Ok, I for one think you should have to adhere to a code of conduct when you have a post for life like Supreme Court Justice. Don’t take advantage of a job serving the public to further your religious, social or political aims. Don’t sell your power as a judge to the highest bidder, making a mockery of our American courts of law. It’s pretty simple, really. This is a basic understanding amongst decent people in almost every walk of life, integrity and clean dealings are only just, but serve to make our lives run smoothly. Old adages applied to modern times spring to mind, like ‘having So and so in charge of such and such is like having a fox guarding the hen house’. You feel me?
Read on, dear Friends.
The email below is from Congresswoman Louise Slaughter, a true progressive who has been a leading ethics advocate in the halls of Congress. Soon, Representative Slaughter will be introducing legislation to apply a binding code of conduct to the members of the Supreme Court. She started a petition on org.credoaction.com, where activists can launch their own campaigns for progressive change. We strongly urge you to sign Representative Slaughter’s petition to Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts to adopt the same Code of Conduct for United States Judges that applies to every other federal judge in the nation.
Last week it was reported that Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia doesn’t believe in molecular biology. He also seems to doubt the need for a transparent, accountable and impartial Supreme Court. Earlier this month, we learned that Justice Scalia has once again met with a conservative political group behind closed doors.
No member of the Supreme Court should be meeting behind closed doors with powerful political organizations that seek to change our nation’s laws. That’s why today I’m launching a campaign calling on Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts to adopt a binding code of conduct.
With members of the Supreme Court having engaged in ethically dubious behavior in recent years, now is the time to apply a binding code of conduct and restore accountability and transparency to the highest court in the land. Continue reading →
Below is an email from Ohio State Representative Mike Foley and Cleveland native Nina Hart. Rep. Foley and Nina started a petition on SignOn.org, the nonprofit site that allows anyone to start their own online petition.
Dear MoveOn member,
In a last-minute directive issued Friday night that could disenfranchise thousands of Ohioans and tip the outcome of the election, Republican Secretary of State Jon Husted changed requirements for submitting provisional ballots on Election Day. Continue reading →
From Truth and Beauty: Romney-Ryan’s Road to Perdition: “…it was Republican policies during the Bush administration that brought on the sickness and Republicans in Congress who have denied the economy an adequate dosage of the cure. Now they want to implicitly blame President Obama for causing the recession and the failure of stimulus to fix the problem, asserting that fiscal stimulus is per se ineffective.
There is a word for this: chutzpah.”
-Bruce Bartlett, a former employee of Republicans Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Jack Kemp, and Ron Paul
You may want to take a look at this email I received from Chris Bowers at Daily Kos, kids. It contains some unsettling news, and makes me wonder what the international community thinks about the tactics used by Republican and Democratic parties during this election year.
Republican attempts to reduce voter turnout in minority neighborhoods are so widespread that, at the request of American civil rights groups, international monitors will oversee our elections: Continue reading →
This is an email from Greg Palast, my favorite Journalist and pretty rad author sent to me. I bought the book Billionaires & Ballot Bandits: How to Steal an Election in 9 Easy Steps for my Nook ereader, and I’m sharing this with you kids so you can enjoy a taste of the book too!
From my Inbox, we are prompted to ask ourselves, am I registered to vote? Don’t leave it till the last moment if you are not 100% positive, and check out online options if you are too busy or if your schedule precludes going to a physical office to register. MoveOn provides some helpful information, please share with anyone who needs a friendly reminder to register to vote.
Dear MoveOn member,
Are you registered to vote? Are you sure? Are all your friends and family registered voters?
I hope so, because Mitt Romney and the rest of the Republicans are doing everything they can to STOP people from voting. In some states they’re using discriminatory voter suppression laws, in some they’re flooding airwaves with deceptive negative ads—but the goal is the same. They know that a low turnout election is their surest path to victory. Continue reading →
August 18th, 1920–Women’s Suffrage ratified 92 years ago today! Please take a moment to reflect on the years long struggles the women of 1920 went through to garner this sacred right that we enjoy today. Imagine what life would be like without full citizenship. Then imagine the joy the Suffragettes felt as their dream came to pass. Please resolve to not allow any political group to push women back from any hard won rights to live our lives in pursuit of OUR happiness and liberty. Continue reading →