Tony Perkins: On Thanksgiving Be Sure To Praise Jesus For This New Opportunity To Undo LGBT Rights

Via press release from hate group leader Tony Perkins:

Americans should be eternally thankful for the wisdom possessed by our Founding Fathers, who, rooted in their Christian belief that there is no king but Jesus, instituted a form of government that requires the political leaders to be elected by the people. This means that no single president, administration or Member of Congress can govern without the approval (or disapproval) of the people.

The election two weeks ago was another stirring reminder that the American people are anything but predictable. With virtually every mainstream media outlet and almost every poll predicting a liberal victory, voters chose a different path. In what felt like an overnight seismic shift, the people placed a new party in the White House and gave one party unified control.

As we have made clear over the last two weeks, this election is a God-given opportunity to right some of the wrongs done to life, natural marriage, and religious liberty over the last eight years. This reprieve that the Lord has given is all the more reason to be particularly thankful this year. On behalf of Family Research Council, we extend our deepest thanks to you and your family for helping us bring about a culture in which human life is valued, families flourish, and religious liberty thrives.

  • Pollos Hermanos
    • Todd20036

      I never had a drama free thanks giving dinner like that until I ate alone with my partner, and ignored the “family”

      • Tor

        This year it’s dinner with the logical family. We’re nice and have a lot of fun.

      • Michael White

        My husband and I are having dinner just the two of us this year. No drama – just love.

        • anne marie in philly

          same here: me, husband, cats. no drama llamas!

    • David Walker

      Interesting (to me) is that Jack and I weren’t invited to thanksiving or xmas for ages. I was morbidly curious to see if, Jack’s death, I’d get an invitation. Happily, it seems, I am permanently gay, with or without spouse. Good.

      • BudClark

        I was never invited, except to play the organ for my mother’s funeral (I guess since I was the one who’d given the organ to the church in the first place).

        That’s OK … we had a group of “widows” (mostly organists) who’d meet at the baths in San Diego on the night of Dec. 25 and the night of Jan. 1 and rent the Sling Room for the night … anybody who was there THOSE two nights was there for some HARD sex (chuckle).

        Never failed.

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    • agcons

      Turkey-ash with all the trimmings? No, thanks.

    • swimboy

      For Thanksgiving, the hottest club in New York is “Grandma’s House.” It’s got everything! Burnt turkeys, jello molds made from the blood of russian midgets, giant pixie sticks filled with cocaine, and salt and pepper shakers made out of rare blue baby penguins.

  • HZ81

    Will do, Tony. Just as soon as the long-haired rent boy I’ve hired to play Jesus fills my mouth with “stuffing.” I’ll think of you.

  • clay

    I wish he would have added climate change to that list.

  • Ninja0980

    You can have my marriage license when you and your ilk pry it from my cold dead hands asshole.

    • Gustav2

      They don’t have to physically take it from you, they just won’t recognize it and have legal protections to discriminate.

      • Todd20036

        Your license would turn into blank paper as soon as you went into a “red” state.
        And screw the 14th Amendment.

        • Gustav2

          Or any institution remotely connected to a religious body in all 50 states.

          • Todd20036

            States could determine whether certain churches could have a say. In any event, all they could say is who would be allowed to work there, which is already their right

          • Gustav2

            There is going to be a national right to discriminate. It will pass this Congress and Trump will sign it saying it does nothing to the ‘settled law’ of Obergefell.

          • MonochromeMouse

            the “good” thing about that is that it can cut both ways, if it happens i guarantee the “religious liberty” “states rights” conservatives wouldn’t be ok at all with a jewish or muslim or atheist business refusing to serve a christian.

          • Gustav2

            But that does not happen in the real world.

          • MonochromeMouse

            of course not, Atheists, Jews, and Muslims tend to be much more polite than conservative Christians

          • shivadog

            Doesn’t really work that well when it is a minority discriminating against a majority. If I am the only gay in town I’m screwed if straight people refuse to serve me. But if I decide I am not going to sell to straight people I would be out of business in a flash.

          • MonochromeMouse

            I’m in no way, shape, or form in favor of legalizing discrimination, that’s why good was in quotes.

          • shivadog

            Sorry, didn’t mean to imply that you were. I have just heard those sentiments a lot, some people seem to think these “right to discriminate” laws will be a double edged sword and I just wanted to point out that it won’t work that way in the real world.

          • ceeenbee

            If it happens, we need to make a concerted effort to “out” every bigoted business owner aggressively. We have us but, we have an a4my of supporters and allies behind us who, I think, would gladly find more welcoming establishments to eat and shop.

            The most important think is that we must not back-down. We must shout out the businesses who want to discriminate. That will be their right and they should be proud to acknowledge it.

        • Ninja0980

          Just another reason RBG should have done what Sandra Day O’Conner did and retire while Obama had a chance to fill her replacement.

          • Todd20036

            In theory. In reality, Congress would have just sat on the open seat.

          • Ninja0980

            Democrats would have used the nuclear option without a doubt.

      • Ninja0980

        I just hope the end result of that will be some of these divorced/remarried folks (of which many Republicans are) are subjected to the same thing.
        Karma will be a bitch.

        • Gustav2

          Yeah, that’s gonna happen to Str8 folks.

          • Ninja0980

            If some of these extremists have their way, it will.

          • Duck

            Yeah, it is just a small step from “marriage is between one man and one woman (at a time)” to “marriage is between one man and one woman (ever)”.

