS think is oppressing them, starting with heteronormative white males, that through the vehicle of the Democrat party, in FEDERALIST No. 10, “The Union as a Safeguard Against Domestic Faction and Insurrection,” from the New York Packet to the People of the State of New York on Friday, November 23, 1787, James Madison wrote as follows which is very much relevant to these times we find ourselves in today, where the Chief Magistrate and his vice president have both gone on record on behalf of their faction denouncing the police as being corrupt murderers in the case of the death of Michael Brown despite evidence from the Justice Department while Joe Biden was vice president to the contrary, to wit:

There are two methods of curing the mischiefs of faction: the one, by removing its causes; the other, by controlling its effects.

There are again two methods of removing the causes of faction: the one, by destroying the liberty which is essential to its existence; the other, by giving to every citizen the same opinions, the same passions, and the same interests.

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We who are considered the OPPRESSORS, the ones Hillary Clinton was talking about in a Daily Caller article entitled “Hillary Tells Black Church White People Must End ‘Systemic Racism’” by Alex Pfeiffer, White House Correspondent, on April 20, 2016, need to take heed of that, to wit:

PHILADELPHIA — In a visit to a black church Wednesday, Hillary Clinton told the predominately African-American audience that it is the “responsibility of white people” to end systemic racism and incorrectly stated a popular hip-hop phrase in saying we will “ride and die.”

Clinton was visiting the St. Paul’s Baptist Church along with “The Mothers of the Movement” and former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder.

The Mothers of the Movement consisted of mothers who had lost loved ones in police shootings.

The panel included the mother of Sandra Bland and the fiancee of Sean Bell.

The stated topics of the event were police brutality, mass incarceration, gun violence and racism.

“We have to be honest about systemic racism and particularly the responsibility of white people, not just people in public life but all of us,” Hillary said.

She later said at the event, “We all have implicit biases.”

“They are almost in the DNA going back probably millennia.”

“And what we need to do is be more honest about that and surface them.”

Clinton added, “I don’t have the answers, I’m not a behavioral psychologist or anything, but I think that needs to be done in every community kind of setting we can find that is open to doing it.”

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Yes, people, there is the way the Democrats are going to cure faction now that they control the national government – they are going to destroy the liberty of those they consider the “OPPRESSOR CLASS,” and in the process they are going to give to every citizen the same opinions, the same passions, and the same interests, OR ELSE!

Getting back to Federalist No. 10, Jemmy Madison continued as follows:

As long as the reason of man continues fallible, and he is at liberty to exercise it, different opinions will be formed.

As long as the connection subsists between his reason and his self-love, his opinions and his passions will have a reciprocal influence on each other; and the former will be objects to which the latter will attach themselves.

The diversity in the faculties of men, from which the rights of property originate, is not less an insuperable obstacle to a uniformity of interests.

The protection of these faculties is the first object of government.

From the protection of different and unequal faculties of acquiring property, the possession of different degrees and kinds of property immediately results; and from the influence of these on the sentiments and views of the respective proprietors, ensues a division of the society into different interests and parties.

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And right there, people, is the root of the present political controversy here in the United States of America today – the division of the society in the United States of America today into different interests and parties because of the diversity in the faculties of men, from which the rights of property originate, so that there have been different and unequal faculties of acquiring property in the United States of America, which is the “CAPITALIST” system in the United States of America that Joe Biden and his faction think is very unfair, which issue was covered in Chapter II of Manifesto of the Communist Party, entitled “Proletarians and Communists,” to wit:

Your very ideas are but the outgrowth of the conditions of your bourgeois production and bourgeois property, just as your jurisprudence is but the will of your class made into a law for all, a will whose essential character and direction are determined by the economical conditions of existence of your class.

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As to the U.S. economy being unfair to the followers of Joe Biden, we have Joe Biden in his “Remarks by President Biden on the American Jobs Plan” on March 31, 2021 at the Carpenters Pittsburgh Training Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, stating thusly:

Even before the crisis we’re now facing, those at the very top in America were doing very well, which is fine.

They were doing great.

But everyone else was falling behind.

It just goes to show you how distorted and unfair our economy has become.

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So, yes, people, ROOTS OF CONFLICT and factionalism which takes us back to Federalist No. 10, to wit:

The latent causes of faction are thus sown in the nature of man; and we see them everywhere brought into different degrees of activity, according to the different circumstances of civil society.

A zeal for different opinions concerning religion, concerning government, and many other points, as well of speculation as of practice; an attachment to different leaders ambitiously contending for pre-eminence and power; or to persons of other descriptions whose fortunes have been interesting to the human passions, have, in turn, divided mankind into parties, inflamed them with mutual animosity, and rendered them much more disposed to vex and oppress each other than to co-operate for their common good.

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Which statement by James Madison in 1787 about mankind being divided into parties makes it incandescently clear that when Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan tells us in CHIAFALO ET AL. v. WASHINGTON that the plan for electing U.S. presidents outlined by Alexander Hamilton in Federalist No. 68 failed to anticipate the rise of political parties, she was full of **** and was making up American history by pulling it out of her ***, because in 1787, the parties or factions obviously already existed, or James Madison would not have made mention of them in Federalist No. 10.

