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‘In Russia, This Would Surely Cost Me My Life’: Vindman, Williams Undeterred By Threats In Key Impeachment Testimony

"My simple act of appearing here today would not be tolerated in many places".

"My simple act of appearing here today would not be tolerated in many places".
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2 comments on “‘In Russia, This Would Surely Cost Me My Life’: Vindman, Williams Undeterred By Threats In Key Impeachment Testimony

  1. vicissitude

    It’s so easy to burn out on politics and look away while America is under siege. Maybe Mr. H would breath a sigh of relief if there were less comments about trump absurdities and criminal-like behavior. I can’t help but think the ugly process of building trump into the MAGA monster he is — is almost as ugly as the process of reigning him in — except for the obvious virtue that justice needs to be done. I think millions of people are turning away from this impeachment sporting event and tuning-in to anything that will keep them from being involved in fully supporting our country, the Constitution and our laws — our way of life. The threat today is in apathy, which may be fueled by media chaos which overwhelms everyone to the point where the shell shock makes everyone numb — it’s easy to understand and feel the stressful strain of being in a war.

    I’m still looking at VP cheney and all his misguided abusive thinking on executive powers and seeing how he and people like him, including trump or nixon, cherry pick American history — specifically Federalist Papers, which provide out-of–context quotes about how Article ll has magic powers, as they sidestep (superior) Article l authority.

    It’s worth having great perspective in this matter and to see how arguments were laid out prior to ratifying the Constitution and to be able to clearly see why people like trump, cheney and nixon, and the GOP are all guilty of abusing Constitutional authority.

    Sorry for the length of this text wall, but why not spend some time in reading a few paragraphs about American history and be able to have clarity as to where things stand today.

    Notes on the State of Virginia
    QUERY XIII (4)
    by Thomas Jefferson 1781*

    ” With money we will get men, said Caesar, and with men we will get money. Nor should our assembly be deluded by the integrity of their own purposes, and conclude that these unlimited powers will never be abused, because themselves are not disposed to abuse them. They should look forward to a time, and that not a distant one, when corruption in this, as in the country from which we derive our origin, will have seized the heads of government, and be spread by them through the body of the people; when they will purchase the voices of the people, and make them pay the price. Human nature is the same on every side of the Atlantic, and will be alike influenced by the same causes. The time to guard against corruption and tyranny, is before they shall have gotten hold on us. It is better to keep the wolf out of the fold, than to trust to drawing his teeth and talons after he shall have entered.”

    https://avalon.law.yale.edu/18th_century/jeffvir.asp

    Hamilton’s Federalist No. 70 was published March 15, 1788 and it was cherry picked by cheney, as to be a resource for unitary executive power, e.g., the power of a president to kill anyone he wants and to not be held accountable.

  2. Mr. Oxygen

    “Republicans are doing so well because it is a scam, a big scam”. -DJT Yes it is, and it always has been Mr. Barron.

    If they are doing so well why are they complaining so loud in public places here deep in the heart of red country. Anger? Fear? They want to be heard across the room yet they do not want to look you in the eye when you give them the opportunity.

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