Not only are these anti-Trumpers blustering to confuse, claiming that the 14th Amendment is self executing and does not require due process, these issues are interfering with the election. They also continue the liberal Law-fare (filing multiple suits to drain resources and shift focus from the main issue) against Trump. And they are now frivolously wasting the courts' time.
Why does Ipsism say that these suits are frivolous? First, the anti-Trumpers ignored the last clause of Section 3. Namely, ",but Congress may, by a vote of twothirds of each House, remove such disability."
Most attorneys have been taught to "Shepardize" their case law. In this discussion the 14th Amendment. What does it mean to Shepardize in law? To "Shepardize" a legal case means to trace its history and note various changes. Shepardizing is especially important for lawyers when citing cases that may have subsequently been overturned or revised in some way.
The big tip-off to Section 3 is that it granted Congress the ability to remove the 'disability' of Section 3. So a competent, non-frivolous attorney should have found out whether or not Congress ever removed Section 3's disability. It would have taken a competent attorney little time to find the answer. It took Ipsism less than five minutes to find 'Report 1407' of the House of Representatives, 55th Congress 2nd Session. After reading the report another few minutes uncovered:
June 6, 1898. Removal of disabilities of persons who
have engaged in insurrection against the
June 7, 1898.
CHAP. 389.-An Act To remove the disability imposed by section three of the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United
States of America in Congress assembled, That the disability imposed
by section three of the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution of
the United States heretofore incurred is hereby removed.
Approved, June 6, 1898
Therefore, by act of Congress, signed into law 125 years ago, Section 3 of the 14th Amendment is no longer in effect and cannot be used against ANYONE, not even Donald J Trump.
If Ipsism were advising Mr. Trump, the advice would be to move the court to dismiss the various anti-Trumpers' suits, declare the suits frivolous and ask for damages and attorney fees. In other words, turn the Law-fare on the anti-Trumpers.
The ramblings of an old coot who knows that no one is going to pay any attention to what he says. But, say it he will because when it`s too late, people will say, `why didn`t you tell us, why didn`t you say something` and I can say, `I did, you didn`t listen`
So, these will be the warnings of one too old for you to hear, too resolute for you to heed. It will be easy to ignore me. You`ll say that I`m a racist or a bigot, a redneck or a right wing extremist, just don`t say that I didn`t warn you.
* Ipsism Cerebri means -
mental masturbation; which is:
Engaging in intellectually stimulating conversation with little or no practical purpose. |
Thought processes that only serve to satisfy oneself.
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