As to an attachment to different leaders ambitiously contending for pre-eminence and power dividing mankind into parties and inflaming them with mutual animosity, and rendering them much more disposed to vex and oppress each other than to co-operate for their common good, we see a clear-cut example of that in this GOTHAMIST article by Raphael Pope-Sussman on Feb. 1, 2017, to wit:

Hundreds of New Yorkers braved freezing temperatures Tuesday night on Brooklyn’s Grand Army Plaza at a rally calling upon U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer to take a firm stand against the Trump administration.

The rally was the latest in a series of weekly gatherings poetically dubbed “What the F*ck, Chuck?” outside the senator’s Brooklyn home on Prospect Park West and his offices in Midtown.

As a series of speakers stood on a platform and shouted over a mobile PA system, protesters cheered and jeered as they held signs with slogans like “Buck Up Chuck”; “Resisting Trump Is Your Primary Duty”; and “Filibuster Filibuster Filibuster.”

Hae-Lin Choi, of the Democratic Socialists of America and Resist Trump NY, took the stage first, announcing herself as an immigrant and telling the crowd why organizers had called for the protest.

“We planned this rally to Schumer’s home to help him find the spine and maybe some of the other body parts he needs to grow,” she said, citing Schumer’s early “yea” votes on Trump’s nominees to lead Defense, Homeland Security, and the Central Intelligence Agency.

Choi said organizers were encouraged by Schumer’s announcement in recent days that he would vote no on eight more nominees, but that they see this as a bare minimum, and they intend to keep up the pressure.

“Senator Schumer must be bold and stand with the working class,” she cried over the loudspeaker.

“He has to champion the resistance or get out of the way and we’ll find someone that will.”

As Choi spoke, the crowd chanted, “Stand up, or get out of the way.”.

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Which takes us back to Federalist No. 10, to wit:

So strong is this propensity of mankind to fall into mutual animosities, that where no substantial occasion presents itself, the most frivolous and fanciful distinctions have been sufficient to kindle their unfriendly passions and excite their most violent conflicts.

But the most common and durable source of factions has been the various and unequal distribution of property.

Those who hold and those who are without property have ever formed distinct interests in society.

Those who are creditors, and those who are debtors, fall under a like discrimination.

A landed interest, a manufacturing interest, a mercantile interest, a moneyed interest, with many lesser interests, grow up of necessity in civilized nations, and divide them into different classes, actuated by different sentiments and views.

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Which takes us back to Chapter II of Manifesto of the Communist Party, entitled “Proletarians and Communists,” to wit:

You are horrified at our intending to do away with private property.

But in your existing society, private property is already done away with for nine-tenths of the population; its existence for the few is solely due to its non-existence in the hands of those nine-tenths.

You reproach us, therefore, with intending to do away with a form of property, the necessary condition for whose existence is the non-existence of any property for the immense majority of society.

In one word, you reproach us with intending to do away with your property.

Precisely so; that is just what we intend.

From the moment when labour can no longer be converted into capital, money, or rent, into a social power capable of being monopolised, i.e., from the moment when individual property can no longer be transformed into bourgeois property, into capital, from that moment, you say, individuality vanishes.

You must, therefore, confess that by “individual” you mean no other person than the bourgeois, than the middle-class owner of property.

This person must, indeed, be swept out of the way, and made impossible.

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So, yes, people, there have been battle lines drawn, and the future is now.

But stay tuned, because there is more of the future yet to come, because time stands still for no one.

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Re: Just musings, is all

Post by thelivyjr » Wed Apr 07, 2021 1:40 p

THE CAPE CHARLES MIRROR April 4, 2021 at 6:34 pm

Paul Plante says:

Staying with FEDERALIST No. 10, “The Union as a Safeguard Against Domestic Faction and Insurrection,” from the New York Packet to the People of the State of New York on Friday, November 23, 1787, James Madison continued as follows with respect to political factions here in the United States of America:

The regulation of these various and interfering interests forms the principal task of modern legislation, and involves the spirit of party and faction in the necessary and ordinary operations of the government.

No man is allowed to be a judge in his own cause, because his interest would certainly bias his judgment, and, not improbably, corrupt his integrity.

With equal, nay with greater reason, a body of men are unfit to be both judges and parties at the same time; yet what are many of the most important acts of legislation, but so many judicial determinations, not indeed concerning the rights of single persons, but concerning the rights of large bodies of citizens?

And what are the different classes of legislators but advocates and parties to the causes which they determine?

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One thing Jemmy Madison clearly failed to do in Federalist No. 10, for which he can not really be blamed, given that Federalist No. 10 was published on November 23, 1787, and Madison died on June 28, 1836, while the Communist Manifesto wasn’t published until February 21, 1848, was to anticipate the influence of Marxist thought in American politics, which takes us back to Jemmy, as follows:.

Is a law proposed concerning private debts?

It is a question to which the creditors are parties on one side and the debtors on the other.

Justice ought to hold the balance between them.