          • Ninja0980

            And that will hit many of these GOPers where it hurts.

          • clay

            already been proposed in KS, TX, OK, AR, and IN– “covenant” marriages, now with extra rights.

      • Christopher

        At that time I will sue the state for my $48.00 back!

  • moebym

    “Canoe refugee for Jesus” <- WIN

  • Mark McGovern

    Yes Trump is a very religious and pious man. I hope you’re good at sucking dick Mr. Perkins, because that is what you may well be doing before you get anything from this President. EVERYTHING will have a price tag.

  • 2patricius2

    “Americans should be eternally thankful for the wisdom possessed by our Founding Fathers, who, rooted in their Christian belief that there is no king but Jesus, instituted a form of government that requires the political leaders to be elected by the people.”

    This is such an absurd statement that it would be laughable if Tony were not a bit closer to getting the theocracy he so longs for. If Jesus is king, why doesn’t he just rule things himself? Why does he need the vote? Did he set up the Electoral College so Drumpf would win when the people voted for Clinton? If the founding fathers were Christians, why were some of the Deists and why did they set up a Constitution to grant religious freedom to people who were not Christian? And if he were king, why did he pass on telling them to do away with slavery? And if he were king, why did he allow the gayz to flood Tony’s house?….

  • Todd

    Tony …..Choke on a tur ….dick.

  • The Professor

    You’re not divorcing me asshole. Move on.

  • Lazycrockett

    That first paragraph is utter horse shit. That being said.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xlj9ZtyeE4M

  • PickyPecker

    uh, Tony honey. Your god would like to have a word with you
    http://www.demonologia.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/mammon-portada.jpg

  • hey tony, this thanksgiving you should be thinking about the effects of your bigotry on your closeted son.

  • Lazycrockett
    • Jeffrey

      I hold out hope.

    • I am…stupid. What does this mean?

      • Dagoril

        It means that the Republican controlled legislature will officially ignore the votes of those electors, and Trump will be the winner anyway. Seriously. Now if the D’s controlled the legislature, they could allow that kind of thing to slide, and we would have a President Hillary if enough votes flipped. But the R’s don’t have to do that, and obviously won’t.

  • PickyPecker
    • Tor

      God’s collateral damage.

      • Paula

        Well, its O.K. Gawd was doing jello shots with Methuselah the night before and got hammered. His aim was off.

        • Ragnar Lothbrok

          omg!! I heard the same thing !

        • Tor

          He never had a very good aim in the first place.

    • agcons

      It couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy.

    • Chuck in NYC

      God keeps warning Tony to stop praying behind God’s back to Lady Clairol, but Tony has proven incapable of giving up his addiction.

    • BudClark

      Look at that face! The poor old dude needs some HEAD and a good ROGERING!

    • JT

      PerKKKins never listens.

  • Bared Bear

    Trump-elect has shown me that we’ve underestimated the depth of these vile people’s evil. I hope that they’ve underestimated the depth of good people’s stern resolution against them.

  • David in Tucson

    And don’t forget that more people voted for HRC than for Him Who Shall Not Be Named.

    • Megrim Twist

      MINORITY President-SELECT.

  • Megrim Twist

    Going after Obergefell or Roe would be a battle royale, I think, but the “religious liberty” bullshit is what we are going to have to keep a keen eye on.

    • William

      Is that when they start blowing themselves up?

      • TrollopeReader

        i didn’t see “up” in my first scan …..

  • Mike_in_the_Tundra

    It must not feel good to be that full of hate. His face is starting to show it.

  • TexasBoy

    Just imagine what an awesome planet this would be if all the time and resources spent on hate, religion and war were spent to clothe the naked, feed the starving and house the homeless.

    • AW

      It’s so much easier to hate people when you stand behind religion, it gives a basis for your hate. Without religion people would have to just hate and really that don’t work, it’s too transparent.

    • Megrim Twist

      They only worship $$$$.

  • EweTaw

    The life-long petulant ninny fizzle needs a spanking and put to bed in restraints.

  • Ninja0980

    http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/11/mcconnells-scotus-gamble-paid-off-big-league.html
    Mentioned this on the other thread but this tactic worked because Democrats have never, EVER taken the judicial branch as seriously as Republicans have and this past election showed that most of all.
    If Scalia (sadly he didn’t) had died two Februarys earlier when Democrats still controlled the Senate and they filled his seat, I can assure you we’d be saying Madame President and have a Senate with Senators Jason Kander, Russ Feingold, Kate Mcginty etc.
    This election for many Republicans was all about SCOTUS and the lower courts.
    Too bad it wasn’t the same for Democrats, who other then Robert Bork, have never, ever shown a spine.
    If you want to point out one top failure of Democrats, this is it.

    • AW

      Don’t understand why but it’s true. Dems never think of the courts but I, a Democrat think of them all the frigging time.

      • Lazycrockett

        This whole election cycle was bout SCOTUS to me, even during the primaries.

        • Ninja0980

          Indeed, and the fact it wasn’t boggles my mind.
          Not to mention the lower courts, which HAD been trending liberal, will most likely be jerk back to the far right or have their liberal power diminished, especially on the 4th and 9th circuits.

        • AW

          Me too, espeically considering that most of our hard fought and won battles were in the courts. Lower and SCOTUS. I don’t know how anyone can look at that and think “Hillary just doesn’t do it for me, I’m voting for Joanne Stern”. It really was a vote against interests.

