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Justice Ginsburg Just Made Sudden Announcement About Her Supreme Court Career

“…it goes very far in one direction…”

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The 85-year-old Ruth Bader Ginsburg made a brief announcement about the end of her career with the Supreme Court and not everyone was thrilled with what she had to say. Ginsburg suggested that she had at least another five years of service and wants to stay on the Supreme Court until she’s 90-years-old. Many want her to retire now, but that would mean Donald Trump would appoint someone to take her place, something Democrats would not like to see.

Ginsburg had a chance to retire while former President Barack Obama was in the White House, but she did not. That could have been her chance to allow Democrats to replace her with someone they prefer. Now she has to survive until President Trump is out of office in order for Democrats to have their say with a replacement.

Many are also possibly worried that she might not last that long, leaving President Trump with another option of his choice for replacing her. At this point, it might be best for her to retire and enjoy her life without having to work, but it appears as though she’s set on serving her duty until she’s at least 90.

“I’m now 85,” Ginsburg said on Sunday. “My senior colleague, Justice John Paul Stevens, he stepped down when he was 90, so think I have about at least five more years.”

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She has already hired law clerks for at least two more terms.

Ginsburg spoke in New York following a production of “The Originalist,” a play about the late Justice Antonin Scalia, at the 59E59 Theater.

“If I had my choice of dissenters when I was writing for the court, it would be Justice Scalia,” Ginsburg said, saying that the back and forth would help her form her arguments. “Sometimes it was like a ping-pong game.”

As a result, Ginsburg said, her landmark decision opening up the Virginia Military Institute to female cadets was her 18th draft.
Asked by “The Originalist” Director Molly Smith what keeps her “hopeful,” Ginsburg cited her late husband, Marty.

“My dear spouse would say that the true symbol of the United States is not the bald eagle — it is the pendulum,” Ginsburg said. “And when it goes very far in one direction you can count on its swinging back.”

As for retiring or term limits, Ginsburg said no chance.

“You can’t set term limits, because to do that you’d have to amend the Constitution,” Ginsburg said. “Article 3 says … we hold our offices during good behavior.”

“And most judges are very well behaved,” she added, to laughter.”

Saturday Night Live once did an episode that included a skit on Ginsburg not retiring.

Ginsburg was once seen sleeping during Obama’s State of the Union address back in 2015. She stated that she was not fully sober at the time.

 

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Trump Revoking 9 More Security Clearances But Big Dem Plans To Block Him From Doing It

Democrats plan to obstruct President Trump

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President Trump revoked former CIA director John Brennan’s security clearance this week and I applauded the move. When you start using your status to make money on news shows as an analyst and you are pushing a radical agenda against the President of the United States this way, you should pay the consequences. Of course, I personally don’t believe that Brennan should ever have been allowed to serve in the federal government in the first place, much less as CIA director. He voted for a Communist Party candidate in 1976 I believe. If background checks and vetting were done the way they are supposed to be done, that should have precluded him from ever entering the federal food chain to begin with.

Trump isn’t done either. He plans on yanking at least nine more security clearances before he’s done as well. This will be for people such as Bruce Ohr and others who pose a threat to national security and have acted in a subversive manner towards this presidency. For doing this, Trump is being roundly attacked from all sides. I hope that President Trump keeps on revoking these security clearances. It should have been done long ago.

Here comes Mark Warner (D-VA) who is now saying that he will announce plans to present an amendment designed to “block” the president from revoking security clearances. I am not surprised that a leftist would do such a thing but it had better not pass if we value national security or constitutional separation of powers at all here. The president has executive powers for a reason. They are meant to protect our national interests and Americans when other fail-safes don’t work the way they were intended. A security clearance is a symbol of trust and it is a privilege. If you violate your code of conduct and become a political partisan hack intent on bringing down a presidency, you should not only have your clearance revoked, you should be examined as a threat to national security.

Warner has called the Trump administration’s decision to revoke the security clearances of officials an “effort to silence critics.” “This is clearly another effort to silence critics and not allow the Mueller investigation and for that matter the Senate Intelligence Committee investigation to get to the bottom of this,” the Virginia Democrat stated.

I am circumspect on anything that Warner stands behind period. What makes it even worse here is that Warner is the Senate Intelligence Committee’s highest-ranking Democrat. That’s right… he’s on that committee. Warner tweeted, “I will be introducing an amendment next week to block the President from punishing and intimidating his critics by arbitrarily revoking security clearances. Stay tuned.”

Warner is plotting and planning to add his proposal to the Senate’s defense appropriations bill, which also has provisions to fund the Department of Labor and the Department of Health and Human Services. He’ll try and force it through under cover of other legislation. Hopefully, Republicans will put a stop to that move.

When Trump revoked Brennan’s security, Sarah Huckabee Sanders said he “has a history that calls in to question his objectivity and credibility.” The Washington Post is reporting that more revocations are on the way, “[Bruce] Ohr is the only current official on the White House list of clearances Trump wants to lift. The others are former director of national intelligence James R. Clapper Jr.; former CIA director Michael V. Hayden; former FBI director James B. Comey; Obama national security adviser Susan E. Rice; former FBI officials Andrew McCabe, Lisa Page and Peter Strzok; and former acting attorney general Sally Yates.” All have been involved in trying to mutiny against President Trump and this administration in my opinion.

From Breitbart:

“Sanders, reading Trump’s statement aloud at the Wednesday White House press briefing, added that Brennan also “leveraged” his access to classified information to make outlandish claims about the president.