Yet the parties are, and must be, themselves the judges; and the most numerous party, or, in other words, the most powerful faction must be expected to prevail.

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And in the Preface to the 1882 Russian Edition of the Communist Manifesto, it was stated thusly about America, to wit:

What a limited field the proletarian movement occupied at that time (December 1847) is most clearly shown by the last section: the position of the Communists in relation to the various opposition parties in various countries.

Precisely Russia and the United States are missing here.

It was the time when Russia constituted the last great reserve of all European reaction, when the United States absorbed the surplus proletarian forces of Europe through immigration.

Both countries provided Europe with raw materials and were at the same time markets for the sale of its industrial products.

Both were, therefore, in one way of another, pillars of the existing European system.

How very different today.

Precisely European immigration fitted North American for a gigantic agricultural production, whose competition is shaking the very foundations of European landed property — large and small.

At the same time, it enabled the United States to exploit its tremendous industrial resources with an energy and on a scale that must shortly break the industrial monopoly of Western Europe, and especially of England, existing up to now.

Both circumstances react in a revolutionary manner upon America itself.

Step by step, the small and middle land ownership of the farmers, the basis of the whole political constitution, is succumbing to the competition of giant farms; at the same time, a mass industrial proletariat and a fabulous concentration of capital funds are developing for the first time in the industrial regions.

The Communist Manifesto had, as its object, the proclamation of the inevitable impending dissolution of modern bourgeois property.

But in Russia we find, face-to-face with the rapidly flowering capitalist swindle and bourgeois property, just beginning to develop, more than half the land owned in common by the peasants.

Now the question is: can the Russian obshchina, though greatly undermined, yet a form of primeval common ownership of land, pass directly to the higher form of Communist common ownership?

Or, on the contrary, must it first pass through the same process of dissolution such as constitutes the historical evolution of the West?

The only answer to that possible today is this: If the Russian Revolution becomes the signal for a proletarian revolution in the West, so that both complement each other, the present Russian common ownership of land may serve as the starting point for a communist development.

Karl Marx & Frederick Engels
January 21, 1882, London

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There is where we see the roots of this present political conflict in the United States of America being formed as far back as 1882, if not earlier.

Getting back to Federalist No. 10, which in hindsight is really quite naive and idealistic, we have:

Shall domestic manufactures be encouraged, and in what degree, by restrictions on foreign manufactures? are questions which would be differently decided by the landed and the manufacturing classes, and probably by neither with a sole regard to justice and the public good.

The apportionment of taxes on the various descriptions of property is an act which seems to require the most exact impartiality; yet there is, perhaps, no legislative act in which greater opportunity and temptation are given to a predominant party to trample on the rules of justice.

Every shilling with which they overburden the inferior number, is a shilling saved to their own pockets.

It is in vain to say that enlightened statesmen will be able to adjust these clashing interests, and render them all subservient to the public good.

Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm.

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But there Jemmy was not naive or idealistic, at all – to the contrary, he was dead on the money with respect to where we have devolved to politically since Federalist No. 10 was published because today, we truly do not have any “enlightened statesmen” at all in this country, at the helm or otherwise, which again takes us back to Jemmy and Federalist No. 10. to wit:

Nor, in many cases, can such an adjustment be made at all without taking into view indirect and remote considerations, which will rarely prevail over the immediate interest which one party may find in disregarding the rights of another or the good of the whole.

The inference to which we are brought is, that the CAUSES of faction cannot be removed, and that relief is only to be sought in the means of controlling its EFFECTS.

If a faction consists of less than a majority, relief is supplied by the republican principle, which enables the majority to defeat its sinister views by regular vote.

It may clog the administration, it may convulse the society; but it will be unable to execute and mask its violence under the forms of the Constitution.

When a majority is included in a faction, the form of popular government, on the other hand, enables it to sacrifice to its ruling passion or interest both the public good and the rights of other citizens.

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And there he is talking about the extreme FOLLY of giving complete control of our national government to the vindictive and dictatorial Democrat faction, but alas, it is too late now to undo that stupid move as the Democrats sacrifice to their ruling passion or interest both the public good and the rights of other citizens who are not Democrats and don’t wish to be.

Getting back to Jemmy, we have:

To secure the public good and private rights against the danger of such a faction, and at the same time to preserve the spirit and the form of popular government, is then the great object to which our inquiries are directed.

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And given that we, the American people, have failed miserably since then to secure the public good and private rights against the danger of this faction called the Democrat party, and at the same time to preserve the spirit and the form of popular government, it can truly be said that we deserve our fate.

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Re: Just musings, is all

Post by thelivyjr » Wed Apr 07, 2021 1:40 p

THE CAPE CHARLES MIRROR April 5, 2021 at 9:15 pm

Paul Plante says:

So, while we are on the subject of factions in here as they relate to the so-called electoral college, and/or vice versa, is there any evidence whatsoever that serves to link Joe Biden with Marxism?

