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The newer members are Rav Hillel David, Rav Shlomo Miller, Rav Yitzchok Sorotzkin, Rav Aharon Dovid Goldberg, Rav Yosef Chaim Frankel and Rav Shimon Yehuda Svei (in no particular order.) Rav Elya Brudny also joined about a year or two ago.
Virtually all the so-called “fact checkers”, whether Snopes or others from the mainstream media outlets, are far left-wing falsifiers attempting to discredit conservative facts and give credibility to leftist falsehoods.November 26, 2020 10:46 pm at 10:46 pm in reply to: U.S. Supreme Court opinion supports freedom of religion #1923567
Cuomo lied. The restrictions in fact are still in place in some areas of Staten Island, Queens and upstate. They are now null and void thanks to SCOTUS. And Cuomo cannot now reimpose them elsewhere.
Cuomo doesn’t want to broaden the restrictions to include businesses since that’ll inhibit economic activity. So he targeted religious institutions. Now he cannot do so anymore.
There’s no doubt that this site lazily reposts unedited syndicated/wire stories from the AP, Reuters, NY Times and other mainstream media left-wing fake news outlets.
APY: 1) What conservative news stations are your referring to? 2) Which of those offer a syndicated subscription to other websites?
Any Rov in the world or any man who himself already received smicha, regardless of how recently or how long ago, can give smicha to other people.
Because there’s very little if any original reporting. And the services that resell news wires and media outlets are virtually all left-wing. So they lazily repost mainstream media fake news. The decision here is economic not ideological.November 26, 2020 3:02 pm at 3:02 pm in reply to: U.S. Supreme Court opinion supports freedom of religion #1923439
Cuomo was crying today at his news conference about how terrible the new conservative Supreme Court is.
rational: don’t be foolish. The secular, who are completely unsheltered and exposed to the outside world, get into far more trouble on this issue and so many other terrible issues than culturally sheltered Jews.
The Meshech Chichma lived his entire life in Lithuania. His reference to Berlin was regarding the Reform throwing out waiting for Moshiach and deciding they’ll never be a Geula and thus becoming more German than the Germans.
rational: Nothing will make Moshiach come faster than increasing the amount of time we spend learning Torah.
Very true. The same applies to most Jews in Israel. We need to remember we are in golus everywhere.
The places where the most and best Torah emanated was from Jewish communities in financially poor regions.
Bottom line: polling in America is dead. Good riddance to them.
There’s a nonzero possibility that Trump will prevail between the courts, legislatures and Congress and still win. Not much above zero but certainly the likelihood is nonzero.
If indeed Trump wins the left-wing will riot, loot and burn the blue cities.
President Trump WILL be submitting the final official figures to Congress for reapportionment. This is fully within his control, as he will order the Census Bureau to have the figures on his desk before the end of December. Furthermore, it is statutorily required by federal law that the figures be submitted to Congress before the end of December, and as such the President is simply fulfilling the legal requirement to do so.
Additionally, the Census Bureau always has made estimations in its figures and will be doing so again now under President Trump to determine that numbers of illegal aliens counted and to exclude those illegal aliens for three purpose of the figures President Trump will be submitting to Congress for reapportionment.
Blue states like California and New York will be losing congressional representation and electoral college votes while red states will be gaining.
That’s good for America and good for the Jews.
As a bonus, President Trump will be submitting to Congress final census figures that will exclude and deduct illegal aliens from counting towards congressional apportionment.
Whatever fraud and/or irregularities are uncovered before the electoral college votes, will only represent a small portion of the actual fraud and irregularities in the voting and counting. In such a constrained and short time frame between election day and the vote certification deadline, it’ll be impossible to weed out all the fraud.
America has a lower or same per capita death rate than most European countries. We’re doing better or as good in the fight against covid-19 than Europe.
The United States is doing better or as good in that fight against covid-19 than most western/European democracies.
America came out with a covid-19 vaccine in a historically record timeframe.
Thank you President Trump!
se2015: If Biden is sworn into office after a majority of the electoral college votes for him, despite any fraud the Democrats committed, it will be a legal fact that Biden is legally the POTUS will the full powers that entails.
But an illegitimate, even if legal, president nonetheless.
ENS: False. The Democrats spent FOUR YEARS undermining democracy by falsely claiming the Russians elected Trump, rather than Trump won fair and square.
What goes around, comes around. Eat what you sow.
CTL: You may have a better command of written language than the poster, but I have better command of understanding the intent of an imperfectly construed statement.
As far as the law is concerned, I have a rather very good command of it. And my English comprehension is, wadr, in the top percentile.
CTL: You misconstrued Ben Levi’s comment. He said that IF the courts rules in Trump’s favor and as a result the election is called for Trump, that effectively means the court rulings demonstrates that the networks called it wrong based on invalid ballots counted prior to final vote certification.
jackk: Bookmark the thread in your browser.
