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Activist Files Federal Suit to Declare Electoral College Unconstitutional Under Slavery Ending Amend

When the Mothership says this is crazy you know someone's cheese fell off the cracker:

http://www.alternet.org/election-2016/activist-files-federal-suit-declare-electoral-college-unconstitutional-under-slavery

"A series of emergency motions filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington on Thursday seek to postpone the presidential inauguration by arguing that the Electoral College is unconstitutional under the post-Civil War amendments that ended slavery and gave blacks and women the right to vote.

The lawsuit contends the Electoral College is unconstitutional—and Trump's presidency illegitimate—because it was part of a system that was created to protect slavery and give slave-owning states more representatives in Congress and in choosing the president (as each state has as many electors as members of Congress). The suit argues this slave-era holdover is unconstitutionally harming the voting rights of people who do not live in the rural states overrepresented in the Electoral College, as evidenced by the fact that, for the second time in 16 years, the national popular vote winner has not been elected president.

The suit was filed by Bret Sablosky, a paralegal who moved from Chicago to Washington to satisfy federal court filing requirements. He is hoping lower-ranking judges on the court, mostly appointed by President Obama, will be receptive to the historic nature of the case and will order the inauguration postponed while the suit is heard.

“It’s worth postponing the inauguration for four months because this is one of the most important trials that will take place in the United States—whether the popular vote is the only constitutional method to elect the president,” he said. “I’ve spent months putting this case together. I have been trying to get rid of the Electoral College for 12 years.”

Balance of article at the link.
Posted by Muddling Through | Sat Jan 14, 2017, 04:49 PM (21 replies)

Chinese monkey predicts Trump victory.

Forgot I had posted this:

http://www.discussionist.com/102445256

Posted by Muddling Through | Fri Jan 13, 2017, 05:57 PM (5 replies)

Army to become Land Marines under Mattis, Dunford-led Pentagon reorganization

Heh.

"WASHINGTON — A new plan for the US military set for 2017 shows that Defense Secretary-nominee James Mattis intends to work with Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Gen. Joe Dunford to implement a major reorganization of the Department of Defense, Duffel Blog has learned.

The first change, according to documents obtained by Duffel Blog, will be to rename the Department of Defense to the “Department of Marines,” though that’s the least of the changes that were presented.

“The Army will be subsumed into the Marine Corps as the Land Marines,” the document reads. “Not everyone needs to specialize in amphibious assault. But by God, every one of them will be a rifleman. Also, incorporating former Army infantry units intact will allow us to meet congressional mandates for female combat troops.”


Read more: http://www.duffelblog.com/2016/12/army-become-land-marines/#ixzz4VP7FEqFi
Posted by Muddling Through | Tue Jan 10, 2017, 07:24 PM (3 replies)
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