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Adventures in "democracy": an index of threads

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"'Our democracy' is always code for 'our hegemony'." -- Michael Malice

With the Colorado supreme court's (self-stayed) decision to exclude Donald Trump from the state's Republican primary ballot, the war for "muh democracy" has begun in earnest. There were hints and intimations of what was to come - and now, those rumblings have begun to bear fruit. News of the Colorado decision was followed by a cascade of other similar decisions, announcements, etc. from around the country - and more is to be expected as the fruit ripens (and eventually rots).

After the first three threads on the issue were posted, I added cross-links for the other threads to the OP of each thread. But as the number of relevant threads inevitably expands (as it has already begun to do), maintaining a separate index of cross-links in each thread becomes increasingly inconvenient and difficult, to the point of being infeasible. So I decided to create this blog post as a "master index" for all the relevant threads. This way, I will only have to maintain and update a single list of links, and I can just add a single link (for this blog post) to each new relevant thread that is posted.

So without further ado, here are the threads concerning the goings-on in what I will refer to as "Adventures in 'democracy'" (as you peruse these items, please be safe and try not to overdose on popcorn):

How it started:

How it's going:

How it went:

  • ***Official*** SCOTUS count down thread on Trump's ballot ruling, due 1000 Mon 4 Mar
    Quote Originally Posted by Anti Federalist View Post
    SCOTUS Unanimously Rules States Cannot Disqualify Trump from 2024 Ballot
    BRADLEY JAYE 4 Mar 2024

    WASHINGTON, DC – Colorado cannot disqualify former President Donald Trump from appearing on the 2024 ballot, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday.

    In a historic ruling, the Supreme Court said only Congress can disqualify a candidate from the ballot using the Fourteenth Amendment’s “Insurrection Clause”, overturning a 4-3 opinion in December from the Colorado Supreme Court that the provision prohibits former President Donald Trump from appearing on the ballot for the presidency in 2024.

    That ruling partially reversed a prior ruling in November that Trump is not an officer of the United States as defined by the Fourteenth Amendment and that the Amendment therefore cannot be used to disqualify him from appearing on the Colorado primary ballot.

    This is the first time the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled on Section 3 of the Fourteenth Amendment.

Updated 03-04-2024 at 10:10 AM by Occam's Banana