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NEW: A Positive, Anti-Politics Message To 74 Million Patriots

America, Democracy, Democrats, Donald Trump, Elections, Federalism, IMMIGRATION, Paleolibertarianism, Politics, Populism, Republicans, Secession

“Republicans and Democrats have tinkered with the country’s composition and character long enough to account for Biden’s America.”—ilana mercer

BUT politics isn’t life …

That’s my short, positive, Thanksgiving message to 74 million patriots on WND, Unz Review and Newsroom For American And European Based Citizens:

Look, you might just have to accept that the Tipping Point has arrived. That the abysmal Biden campaign worked because it targeted a coalition of weepy white women—including those with the Y Chromosome—and the rest of tribalized America.

Joe and Kamala won the un-American, anti-American vote, which is now a majority. Republicans and Democrats have tinkered with the country’s composition and character long enough to account for Biden’s America. You know it.

Happy Thanksgiving to 74 million patriots.
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Under Kamala’s Administration, ‘The Process Of Trump’ Will Continue Apace

Democrats, Donald Trump, Federalism, Journalism, libertarianism, Liberty, Media, Political Philosophy, Race, Racism, Secession

Under Kamala’s administration, we’ll have parallel countries and presidencies. The divisions will deepen. Donald Trump will continue holding rallies, undermining the Kamala Administration. Low-grade upheaval against the Deep State will continue apace, all good things.

“Things fall apart; the center cannot hold; mere [secession] is loosed upon the world,” to borrow from William Butler Yeats’ “The Second Coming” (1865-1939).

In this context, a must read is “The Trump Revolution: The Donald’s Creative Destruction Deconstructed,” the endorsement over whose pages is not necessarily for the policies of Trump, but for The Process of Trump.

Correctly, Richard Spencer reminds me that, “One Pope will [still] have access to the bureaucracy and the military. So it won’t quite be like the Great Schism of old.”

Paul Craig Roberts, over at the Unz Review, is certainly well-attuned to what’s underway. In “Evidence Mounts of a Stolen Election,” he writes:

“The media speaks with one voice. The print, TV, NPR, social media, and the anti-Trump Internet sites exercise censorship and control the explanations. We are experiencing a well- designed and successful coup against … red-state America.”

The Democrat Party is now in the hands of indoctrinated leftists who despise the working class and champion “oppressed minorities.” Immigration floodgates will be thrown open. Red states will be cut out of the federal budget. Gutsy Republicans such as Devin Nunes and Jim Jorden will be falsely investigated, and Trump will be falsely prosecuted. The rest of us will be silenced in one way or the other.

Media election coverage has certainly been defined by the gloating smirks of demented distaff and their domesticated male cohort.

In this context, one realizes just how deep the institutional rot runs when one watches the genius of CNN’s John King, “The Machine,” who, on his feet, provided a county-by-county election analysis, doing the math as the numbers came in. King was also respectful of President Trump (an archaic, bit of journalistic professionalism, for which he had to keep apologizing, obsequiously).

Why do the low IQ Don Lemon and Anderson Cooper occupy an anchor’s chair at CNN, when the network has John King, a veteran news man and analyst, who also had the good sense to divorce Dana Bash, one of CNN’s Democrat groupies, who is way too visible, given her limited journo talents and fast-deteriorating looks (to mirror the inside).

Here the couple is in worse times (namely, when King was still smitten, before he got some sense):

What else? In Seattle, the voters voted for more life à la Portland; surrounding white people’s residences, berating their “old, white asses,” and terrifying them. It’s hard not despise one’s neighbors in liberal states.

I can never let go of Virginia, beloved home of James Madison, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, on and on, going commie. The Associated Press had called Virginia for Sleepy Joe Biden. The state has 13 electoral votes.

Third-World Election (in a country aspiring to become a more virtuous “Shithole Country“).

Only the media and a few favored factions cleave to the race narrative.

What’s new among toddler, lite libertarians? A non-thinker calls himself a thinker.

If The Federalist, a pretty mainstream magazine, says “the steal is on” …

Ben-Shap squeaked:

Tucker Carlson delivered. Poor Bill Hemmer not so much.

