Monday, August 31, 2009

Mass. Change to Electon Law for Kennedy Replacement is Violation of Constitution

Article I,. Section 10, in the first clause, the US Constitution says:

"No State shall enter into any Treaty, Alliance, or Confederation; grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal; coin Money; emit Bills of Credit; make any Thing but gold and silver Coin a Tender in Payment of Debts; pass any Bill of Attainder, ex post facto Law, or Law impairing the Obligation of Contracts, or grant any Title of Nobility."

How can Massachuchetts pass a law after the fact of the the vacancy of Senator Kennedy without it being an ex post facto law????

I am emailing several Senators to ask this question, including the Minority Leaders and the leading Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

The Golden Weasel Award

This is awarded to the user of weasel words to the extent that nothing was said, but the delusion of content is powerful.

Weasel words are words or statements that seemingly support statements without attributing opinions to verifiable sources. They give the force of authority to a phrase or a sentence without letting the reader decide whether the source of the opinion is reliable. If a statement can't stand without weasel words, it lacks neutral point of view; either a source for the statement should be found, or the statement should be removed. If a statement can stand without weasel words, they may be undermining its neutrality and the statement may be better off standing without them.


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