And that answer is most definitely in the affirmative if we consider that Joe Biden is president because of the votes of the members of the electoral college as we see in the NEW YORK TIMES story “Supreme Court Rejects Texas Suit Seeking to Subvert Election” by Adam Liptak published Dec. 11, 2020, updated Jan. 15, 2021, to wit:

Mike Gwin, a spokesman for the Biden campaign, said the Supreme Court had “decisively and speedily rejected the latest of Donald Trump and his allies’ attacks on the democratic process.”

“President-elect Biden’s clear and commanding victory will be ratified by the Electoral College on Monday, and he will be sworn in on Jan. 20,” Mr. Gwin said.

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If that is true, then one of the members of the electoral college who “ratified” (sign or give formal consent, making it officially valid) President-elect Biden’s clear and commanding victory besides Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton and Andy Cuomo was Kathy Sheehan, the Democratic Socialist mayor of the sanctuary city of Albany, New York, where mayor Kathy, the elector of Joe Biden, was flying a huge BLACK LIVES MATTER banner over the entrance to Albany city hall proclaiming it BLACK LIVES MATTER turf.

Mayor Kathy, the elector of Joe Biden as president, was the subject of an Albany Times Union story entitled “As statues tumble, relatives of Gen. Philip Schuyler ask for pause” by Brendan J. Lyons on July 5, 2020, where we were informed as follows, to wit:

Although (Kathy) Sheehan has been mayor of the city (Albany) since 2014, the recent protests in Albany and across the country in the wake of the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer prompted her call for the statue’s removal at a time she believes everyone should embrace the Black Lives Matter movement.

Earlier this month, Sheehan authorized city workers to paint a giant “Black Lives Matter” mural on Lark Street in the Center Square neighborhood.

While a few leaders of Black Lives Movement groups have promoted violence, or have a history of violence themselves, the mayor said it is time for the nation to embrace that cause.

“To me, saying that Black Lives Matter is not a political statement,” she said.

“To me, stating that Black Lives Matter is something that we have to say out loud because of our history.”

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And as we all saw in the Cape Charles Mirror story “Black Lives Matter is a Marxist group that wants to destroy the Nuclear family” on August 9, 2020 http://www.capecharlesmirror.com/news/b ... ar-family/ , to “embrace” (accept or support a belief willingly and enthusiastically) the “cause” of BLACK LIVES MATTER is to have to embrace Marxism, given that BLACK LIVES MATTER co-founder Patrisse Cullors said in a newly surfaced video from 2015 that she and her fellow organizers are “trained Marxists.”

In the video, Cullors is interviewed by Jared Ball of the Real News Network and discusses the direction of the BLM movement.

“The first thing, I think, is that we actually do have an ideological frame.”

“Myself and Alicia in particular are trained organizers,” she said.

“We are trained Marxists.”

“We are super-versed on, sort of, ideological theories.”

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Among her many quotes is this:

I was trained within a black radical tradition that encouraged struggle within our own movements because it sharpens collective analysis – bringing us closer to the tools we need to achieve liberation.

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And this:

The black radical agenda, which pushes us closer to freedom and the agenda to which I subscribe, calls for an eradication of white supremacy and an adoption of values and traditions endowed from the black experience.

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That is what mayor Kathy Sheehan of Albany, New York has embraced, and when she cast her electoral college vote for Joe Biden, it would have had to be because Joe shares her values when it comes to embracing BLACK LIVES MATTER, and by extension, Marxism.

So, is Patrisse Cullors a Marxist?

In this video, “Am I A Marxist?” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEp1kxg58kE she says as follows on that subject:

“Am I a Marxist?”

“I am many things.”

“I do believe in Marxism.”

“It is a philosophy that I learned really early on in my organizing career.”

“We were taught to learn about the system that we are criticizing – capitalism.”

“We were taught to understand why there were philosophies that were criticizing capitalism.”

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So, if Kathy Sheehan of Albany, New York has embraced BLACK LIVES MATTER, has she embraced Marxism, as well?

If she has embraced BLACK LIVES MATTER, has she also embraced this statement by BLACK LIVES MATTER co-founder Patrisse Cullors, to wit:

Policing has never been about public safety: its origins are rooted in social control, the denial of people’s human rights, securing the U.S. borders, recapturing escaped, enslaved Africans, and upholding racist, homophobic, and transphobic laws.

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And when she cast her electoral college vote for Joe Biden, was it because Joe shared her view that policing in the United States of America has never been about public safety?

Did she cast her electoral college vote for Joe Biden because he shares her view that policing in the United States of America has as its purpose the denial of people’s human rights, recapturing escaped, enslaved Africans, and upholding racist, homophobic, and transphobic laws?

If not, then why would Kathy Sheehan of Albany, New York, who wants everyone in America to embrace the cause of BLACK LIVES MATTER, have cast her electoral college vote for Joe Biden?