And don’t forget how well the Democrats and the left accepted their loss in 2016. And how they promised impeachment before Trump was even sworn in as President.
Charlie: Constitutionally, any state legislature can replace the electors without the governor. (And these legislators are from red districts whose constituents will appreciate and reward them.) And it can only be challenged in the joint session of Congress, presided over by Vice President Michael Pence. Pence can choose to only recognize and present to the joint session the certificate from the legislature, which has constitutional authority.
huju: You’re absolutely correct. If Biden won it is only because Hashem wanted him to win. It is equally true (without comparing the two situations, rather just to make the larger point) that the winner of the 1933 elections in Germany won because Hashem wanted him to win.
London bookies are still accepting, and receiving, bets on who will win and be president. As of today Trump has a 10% betting odds. (Which, funnily enough, is the same odds that Nate Silver from the famous 538 polling firm gave him on November 2, the night before the election. And it is a better odd than Trump was given before the 2016 election.)November 12, 2020 9:36 am at 9:36 am in reply to: President Donald Trump, Oheiv Yisroel Par Excellence #1919291
Rabbi Yair Hoffman today compared the greatness of President Donald J. Trump to that of the greatness of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill (who lost re-election right after WWII.)
The premise of the OP is correct. If Trump pulls through and wins (whether through recounts, litigation, state legislatures or in Congress), it is a virtual certainty that BLM, Democrats, Antifa and other far-leftists will riot, loot and burn.
It is notable that rioting and looting is a hallmark of the Democrat-left while virtually unheard of in the right.
All that said, the president is well-equipped to put down any insurrection by nationalizing the National Guard or by sending the Marines into the cities (as was done by the president in in Los Angeles during the 1990 riots.)
CTL: He absolutely was not rejected by the electorate:
1. The election was very close.
2. He GAINED votes over last time.
3. He gained the LARGEST portion of black and hispanic voters of any Republican presidential candidate in the last SIXTY YEARS.
4. He will remain a large power in American politics for years to come regardless of who wins this election.
5. He is literally loved by tens of millions of Americans.
How has your ruchniyos/frumkeit fared and/or changed, in small or large part, during this period you’re discussing?
Trump got over five million more votes in 2020 than in 2016.
If not for covid-19 he would have clearly won. Even though the United States did better or as good in the fight against covid than most of Europe.
On Monday the United States Department of Justice authorized U.S Attorneys to investigate voter fraud in the election.
ENS: The day before the election the wikipedia article you reference stated: “If the result of an election is unclear or disputed, no person is normally referred to as president-elect until the dispute is resolved.”
Backdating a postmark is extremely easy. They simply can use a manual postmark cancellation stamp rather than any automated system for any ballots not yet postmarked or delivered by November 3. That’s all that’s needed. No need to open any envelope or change the inside envelope.
If he gets into office as a result of the Democrat electoral fraud, his title for the next four years will be “His Fraudulency, Joe Biden Jr.”
If, as likely, Republicans take back the House at the first midterm elections as opposition parties typically do, they can impeach Biden.November 11, 2020 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm in reply to: When will reach “Iacta alea est” (the die has been cast) #1918964
The military lawfully only responds to the orders and appointments of the Commander-In-Chief of the United States, Donald J. Trump.
There is no second way. Attempts otherwise result in court martial and imprisonment for treason.
The Democrats have a long history being masters of election fraud. Famously they stole the 1960 election with LBJ fraudulent producing votes late in the count in Texas and illinois to put JFK over the top. They tried to steal 2000 but were successfully stopped. State and local elections all over the country they have routinely committed fraud in over many decades.
They think when they and their media allies keep repeating the mantra “fraud is rare” over and over again, they’ll get people to forget their history and believe that.November 11, 2020 7:25 am at 7:25 am in reply to: State Legislatures Should Give Trump Reelection Win #1918739
ENS: If you think Biden supporters and/or blue states will declare civil war secession if in a turn of events Trump wins a majority of the electoral college constitutionally, even if through an untraditional chain of legal events, then rest assured that the President, like President Lincoln before him, is well equipped to put down the insurrection.November 10, 2020 7:14 pm at 7:14 pm in reply to: State Legislatures Should Give Trump Reelection Win #1918682
Amil: What I’m relating is basic constitutional law. It may be trivia since it isn’t invoked often, but neither is it anything other than widely acknowledged (in constitutional law) straightforward legal facts.November 10, 2020 4:52 pm at 4:52 pm in reply to: State Legislatures Should Give Trump Reelection Win #1918622
“The Supreme Court has no role here.”
“It is the *Governor* who certifies the electors, not the legislature.”
