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Don't let coronavirus pivot squander liberty - Washington Times

Don't let coronavirus pivot squander liberty - Washington Times


Don't let coronavirus pivot squander liberty - Washington Times

Posted: 31 Mar 2020 12:00 AM PDT

If you haven't already noticed, here are some reasons why our civil liberties are among the threats posed by COVID-19 and why we mustn't squander them.

A patient at a major D.C. hospital opened fire in the waiting area of the emergency room. The perp was arrested, the weapon was found and no one was shot.

Close call, right?

It usually is when the threat is readily identified, law enforcers are johnny on the spot and the perpetrator or perpetrators are contained in a specific area.

However, the COVID-19 is no such threat, leaving elected leaders to ban large gatherings, institute curfews as they have in the D.C. region, force school districts and colleges into trying to teach and help students learn without setting foot inside classrooms, and pigeon hole nursing and retirement homes into trying to keep the coronavirus — an invisible treat — at bay.

That the White House has to battle partisan politics is an unfortunate reality as President Trump tries to marshal resources against the COVID-19 threat.

That our civil liberties are in a noose is truly dismaying, although it was bound to happen because some yo-yos don't follow the rules, as we saw during spring break.

And there's the man in Maryland who decided to have two huge gatherings at his home after — after — police had already told him no more than 10 people were allowed at a time. You'd think this man could count to 10, considering he is a small-business owner who will likely try to profit from the forthcoming entitlements from local, state and federal governments.

Another yo-yo was Florida pastor Rodney Howard-Browne of The River of Tampa Bay, who held Sunday services for scores and scores of people. The video shows parishioners on the stage and crowding the floor to praise the Lord and the pastor. The gathering put parishioners, their families and neighbors, and complete strangers at risk — and they can't claim the devil made them do it.

Much is at stake as the people on the front lines are manning their stations on our behalf. Health care professionals. Police, fire and other first responders. The 911 call takers. The cashiers and inventory workers at your local grocery and hardware stores. Sign language translators for daily press briefings. Volunteers for Meals on Wheels, caretakers for the sick and shut-in, and the men and women who push the buttons so your homebound children can participate in online schooling and lectures.

And all, of course, so you can binge watch Hulu, Netflix and "Fancy Nancy."

They all should be among our prayers.

Even teachers, whose unions can often be the bane of education reformers, are stepping into the stay-home breach set by government leaders. The Washington Teachers Union, for example, began partnering with Fox 5 DC to offer daily class instructions. The classes, which began Monday, are a godsend for families of school-age kids who lack internet connections and/or computers.

What a smart move for teaching and learning as the closure of schools have exposed how unprepared the status quo was.

The lessons learned during the coronavirus can be modified, if necessary, for blizzards and hurricanes. Indeed those "snow days" could leave unions trying to finagle new "collective bargaining" benefits.

No matter, though. Sure, we're up against an invisible threat of unknown proportion, but it won't last.

Unless, that is, we don't obey the law and follow the rules, and don't reclaim our liberties by reminding politicians that they work for us, not the other way around.

Stay safe.

⦁ Deborah Simmons can be contacted at [email protected]

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Impeachment and instant replay - Washington Times

Posted: 21 Nov 2019 12:00 AM PST

The Alabama Crimson Tide and the Auburn Tigers have a rivalry that transcends any set of players, any coach, any individual season or, frankly, most logic. It is based on history, passion and geography. Such is the nature of great sports rivalries. They exist in both college and professional sports and tend to strongly taint our opinion if we're a fan of one team or the other. As human beings, we tend to see what we want to see.

If I'm an Alabama fan and there is an extremely close call on whether a Crimson Tide receiver's foot was in bounds or not immediately after a reception, my eyes want to tell me that yes, of course, his foot was in. Conversely, the Auburn fan, watching the exact same play at the exact same time, may come to a different conclusion. He doesn't want Alabama to succeed so his eyes tell him that the receiver's foot was clearly out of bounds.

When watching the exact same football pass play happen live, it is entirely possible that both of us perceive two very different things having occurred. Neither of us is lying. Neither of us is attempting to cheat. Our desire, our preference, indeed our very loyalty, impacts our perception.

In professional and collegiate sports the instant replay is now commonly used to minimize the human factor offered by the referee, umpire or other governing official. The reason is simple. Sometimes people make mistakes. By reviewing a close play in slow motion from multiple camera angles, it is usually possible to clarify beyond any doubt exactly what happened.