    • moebym

      I dunno, it felt to me that the topic of the SC was brought up quite often.

      • TrollopeReader

        it was. on both sides. some seem to not notice reality.

    • SoCalGal20

      While Dems should have been all over this issue to get the base motivated, I’m not sure SCOTUS made the difference.

      Vox published this very interesting article about which voters actually flipped to Trump and what they found was lower-educated whites were the ones who flipped but it wasn’t about the economy but more about culture. They’re not necessarily lower income, just less educated. I guess the SCOTUS issue might have appeal to them (OMG GAYS GETTING MARRIED!!) but the basic gist is that those voters are more bigoted and xenophobic and want an authoritarian to tell them it wil be ok and all the icky black and brown people and gays, etc won’t ruin their lives. Or whatever.

      http://www.vox.com/world/2016/11/22/13702842/donald-trump-working-class-whites

  • Megrim Twist
  • vorpal

    And somehow, they think that they are the good guys.
    Amazing.
    Only in their warped view of reality is Trump remotely “god-given.”

    • PickyPecker
      • vorpal

        PP! It is such a joy as ever to see your posts!
        You are one of my favourites and after the horrible last week, even more appreciated than ever!

        • PickyPecker

          Let’s go for ‘fuck yes’ today, eh? 🙂
          https://i.imgflip.com/1eneny.jpg

          • vorpal

            LOL I am an anomaly of a kitty. All my zones are FUCK YES for the right person!
            (Especially my “tail.”)

          • Friday

            Whoozz an anomalous kitty! You is! 🙂 (hi, boys. 🙂 )

          • Phillip in L.A.

            Ice Cube–“Down for Whatever”

            https://youtu.be/VeFjyDOJtnY

          • TrollopeReader

            uh-huh !

          • vorpal

            Please!!! You have an all-bop access pass!
            Those are rare like gold tickets in chocolate bars!

          • TrollopeReader

            where is the *bop-a-ble* guide??

          • Skeptical_Inquirer

            Why do people keep try to scritch their belly anyway?

          • vorpal

            My cats LOVE belly scritches! In fact, they insist on them!

    • William

      Smallpox was also “god-given”. It took science to defeat it.

    • Friday

      Yeah, just from ‘Think of all the people we can hurt, isn’t this Norman Rockwell’ you know they’re evil.

    • Ron Robertson

      It tells you a lot about their concept of god, a vicious, nasty piece of work who believes in killing people who don’t “agree” with them. Their god is too weak to persuade people using logic, reason and rational persuasion. No, he has to kill people. And what’s never answered or asked is what does their god get out of all of this? Their god is as petty and small as they are, with heaps of viciousness.

  • Lumpy Gaga

    “The Fight for Faith”

    — the Muslims have a word for it.

    • Friday

      Both those branches of monotheism seem to be under the delusion that *Faith* is something you get from hurting others. And they wonder why they can never get along with even each other.

  • Sam_Handwich
    • EweTaw

      Alt-Reich insists this is fake because they can’ hear anyone booing.

  • Brooklyn Joe
  • Toni is going to be very disappointed, very soon. drumpf doesn’t give a shit about jeebus. i don’t think he even likes most of the xtians who supported him, certainly not enough to invite them for regular chats and suchlike. of all the fears i have about this administration, gunning for a theocracy is low on the list. he’s too much of a NYer and i’m betting he finds holy rollers annoying.

    • Friday

      The Evangelicals decided they didn’t care, they elected their own Antichrist on promise of getting license to hurt LGBT people and anyone else they feel like.

  • William

    Tony, please show where Jesus is mentioned in the Constitution. Some of my ancestors were still Jewish when it was written. Does that mean the Constitution does not apply to us?

    • Friday

      You’d think in Perkins’ narrative somehow those Founding Fathers wouldn’t have held back cause of “PC” that didn’t exist over hate that wasn’t a big deal in the name of a branch of Christian Fundamentalism that didn’t exist here tillJonathan Edwards at least in another century.

    • TrollopeReader

      Tony seems to forget that one of Pres. G. Washington’s early visits was to a synagogue in Newport, RI …..and his letter to the congregation is foundational to how the US views religious freedoms.

    • TimCA

      You really wouldn’t want to hear his answer to that question. 🙁

  • D. J.

    Gee Tony, didn’t Gawd flood your fucking house recently? Maybe Gawd’s not all that keen on your past and future plans….

    • Friday

      Then Trump gave him a big payoff and Trump’s ‘Christian Family Values’ now. Also the Right promised the Fundies power and they sold themselves on the promise.

  • Rebecca Gardner

    What an ignorant, bigoted, fuck head.

    • Phillip in L.A.

      Pithily said, Rebecca G!

  • Rex

    Tony should be thankful that none of his family is gay. Yet.

    • Friday

      He’ll probably just be glad all the ways he can *legally* hurt them.

  • SoCalGal20

    THE FOUNDING FATHERS WERE DEISTS. AND THEY DIDN’T BASE THE FOUNDING OF THIS COUNTRY ON JESUS. Learn history, asshat.

    Also, can you please be raptured or struck by lightning ASAP? Thank you.

    • canoebum

      The lies fall so easily from Tony’s lips.

      • SoCalGal20

        It’s all about the grift, so no surprise.

        Wishing for a new Age of Enlightenment stat!

    • JWC

      i could be wrong but didn’t the founding fathers want a clear and definitive separation of Church and State

      • SoCalGal20

        LOL yes. That pesky Bill of Rights!

