Welcome to Discourse and Diatribe!

 

In Proportion as the structure of government gives force to public opinion, it is essential that public opinion be enlightened.

– George Washington

   

Educate and inform the whole mass of the people…They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.

– Thomas Jefferson

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I HAVE SOME QUESTIONS FOR OUR NEW PRESIDENT

The answers to these and many other questions will ultimately determine how the Donald Trump Presidency will be regarded by history.

 

TRUMPIAN CONCERNS, PART 1:  CONFLICTS OF INTEREST

President Donald Trump has spent a lifetime building his business empire, and that is to his credit. Unfortunately, Mr. Trump doesn’t seem to be willing to let go of his business empire while he serves as President.

 

TRUMPIAN CONCERNS, PART 2:  TRUMP’S RACISM

Donald Trump is a racist. I don’t say this lightly, nor am I just making a frivolous allegation here; I am basing this very serious charge on Mr. Trump’s own words and deeds. Read about it here.

 

TRUMPIAN CONCERNS, PART 3:  OBJECTIONABLE NOMINEES

Any President faces some criticism when he chooses his Cabinet Officers and primary White House Staff. That being said, several of President Trump’s cabinet and staff appointees have been the subject of absolute derision, and for good reason.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ARTICLE VI

May 10, 2017: The Firing of Archibald Cox James Comey

President Nixon thought no one would care if he fired Archibald Cox, the Watergate Special Prosecutor, but ultimately learned the hard way that firing the guy who is investigating you, or those close to you, just doesn’t play well. President Trump just made the same mistake.

 

 

 

KEVIN’S CORNER

NIKKI THE REPUBLICAN

MIKE’S PERSPECTIVE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXTERNAL WEBSITE FEATURES

REPUBLICAN VOTE TRACKER

The above link will take you to Five Thirty Eight, and it’s tracking of the votes of Congressional Republicans – in both the House and the Senate – and how those votes correlate with support for President Trump’s positions.

 

PRESIDENT TRUMP’S EXECUTIVE ORDERS

The above link will take you to Politico‘s tracking of all of President Trump’s executive orders made so far.

 

PRESIDENT TRUMP’S APPROVAL RATING

The above link will take you to Real Clear Politics‘ tracking (and the RCP Average) of polls on whether the American people approve or disapprove of the job President Trump is doing.

DISCOURSE AND DIATRIBE FEATURES

KNOW YOUR CONSTITUTION?

You can’t stand up in defense of the Constitution if you don’t know what’s in it!  You can read it here.

Just For Fun:  See if you would pass the civics part of the “Naturalization Test” given to those who apply for United States Citizenship:  Take a practice test from USCIS.

 

THE TOP TEN LIST

Here is a series of “Top Ten Lists” on various Washington issues.  The latest:  The Senate Seats Most Likely to Switch Parties in 2016.

 

CONSTITUTIONAL QUANDARIES AND CONUNDRUMS

Want a good challenge? Put your Constitutional IQ to the test! Here is a series of confounding questions about what is and is not allowed under the Constitution of the United States. The intricate Constitutional issues surrounding some of these crazy scenarios will surprise you!

 

 CIVICS PRIMER

For those of you who didn’t pay attention in your high school civics class, you can catch up with the rest of us here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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