Next goal for reactionaries – mandate funding for religious schools

Conservatives have spent the past decade warning of the evils of government mandates, how they reduce freedom and damage liberty. But the conservative majority on the Supreme Court is poised to take the cues of far-right legal interests and mandate that states send thousands of taxpayer dollars per pupil to religious schools…

The case, Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue, seeks to overturn a Montana Supreme Court ruling that prohibited money from a voucher program to be put toward private religious schools, consistent with the state’s nearly five-decade ban on state aid for religious purposes. Thirty-seven other states have similar “no aid” provisions. But the plaintiffs, bankrolled by a right-wing organization called the Institute of Justice, are not simply trying to allow public voucher funding for religious institutions; they want to require it.

The case will be heard on Wednesday, January 22.

Keep your eyes and ears open, folks. With the short-focus attention span of American media we’re not likely to hear about anything other than the pantywaist impeachment trial of our Fake President – for the next couple of months. Regardless of the likely rigged verdict promised by Mitch McConnell and the Republican Party.

Take the GOP Impeachment Quiz


THE LIES HAVE IT!

1. The term “high crimes and misdemeanors” in the US constitution’s impeachment clause refers to:

A. Acts grossly incompatible with the proper function of the office of the presidency such as using the power of the office for personal gain, whether or not such acts are in violation of a specific criminal statute.

B. Conduct that satisfies Answer A, but that clearly also violates a criminal statute.

C. Bill Clinton

D. Bill and/or Hillary Clinton

2. In creating the impeachment process, the founders meant to show:

A. No one is above the law, including the president.

B. No one is above the law, but the president should get to decide that for himself.

C. No one is above the law, but the president is the law, so where’s the problem?

D. This is a sad example of a hyper-partisan question drafted by witch-hunting haters.

You get the general idea. Click through into the world of Republican looking-glass phonies.

Read it and weep 2…even crocodile tears count

” The stunningly consequential accusation spelled out in the Democrats’ impeachment report represents the most sweeping effort yet to capture the span of President Donald Trump’s alleged offense and to boil it into a crisp indictment.

In effect, the 300-page House Intelligence Committee summary of witness testimony, timelines and phone records accused Trump of perpetrating one of the most serious political crimes in the history of the United States.

The report is a roadmap toward formal articles of impeachment — an argument to a nation split in two on Trump’s political fate that there is no alternative but to remove him from office 11 months before the next general election over his pressure on Ukraine for political favors.

Good riddance to this rubbish fake president!