        • Craig Howell

          The Bill of Rights now officially begins and ends with the Second Amendment.

    • William

      David Barton told him it was so.

  • kanehau

    ‘Praying’ to god that you choke on a turkey bone.

  • Ninja0980

    http://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/politics/article_0b9d8566-adb2-11e6-8a93-cbead1c8f71a.html
    Sad article about the older brother of the current LA Attorney General.
    This is why I will never wish a LGBT member on Tony or any of these other bigots.
    Because as some of the comments in the article show, many of these folks truly view being LGBT as a sin and they will NEVER change their tune.
    My one close friend will be having his 14th Thanksgiving and upcoming birthday without his “parents”, who still show no guilt over throwing him out of the house when they found out he was gay.

  • JWC

    what an ignorant windbag

  • LovesIrony

    more Americans voted for Hillary, so the Trump was not elected by the people but facts never meant much to you

    • Sam_Handwich
      • TrollopeReader

        I wonder how much is outstanding to be counted ? (and WI)

      • Earl

        Seriously though, is it still possible that the results could be overturned? I can’t imagine the anger that would unleash.

    • LovesIrony

      So if your god wanted people to elect the president he fucked up again

  • Cuberly

    Ah yes, nothing captures the holiday season more than tirelessly vilifying a minority, working hard to deprive them of their rights…..oh yes, and good will to all men.

    Happy Holidays Toni!

  • Friday

    Don’t forget to be ‘thankful’ for the pieces of silver Trump gave you while he was fucking up recovery operations around your climate-denier-ass-flooded-extra- house, Tony. …Be sure to mix more lies into your prayers like ‘the founding Fathers told me to be Dominionist’ and ‘We won the popular vote’ …cause your God *loves* being lied to but might have mentioned something about yer ‘earthly rewards.’

    Too bad those ‘earthly rewards’ are so petty a thing to have sold yer soul (and any pretense of ‘morality’) over just for gloating in anticipation of the people you can oppress over your ‘Thanksgiving’ turkey in the name of ‘family.’

    Enjoy.

    • Friday

      (I’ll note these Christians are probably really fucking lucky they *couldn’t* convert me. )

  • Sashineb

    Oh, Tonette, you must be hurting now that the Rump has said he will not prosecute Hillary. That, plus his statement of how he is OK with same-sex marriage. And will you be enjoying your Thanksgiving from your trailer, since your god has flooded your home??

    • Friday

      He ain’t hurting about one property, just *wrong* about his denialisms and proving he doesn’t mind taking homes from those he hates by lying either.

  • TrollopeReader

    Oh Tony. I hope you enjoy your Turkey and fixins’ in your mold-infested dining room and house in Louisiana. maybe inhale some nasty mold spores, too.

  • Silver Badger

    Bless his heart. His god answered his prayers with trump. How appropriate.

    • Friday

      He and the Christian Right never get to forget it, natch?

  • anne marie in philly

    “On Thanksgiving Be Sure To Praise The FSM For This Opportunity To Support LGBT Rights Everywhere!” – fixed it for ya, tony baloney!

  • Earl

    Those sound like interesting ‘Founding Fathers’. Which nation did they found, cause I’m pretty sure that nation wasn’t the USA.

    But WTF do I know? I’m foreign. 🙂

  • Crow on a Top Hat

    No Jesus praising from me instead, between mouthfuls of mashed potatoes, I’m gonna grumble how awful we still are to Native Americans. Also, pilgrims suck.

    • Friday

      Also those maniacs didn’t found the United States of America, as much as the Christian Right tries to claim that was even anywhere near the right century. Compared to the Bill of Rights, say, those Puritans were closer to Shakespeare’s time than the America we know was from, say, FDR’s. (I’m messing up how I’m saying this. They wer further from the founding than most of modern history is. There’s a lot of analogies there.)

      • First colony, 1607.
        Declaration of Independence, 1776.
        Average life expectancy for a Pilgrim, 40 years old.
        We’re talking at least 3-4 generations apart…

  • TampaDink

    W.W.J.D.A.?

    • TuuxKabin

      Thank you TampaDink. I had to Google WWJDA. Glad I did!

      http://www.truth-out.org/media/k2/items/cache/ddc83a78315e56a85b95f8d3a895c1e8_L.jpg

      • TampaDink

        Stealing….your posted image says it better than I did…..and I know I’ll be needing it again…and again. 😉

        • TuuxKabin

          Hey, we’re all like playing marbles! Stealies!

          • TampaDink

            I’ve never played with a full set or a full deck. ;-p

          • TuuxKabin

            Marbles. You know. The little round marble balls. Not decks of cards. JohncATL already there and you guys at a bar?

          • TampaDink

            The post that I read from John said that he’ll be in Tampa on Dec. 23rd…..I can’t afford to sit in a bar, drinking for an entire month. ;-p

          • TuuxKabin

            Oh. Missed that part. Well, if you want to start a GoFundMe Page el HubCap and I would be willing to send support to help with the tab.

          • TampaDink

            Good idea, thank you! But I don’t think that my liver can handle a month long bender on top of all of the abuse it’s getting right here at home. 😉

          • TuuxKabin

            Okay. But if you change your mind. Just heard from him. Haven’t seen that much of him sense the election, understandably.

          • TampaDink

            John isn’t the only regular who has been laying low since the election. I’m better at dealing with the waking nightmare we are faced with by being “around” my peeps.

  • Friday

    On yer knees, fascist toadie. What did you sell for what?