“’Mr. Brennan has recently leveraged his status as a former high ranking official with access to highly sensitive information to make a series of unfounded and outrageous allegations, wild outbursts on the internet and television about this administration,” the statement read, in part.

“Brennan, who served as CIA director under the Obama administration, has been a vocal critic of the Trump administration and had recently encouraged Republican lawmakers to impeach Trump after his July 16 press conference in Helsinki with Russian President Vladimir Putin.”

Most of them probably don’t care really that their clearances will be yanked. But they will make political hay out of it anyway. With President Trump, this is really about the principle of the thing and how these people should never have been in the offices they held in the first place. I agree with that sentiment. If you are no longer employed with the federal government, you really don’t need your clearance anymore. It has been tradition to leave them in place for three or four years to help those that leave the federal government land another high-level job. That’s just a courtesy.

The fact that someone like Peter Strzok, who openly plotted against President Trump and was fired by the FBI just a week or so ago, can set up a GoFundMe account that has raised over $400,000 to cover trial costs says a lot about the state of politics in America. Strzok should have been fired long ago in my opinion and he should have been stripped of his security clearance as well. He should wind up in prison over what he did, but I doubt that will happen.

Warner and the Democrats plan to obstruct President Trump on revoking security clearances just as they do on everything else. I hope the Republicans are paying attention and stop this assault on executive powers before things constitutionally spiral totally out of control here.

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More Than 90 Muslims Running For Office Across U.S. All Have The Same Thing In Common

This demographic is growing quickly

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As the 2018 midterms heat up, the choice of political candidates is becoming ever more diverse and somewhat confusing. There are a ton of Muslim candidates running for office across the United States. Most are Democrats as far as I know and support a liberal agenda. This election cycle has seen more Muslim candidates running for office than I can ever remember in my lifetime. At least one in Minnesota is pretty much a done deal and others may follow suit.

Fayaz Nawabi, who is 31 years old, is one such candidate in San Diego, California. He has never met President Trump, but he does give him credit for his running for office currently. He is running for San Diego City Council. Nawabi is pro-affordable housing, pro-environment, pro-immigrant and pro-refugee. He’s also pro-gun control. That makes him part of the blue wave of new liberal candidates that are spurred to run by Trump’s election and his conservative policies. The blue wave’s political platform is exceedingly liberal in all respects and pretty much the polar opposite of Trump’s.

In fact, Nawabi is part of a new subset of liberal politics… the blue Muslim wave. More than 90 American Muslims are running for office this time around. They are young and new to politics. They all have in common that they are long shots, stand against President Trump’s policies and are primarily Democrats. But even if they lose, they will surely run again next time around and they are gaining experience on the ground this campaign season.

Their numbers may seem relatively small, but their candidacies are a trend. This is an unprecedented rise in political numbers for the nation’s diverse Muslim community that typically has been underrepresented in American politics. Currently, there are more than 3.3 million Muslims that live in the United States. And that number is increasing every year. Right now, they hold just two of the 535 seats in Congress. Voter participation in Muslim communities is very low as well. That’s something these candidates are trying to rectify.

From The Counter Jihad Report:

“The rise of Muslim candidates coincides with the growth of the predominantly immigrant population and a partisan shift that has played out over a generation. In a 2001 Zogby poll of American Muslims, 42 percent said they voted for Republican George W. Bush in the previous year’s presidential election, while 31 percent said they voted for Democrat Al Gore. By last year, just 8 percent of voting American Muslims in a Pew poll said they voted for Trump, while 78 percent said they voted for Democrat Hillary Clinton.

“While Clinton’s campaign never garnered broad enthusiasm from Muslim communities, Trump’s campaign — which called for the monitoring of mosques and a ban on Muslims entering the United States — delivered a jolt on election night that some American Muslims likened to the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

“’It woke everyone up,” Nawabi said.

“Now, Muslim candidates are running for a wide range of offices across the country, from local school boards to the U.S. Senate. Some are making their Muslim identity central to their campaigns.

“’When you put someone in a corner and they’re in survival mode, they have a tendency to come out and speak more prominently about their beliefs,” said Nawabi, who considers himself an “unapologetic Muslim” who can quote the Koran from memory and moonlights as a “freelance imam.’”

In Michigan alone, there are thirteen Muslim candidates running for office. Physician Abdul El-Sayed is hoping voters will elect him to be the first Muslim governor in the United States and he has used his religious affiliation unapologetically in his campaign ads against Republican front-runner Bill Schuette, whom Trump has endorsed. “Donald Trump and Steve Bannon would love to see a right-wing radical like Bill Schuette elected in Michigan,” reads a Facebook ad for El-Sayed, who faces a Democratic primary in August. “You know what would be sweet justice? If we elected a 33-year-old Muslim instead of Bill Schuette. Send a message and help elect the first Muslim governor in America.” Michigan is pretty much ground zero for Muslim politics these days. A fierce battle in politics is playing out there in Muslim communities.

Another candidate is Asif Mahmood, a 56-year-old pulmonologist. He would be the first Muslim insurance commissioner in California. Deedra Abboud, 45, in Arizona, or Jesse Sbaih, 42, in Nevada, could be the country’s first Muslim senator. And any one of four Muslim women running for office: Nadia Hashimi, 40, in Maryland; Sameena Mustafa, 47, in Illinois; or Fayrouz Saad, 34, and Rashida Tlaib, 41, in Michigan could be the first female Muslim in Congress.

As I said, many of these new candidates may not win this time around, but give it time. They are determined and their communities are pulling together behind them. The proof will be in the statistics, polls and voter turnouts come election day. This demographic is growing quickly and you will definitely see more Muslims in office in the next election cycle or two should this trend continue.

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