News & Notes September 8, 2015

U.S. Senator Tom Cotton has committed treason yet again pledging fealty to a foreign leader while undermining his own.  It’s time for the DOJ to file charges.  Imagine the field day the DSCC will have when he runs for re-election.

Kathleen Kane has protested the actions taken against her by the state Supreme Court to strip her of her law license.  That would force her out of office before any possible impeachment or criminal conviction would.  Her argument is that doing this now deprives her of her due process rights.  For once I agree with Kane.  Let’s allow the legal and political processes to proceed before taking this action.  Yes, she’s completely incompetent, a vindictive pathological liar whose faults have landed her in deep hot water.  Her AG’s office is totally dysfunctional but she was elected to office and the proper channels must be followed in removing her from that office.  This is about the rule of law.

The situation in Rowan County Kentucky is also about the rule of law.  Kim Davis swore an oath as a public official to uphold the law and she refused to do so.  Now it’s landed her in federal prison for contempt of court.  This is about the rule of law.  We are not a theocracy.  If Davis wishes to live and work in one she should move to Iran.

Most of the GOP presidential field has rushed to her side supporting her patently illegal actions. How can one credibly run for President and swear to uphold the constitution after openly opposing the rule of law?  After all, the President’s job is enforcing and upholding the laws of the land.

Donald Trump’s racism is creating a divide in this country between morality and immorality.  While we sit and watch European nations openly welcoming refugees from Syria Trump and his allies would be there burning them at the stake.  These aren’t Christian people and we aren’t a Christian nation according to our words and deeds.

Toomey Signs Iran Treason Letter

Sen. Pat Toomey was one of 47 Republican Senators who violated the Logan Act of 1799 by signing a letter drafted by Sen. Tom Cotton.  Addressed to the government of Iran it attempts t interfere with President Obama’s diplomatic initiative to deal with Iran’s nuclear program.  Republicans prefer starting a massive war rather than using diplomacy to diffuse the situation.  This was also their policy in dealing with Iraq.

We’ve seen how well that worked.  War with Iran could provoke a new World War.  Why would anyone seek to undermine what seems to be a promising diplomatic victory?  Sen. Cotton, newly elected from Arkansas, met with major defense contractors shortly after getting his letter published in the media.  Critics assailed the letter for getting the constitution wrong and for the treasonous nature of its contents.  The Logan Act prohibits such conduct and it is a crime known as sedition:  treason.

The fact that Toomey had no problem violating the law plus the edict that domestic politics stops at the shoreline doesn’t bode well for his re-election chances.  Former Navy Admiral Joe Sestak is currently on a walking tour across the Commonwealth in his campaign to win the seat.