Normally by LAW, correct. But the legislature has the CONSTITUTIONAL right to assert the power of declaring who the state electors are. And constitutional law overrides statutory law.
“It takes separate votes of BOTH houses of Congress to reject the Governor’s certification.”
Correct, but irrelevant. Because that’s only applicable if the presiding officer of the joint session of Congress, which is VP Pence, on January 6 presents the governor’s certification. Then it would take both houses to override it. But if Congress receives more than one certification from a state, VP Pence will only recognize the constitutional certification from the legislature to present to Congress while ignoring and not recognizing the second certification from the governor, since the legislature has constitutional priority for this purpose.
“The Supreme Court, even with 3 Trump justices, will quickly rule that such an action is illegal.”
The Supreme Court has no role in reviewing the January 6 electoral count in Congress. The constitution assigns that role exclusively to Congress. Another coequal branch of the government (either the executive or judiciary) are not part of this constitutional process.
On January 6 Congress will declare the final vote tally of the electoral college. Following that the issue is finalized and settled. Vice President Pence, as President of the US Senate and constitutionally the presiding officer of the joint session session, is the final arbiter with his declaration.November 10, 2020 3:06 pm at 3:06 pm in reply to: State Legislatures Should Give Trump Reelection Win #1918574
ENS: Laws cannot restrict or change constitutional powers.
Again, if the legislature asserts its constitutional power and now appoints electors, the only recourse available to anyone disputing their ability to do so would be to dispute it in Congress in January. There is no other remedy than Congress’ decision.
It is easy to threaten civil war if you don’t get your way. The other side could similarly threaten civil war if you steal the election via fraud, as that would negate democracy. But either way we know how the last civil war turned out.
Who do you think votes more intelligently, Torah Jews, who voted overwhelmingly for Trump, or the black population, who voted overwhelmingly for Biden?November 10, 2020 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm in reply to: State Legislatures Should Give Trump Reelection Win #1918536
The federal Constitution unambiguously permits the legislature to appoint the presidential electors in any manner of their choosing. Which includes changing their method from whatever it was previously set as. There’s no restriction in the Constitution. This is very clear. In any event, if the legislatures now do directly appoint electors, the only recourse for anyone disputing that would be to take it up in Congress on January 6.November 10, 2020 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm in reply to: Could someone explain it to a non American please…? #1918531
“The American Government system is divided into three branches with supposedly equal separated powers. Executive, Legislative, Judicial. If the legislatures of the states certify a winner, the courts will be loathe to set those certifications aside.”.
I’ve been making this exact point.November 10, 2020 11:59 am at 11:59 am in reply to: State Legislatures Should Give Trump Reelection Win #1918508
“direct vote by state legislature which was deliberately not authorized by the constitution”
Actually, the constitution not only specifically did authorize state legislatures to appoint electors in any manner of their choosing, but historically in the early years of the United States state legislatures did directly appoint presidential electors without any public election.
“If you read the rest of that section and the analysis of it, the underlying facts as to who is an elector has to be based on election day.”
The constitution says nothing about election day. You’re confusing the constitution with legislative laws. And laws cannot override constitutional provisions.
If you read the full text of Bush v. Gore (2000), you will see the Supreme Court explicitly stated that state legislatures have the unimpeded constitutional right to directly appoint the electoral college. In fact, the Florida state legislature almost did exactly that in 2000 before they litigation was resolved.
And once the state legislatures act and directly appoint electors, any party wishing to dispute that fait accompli only has recourse in Congress, not the judiciary.November 10, 2020 9:25 am at 9:25 am in reply to: State Legislatures Should Give Trump Reelection Win #1918486
se2015: If fraud is found and the courts nevertheless cannot rectify it, the legislatures have standing to act.
The federal Constitution takes precedence over state laws. This is a fundamental legal principle. Given that the United States Constitution give direct unambiguous authority to the state legislatures alone, state laws purporting to limit that constitutional right are effectively void. And since once the legislature acts only Congress can challenge it, the courts have no standing or ability to interfere with the official act of a coequal branch of government, the legislative branch, as a matter of separation of powers.
GHD: Is what you’re trying to indicate that when Mr. Biden today held a news conference with a huge sign behind him saying “OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT-ELECT, JOSEPH BIDEN” it was all just a show-and-tell P.R. act, much like the media’s constant use of that title for him?November 9, 2020 7:33 pm at 7:33 pm in reply to: Could someone explain it to a non American please…? #1918343
If someone thinks that the New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, CBS, NBC, ABC, NPR, PBS, AP, Reuters, etc. are something other than left-wing propaganda outlets, than he has his head deeply buried in the sand.
The electoral college is certified on December 8 (by each state), votes on December 14 (in the fifty state capitals) and is counted on January 6 (in Congress.) Those are the dates that officially make one candidate the official winner and President-Elect.