Associate Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett is back in the news again. The Trump nominee who turned her back on American women by voting for the repeal of Roe v. Wade.
People of Praise is a whacked out far right religious group. Barrett and her husband have been members. May still be. Though Justice Amy conveniently formally withdrew from the organization when she was under scrutiny for her seat on the Circuit Court. She denied involvement in the group during her Senate confirmation hearing. Her questioning when seeking approval for the Supreme Court was limited in that regard.
People of Praise is celebrating its 50th anniversary. At a celebratory event, one of the attendees sneaked videoed a talk by Dorothy Ranaghan. Dorothy is the wife of the group’s founder. Amy’s father had a leadership role in the group.
Yesterday’s The Guardian (8/26) revealed the video’s contents. The article was titled: “Revealed: Leaked Video shows Amy Coney Barrett’s Secret Faith Group Drove Women To Tears.”
The Guardian article spelled out People of Praise requires “complete obedience of women to their husbands…..roles of men and women…..men considered divinely ordained as the ‘head’ of the family and ‘dominant to woman.”’
Additionally, men “making all decisions about finances and dating relationships,” embracing “traditions like encouraging members to speak in tongues, and performing exorcisms.”
Barrett has never disclosed or discussed her membership in the Christian sect. She claims “she is a faithful Catholic whose religious beliefs would not bear in the the discharge of my duties as a judge.”
I merely share the bones of Barrett’s People of Praise involvement/leanings. There is much meat. I wrote a detailed specific blog 9/27/20 titled: “Wives Have To Obey Husband’s In Everything.” If you have further interest in Barrett and the group, I recommend the blog to you.
I wrote the blog at the time of Trump’s nomination of Barrett to the Supreme Court. One line reads: “With her nomination to the Supreme Court, Trump has set the Court on a path unhealthy for America. She will lead the Court in destroying the basic freedoms that have taken years to attain.”
Her vote to repeal Roe v. Wade supports my statement.
Putin is weakening Russia a step at a time. His invasion of Ukraine the beginning of what in due course may be the end of Putin.
Putin initiated the key elements of the invasion six months ago. Ukrainian leadership and the Ukrainian people have stood tall and are thwarting his efforts. Proof is three fold.
The first is announcement this week that Putin needs more soldiers. He has initiated recruiting for men 18-60 years of age. His desperation obvious when he will take into the military ranks men as old as 60. Recalls Hitler doing the same thing as World War II was ending. He took them young and old.
A food shortage is growing in Russia. The people will only experience such a condition so long.
Finally, the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant. Located in Ukraine. It is Europe’s largest nuclear power plant. Putin has been shelling it. Threatens to disconnect it. Did briefly. He has reopened 2 of the 6 reactors.
The man is insane! Closing down the reactors will result in leaks. A plume will grow. It swiftly will cover most European countries, if not all. Including Russia.
The radiation will cause physical and other problems for at least a generation.
An example is a case I personally was involved in. A mother came to me with her one year old baby daughter. Beautiful curly haired blond. She was born with her left arm ending above where the elbow would be.
The baby’s father had been in Chernobyl at the time of the massive leak there. Nothing appeared to have happened to him. Years later, he met and married the baby’s mother. The little girl was their first born. The father refused to talk with me. He would not accept responsibility for the deformation.
The medical side was easy. The baby was born 14 years after Chernobyl had occurred. Doctors were aware that male exposure could result in a male’s sperm being affected years later and causing what had occurred to the child.
My problem was imposing legal responsibility of someone or entity that had money to compensate the baby. I put a lot of time into the case. Worked with legal authorities in London and Rome. All to no success.
I had been taught in law school that for every wrong there was a right. This was an instance where such was not true.
I want to stay with Putin and the job he is doing.
Russia was in Afghanistan for a number of years. When Reagan became President, he decided on a path to cause Russia’s defeat in Afghanistan. He increased financial aid and military equipment to the Afghans. He also provided CIA to train Afghans. Though not the sole reason Russia was forced to pull out, Reagan’s assistance was a contributing factor to Russia’s defeat.
Biden is doing the same as regards Ukraine. Biden’s assistance parallels what Reagan did in Afghanistan.
The Department of Justice Affidavit was released yesterday. Redacted big time. Redactions approved by the Court.
The news was replete yesterday and continues today. The only observation I wish to make involves the delay in the Affidavit being published. It was due by Court order yesterday no later than noon. Noon came and went. No redacted affidavit. Turns out the demand to DOJ for a copy so overwhelming that the computer involved failed.
Enjoy your day!