  • Anastasia Beaverhousen

    Tony honey, here’s what I’m thankful for… not a fucking thing. I worked hard for everything and your invisible sky daddy didn’t do shit to help me or you, as a matter of fact.

  • witch

    First ” I” have no king, second if I remember history right the founding fathers kicked a real king out of America

  • Martin

    Not gonna happen.

    Happy Thanksgiving to all. Better days ahead, dawn will break; never doubt it.

    • djcoastermark

      Great, now republes and tony are going to try and fix the broken dawn. Yea ! make dawn great again!

      • TuuxKabin

        Oh you fresh! Behave yo’ bad ass self and go feed the (LOOK!) squirrels. XO

    • TuuxKabin

      Just broke here, good timing to read your comment. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

  • TuuxKabin

    Ah choke on your turkey, turkey butt.

    • TrollopeReader

      🙂

  • Jay Silversmith

    Gawd gave you a reprieve Tony. He only washed away yer house. Keep this shit up and he’s gonna stuff a nice thanksgiving turkey up yer butt. If you live till xmas, look out for flying christmas trees.

  • TrollopeReader

    Loving Joe’s URLs; “canoe-refugee-for-jesus”

  • Stuart Wyman-Cahall

    They’re baaaaaaaaak!

  • andrew

    The Jesus that I’ve read about in the gospels, assuming some of the stories are true or partly true, doesn’t deserve all the haters who seem to think they are his followers.