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Re: Just musings, is all

Post by thelivyjr » Wed Apr 07, 2021 1:40 p

THE CAPE CHARLES MIRROR APRIL 6, 2021 AT 6:27 PM

Paul Plante says:

So yes, people, when you read in the NEW YORK TIMES story “Supreme Court Rejects Texas Suit Seeking to Subvert Election” by Adam Liptak published Dec. 11, 2020, updated Jan. 15, 2021, that Mike Gwin, a spokesman for the Biden campaign, said “President-elect Biden’s clear and commanding victory will be ratified by the Electoral College on Monday,” not only was he talking about picking up the electoral college vote of Democratic Socialist mayor of the sanctuary city of Albany, New York Kathy Sheehan, but those of William J. Clinton and wife, twice-failed Democrat presidential contender Hillary Rodham Clinton, as well, with it being said by the wags looking on that Hillary was gloating over Trump’s loss, while smirking at the same time about being the one to crown his successor!

Also ratifying “President-elect Biden’s clear and commanding victory,” of course, was Andrew M. Cuomo, the Democratic Socialist governor of New York state who right now is having some “women issues” related to the pig-like manner he is alleged to treat women in, viewing them like so many other Democrat men in NY politics, Eliot “I’m a ******* steamroller” Spitzer and Eric “Teddy Boy” Schneiderman coming right to mind, as mere sex objects to be fondled at will and then discarded.

Beyond Andy, there was Kathy C. Hochul, Andy’s assistant governor, and what is truly scary and worrisome given Joe Biden’s denunciation and condemnation of the police as murderers in connection with the death of Michael Brown, despite the evidence to the contrary, there was Letitia A. James, the New York State Attorney General, the state’s top law enforcement person who had a slew of lawsuits against Trump, ratifying “President-elect Biden’s clear and commanding victory.”

So, those are the people who made Joe Biden the president of the United States of America, starting with Bill and Hillary Clinton, themselves, which takes us back to Jemmy Madison and FEDERALIST No. 10, “The Union as a Safeguard Against Domestic Faction and Insurrection,” from the New York Packet to the People of the State of New York on Friday, November 23, 1787, to wit:

Let me add that it is the great desideratum by which this form of government can be rescued from the opprobrium under which it has so long labored, and be recommended to the esteem and adoption of mankind.

By what means is this object attainable?

Evidently by one of two only.

Either the existence of the same passion or interest in a majority at the same time must be prevented, or the majority, having such coexistent passion or interest, must be rendered, by their number and local situation, unable to concert and carry into effect schemes of oppression.

If the impulse and the opportunity be suffered to coincide, we well know that neither moral nor religious motives can be relied on as an adequate control.

They are not found to be such on the injustice and violence of individuals, and lose their efficacy in proportion to the number combined together, that is, in proportion as their efficacy becomes needful.

From this view of the subject it may be concluded that a pure democracy, by which I mean a society consisting of a small number of citizens, who assemble and administer the government in person, can admit of no cure for the mischiefs of faction.

A common passion or interest will, in almost every case, be felt by a majority of the whole; a communication and concert result from the form of government itself; and there is nothing to check the inducements to sacrifice the weaker party or an obnoxious individual.

Hence it is that such democracies have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention; have ever been found incompatible with personal security or the rights of property; and have in general been as short in their lives as they have been violent in their deaths.

Theoretic politicians, who have patronized this species of government, have erroneously supposed that by reducing mankind to a perfect equality in their political rights, they would, at the same time, be perfectly equalized and assimilated in their possessions, their opinions, and their passions.

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And here we are today, with Joe Biden as yet another “theoretic politician” patronizing this species of government, with Joe, who feels he is a victim of “white privilege,” once again erroneously supposing that by the national government under his administration reducing mankind to a perfect equality in their political rights, they would, at the same time, be perfectly equalized and assimilated in their possessions, their opinions, and their passions – in other words, be made into mindless zombies or Stepford wives, which takes us back to Federalist No. 10, to wit:

A republic, by which I mean a government in which the scheme of representation takes place, opens a different prospect, and promises the cure for which we are seeking.

Let us examine the points in which it varies from pure democracy, and we shall comprehend both the nature of the cure and the efficacy which it must derive from the Union.

The two great points of difference between a democracy and a republic are: first, the delegation of the government, in the latter, to a small number of citizens elected by the rest; secondly, the greater number of citizens, and greater sphere of country, over which the latter may be extended.

The effect of the first difference is, on the one hand, to refine and enlarge the public views, by passing them through the medium of a chosen body of citizens, whose wisdom may best discern the true interest of their country, and whose patriotism and love of justice will be least likely to sacrifice it to temporary or partial considerations.

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And with the rise of political parties in this country out for their own good, and here we are most certainly talking about the Democrat party, the ideas of James Madison in Federalist No. 10 about the refining and enlarging of the public views by passing them through the medium of a chosen body of citizens whose wisdom may best discern the true interest of their country, and whose patriotism and love of justice would be least likely to sacrifice it to temporary or partial considerations went right out the window over a hundred years ago, because we do not have that chosen body of citizens whose wisdom may best discern the true interest of their country, and whose patriotism and love of justice would be least likely to sacrifice it to temporary or partial considerations – we have what the Democrats dished up, instead, which takes us back to Federalist No. 10. to wit:

Men of factious tempers, of local prejudices, or of sinister designs, may, by intrigue, by corruption, or by other means, first obtain the suffrages, and then betray the interests, of the people.