The key word is "usually." Even in slow motion it is occasionally impossible to be absolutely sure. In such instances, the original ruling on the field stands. The standard that must be met in instant replay reviews in order to overturn the ruling on the field is "clear and convincing evidence" that the referee was mistaken. It can't simply seem like he might have been wrong or even that he was probably mistaken. The standard says the instant replay must demonstrate clear and convincing evidence. Anything short of that and the call on the field stands.

The outcome of games can be altered by the use of instant replay. Championships, money and fame all hang in the balance. The notion is that if clear and convincing evidence exists, the mistaken call must be discarded and the right call must be implemented. Making as certain as possible that the rules of the game are properly implemented is essential to the idea of fair play. No call however may be overturned on anything less than the clear and convincing standard.

Few would argue with the assertion that the Presidency of the United States is more important and more consequential than a football game. The policies and actions of any President impact virtually every citizen of the United States and countless millions around the globe. The process we use in this democratic republic to choose our leader is clearly spelled out and carefully monitored. Not only are there people on the federal level who monitor the election process, there are state officials, city and county officials and even individual precinct officials. All are charged with making sure the process is completed following the law. If they see an irregularity it is reviewed and if there is clear evidence of a problem, such as ballot tampering or an unregistered voter, a vote can be tossed out.

Once the election is completed, each level of government must certify the outcome. After being certified, the people of the United States accept the result. Some may not like the result, but the public and the government both recognize the importance of respecting the rules. Much like in sports, the only way to maintain stability and credibility is to establish rules, follow those rules and then respect the outcome. That is the way it has always been done in the United States.

Until now.

Since the day after President Donald Trump's surprise victory over Hillary Clinton in November 2016, high profile Democrats like Congresswoman Maxine Waters have been calling for his impeachment. Never mind that a President can only be impeached for actions done after taking office, Waters was calling for Trump's impeachment 72 days before he was inaugurated. She wasn't alone.

Since that time America has suffered through two years of investigation into whether Trump was really a Russian mole. Throughout the Mueller investigation Democrats like Adam Schiff called for the impeachment of President Trump based on the "mountains of evidence" of Trump's misdeeds with the Russians. Others joined the impeachment chorus. When the Mueller report came out however, it found no evidence whatsoever of Russian collusion. None. Zip. Zero.

Undeterred, the Democrats in the House of Representatives have decided to impeach anyway. They've found a new reason. President Trump pressured the President of Ukraine, we're told, to investigate a Trump rival. The claim is that Trump withheld military aid unless Ukraine would do him this political based favor. They initially called it quid pro quo. Later, after focus groups told the Democrats (I'm not making this up) they didn't understand what quid pro quo was, the impeachment proponents changed their wording to extortion and bribery.

Regardless of what you call it, there are problems with the claim.

President Trump says it didn't happen.

The President of Ukraine says he felt no pressure. He says it didn't happen.

The military aid was delivered.

The investigation into issues involving Joe Biden's son and big money payouts never happened.

Trump actually went so far as to release the official record of the phone call between he and the Ukraine President. His intent in doing this was to demonstrate no pressure was exerted. Those reading the transcript however, are much like Alabama and Auburn fans. They see what they want to see. The Republicans are quite sure the record of the phone call clears the President. The Democrats, looking at the exact same record, claim the President was obviously pressuring Ukraine.

Much like sports, the question becomes is the evidence clear and convincing? The call on the field in this case, is the outcome of the 2016 Presidential election. The people of America made that call for Donald Trump and as a result he is our President. In less than a year the public will be asked to make that call again.

In the meantime however, Adam Schiff, Nancy Pelosi, Jerry Nadler and a couple hundred other Democrats are looking at the instant replay of a July phone call with the President of Ukraine. From their public statements it appears they may well move forward using the transcript as a basis for removing the President from office. They are looking to overturn the call on the field.

You may like President Trump. You may not. Surely however, you understand that much like in sports, the only way to maintain stability and credibility of our nation is to establish rules, follow those rules and then respect the outcome.

The phone call between President Trump and the President of Ukraine fails the "clear and convincing evidence" test. Alabama fans see one thing, Auburn another. If that is the standard for overturning a catch in a football game, Congress must not offer a lower bar in order to overturn the outcome of a US Presidential election.