  • JOHN MAYOR

    LITIGATIONALLY VS PETITIONALLY REMOVING THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE
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    In even a cursory examination of this outrageous nigh past– though, tentative!– U.S. Election, at the root of the abysmal failure of the U.S. “Electoral System” to achieve a D-E-M-O-C-R-A-T-I-C Plurality, is its failure to facilitate the E-S-S-E-N-T-I-A-L D-E-M-O-C-R-A-T-I-C R-E-Q-U-I-R-E-M-E-N-T of a “D-I-R-E-C-T E-L-E-C-T-I-O-N”, through a “O-N-E V-O-T-E-R, O-N-E V-O-T-E” Elections System! And due– PRIMARILY!– to the institution of a Republican preferred U-N-D-E-M-O-C-R-A-T-I-C “Electoral College”!… with “Electors”, and INDIRECT “Electoral Votes”!
    .
    Consequently!… given the astounding and P-E-R-V-E-R-S-E Trump “win”, numerous Petitions have now emerged online– at least!– to challenge, and to eliminate, the Electoral College! To many Americans– and I suggest, to MOST Americans!– Trump becoming the “President-elect”… and despite losing the “popular vote”!… was– and still is!– A S-H-O-C-K T-O T-H-E C-O-R-E O-F D-E-M-O-C-R-A-C-Y, A-N-D, T-O R-A-T-I-O-N-A-L P-O-L-I-T-I-C-A-L D-I-S-C-O-U-R-S-E! And the situation is reminiscent of the controversial 2000 Presidential race between George W. Bush and Al Gore!… in which Gore won the “popular vote”, but, Bush was elected President!
    .
    Under the U.S Constitution, until the designated Electors of the Electoral College assemble in their state capitals to place in their votes (and in this present process, on December 19th!)… followed, by a meeting of Congress to affirm the result (and in this present process, on January 6th)!… things are still not fully settled! In most of the country, it’s a “winner-takes-all” system: whoever wins a state’s “popular vote” is awarded all the Electoral votes for that state! The catch is, that these votes are based on a state’s number of Senators and House Representatives!… so, they vary from state to state! It’s more important to win states with a high proportion of Electoral Votes– like Trump taking Wisconsin, and Florida!– than to receive the most votes overall! November 8th’s U.S. vote, was– technically!– not to make Trump the next President, but, to determine who the 538 Electors in the various states across the country will be! It is those Electors who will bear the responsibility of casting the votes that will “legally elect” the next U.S. President (i.e…. and presently!… on December 19th!)! And it is for this reason, why millions of Hillary Clinton supporters… and supporters of “democracy”!… are anxious to lobby Electors, in an effort to trump Trump!
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    And so… this “mysterious victory” has reawakened… of course!… interest in, and has revived tactical approaches to, the elimination of the much criticized Electoral College! And, VEHEMENT criticisms!… and which are not only rife today, but, which have flurished for decades!
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    And, for example, David Boise… a lawyer who represented Gore, in Bush v. Gore, in 2000!… told the New York Times, that he considers the Electoral College a “historical anomaly”! A view, that has been echoed by millions online– at least!– since 2000!… and, by millions more, since November the 8th!
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    However!… the S-O-L-U-T-I-O-N to the evils inhere within this nearly completed U.S. Election, is not to place emphasis on merely changing the minds, and votes, of Electors!… as is currently the case with the Lady Gaga supported Change.org Petition (among other “Elector Lobby” Petitions!)… but, on challenging CONSTITUTIONALLY (and through TORT!… AND, NOW!), the inherent violation of the “Principles of Democracy (i.e., those respective of one’s Democratic Right to a ‘DIRECT ELECTION’, and, to ‘ONE VOTER, ONE VOTE’!)” through the present UNCONSTITUTIONAL, AND TORTIOUS DEFERENCE to the Electoral College in the first place!… and, to the “Colleg(e)al Conventions” that will finally determine who becomes President!
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    Challenging the Electoral College based on a “C-O-N-S-T-I-T-U-T-I-O-N-A-L I-M-P-E-R-A-T-I-V-E” to peg the Electoral College to the “Principles of Democracy”, is as an important consideration for those desiring an end to the Electoral College, as it is for those desiring the beginning of D-E-M-O-C-R-A-T-I-C PLURALITIES! If the T-R-U-E “Principles of Democracy” are said (IN A SOUND COURT OF LAW!) to necessitate the B-I-N-D-I-N-G A-D-H-E-R-E-N-C-E of governments to the “popular decisions” of an electorate (R-E A-N-Y E-L-E-M-E-N-T T-H-A-T W-O-U-L-D P-O-R-T-E-N-D A-N E-L-E-C-T-O-R-A-T-E-‘-S G-O-V-E-R-N-A-N-C-E!… and e.g., the Electoral College!)”, then, a CONSTITUTIONAL CHALLENGE (and TORT CHALLENGE!) against an ENTRENCHED MARGINALIZATION of an electorate’s “popular vote” through a “S-L-I-G-H-T O-F H-A-N-D” and “E-N-D R-U-N” around the “Principles of Democracy (e.g., through the Electoral College!)”, would go a long way toward “EXPOSING” what these Electoral mechanisms have been– and are!– all about! And!… MOST IMPORTANTLY!… such a challenge would reveal the veracity (or lack, thereof!) of the claims in support of the Electoral College!
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    The bottom line, is:… ANY ATTEMPT TO UNDERMINE THE B-I-N-D-I-N-G OF THE “POPULAR EXPRESSION” TO A “POPULAR ELECTION” BY WAY OF SOME “POLITICAL CIRCUMLOCUTORY OBFUSCATION (E.G., THE CLAIMS IN SUPPORT OF AN ELECTORAL COLLEGE!)”, SHOULD BE MADE SUBJECT TO “JUDICIOUS” CONSTITUTIONAL (AND TORT!) ADJUDICATION! AND SUCH “COLLEG(E)AL CIRCUMLOCUTORY OBFUSCATION”, SHOULD NOT BE MADE SYNONYMOUS WITH A “REASONED DEFINITION” OF, AND “REASONED APPROACH” TO, WHAT CONSTITUTES THE T-R-U-E “PRINCIPLES OF DEMOCRACY”!
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    In the face of the EVIDENCE that the U.S. Electoral System is a breach of the “Principles of Democracy”!… and, that the process Americans have been about (i.e., involving the Electoral College– at least!) has been a SHAM!… a competent court of jurisdiction could just as easily turn around, and say:… “You know… you guys (Senators and Congresspersons!) have been made WELL AWARE of the CLEAR CONSTITUTIONAL BREACHES inhere within the Electoral College! And so!… YOU ARE WITHOUT EXCUSE!… A-N-D Y-O-U A-R-E N-O-W O-B-L-I-G-E-D T-O A-M-E-N-D T-H-E P-R-O-C-E-S-S, F-O-R-T-H-W-I-T-H (and the stated Conventions of the Amending Formula, N-O-T-W-I-T-H-S-T-A-N-D-I-N-G!… and, the present Conventions and obligations of the Electoral College’s Electoral voting process, N-O-T-W-I-T-H-S-T-A-N-D-I-N-G!)!!… AND TO INSTITUTE WHAT HAS BEEN CALLED FOR BY COUNTLESS JUDICIAL ADVOCATES AND ADVOCACIES, AND, BY SOUND JURIPRUDENCE!!”