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And yes, people, they have, and who we have to blame for that is our own selves!

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Re: Just musings, is all

Post by thelivyjr » Sat Apr 10, 2021 1:40 p

THE CAPE CHARLES MIRROR APRIL 9, 2021 AT 9:23 PM

Paul Plante says:

“It is therefore obvious to the least intelligent mind, to account why, great power in the hands of a magistrate, and that power connected, with a considerable duration, may be dangerous to the liberties of a republic — the deposit of vast trusts in the hands of a single magistrate, enables him in their exercise, to create a numerous train of dependents — this tempts his ambition, which in a republican magistrate is also remarked, to be pernicious and the duration of his office for any considerable time favors his views, give him the means and time to perfect and execute his designs — he therefore fancies that he may be great and glorious by oppressing his fellow citizens, and raising himself to permanent grandeur on the ruins of his country.”

Those are words from two hundred thirty-four (234) years ago at the time of our nation’s founding as a nation, as opposed to a collection of British colonies in rebellion against a foreign tyrant king, and they serve as a basis for why the early Americans were very concerned with how an American president was to be chosen, out of a valid fear for what we would be stuck with, as a result of poor political choices.

Those words are from the anti-federalist Cato IV political essay by Cato, believed to be George Clinton, the first governor of the state of New York, on November 8, 1787, and they are brought to mind in here by the ascension of Joe Biden, who claims to be a victim of white privilege, into the oval office.

We know that Joe is a victim of white privilege because we were told so by Joe his own self in a Business Insider article entitled “Biden admits at CNN town hall that he’s benefited from white privilege” by Oma Seddiq on Sep. 17, 2020, where we were regaled on the subject of Joe’s white privilege as follows by Joe, to wit:

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Thursday acknowledged that white privilege has worked in his favor.

“I’ve benefited just because I don’t have to go through what my Black brothers and sisters have had to go through,” Biden told CNN’s Anderson Cooper during a drive-in town hall at PNC Field in Moosic, Pennsylvania.

White privilege refers to the societal advantages that white people can reap because of their race.

This emerged as a hot-button issue as protests over racial injustice and police brutality swept the nation following the May 25 police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

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And there was Joe, right in there pandering away.

Which in turn takes us back to Obama Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan telling us in CHIAFALO ET AL. v. WASHINGTON about how the plan for electing U.S. presidents outlined by Alexander Hamilton in Federalist No. 68 failed to anticipate the rise of political parties, so that instead of having the best this country has to offer in the position of chief magistrate, we ended up with Joe Biden, instead, to wit:

The Amendment thus brought the Electoral College’s voting procedures into line with the Nation’s new party system.

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By way of review, the “amendment” in question there is the Twelfth Amendment, whose main part provided that electors would vote separately for President and Vice President.

The Amendment, ratified in 1804, says: “The Electors shall meet in their respective states and vote by ballot for President and Vice-President . . .; they shall name in their ballots the person voted for as President, and in distinct ballots the person voted for as Vice-President, and they shall make distinct lists of all persons voted for as President, and of all persons voted for as Vice-President, and of the number of votes for each, which lists they shall sign and certify, and transmit sealed to [Congress, where] the votes shall then be counted.”

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How Justice Kagan Amendment makes the intellectual leap to her belief that the Twelfth Amendment thus brought the Electoral College’s voting procedures into line with the Nation’s new party system is obscure, but nonetheless, she is the Supreme Court Justice, so even if that is dead wrong, it is still “law of the land” now, because in this country, history is not at all fixed, to the contrary, history is a putty-like substance that can be shaped and twisted in whatever form it needs to be to fulfull the needs of the moment.

Getting back to Justice Kagan, she spins history, as follows:

Within a few decades, the party system also became the means of translating popular preferences within each State into Electoral College ballots.

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What that really is saying is that within a few decades of 1804, the party system also became the means of translating popular preferences within each State into Electoral College ballots by totally perverting the system to put it into the hands of the major political factions, to the detriment of all those American citizens who do not cleave to the standard of either political faction.

And it is interesting that in her version of American political history, Justice Kagan has chosen to leave out the 1824 Presidential Election and the “Corrupt Bargain,” which, as we learned as American school children, marked the final collapse of the Republican-Federalist political framework.

For the first time no candidate ran as a Federalist, while five significant candidates competed as Democratic-Republicans.

Clearly, no party system functioned in 1824.

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Is that a salient point that Justice Kagan chose to leave out of her version of American history, that no party system functioned in 1824, and in fact, during the so-called Era of Good Feelings, which began in 1815 in the mood of victory that swept the nation at the end of the War of 1812, exaltation replaced the bitter political divisions between Federalists and Republicans, between northern and southern states, and between east-coast cities and settlers on the western frontier?

Getting back to the history Justice Kagan left out, the official candidate of the Democratic-Republicans to replace James Monroe was William H. Crawford, the secretary of the treasury.

A caucus of Republicans in Congress had selected him, but this backing by party insiders turned out to be a liability as other candidates called for a more open process for selecting candidates.

