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Mark Small's Blog – July 2017 Archive (3)

A U.S. President should not be selected by a hostile foreign power

   People fondly deny reality.  Denial starts early.  There is no Santa Claus—but those of us “in” on the truth are encouraged to keep the truth from little ones lest their hopes be dashed.  

   After the debacle by which an individual now occupies the Oval Office though he lost by some three million popular votes, the first denial was of Russian meddling.

   The first denial has little credence.    

   The United States Congress has voted to impose sanctions on Russia for Russia…

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Added by Mark Small on July 30, 2017 at 6:32am — No Comments

State of "war" is not necessary for a person to commit treason. Part 1.

Treason, it often is said, is the only crime defined by the Constitution.  Article III, Section 3 provides: “Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort...”

   There is more in Art. III, Sec. 3.  The standard for conviction on a charge of treason also is set:  “...No Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses to the same overt Act, or on Confession in…

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Added by Mark Small on July 2, 2017 at 8:45pm — No Comments

A President may be removed from office by means other than impeachment or Amendment XXV.

   The Framers of the Constitution tried, in 1787 at the Convention, to address many things in the document that became the Constitution. Of course they institutionalized and protected the most evil institution in our history—slavery—although the delegates were products of the Enlightenment.

    As to the selection of what they termed, early in the Convention, as the “Chief Magistrate,” and what we call the President, they were conscious of efforts foreign powers might to interfere in…

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Added by Mark Small on July 1, 2017 at 7:06am — No Comments

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