DeMaio Responds to Recent “natural born Citizen” Comments

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 […]

Hydroxychloroquine as a Crime Against Humanity?

Hydroxychloroquine as a Crime Against Humanity?

HAS THE MEDIA LOST ITS MIND, IF IT HAD ONE? by Joseph DeMaio, ©2020 (Apr. 7, 2020) — One of Jules Verne’s best novels was “Journey to the Center of the Earth.”  There is little doubt that this book (or the Hollywood DVD) has become the favorite “shelter-in-place” reading/video for large swaths of the mainstream […]

Of Pestilence and Media Piranhas

Of Pestilence and Media Piranhas

“CLOSE TO CATASTROPHIC” by Joseph DeMaio, ©2020 (Apr. 4, 2020) — We are now approximately one week into the CDC/Fauci/Birx-recommended 30-day America “stand down/stay home” period.   In prior times, this was also known as “April.”  For the moment, President Trump has paid attention to the scientists, likely a prudent first step.  And what have we […]

Life is Tough….

Life is Tough….

“BUT IT’S TOUGHER WHEN YOU’RE STUPID” by Joseph DeMaio, ©2020 (Apr. 1, 2020) — Well, whadda ya know?  That stellar intellect of the House Intelligence [sic] Committee, Representative Adam Schiff, has announced that, at the appropriate time, he will task the committee with investigating President Trump’s response to the Wuhan COVID-19 virus.  Schiff recently “tweeted” […]

A Tale of Two EUA’s

A Tale of Two EUA’s

“BOOTING THE DEMOCRATS OUT” by Joseph DeMaio, ©2020 (Apr. 1, 2020) — The Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) has the authority, under § 564 of the federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, to issue “Emergency Use Authorization” (“EUA”) orders for medical equipment and drugs which, because of exigencies, can be put into use immediately.  This […]

The Quislings Among Us

The Quislings Among Us

“INTELLECTUAL TERMITES” by Joseph DeMaio, ©2020 (Mar. 30, 2020) — It is evident that the leftist media cares far more about continuing its pogrom against President Trump than it cares about fighting the Wuhan COVID-19 virus here or reporting on the Herculean efforts being brought to bear against the pandemic by the president.  Nothing… repeat, […]

Pelosi’s Political Pestilence Can be Cured on November 3, 2020

Pelosi’s Political Pestilence Can be Cured on November 3, 2020

“THE REST IS UP TO YOU” by Joseph DeMaio, ©2020 (Mar. 25, 2020) — “These are the times that try men’s souls.”  So begins the first paragraph of the first of thirteen pamphlets written by Thomas Paine in December 1776 – The American Crisis – seeking to encourage and rally support in the Colonists for […]

Of Führers and Political Pestilence

Of Führers and Political Pestilence

“IT IS THAT SERIOUS” by Joseph DeMaio, ©2020 (Mar. 23, 2020) — Well, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, as well as all cats and dogs reading this: our nation has moved into a new era, the “Era of the Wuhan/COVID-19 Pestilence.”  Make no mistake, this epoch will be different from any other period in […]

The Statler-Waldorf Debate

The Statler-Waldorf Debate

“ZOMBIES COME TO MIND” by Joseph DeMaio, ©2020 (Mar. 16, 2020) — OK, against my better judgment, but committed to trying to save the nation with my repeated warning, i.e., that the Democrats have forfeited any claim of right or competence to govern a free people in a constitutional republic such as ours…, your humble […]

The Schumer Assault

The Schumer Assault

“HE SHOULD BE EXPELLED” by Joseph DeMaio, ©2020 (Mar. 5, 2020) — This is not – nor should it be – even a close call: at minimum, Chuck (“watch-yer-back, pal”) Schumer must be expelled or censured by the Senate.  Expulsion won’t happen, of course, because like impeachment, that requires a two-thirds vote of the Senators, […]