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    Of course, the legal machinations to be pursued, depend on what’s being argued before the court, and on how well this is presented!… and– ultimately!– before the US Supreme Court! But!… and for God’s sake– if for no one else’s sake!… Senators and Congresspersons (and America’s top legal minds!– at least!) have been made FULLY AWARE of the “Principles of Democracy”!… and have been made FULLY AWARE of the need to UPHOLD THE “DEMOCRATIC WILL” of the Electorate! And so… it’s not as if these learned political souls would be “blindsided” by a Court’s decision, that these act… AND ACT NOW!… to remedy a centuries-old injustice! Adherence to a Constitutional Amending Formula is of less importance… as is adhering to the present legislated Electoral College’s Electoral Conventions!… than adherence to the CORNERSTONE OF DEMOCRATIC RIGHTS!… THE CORNERSTONE OF DEMOCRACY! All a judge need say, is:… “Cut the cr*p!… and get on with it!”
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    And thus!… concerned Americans– I believe!– must refocus their efforts… FULL EFFORTS!– AND FOREMOST!… ON SEEKING (N-O-W!) TO CONSTITUTIONALLY (AND THROUGH TORT!) TO UPHOLD THE “PRINCIPLES OF DEMOCRACY”! And although Americans are free… of course!… to join in on the lesser “Electoral Lobby” Petitions, the “B-E-T-T-E-R R-E-T-U-R-N”, will be from the suggested LEGAL ACTIONS (and through– e.g.– “Crowd Funding”!), and the “Abolitionist Petitions (such as those of MoveOn.org!… and, the like!)”! And!… inasmuch!… as the present ILLEGAL DENIAL of “DIRECT ELECTIONS”, and of “ONE VOTER, ONE VOTE (by way of the very existence of the Electoral College!)”, I-S T-H-E C-E-N-T-R-A-L P-R-O-B-L-E-M!
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    To sum up… the “Equal Protection Clause” is part of the FOURTEENTH AMENDMENT to the United States Constitution! The clause… which took effect in 1868!… provides, that no state shall deny to any person within its jurisdiction, “the equal protection of the laws (and, I’ll add here, Equal Constitutional Protection re the application of the Constitution with respect to the state application of Electoral College Voting, and a state’s elections law that applies to a given Federal Election!)”!
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    A primary motivation for this clause was to validate the “equality provisions” contained in the Civil Rights Act of 1866, which guaranteed that A-L-L P-E-O-P-L-E (and, I’ll add here, ALL AMERICAN VOTERS!… AND REGARDLESS OF THE STATE IN WHICH A VOTER RESIDES!) would have Rights EQUAL to those of A-L-L C-I-T-I-Z-E-N-S (e.g., whatever is afforded in one state pertaining to Electoral College voting, and a state’s elections law that applies to any given Federal Election, SHOULD BE AFFORDED TO A-L-L A-M-E-R-I-C-A-N-S!)! As a whole, the FOURTEENTH AMENDMENT marked a large shift in “American Constitutionalism”, BY APPLYING– SUBSTANTIALLY!– MORE CONSTITUTIONAL RESTRICTIONS AGAINST THE STATES THAN HAD APPLIED BEFORE THE CIVIL WAR!
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    The meaning of the Equal Protection Clause has been the subject of much debate!… and inspired the well-known phrase, “Equal Justice Under Law”! This clause was the basis for Brown v. Board of Education (1954)… the Supreme Court decision that helped to dismantle racial segregation! And!… which also formed the basis for many other Human Rights decisions which/ that REJECTED DISCRIMINATION AGAINST PEOPLE BELONGING TO VARIOUS GROUPS (and I’ll add here, a “hoped-for” future decision:… a state’s discrimination in its application of Electoral College voting, and in its creation and application of its elections law that applies to any given Federal Election, when compared to the creation and the application of such, state-to-state!… AND, DISCRIMINATION WITH RESPECT TO “DIRECT ELECTIONS”, AND “ONE VOTER, ONE VOTE”!)!
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    And despite the said “fact” that the Equal Protection Clause itself applies only to state and local governments, the Supreme Court held in Bolling v. Sharpe (1954) that Equal Protection requirements within the FOURTEENTH AMENDMENT apply to the Federal Government through the “DUE PROCESS CLAUSE” of the FIFTH AMENDMENT! IN OTHER WORDS, EQUAL PROTECTION AND BENEFIT REQUIREMENTS MUST APPLY STATE-TO-STATE, RE ANY ELECTORAL COLLEGE VOTING, THE CREATION AND APPLICATION OF ANY STATE ELECTION LAW THAT WOULD APPLY TO A GIVEN FEDERAL ELECTION, AND, TO “DIRECT ELECTIONS”, AND “ONE VOTER, ONE VOTE”!
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    Well, folks!… and to cut to the chase!… even in adopting the Conventions of the Electoral College (leaving aside– for the moment!– the issue of “DIRECT ELECTIONS”, and “ONE VOTER, ONE VOTE”!), STATE-RUN ELECTORAL COLLEGE VOTING, AND STATE-RUN ELECTION LAWS GOVERNING ANY GIVEN FEDERAL ELECTION BY WAY OF THE POWERS GRANTED STATES THROUGH ARTICLE II, SECTION 1 OF THE U.S. CONSTITUTION (WHICH GIVES THE STATES EXCLUSIVE CONTROL OVER AWARDING THEIR RESPECTIVE ELECTORAL VOTES!), ARE PRESENTLY IN BREACH OF THE FEDERAL “DUE PROCESS CLAUSE” OF THE FIFTH AMENDMENT OF THE AMERICAN CONSTITUTION (AND THEREBY, FEDERAL “EQUAL PROTECTION AND BENEFIT”, STATE-TO-STATE!), IN THAT, THE INDIVIDUAL STATES (BY MERE VIRTUE OF THEIR INDIVIDUAL APPROACH TO ELECTORAL COLLEGE VOTING, AND THEIR RESPECTIVE CREATION AND APPLICATION OF STATE ELECTION LAWS THAT WOULD APPLY TO ANY GIVEN FEDERAL ELECTION!) S-Y-S-T-E-M-I-C-A-L-L-Y D-E-N-Y C-O-L-L-E-C-T-I-V-E/ U-N-I-L-A-T-E-R-A-L F-E-D-E-R-A-L D-U-E P-R-O-C-E-S-S A-N-D E-Q-U-A-L P-R-O-T-E-C-T-I-O-N A-N-D B-E-N-E-F-I-T T-O A-L-L A-M-E-R-I-C-A-N C-I-T-I-Z-E-N-S, WHEN THE RESPECTIVE STATES’ ELECTORAL COLLEGE VOTING AND ELECTIONS LAWS ARE COMPARED SIDE-BY-SIDE/ STATE-TO-STATE! BUT, MOREOVER, THIS STATE-TO-STATE BREACH OF FEDERAL “DUE PROCESS”… AND THUS, FEDERAL “EQUAL PROTECTION AND BENEFIT”!… WITH RESPECT TO THE STATE-TO-STATE APPARATUS FOR ELECTORAL COLLEGE VOTING, AND THE CREATION AND APPLICATION OF STATE-TO-STATE ELECTIONS LAWS, DOESN’T EVEN TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION THE MORE SERIOUS BREACH OF FEDERAL “DUE PROCESS (AND THUS, FEDERAL ‘EQUAL PROTECTION AND BENEFIT’!)”, IN THE DISCRIMINATORY STATE-TO-STATE FAILURE TO FACILITATE “DIRECT ELECTIONS”, AND “ONE VOTER, ONE VOTE”!
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    THEREFORE!… THE O-N-L-Y S-O-L-U-T-I-O-N THAT WILL END THIS STATE-TO-STATE DISCRIMINATION IN THE APPLICATION OF ELECTORAL COLLEGE VOTING, THE CREATION AND APPLICATION OF RESPECTIVE STATE ELECTION LAWS TO ANY GIVEN FEDERAL ELECTION, AND THE IMPLEMENTATION OF “DIRECT ELECTIONS” AND “ONE VOTER, ONE VOTE”, IS THE ABANDONMENT OF BOTH ELECTORAL COLLEGE VOTING AND STATE ELECTIONS LAWS, IN FAVOR OF THE CREATION OF ONE FEDERAL “DIRECT ELECTIONS, ONE VOTER, ONE VOTE” LAW!… AND, ELECTIONS PROCESS! BUT!… IN LIEU OF, AND IN ADVANCE OF THE LEGISLATIVE DRAFTING OF ANY SUCH LAW, ADVOCATES AND ADVOCACIES WHO/ WHICH CONTEST THE INEQUALITY OF ELECTORAL COLLEGE VOTING, STATE ELECTIONS LAWS, AND, THE ABSENCE OF “DIRECT ELECTIONS” AND “ONE VOTER, ONE VOTE”, WOULD DO WELL TO E-X-P-E-D-I-T-E T-H-E L-E-G-I-S-L-A-T-I-V-E P-R-O-C-E-S-S THROUGH THE I-M-M-E-D-I-A-T-E I-N-V-O-C-A-T-I-O-N OF THE NECESSARY CONSTITUTIONAL AND TORT MEASURES, T-H-A-T W-O-U-L-D S-E-E T-H-E “J-U-D-I-C-I-O-U-S E-F-F-E-C-T-A-T-I-O-N” O-F S-U-C-H A L-A-W, B-Y W-A-Y O-F A C-O-U-R-T-‘-S R-U-L-I-N-G, T-H-A-T S-U-C-H A L-A-W, I-S “P-A-S-T D-U-E”!!
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    Your courts!… and your communities’ learned legal minds (and Crowd Funding resources!)!… await your calls! And the sooner, the better!
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    Please!!… no emails!

