Impregnators and Secret Keepers — deutsch29: Mercedes Schneider’s Blog

Heads up: It’s political! ___________________________________________ It does take two, you know. All of the legal consequence is aimed at one, while the other is off scott free. That ought not to be, and frankly, as a woman, I resent any Court ruling that places me in a second-class citizenry position. Surely state houses holding women […]

Impregnators and Secret Keepers — deutsch29: Mercedes Schneider’s Blog
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Overturning Abortion Rights is Fascism – Pure and Simple — gadflyonthewallblog

If you have a right to anything, it is to do whatever you want with your own body. Without this right, you are the same as livestock or an enslaved person.

Overturning Abortion Rights is Fascism – Pure and Simple — gadflyonthewallblog
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What Will the Supreme Court’s “Carson v. Makin” Decision Mean for Public Schools, School Vouchers, Charter Schools, and Religious Liberty?

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New Rules for Appointing New Supreme Court Justices

On February 13, 2016 Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died unexpectedly. In a power move, Mitch McConnell refused to proceed with the confirmation process of required to appoint a Justice appointed by President Obama. He declared that since it was an election year in 2016, that the newly elected president should have the option to nominate a new Justice after the November election. Finally, April 10, 2017 a new Justice, Neil Gorsuch was confirmed.

Fast Forward to September 18, 2020 when Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away after a long battle with cancer. Since Mitch McConnell is still in charge of the Senate, he proceeds to have confirmation hearings for Amy Coney Barrett at warp speed so that she confirmed before the election in November. She is sworn in on October 27, 2020.

McConnell redefined HYOCRISY. He waited 422 days to confirm Neil Gorsuch because he wanted to wait on the election, then he pushed to confirmed Amy Coney Barrett in 38, just before the November elections.

Because of the hypocrisy and inconsistency of Mitch McConnell and the senate in 2016 and 2020 it is time for some new rules put into law.

Here is my proposal:

  1. The POTUS has until midnight (ET) on the 7th day after a vacancy is determined.
  2. Following the nomination by the POTUS, the Senate has 75 Calendars days to conduct hearings and votes.
  3. Following the Senate confirmation, the Chief Justice will have 48hrs to swear-in the new Justice.
  4. If the Senate fails to confirm a nominee within 90 days of the vacancy, then the POTUS has the authority to make a Presidential appointment that does not require Senate approval. (The Senate has 90 days to do their job).
  5. In a Presidential election year, (2024, 2028, 2032…etc). No Supreme Court Justices will be nominated from September 1st until January 20th following the election. If Mitch McConnell can wait 422 days, then the process can wait 140ish days until the new President is inaugurated.

Until there is a law in place, the process of confirming new Supreme Court Justices will continue to be a three-ring circus based on party politics, not on the needs of the people.

Side notes:

  1. If a SCOTUS is found to have lied during their confirmation hearing, then they shall be required to relinquish their seat immediately
  2. The court needs to be reminded that they are not there to decide party issues but to rule on “CONSTITUTIONAL ISSUES WITH THE LAW”. Stay in your lane, do your job.
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‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ is Still Relevant Because it Forces Us to Confront Ourselves  — gadflyonthewallblog

“To Kill a Mockingbird” holds up the reality of injustice and demands we take a side.

‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ is Still Relevant Because it Forces Us to Confront Ourselves  — gadflyonthewallblog
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What a VA 13-year-old Is Able to Purchase: An Experiment

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Texas: Why Rural Communities Oppose School Choice — Diane Ravitch’s blog

Vouchers are a big issue in Texas. Governor Greg Abbott recently announced he would promote them. Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick—the Rush Limbaugh of Texas—is a voucher fanatic. Senator Ted Cruz said that school choice is the most important issue of our time. But vouchers have died every time they are introduced in the legislature. Legislators […]

Texas: Why Rural Communities Oppose School Choice — Diane Ravitch’s blog
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It’s Time to Classify Weapons, Just Like We Do Drugs.

In 1970, the government passed the Federal Controlled Substance Act. “The goal of the Controlled Substances Act is to improve the manufacturing, importation and exportation, distribution, and dispensing of controlled substances.” It has now been over 50 years since this act was passed. In recent years. there has been some refining of it processes and procedures. Schedule I and Schedule drugs are the most highly regulated. Pharmacy are required to keep a database of users and prescriptions issued.

I’m not sure why this is not possible with firearms. I know the answer is money, politics and the gun lobby.

The broad categories of guns are

  1. Revolvers
  2. Handguns
  3. Rifles
  4. Shotguns
  5. Machine Guns
  6. Assault Rifles

If there were scheduled like drugs then we would have a scale of I-V with I being the most dangerous and most highly regulated.

  1. Class I – The most highly regulated.
    1. Assault Rifles
    2. Machine Guns
  2. Class II – Slightly less regulated
    1. Hand Guns (does not include revolvers)
  3. Class III –
    1. Rifles
  4. Class IV-
    1. Shotguns
  5. Class V-
    1. Revolvers
    2. Antiques
 Class IClass IIClass IIIClass IVClass V
7-Day Waiting Period   XX
14-Day Waiting Period  X  
21-Day Waiting Period X   
28-Day Waiting PeriodX    
8-hour Training Course   XX
16-Hour Training Course  X  
24-Hour Training Course X   
32-Hour Training CourseX    
Proficiency TestXXXXX
Background CheckXXXXX
Psychological TestingXX   
Hunting License  X  
Written Explanation of Need ApplicationX    

What you see above are merely suggestions for ways to make gun ownerships more safe. If I were to add anything else, then it would be a minimum age requirement of 25 years-old.

Not once did I say that I wanted to infringe on someone’s right to bear arms, just that it will take a little longer to obtain a firearm. This delay should allow for time to omit people that have criminal backgrounds and psychological testing as needed.

In the State of Texas there have been five mass shootings since Abbott became Governor. He is is unwilling take steps to improve gun safety in Texas. In fact, he has done the exact opposite and made it easier for everyone to obtain a gun with no safeguards in place.

Abbott and the State Legislature is 100% responsible for the tragedy in Uvalde, Texas on May 24, 2022.

In order for there to be change, there must be change!

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Peter Greene: Let’s Make the Targets Responsible for Surviving or Dying — Diane Ravitch’s blog

Peter Greene is outraged, as we all are, by the latest school shooting. It won’t be the last. Who is responsible for stopping the carnage, he asks. Why, the targets are. So say the politicians who have the power to stop the massacres. Their advice: more guns. Harden the target. More security at schools. Alarms […]

Peter Greene: Let’s Make the Targets Responsible for Surviving or Dying — Diane Ravitch’s blog
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If You Don’t Support Gun Control, You Support School Shootings — gadflyonthewallblog

Parents and guardians know that feeling – a little piece of your heart walking away from you. Imagine what the parents of the 19 children who were killed yesterday in Uvalde, Texas, might have felt.

If You Don’t Support Gun Control, You Support School Shootings — gadflyonthewallblog
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