Morning Reads for Monday, April 22, 2019

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John Vestal

If you don’t follow Jessica (the author) on FB, you missed some high comedy on her page courtesy of Mr. 98 Skipped Votes. :>)

John Vestal
John Vestal

Apparently, an Alabama bill regarding the Pledge of Allegiance in public schools is drawing lots of ink/ether, but after reading the text of the bill I’m wondering why. It really isn’t doing anything substantial to change the existing Alabama law. As with Ga law, all public schools in Alabama are already required to “afford all public K-12 students an opportunity each school day to voluntarily recite the pledge of allegiance to the United States flag”. (Section 16-43-5, Code of Alabama 1975) The minor edits seem to only require that the schools conduct the Pledge at the beginning of the day.… Read more »

DrMonicaHenson
DrMonicaHenson

John, there may be some schools that have not been making the Pledge part of their daily routine, and this is requiring that they do so. I would imagine that there are some schools with a significant number of students who opt out of saying it, and so the schools aren’t making it an issue. This is pure speculation on my part. I am heartened to see in the era of heartbeat bill attempts to overturn established case law and precedent that at least the Alabama legislature realizes that, while they can force schools to conduct the Pledge, they cannot… Read more »

auh2o
auh2o

What crime would be the basis for impeaching Trump? He was not charged with anything by Mulller or Barr.

Gregs
Gregs

Obstruction of justice.

Mueller made a tremendous case for obstruction of justice. He may not have indicted Trump because of the DOJ guidelines, however, reading the report makes clear that Trump tried to influence and intimidate witnesses. He also lied repeatedly and order others to lie. He was smart not to give an interview to the special counsel because he can’t stop lying.

Benevolus
Benevolus

Since when does impeachment require a criminal indictment?

Impeachment is an investigation and prosecution. At which the accused would get the chance to defend themselves.

chamblee54
chamblee54