Tuesday, July 13, 2021

America's Father of Lies and his disciples

American historian Heather Cox Richardson shows 1.4 million Facebook followers.

an American historian and professor of history at Boston College, where she teaches courses on the American Civil War, the Reconstruction Era, the American West, and the Plains Indians. She previously taught history at MIT and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Wikipedia

Here is the lead for Heather's July 12 letter. Below it and another reader's and my comments is the full letter.

July 12, 2021

Today’s news all centered around the Big Lie that former president Donald Trump won the 2020 election. Yesterday, Trump spoke at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), where the audience cheered through his meandering speech, in which he insisted that he won the 2020 election. “The entire system was rigged against the American people and rigged against a fair, decent and honest election,” he said. CNN’s Daniel Dale, who has fact-checked Trump’s speeches for years, called the speech “untethered to reality.”

Just how untethered from reality this argument is became clear today when U.S. District Judge Linda V. Parker held a hearing on whether the lawyers who tried to overturn the 2020 election results in Michigan should face sanctions. Those lawyers, dubbed the “Kraken” by one of their leaders, Trump-affiliated lawyer Sidney Powell, produced close to 1000 pages of affidavits intending to cast doubt on the election results. Michigan and the city of Detroit filed complaints with the bar after the lawsuits failed, calling for punishment for the lawyers who had signed on to the effort. 

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Somebody, please, explain to me how an attorney who has filed garbage affidavits, that have never been verified and are nothing more than a publicity stunt, still has a licence to practice law. Then explain to me how it's possible that there is a whole boatload of lawyers filing frivolous lawsuits and getting away with it. I have been banging my head against the wall over this since November. Unbelievable. 


After graduating from the University of Alabama School of Law in 1968, I clerked for a U.S. District Judge in Birmingham and later practiced law in Birmingham.

Back then, American citizens ignoring election results and lawyers filing affidavits without any factual basis were unthinkable. Frivolous lawsuits in federal court were unthinkable.

If that lady federal judge does not sanction those lawyers with stiff money fines and suspension of their federal license to practice law in the U.S. Courts, then I will wonder what got into her?

The American psychiatrist M. Scott Peck wrote a book entitled, "People of of the Lie." The truth was not in them.

In the Gospels, Jesus called Satan, the Father of Lies, and he told people who believed in him, if they abided in him and his word, they would know the truth and the truth would set them free.

I wonder how Jesus feels about Christian MAGAs and Republicans who parrot Trump's stolen election claims?

I have seen many TV reports and photos of Trump's white mobs. They remind me of Alabama Governor George Wallace's white mobs.

The full letter:


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