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Flummoxed Joe Biden fumfering his way right out of the 2020 nomination - Washington Times

Posted: 03 Dec 2019 12:00 AM PST

What the @#$%^&* is going on with Joe Biden?

The guy who was supposed to sweep to the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination is flummoxed and flustered, floundering and fumfering his way down to fourth place in Iowa, one of the states where Democratic voters start the process of picking their nominee.

When he's not trying to keep his blindingly white dentures in place, the 77-year-old is saying some absolutely wacky — and oddly disturbing — things. And doing some weird things, too.

Case in point: A short video resurfaced this week showing Mr. Biden describing how children would rub his leg hair when he was a lifeguard at a Delaware pool.

"And by the way, you know, I sit on the stand, and it'd get hot. I gotta lotta, I got hairy legs, that turn, that, that, that, that, that, that turn, uh, uh, um, blond in the sun. And the kids used to come up and reach into the pool and rub my leg down so it was straight and then watch the hair, mmm, come, come back up again," Mr. Biden said.

Then he added: "So I learned about roaches. I learned about kids jumping on my lap. And I've loved kids jumping on my lap."

Uh, what now?

The clip is an excerpt from the Democrat's infamous "Corn Pop" speech (more on that later), which took place at a community pool in 2017. And, man, was Twitter buzzing about it.

"I think he is going senile," one user tweeted. "I am positive we didn't need to hear something like this," tweeted another. "What the literal hell is he talking about, exactly?" tweeted a third.

The weird ramblings about leg hair got overlooked because it was the same speech in which Mr. Biden recounted a story about a thug he once confronted. The year was 1962, and Mr. Biden, then a 19-year-old working as a pool lifeguard and security guard, faced off with a street tough named Corn Pop — "a bad dude" who Mr. Biden said was the leader of a Delaware gang called "the Romans."

Mr. Biden had to control the diving board, and Mr. Pop was trying to post up a dive.

"I said, 'Hey, Esther, off the board or I'll come up and drag you off,'" Mr. Biden said at the pool ceremony, referring to the actress Esther Williams, known at the time for choreographed swimming and diving in Hollywood movies.

Corn Pop, Mr. Biden recalled, got off the board, but then waited for Mr. Biden at his car with "three guys, [all] with straight razors."

Mr. Biden said the pool mechanic armed him with a six-foot stretch of chain.

"He said, 'You walk out with that chain, and you walk to the car and say, "You may cut me, man, but I'm gonna' wrap this chain around your head.'" I said, 'You're kiddin' me.' He said, 'No, and if you don't, don't come back.' And he was right," Mr. Biden said in 2017.

"So I walked out with the chain. And I walked up to my car," Mr. Biden said. "And in those days, you remember the straight razors? You had to bang 'em on the curb, gettin' 'em rusty, puttin' 'em in the rain barrel, gettin' 'em rusty?"

Sure, I mean, who doesn't remember that?

"And I looked at him, but I was smart, then. I said, 'First of all,' I said, 'when I tell you to get off the board, you get off the board or I'll kick you out again. But I shouldn't have called you Esther Williams, and I apologize for that. I apologize.' But I didn't know that apology was gonna work," he concluded.

Luckily for America, it worked. Mr. Biden knocked back that street tough Corn Pop and went on to become vice president.

Then there was last week, when Mr. Biden was traveling on his "No Malarkey" bus tour through Iowa (by the way, no one under 50 years old knows what "malarkey" means, but Mr. Biden, no stranger to the art of japery, picked that for his slogan).

During a stop in Council Bluffs, Iowa, his wife, Jill, was introducing him and swinging her arms about excitedly. At one point, her hand ended up in front of his face — so he nibbled on her index finger.

The video quickly became an internet meme. The gesture was, in its way, cute and endearing. But it was also kinda weird.

Mr. Biden has always been sharp as a tack, a quick wit. As a politician, few have been more polished. But he hasn't merely lost a step like an aging wide receiver; he looks like he needs to be held in concussion protocol — indefinitely.

The one-time heir apparent to the throne is now flummoxed and flustered, floundering and fumfering away.

And that ain't no malarkey. It's really kinda sad.

• Joseph Curl covered the White House and politics for a decade for The Washington Times. He can be reached at [email protected] and on Twitter @josephcurl.

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