Wimpy Democrats may be helping.
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Posted by Hanson (+585) 25 days ago
An example of wimpy Democrats helping wreck this Republic is when they allowed Clarence Thomas to be seated on the Supreme Court of the United States. Aside from the fact that he was not qualified, there was ample credible evidence of a past cluttered with seamy conduct, including sexual harassment. Congress should have denied him a seat on our highest court. In this connection, on Tuesday, Thomas called for the Supreme Court to reconsider New York Times v. Sullivan, the landmark 1964 ruling interpreting the First Amendment making it difficult for public officials to prevail in libel suits.

Do you suppose Donald Trump’s relentless attacks upon journalists and the 1st Amendment had anything to do with Thomas’ stupid and dangerous assailing of established law? Isn’t this an example of an activist judge that the so-called conservatives hate? These attempts at quieting public criticism of the government could be the downfall of this Republic.

Locally, we have our problems with protecting free speech. Our legislature is considering a bill that could make public protest a crime, labeling it as economic disruption. HB 571 could make it a felony to protest. Every one of us should be alarmed at what is happening nationally and locally since Agent Orange was allowed into the White House.
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Posted by Robert Martelle (+247) 25 days ago
Sorry, but HB 571 deals with health care decisions. Am I missing something?
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Posted by David Schott (+13231) 24 days ago
The referenced HB 571 was from the 2017 legislative session and it died in committee.

Montana State Legislature: 2017: HB 571
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+12684) 24 days ago
It should be noted that New York Times v. Sullivan was a unanimous 9-0 decision. That's how far out of whack Clarence Thomas is.
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