The Constitution is short; read it!
Mark Twain said it is better to remain silent and be thought stupid than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. The multitudes are removing all doubt on social media. Too many of them are “our people.”
There may be no stupid questions but there are some stupid social media posts — eye rolling and face planting, Gomer Pyle at-the-gas-station stupid. Posted by people who are low on blinker fluid.
One RITO* (*Republican In Trump Only) trumpets his dumb-fookery by concluding that since the Founders refused to take orders from King George 3, today’s patriots should ignore the U.S. Congress. Now, class, where does that leave us? DNA? (Damn Near Afghanistan?)
Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer should be impeached, according to the social media feed we get at the Werkes. Please show us where the Constitution of the United States provides for impeaching a member of Congress. They can be removed by a two-thirds vote of their membership, which is unlikely since both Democrats were elected to leadership by majority vote. (Article 1, Section 5)
Another patriot declares he will ignore all laws that are unconstitutional. If it is unconstitutional, it is not law, n’est-ce pas? The implication is that this You Tube jurist will rule for himself which laws violate the Constitution, the courts be damned. Why did Madison and Jefferson even bother!
Gave up what wealth?
As ubiquitous as panhandling on Madison’s median strips is the meme that Donald Trump gave up his wealth to serve as #45. Was crucified and buried and on the third day ascended into heaven where he sits at the right hand of … oh, never mind.
Trump put his pile in a blind trust. He did NOT “give up his wealth!” Number #45 didn’t miss too many golf outings at private country clubs (we don’t fault him for doing so). Mar-a-Lago seems a cut above Jimmy Carter’s peanut farm — not that Camp David is too shabby. Jeff Bezos can spend 11 minutes in outer space but he has nothing as bitchin’ as Air Force One. President rides in back of a bullet-proof limousine with its own Zip Code. Lives in an historic house served by butlers, cooks, cleaning ladies, and valets. Walking distance to the office. Guys on the roof with guns! How cool is that!
The January 6 “Capitol breachers” say they upheld the Constitution by disrupting (however momentarily) a constitutionally mandated process. Talk about destroying the village in order to save it!
Of today’s Know Nothings, Jonah Goldberg recounts one insurrectionist who gained fame drinking Nancy’s stash of Napa Valley wine. Intoxicated by his newfound infamy, this Election Denier announced he is running against his hometown legislator. The TV reporter explains to the low-intelligence bloke that his intended opponent is actually a congresswoman in Washington DC, not a state rep in Concord, New Hampshire.
“Oh, I guess I gotta run against that, then,” the man says. Goldberg:
I don’t know jack about this guy beyond what I just told you. He may be a genius at canasta. He could be a hair’s breadth from completing his cold fusion reactor in his garage. For all I know, he may be the only person in the world who has Kobayashi Maru-ed 12-minute brownies by baking them in only seven minutes. But when it comes to politics, this guy is a moron; the “back to work” candidate isn’t willing to put any work at all into figuring out what he’s doing.
Blaska’s Bottom Line: We belittle the Left for operating on feelings, not fact. Can we please not commit the same error? Resume teaching civics. A democratic republic’s biggest weakness is that some assembly is required.