UPDATED (10/14): No Notes, No Nonsense: The Genius Of Amy Coney Barrett

Argument, Constitution, Democracy, Federalism, Intelligence, Law, Reason, The Courts

After hysterical preludes, Amy Klobuchar, the senator from Minnesota, questioned Amy Coney Barrett. I feared Barret’s tart tones—the American woman’s gravelly, vocal fry of a voice—would drive one to distraction, but she’s brilliant. Barrett looks disarmingly sweet and girly, but her replies are gloriously pointed and cerebral.

Advisory opinions are prohibited on the Court, Judge Coney Barrett teaches, as she explains a “concrete” as opposed to a “procedural” or “abstract” injury to the plaintiff. Her duty, as she sees it, is to address “concrete” wrongs, only, and in accordance with democratically-enacted law.

To the question of, “Why fight the Affordable Care Act, Amy Coney Barrett answered: “Ask the litigants. I don’t know.” Genius, because her replies are meta: They nail down the role of the SCOTUS in the federal scheme.

No doubt, Amy Coney Barrett will be the best mind on the SCOTUS! Her analytical reasoning—construction of an argument, the way she seals it logically, her preference for higher-order, principle- and process-oriented thinking, makes Kagan, Gorsuch, Kavanaugh, Roberts, Alito and Breyer pale by comparison. (Roberts is oriented toward administrative thinking; he has the mind of a functionary of the managerial State. As I pointed out in 2005, “Roberts is flummoxed by first-principle quandaries,” whereas first principles is Coney Barrett’s thing.)

For obvious reasons, Sonia Sotomayor was left off my just-cited list of SCOTUS justices whom Amy Coney Barrett easily usurps. An affirmative action baby (her term for herself), Sotomayor was advised to read children’s classics and basic grammar books during her summers, to get up to speed on her English skills at Princeton University. READ.

UPDATE (10/14):

Lots of cringe-worthy cliches and schmaltz came with the “quizzing” by Joni Ernst of Amy Coney Barrett. On being a mom, advice to young girls, exercise, role models. There is not daylight between Republican and liberal women, when it comes to this mushy drivel.

American Justices Should Be Less Notorious, Even Anonymous

America, Celebrity, Federalism, Justice, Law, Pop-Culture, The Courts

About the stardom Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a quiet, reclusive and rather thoughtful jurist, achieved, the Economist writes:

AT THE TIME of her death, Ruth Bader Ginsburg featured on more than 3,000 pieces of memorabilia which were for sale on Amazon.com. Fans of “Notorious RBG” could buy earrings, mugs, babygrows, fitness manuals and Christmas decorations (“Merry Resistmas!”), all bearing her face.
something has gone wrong with America’s system of checks and balances. The United States is the only democracy in the world where judges enjoy such celebrity, or where their medical updates are a topic of national importance. This fascination is not healthy.

The Supreme Court is not elected. Yet its power is ultimately founded on the trust and consent of Americans who believe that its decisions are impartial and grounded in law, not party. The more brazenly parties attempt to capture it as the choicest political prize, the less legitimate it will be. Imagine that a court judgment determines who wins November’s election. …

There is a better way. America is the only democracy where judges on the highest court have unlimited terms. In Germany constitutional-court judges sit for 12 years. If America had 18-year non-renewable terms, each four-year presidency would yield two new justices. It would end the spectacle of judges trying to game the ideology of their successor by choosing when they retire. And it would help make the court a bit less central to American politics—and thus more central to American law. Justice Ginsburg was a great jurist. A fitting tribute to this notorious judge would be to make her the court’s last superstar. ?

The problem is that the entire federal system is broken, in tatters. It’s now down to brute-force tactics, to winning. Bader Ginburg knew it. “In her dissents she sometimes appealed to Congress to correct the law.” She didn’t necessarily think it was SCOTUS’ role.  (See: Obituary.)

At heart she was still what she had always been, a judicial minimalist. She was stunned by the lack of caution in the Roe v Wade ruling of 1973 that legalised abortion; though she certainly approved of the outcome, reform should have come through state legislatures, where it was slowly starting to appear. She was shocked too when the court, while upholding Obamacare, found it illegal under the commerce clause of the constitution; that had been Congress’s domain since the 1930s. In her dissents she sometimes appealed to Congress to correct the law and occasionally, to her delight, it did.

SEE: “How to make American judges less notorious: Supreme Court judges should be term-limited