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DeMaio Responds to Recent “natural born Citizen” Comments

“THE ONLY PRECEDENT THAT COUNTS” by Joseph DeMaio, ©2020 (Feb. 13, 2020) — [Editor’s Note:  Legal scholar Joseph DeMaio offers the following in response to comments to his February 9, 2020 article, “Is Mayor Pete a Natural Born Citizen?”] The J.J. Thompson comments of 2/12/20 are, respectfully, ill-reasoned and wrong.  Neither the Ankeny case (an […]

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Now. Not in 2022

by Joseph DeMaio, ©2021  (Apr. 28, 2021) — We are barely 100 days into the reign of the Goofball Regime – for brevity, let us abbreviate it as the “GR” – and the trajectory of the nation has taken a nosedive. Everywhere one looks, the signs of decline – from the days of record employment, […]

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The D.C. Statehood Bill is D.O.A.

 by Joseph DeMaio, ©2021 (Apr. 24, 2021) — Well, here we go again.  Once more, the Democrats answer the adolescent’s perennial question: “Why does a dog lick itself?”  Two hundred sixteen Democrats just responded: “Because it can, and so can we.”  Through the passage of H.R. 51, the “Washington, D.C. Admission Act,” the Democrats once […]

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Before Invoking “Jim Crow 2.0,” Study “Jim Crow 1.0”

by Joseph DeMaio, ©2021 (Apr. 12, 2021) — As one-time former Democrat Ronald Reagan used to quip: “There you go again,” Congressman James Clyburn (D. S.C.), appearing on the Democrats’ propaganda channel, CNN, responded recently to a question from pseudo-journalist Jake Tapper. Monsieur Tapper asked whether Clyburn shared the Goofball-in-Chief’s view that the recently-enacted Georgia […]

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Senators Manchin and Sinema and the Cannibals of the Left

by Joseph DeMaio, ©2021 (Apr. 11, 2021) – As noted here, Senators Joe Manchin (D.W.VA) and Kyrsten Sinema (D. AZ) continue to weather Al Sharpon’s slander against them for standing firm against the elimination of the Senate filibuster.  These two politicians seem to understand perfectly the 1887 admonition of Lord Acton: “Power corrupts.  Absolute power […]

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The Clyburn Confession

by Joseph DeMaio, ©2021 This issue was addressed recently by your humble servant, but in the context of race-baiter Al Sharpton’s threat against both Senator Manchin as well as Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D. AZ.) to either “straighten-up-and-goose-step-right” or face being slandered as “supporting racism.” The rest of this post may make more sense if readers […]

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May I Have This Dance?

by Joseph DeMaio, ©2021 (Mar. 26, 2021) — When your humble servant began this post, the topic was to address the insanity of the growing pestilence spreading across the nation called “cancel culture.”  The intellectual Neanderthals populating this movement make malignant tumors look attractive.  But then your servant recalled that a prior offering here had […]

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The Fight for the Filibuster

by Joseph DeMaio, ©2021   (Mar. 18, 2021) — Lord Acton said it best, back in 1887: “Power corrupts; absolute power corrupts absolutely.” The longer explanation of that observation is that as a person’s or organization’s power increases, their moral sense diminishes, sometimes incrementally, sometimes exponentially.  In more colloquial terms, this explains the modern variation on […]