The outcome of the very close election surprised political leaders.

The winner in the all-important Electoral College was Andrew Jackson, the hero of the War of 1812, with ninety-nine votes.

He was followed by JOHN QUINCY ADAMS, the son of the second president and Monroe’s secretary of state, who secured eighty-four votes.

Meanwhile Crawford trailed well behind with just forty-one votes.

Although Jackson seemed to have won a narrow victory, receiving 43 percent of the popular vote versus just 30 percent for Adams, he would not be seated as the country’s sixth president.

Because nobody had received a majority of votes in the electoral college, the House of Representatives had to choose between the top two candidates.

Henry Clay, the speaker of the House of Representatives, now held a decisive position.

As a presidential candidate himself in 1824 (he finished fourth in the electoral college), Clay had led some of the strongest attacks against Jackson.

Rather than see the nation’s top office go to a man he detested, the Kentuckian Clay forged an Ohio Valley-New England coalition that secured the White House for John Quincy Adams.

In return Adams named Clay as his secretary of state, a position that had been the stepping-stone to the presidency for the previous four executives.

This arrangement, however, hardly proved beneficial for either Adams or Clay.

Denounced immediately as a “CORRUPT BARGAIN” by supporters of Jackson, the antagonistic presidential race of 1828 began practically before Adams even took office.

To Jacksonians the ADAMS-CLAY ALLIANCE symbolized a corrupt system where elite insiders pursued their own interests without heeding the will of the people.

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And today, that corrupt system where elite insiders like Bill and Hillary Clinton and Andy Cuomo of New York state pursue their own interests without heeding the will of the people is alive and well and rewarded us with a two-time loser named Joe Biden as our next president.

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Re: Just musings, is all

Post by thelivyjr » Sun Apr 11, 2021 1:40 p

THE CAPE CHARLES MIRROR APRIL 10, 2021 AT 6:38 PM

Paul Plante says:

And before we go forward in here, let us for a moment go back to the 1824 Presidential Election and the “Corrupt Bargain,” and the fact that for the first time in our political history, no candidate ran as a Federalist, while five significant candidates competed as Democratic-Republicans, and let us focus in on the fact of FIVE candidates for president, and then let us ask ourselves this question, to wit: WAS THAT BY ACCIDENT THAT THERE WERE FIVE, OR IS THAT THE WAY IT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE?

And for some historical insight to what that answer should be, let us go back from there thirty-seven (37) years to 1787 and the anti-federalist Cato IV political essay by Cato, believed to be George Clinton, the first governor of the state of New York, on November 8, 1787, where we have as follows:

It is a maxim in republics, that the representative of the people should be of their immediate choice; but by the manner in which the president is chosen he arrives to this office at the fourth or fifth hand, nor does the highest vote, in the way he is elected, determine the choice — for it is only necessary that he should be taken from the highest of five, who may have a plurality of votes.

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Now, consider that in 1787, when Cato was alive, there was still a great debate going on in America as to whether the Constitution should be ratified, or not, so that salient points such as what Cato is saying about “for it is only necessary that he should be taken from the highest of five, who may have a plurality of votes” were a part of the public debate, so that we can clearly see that at the time of this nation’s founding, it was never supposed to be an either/or contest, where if we don’t get stuck with what the Democrats dished up, or dredged up in the case of Joe Biden, resurrecting him from their large pool of failed presidential contenders, then we get stuck with what the Republicans have dredged up, instead.

And the fact that in 1824, there were still five candidates for the office lends credence to what Cato was saying in 1787 about the “highest of the five.”

So what happened?

How come it’s only two now?

And how come only two political factions, neither of which represents a majority of the American people, get to be the ones that have an American president as part of their faction?

Or is it now seditious to ask that question in the troubled America of today?

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Re: Just musings, is all

Post by thelivyjr » Sun Apr 11, 2021 1:40 p

THE CAPE CHARLES MIRROR APRIL 11, 2021 AT 6:29 PM

Paul Plante says:

And speaking of what is becoming seditious to talk about in America once again now that the Democrats essentially own and control both the Legislative branch of our national government, and the Executive branch, and are talking about expanding the Supreme Court to give them total control of the Judicial branch, as we see in a press release from Joe Biden himself entitled “President Biden to Sign Executive Order Creating the Presidential Commission on the Supreme Court of the United States” on April 09, 2021 wherein we were informed by the Commander-In-Chief (“CIC”) that as CIC, he was empowering himself to issue an executive order forming the Presidential Commission on the Supreme Court of the United States, the purpose of which is to provide an analysis of the principal arguments in the contemporary public debate for and against Supreme Court reform, including an appraisal of the merits and legality of particular reform proposals to include the Court’s role in the Constitutional system and the membership and size of the Court, that thought takes us back once again to 1787 and the anti-federalist Cato IV political essay by Cato, believed to be George Clinton, the first governor of the state of New York, on November 8, 1787, where we have as follows:

The ten miles square, which is to become the seat of government, will of course be the place of residence for the president and the great officers of state — the same observation of a great man will apply to the court of a president possessing the powers of a monarch, that is observed of that of a monarch — ambition with idleness — baseness with pride — the thirst of riches without labour — aversion to truth — flattery — treason — perfidy — violation of engagements — contempt of civil duties — hope from the magistrate’s weakness; but above all, the perpetual ridicule of virtue — these, he (Montesquieu) remarks, are the characteristics by which the courts in all ages have been distinguished.

