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The 2020 Spasm

by Joseph DeMaio, ©2020 (Nov. 22, 2020) — It is said that Third Reich führer Adolph Hitler once advised  that “if you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.”  Hitler’s Third Reich Minister of Propaganda, Josef Goebbels, added: “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating […]

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KDH and the 2020 Election Eligibility Roller-Coaster

“THE DE VATTEL OPTION” by Joseph DeMaio, ©2020 (Sep. 28, 2020) — Every now and then, commenters here at The P&E present an opportunity to revisit the fundamental issues surrounding the “natural born citizen” eligibility question.  Such is the situation at present regarding two commenters addressing this post.  That article, in turn, further draws into […]

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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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Indifference and Insouciance Are Not Acceptable

by Joseph DeMaio, ©2020 (Nov. 18, 2020) — Well, it starts already. The Left – also known as the “Democrat-tech-media-Hollywood-academia-anti-American” cabal – has accelerated its assault on the Electoral College.  In an editorial appearing in the comically-labeled “Democracy Dies in Darkness” Washington Post, the editorial Politbur…, oh…, sorry… my bad…, the editorial board outright calls […]

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The Other 12th Amendment Issue

 by Joseph DeMaio, ©2020    (Nov. 15, 2020) — As the 2020 election and ballot fraud train-wreck continues down the track – and more power to Jenna Ellis, Rudy Giuliani and Sidney Powell – it becomes increasingly important to review, again, the significance of the 12th Amendment. Although in the past, your faithful servant has cited […]

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Election Malevolence

by Joseph DeMaio, ©2020 (Nov. 6, 2020) — The Founders are furious… I channeled them last night.  They are enraged.  They are apoplectic at the magnitude of fraud being perpetrated by unprincipled and malevolent Democrat election officials on the nation they founded in 1776.  Benjamin Franklin asked: “Who the *%#@& do these jerks think they […]

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Defense Attorney Claims Kamala Harris Both “Citizen” and “natural born Citizen”

by Sharon Rondeau (Nov. 2, 2020) — An attorney representing Democratic vice-presidential candidate Kamala Harris in a lawsuit filed by New York State citizen Robert Laity claimed in a recent filing that Harris is both a “citizen of the United States” and a “natural born Citizen,” as is constitutionally required for the presidency and vice-presidency. […]

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Of Darkness and Voter Fraud Organizations

“A JOURNALISTIC EMBARRASSMENT” by Joseph DeMaio, ©2020 (Oct. 27, 2020) — Your faithful servant has in the past ridiculed various left-wing publications with sarcastic alias titles.  The “New York Times” has variously been renamed “The New York Slimes,” “Pravda on the Hudson” and, more recently, “The Gray Trollop.” (“TGT”).  The motto of TGT since its […]

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The Toomey Constituent Letter

“LEGALLY UNSUPPORTABLE” by Joseph DeMaio, ©2020 (Oct. 22, 2020) — With apologies for the length of this post – the issues are sometimes convoluted, – Senator Pat Toomey (R. PA) recently penned a letter to a constituent opining that, under his reading of the 14th Amendment, he “[did] not believe there are any questions regarding […]

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The Saga of the Dueling Anecdotes

“THE BEST EVIDENCE” by Joseph DeMaio, ©2020 (Oct. 19, 2020) — In the continuing saga of “dueling anecdotes” regarding the issue of what the Founders intended when they engrafted onto the Constitution in 1787 the “natural born Citizen” clause, Art. 2, § 1, Cl. 5, commenters Schuyler Colfax and Joanna Brady continue adding their observations.  […]

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Of Laptops and Ne’re-Do-Well Sons

“A PROTECTED SPECIES” by Joseph DeMaio, ©2020 (Oct. 15, 2020) — The New York Post (“NYP”) has disclosed what it claims are several emails extracted from a laptop computer purportedly belonging to Hunter Biden, son of Joe Biden.  The emails are claimed to establish a direct tie between Ukrainian executives at the Burisma Holdings energy […]

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Justice Under The Bus

“INTELLECTUAL TERMITES” by Joseph DeMaio, ©2020 (Oct. 11, 2020) — Virtually every time you turn around these days, some Democrat politician is yapping hypocritically about the importance of “transparency” in government.  This claim is usually coughed up as a prelude to an immediate slap at President Trump for his purported lack of transparency on everything […]

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That Was Then…, Now Is Now

“HOW THE TIMES HAVE CHANGED” by Joseph DeMaio, ©2020 (Sep. 22, 2020) — The Republican National Committee (“RNC”) has produced an ad which will drive the leaders of the Party of the Democrats (“POTD”) apoplectic.  Cool.  It could not happen to a more deserving collection of hypocritical politicians.  Although the ad is still up on […]

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Fifteen Times?

“NO MALINTENT” by Joseph DeMaio, ©2020 (Sep. 13, 2020) — You’re kidding me…, right?  That story about “Saint Mueller and the Sanitized Cell Phones” is fake news…, right?  And we are just learning about this now, when the “sanitizing” took place like, two years ago? Ummmm…, no: it is true.  The vaunted Special Counsel St. […]