    • TexasBoy

      I B-E-L-I-E-V-E Y-O-U BECAUSE Y-O-U T-Y-P-E IN A-L-L C-A-P-S.

      That was too painful to even try to read.

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  • TexasBoy

    Have you ever noticed that in modern times, Godless Heathens are much more Christ-like than Christians?

  • TexasBoy
  • Jack

    Is he totes unaware of the Electoral College? Or that a Member of Congress does not govern

  • Mike Knife

    Said the Nazi to the KKKristians.

  • BudClark

    Yeah. By lying, cheating, stealing, gerrymandering, violating the Hatch Act, violating the IRS law about non-profits and partisan political campaigns, blackmailing SCOTUS into passing Citizens United AND gutting the Voting Rights Act.

    Mrs. Clinton is already winning the popular vote by approx. 2 million people … can you IMAGINE the margin if the Republicans hadn’t pulled all the above dirty tricks?

  • Richard B

    It disturbing to see Tony Perkins gloating over the election, but one thing is clear, Trump only acts in his own self interests and not Tony’s or the religious bigots he used to win the election.

  • Robert Conner

    The Good News of the gospels is it’s 11/23/2016 and Jesus still Didn’t Come Back again. Like all the other days he didn’t come back again.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/7d1621b45f1e4dd70571212f7d70d16a026ad81b0fd9dd9b3f105438d31e67fc.jpg

  • Rt1583

    “without the approval (or disapproval) of the people.”

    “God-given opportunity”

    He forgot he said the first by the time he said the second didn’t he?

  • RJ Bone

    He’s thankful for his blood money and lies. His life is emitting hate for tithe.

    It will be for nothing. And I hope he knows that right before he expires.

  • rednekokie

    This demented, half-witted bigot is the best advertisement that religion (of any flavor) has for eliminating sane, sensible, loving people from their flocks.
    He has certainly done more than anyone else to keep me away from the “great washed” – and I am perfectly happy with that.
    Anyone who pays a whit of attention to this tiny-brained yo yo has not a drop of the milk of human kindness running in their veins.

  • TuuxKabin

    KKKiss out collective asses.

  • Marc

    Tony and the members of the Alt Right must have prayed to the same God. Now there’s a Sunday School lesson.

  • Igby

    I’ll be sure to think of Tony as I reach into my turkey and pull out the bag of giblets and the turkey neck.

  • glebealyth

    Tony still seems to be confusing the Pilgrim Fathers – those religious bigots who thought Jesus was King and used that belief to justify the persecution and killing of those who did not agree with them – and the Founding Fathers – predominantly deists who wanted no interference in the governance of reality by the deluded.

    Obamacare should be offering treatment for this level of confusion.

  • Regan DuCasse

    Damn these people’s priorities are seriously screwed up. The gov’t just bought a 4 BILLION dollar weapon, that doesn’t work well and whose ammo costs over $750,000 a piece.
    This country is hemorrhaging jobs in other manufacturing sectors (other than machines for war), and laws on the books that enable violence (such as crazy gun standards), and so on…
    No wonder a pustule like Trump got elected.