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That was in 1787.

Thirty-seven (37) years later, in 1824, we had what is now known to American schoolchildren studying American political history as the “CORRUPT BARGAIN,” which is what the 1824 presidential process ended up being called.

And that takes us back to Jemmy Madison and FEDERALIST No. 10, “The Union as a Safeguard Against Domestic Faction and Insurrection,” from the New York Packet to the People of the State of New York on Friday, November 23, 1787, to wit:

The other point of difference is, the greater number of citizens and extent of territory which may be brought within the compass of republican than of democratic government; and it is this circumstance principally which renders factious combinations less to be dreaded in the former than in the latter.

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Just thirty-seven (37) years later, Henry Clay was going to prove to the American people just how naive Jemmy Madison was when he made that statement in 1787 about the greater number of citizens and extent of territory which may be brought within the compass of republican than of democratic government being the circumstance principally which renders factious combinations less to be dreaded in the former than in the latter.

Getting back to Federalist No. 10, Jemmy continues as follows:

The smaller the society, the fewer probably will be the distinct parties and interests composing it; the fewer the distinct parties and interests, the more frequently will a majority be found of the same party; and the smaller the number of individuals composing a majority, and the smaller the compass within which they are placed, the more easily will they concert and execute their plans of oppression.

Extend the sphere, and you take in a greater variety of parties and interests; you make it less probable that a majority of the whole will have a common motive to invade the rights of other citizens; or if such a common motive exists, it will be more difficult for all who feel it to discover their own strength, and to act in unison with each other.

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Except we DO NOT have a greater variety or parties today – we have but two, and between them, they have divided this nation to where it is now at war with itself once again, which takes us back to Federalist No. 10, for more of how deluded Jemmy Madison was when he set pen to paper on 1787 to compose Federalist No. 10, to wit:

Besides other impediments, it may be remarked that, where there is a consciousness of unjust or dishonorable purposes, communication is always checked by distrust in proportion to the number whose concurrence is necessary.

Hence, it clearly appears, that the same advantage which a republic has over a democracy, in controlling the effects of faction, is enjoyed by a large over a small republic,— is enjoyed by the Union over the States composing it.

Does the advantage consist in the substitution of representatives whose enlightened views and virtuous sentiments render them superior to local prejudices and schemes of injustice?

It will not be denied that the representation of the Union will be most likely to possess these requisite endowments.

Does it consist in the greater security afforded by a greater variety of parties, against the event of any one party being able to outnumber and oppress the rest?

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In 2021, we first of all DO NOT have a greater variety of parties, we only have two, and secondly, despite anything Jemmy Madison said in 1787, in 2021, the one party, the Democrats, were indeed able to outnumber and oppress the other, as well as those of us who do not cleave to either standard, nor drink the KOOL-AID both offer up as refreshments, which again takes us back to Federalist No. 10, to wit:

In an equal degree does the increased variety of parties comprised within the Union, increase this security.

Does it, in fine, consist in the greater obstacles opposed to the concert and accomplishment of the secret wishes of an unjust and interested majority?

Here, again, the extent of the Union gives it the most palpable advantage.

The influence of factious leaders may kindle a flame within their particular States, but will be unable to spread a general conflagration through the other States.

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Except with modern communications, the like of which Jemmy Madison likely could not conceive of back then, that is no longer true that the influence of factious leaders may kindle a flame within their particular States, but will be unable to spread a general conflagration through the other States, as we recently saw in the riots across the nation after George Floyd died.

Getting back to Jemmy:

A religious sect may degenerate into a political faction in a part of the Confederacy; but the variety of sects dispersed over the entire face of it must secure the national councils against any danger from that source.

A rage for paper money, for an abolition of debts, for an equal division of property, or for any other improper or wicked project, will be less apt to pervade the whole body of the Union than a particular member of it; in the same proportion as such a malady is more likely to taint a particular county or district, than an entire State.

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And as we hear Joe Biden talking about “equity,” we can today clearly see that a rage for an abolition of debts, for an equal division of property, or for any other improper or wicked project is very much apt to pervade the whole body of the Union than a particular member of it, precisely because it has, which is how we ended up with Joe Biden as president.

Getting back to Federalist No. 10. it concludes thusly:

In the extent and proper structure of the Union, therefore, we behold a republican remedy for the diseases most incident to republican government.

And according to the degree of pleasure and pride we feel in being republicans, ought to be our zeal in cherishing the spirit and supporting the character of Federalists.

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Except we are all Democrats now, and all of that went out the window back in 1824, the year political factions began to strip us of our rights with respect to how the person to be president of the United States of America was to be selected so that he or she WOULD NOT be a creature of a faction to our detriment as a nation and as a people.

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