Author,"Why We Need the Electoral College," "We Elect a President:The Story of our Electoral College" & "She Fought, Too: Stories of Revolutionary War Heroines"
Joined on 4 March, 2009
Haven’t been hearing much about South Dakota lately.
It’s almost like #freedom and self-responsibility was the answer all along.
Shhhhhh! Don’t tell anyone that the American experiment on self-governance works, when we let it. 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸
#Constitution #Liberty #covid #lockdown
A new paper by US National Bureau of Economic Research estimates an 𝗲𝘅𝗰𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝗱𝗲𝗮𝘁𝗵 𝗼𝗳 𝟴𝟵𝟬,𝟬𝟬𝟬 𝗔𝗺𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗰𝗮𝗻𝘀 𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗿 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗻𝗲𝘅𝘁 𝟭𝟱 𝘆𝗲𝗮𝗿𝘀 due to the unemployment caused by Covid lockdowns.
Many executive orders coming on Wed.: unilateral decisions on impt. issues. Same thing happened 4 yrs ago-- & in 2001, 2009. #POTUS not meant 2 be this powerful. We've decimated #Constitution's checks & balances/separation of pwrs, then wonder why pres'l elections so contentious.
We can disagree. It doesn't mean we're wishing death on person standing next to us in grocery store. Our challenge: How do we refocus, remember that we are fellow Americans facing a common challenge, not biological weapons waiting to explode on each other? /3 &end #COVID19
Your neighbor must wear a #mask to protect you. Etc. Thus, if yr neighbor happens to disagree w/you on the best approach to #COVID19, then that disagreement is no longer simple disagreement. Some will see it as a death wish. None of this is good or healthy in a free country. /2
National emergencies often bring unity, as happened post-9/11. Why didn't #COVID bring unity? Consider: We should have been focused on a common enemy ( #COVID19). Instead, govt's chosen approach made our neighbors our enemy. Yr neighbor might make you sick..... /1 #CovidVaccine
#TDIH (1788) Fisher Ames addresses the MA state ratifying convention, then considering the #Constitution. “A democracy is a volcano, wch conceals the fiery materials of its own destruction,” Ames said. Yet too many today misunderstand his meaning. #history
The quest for power is ugly.
Both sides think I’m talking about the other, which says a lot about our world right now.
At times like these, we need the checks &balances in our govt more than ever — all three branches, yes, but ALSO state legis vs feds.
"Nothing I was trained for prepared me for frail elderly to beg me to find their grandkids or die alone. To me
this is the biggest violation of human rights and I cry about it after every shift"
- Kathy Katula, PSW, Ontario, Canada Sep 26, #2020
#Freedom isn’t just a word we say. It’s not selfish, as some imply. It’s the absolute best, most dignified path forward.
#COVID is not the only evil to avoid. Everyone has different priorities. We can think for ourselves; make our own choices. Thought we decided THAT in 1776.
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