“its” – Logic’s Labor’s Lost

So SCOTUS has opined that Texas “has not demon­strat­ed a judi­cial­ly cog­niz­able inter­est in the man­ner in which anoth­er State con­ducts its elec­tions“.

A pres­i­den­tial elec­tion, to any giv­en US state that par­tic­i­pates in it, is more than just “its” elec­tion. It has pro­found con­se­quences for all oth­er states in the Union. Not at the very least qual­i­fy­ing the “its” in some way is like deny­ing the own­er of an apart­ment in a con­do­mini­um stand­ing to sue the own­er of anoth­er apart­ment who, in his part of the build­ing, is already far-advanced in under­tak­ing to make struc­tur­al changes that endan­ger the sta­bil­i­ty of the entire building.

Texas effec­tive­ly alleged, under­pinned by dozens of hours of (“pro­found­ly cred­i­ble”, in the words of a mem­ber of the Wisconsin leg­is­la­ture) tes­ti­mo­ny before rep­re­sen­ta­tives of the leg­is­la­tures of the four defen­dant states, that what took place in the four defen­dant states were in fact not “elec­tions” to speak of, because safe­guards to ensure that bal­lots received and count­ed were actu­al­ly from eli­gi­ble vot­ers were ille­gal­ly and uncon­sti­tu­tion­al­ly low­ered such that it was impos­si­ble to know who actu­al­ly “won” such “elec­tions”.

In Friday’s hear­ing in Wisconsin, the respon­si­ble elec­tion offi­cial even inad­ver­tent­ly admit­ted as much. When con­front­ed with the fact that the fol­lowed pro­ce­dure bla­tant­ly con­tra­dicts the Wisconsin elec­tion law, he just said: “All I can say is that the [low­er court] judge said this morn­ing it was okay.”

Happenings like these seri­ous­ly com­pro­mise the sta­tus of the US of being a con­sti­tu­tion­al republic.

No won­der then that high-pro­file politi­cians in Texas are now open­ly mus­ing about “seces­sion”.

Says Allan West, Texas Republican Party Chairman: “This deci­sion will have far reach­ing ram­i­fi­ca­tions for the future of our con­sti­tu­tion­al repub­lic. Perhaps law-abid­ing states should bond togeth­er and form a Union of states that will abide by the con­sti­tu­tion.”

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on whatsapp
Share on pinterest
Share on vk
Share on linkedin
Share on xing
Share on google
Share on email
Share on print
While we are currently working on other urgent matters and have hardly any time to follow up on the the throat disinfection complex, let us – very briefly – make the following additional comments with regard to the study underway in Kentucky. If nothing else, they may serve as a mental check to the study investigators (who we will make aware of them, of course).

This Post Has One Comment

Leave a comment / join the discussion

While we are currently working on other urgent matters and have hardly any time to follow up on the the throat disinfection complex, let us – very briefly – make the following additional comments with regard to the study underway in Kentucky. If nothing else, they may serve as a mental check to the study investigators (who we will make aware of them, of course).