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Laurence Tribe
"No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world." -- Robin Williams
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Laurence Tribe 2h
Memo to Trump: Some 85% of US citizens have “birthright citizenship.” Ending that status would require more than mangling the 14th Amendment. It’d demand laws creating two classes of American newborns. Infant tattoos, anyone? Gives ugly new meaning to “Show me your papers!”
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Laurence Tribe 14h
The first sentence of the 14th Amendment, quoted below, couldn’t be clearer: “ALL PERSONS BORN . . . IN THE UNITED STATES . . .ARE CITIZENS OF THE UNITED STATES.”
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Laurence Tribe 7h
Just think how much he steals from each of us every waking moment. And how much sleep he steals too! That’s why I’m up at 3 AM. Tweeting, of all things! He’s the biggest thief of time imaginable. Racking up a debt on which we’ll never collect.
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Laurence Tribe 7h
This is Trump’s biggest tax increase. But it raises no revenue. It actually increases the deficit and grows the national debt. The worst kind of tax imaginable!
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Laurence Tribe 13h
Numbers like six million are numbing. Until you remember that each of those millions is someone special like Beata Donner, gassed to death at age 3.
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Laurence Tribe 14h
The first sentence of the 14th Amendment, quoted below, couldn’t be clearer: “ALL PERSONS BORN . . . IN THE UNITED STATES . . .ARE CITIZENS OF THE UNITED STATES.”
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Laurence Tribe 16h
The number needed to impeach is 218 of 435. That’s 134 + 84. There are 235 Democrats. Getting another 84 should be feasible if no more than 17 of the 235 are from red districts. That’s the key question now.
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Laurence Tribe 18h
I probably shouldn’t be surprised at all the hateful and obscene responses generated by my describing Trump’s opposition to birthright citizenship as undoing the result of the Civil War, but I just assumed more people had read the first sentence of the 14th Amendment. Guess not!
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Laurence Tribe 21h
Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow, Creeps in this petty pace from day to day, To the last syllable of recorded time . . .
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Laurence Tribe Aug 22
"At one point last year, according to a former official who heard him, he even joked in a meeting about trading Puerto Rico for Greenland — happy to rid himself of an American territory whose leadership he has feuded with repeatedly.” Sick.
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Laurence Tribe Aug 22
For better or worse, I’ve argued ever since before 2016 that presidential Electors must be free to vote their conscience. Now the first federal Circuit Court to weigh in agreed. Another reason to favor the National Popular Vote alternative!
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Laurence Tribe Aug 21
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Laurence Tribe Aug 21
Exactly. has this just right. Trump even hides behind having a Jewish daughter and grandson. He goes “some of my best friends are Jewish” one better. But he has revealed his ugly bigotry despite himself.
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Laurence Tribe Aug 21
Amen, . Trump is feeding a 2,000-year-old anti-Jewish libel: that we are all ultimately disloyal, inherently “other,” and deeply alien.
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Laurence Tribe Aug 21
When Truman considered trying to buy Greenland from Denmark in 1946 as a buffer AGAINST the USSR, Denmark was insulted and told Truman to shove it. Might Trump have been re-floating that once-rejected option not to PROTECT the US FROM Russia but as a Trojan horse FOR Putin?
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Laurence Tribe Aug 21
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Laurence Tribe Aug 21
Trump’s new attack on American Jews as disloyal to Israel if they vote Democratic is no better than his old attack on us as disloyal to America. Where does he get off telling me I need to be loyal to Israel just because I’m Jewish? The guy is a fascist and a fool.
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Laurence Tribe Aug 21
OMG. Indefinite detention for innocent kids. Where will we go next?
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Laurence Tribe Aug 21
This fuxxxng racist wants to reverse the outcome of the Civil War, for God’s sake. Over half a million lives were lost in that sacred cause. If you agree we can’t let this lunatic get away with that, SAY SO!!! If you’re silent, you’re complicit.
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Laurence Tribe Aug 21
Not in Trump’s universe, apparently . . .
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