Qui Tam or Not Qui Tam: That is the Question

Qui Tam or Not Qui Tam: That is the Question

“NATURAL BORN CITIZEN” STILL RELEVANT TO OBAMA by Joseph DeMaio, ©2020 (Mar. 1, 2020) — One of the commenters to this P&E post posed the legitimate question: does not the federal statute governing qui tam actions provide for mandatory dismissals of such actions where the substance of the action has previously been publicly disclosed through […]

The New Untouchables

The New Untouchables

“BELTWAY BUSINESS AS USUAL” by Joseph DeMaio, ©2020 (Feb. 16, 2020) — Back in the 60’s (the 1960’s, that is), there was a TV show called “The Untouchables.”  The series chronicled the efforts of an actual special unit of the FBI to fight crime, uncover corruption and bring the bad actors to justice during the […]

Is Mayor Pete a Natural Born Citizen?

Is Mayor Pete a Natural Born Citizen?

DID JOSEPH BUTTIGIEG NATURALIZE BEFORE HIS SON’S BIRTH? by Joseph DeMaio, ©2020 (Feb. 9, 2020) — Well, faithful P&E readers, the “eligibility” issue surfaces again, this time with regard to one of the Democrat presidential candidates vying for the opportunity to be bludgeoned in the November general election by President Trump.  That lucky fellow is […]

The Courteous Thing to Do

The Courteous Thing to Do

“GIVE IT SOME THOUGHT” by Joseph DeMaio, ©2020 (Feb. 7, 2020) — Those who held out any hope for the beginning of a healing process following President Trump’s State of the Union address had their dreams shattered within seconds of the end of his delivery. Knowing that within 24 hours of the SOTU speech, the […]

What Next?

What Next?

“DEEP STATE TREACHERY” by Joseph DeMaio, ©2020 (Feb. 5, 2020) — Now that the sad and extraordinarily sorry spectacle of the mono-partisan impeachment and removal effort against President Trump is finally over, it is prudent to pause and reflect upon what, exactly, has happened and what yet remains to be done.  Rest assured, faithful P&E […]

Coke or Pepsi?

Coke or Pepsi?

“POTENTIALLY COSTLY” by Joseph DeMaio, ©2020 (Feb. 4, 2020) — From all reports, the Super Bowl LIV half-time soft-porn extravaganza was something not to be missed…, if you were a dunce.  And Jeb Bush reminded us all why it is a good thing that he is not president.  No, your faithful servant – suspecting weeks […]

Is Another Qui Tam Action the Answer?

Is Another Qui Tam Action the Answer?

“THAT WAS THEN…AND NOW IS NOW” by Joseph DeMaio, ©2020 (Jan. 30, 2020) — The recent post by the intrepid P&E editor on the “eligibility” issue has generated a lot of comments from faithful P&E readers.  This is a good thing, because despite all of the continuing efforts of the leftist/DNC mainstream media – and […]

Sometimes, Documents DO Lie

Sometimes, Documents DO Lie

OBAMA “LONG-FORM,” CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE EXAMPLES OF DECEPTION   by Joseph DeMaio, ©2020 (Jan. 21, 2020) — OK, now that the first phase of the “D.C. Follies” – also known as the Senate “trial” on the articles of impeachment against President Trump concocted by the House of Representatives – is under way, there will be […]

Of Decisions and Reports

Of Decisions and Reports

“DEEP STATE ANIMUS” by Joseph DeMaio, ©2020 (Jan. 19, 2020) — As the impeachment carnival against President Trump begins in the Senate, two of the most recent “new” revelations purporting to justify calling additional witnesses and going beyond the matters set out in the two articles delivered last week to the Senate have surfaced. One […]

The Sober Mechanisms of the Constitution

The Sober Mechanisms of the Constitution

“THE REPUBLIC IS WORTH SAVING” by Joseph DeMaio, ©2020 (Jan. 10, 2020) — When rational thought prevails, irrational schemes crater.  Such is the result of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s “hanging tough” against the juvenile antics of Shrieker of the House Nancy Pelosi.  McConnell refused to dance the Pelosi Polka, causing her to fold like […]

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