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stanford university: huffpost # . Following huffpost Aaron Persky-the judge who sentenced former Stanford University student #BrockTurner to six months in jail for sexual assault- has been voted out of his position. He is the first judge in California to be successfully recalled since 1932 Load more comments malia m8313 helenjokes JUDGE IN BROCK TURNER CASE REMOVED FROM THE BENCH FOUR YEARS EARLY 9,872 likes 3 HOURS AGO Add a comment.. @HUFFPOST <p><a href="http://friendly-neighborhood-patriarch.tumblr.com/post/174644617002/goodqueenalys-huffpost-aaron-persky-the-judge" class="tumblr_blog">friendly-neighborhood-patriarch</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://goodqueenalys.tumblr.com/post/174641374163/huffpost-aaron-persky-the-judge-who-sentenced" class="tumblr_blog">goodqueenalys</a>:</p><blockquote> <blockquote><p><small><a href="https://www.instagram.com/huffpost/" title="huffpost">huffpost</a> Aaron Persky — the judge who sentenced former Stanford University student <a href="https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/brockturner/">#BrockTurner</a> to six months in jail for sexual assault — has been voted out of his position. He is the first judge in California to be successfully recalled since 1932.</small></p></blockquote> <p><b><i>GOOD 👏  FUCKING 👏  RIDDANCE 👏</i></b></p> </blockquote> <p>What a blight on the profession and the guild of Law practitioners in general</p></blockquote>
stanford university: huffpost # . Following
 huffpost Aaron Persky-the judge who
 sentenced former Stanford University
 student #BrockTurner to six months in jail
 for sexual assault- has been voted out of
 his position. He is the first judge in
 California to be successfully recalled since
 1932
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 BENCH FOUR YEARS EARLY
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 3 HOURS AGO
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<blockquote><p><small><a href="https://www.instagram.com/huffpost/" title="huffpost">huffpost</a> Aaron Persky — the judge who sentenced former Stanford University student <a href="https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/brockturner/">#BrockTurner</a> to six months in jail for sexual assault — has been voted out of his position. He is the first judge in California to be successfully recalled since 1932.</small></p></blockquote>
<p><b><i>GOOD 👏  FUCKING 👏  RIDDANCE 👏</i></b></p>
</blockquote>

<p>What a blight on the profession and the guild of Law practitioners in general</p></blockquote>

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stanford university: BROWN GIBSON MAE JEMISON AVIS JEMISO <p>Black history month day 28: American astronaut Mae Jemison.</p> <p>Mae Carol Jemison was born on October 17, 1956 in Decatur, Alabama. When she was three years old, her family moved to Chicago, Illinois for better employment and education opportunities. Jemison was always interested in science and dreamed of going to space from a young age. Once when she was little a splinter infected her thumb. Her teacher mother turned it into a learning experience and she ended up doing a whole project about pus. </p> <p>While Jemison’s parents were always very supportive of her scientific interests, her teachers were not. Jemison once recalled: “In kindergarten, my teacher asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, and I told her a scientist. She said, ‘Don’t you mean a nurse?’ Now, there’s nothing wrong with being a nurse, but that’s not what I wanted to be.”</p> <p>Jemison went to Stanford University when she was just 16 and graduated with a B.S. in chemical engineering. She received her doctor of medicine degree at Cornell Medical College in 1981. During medical school she traveled to Cuba, Kenya and Thailand, to provide primary medical care to people living there.</p> <p>Jemison first applied for the space program in 1983 after the flight of Sally Ride. The program was delayed after the space shuttle Challenger disaster in 1986, but she was accepted into the program after reapplying in 1987, one of 15 applicants out of 2000. One of her biggest inspirations for pursuing the space program was African-American actress Nichelle Nichols, better known as Lieutenant Uhura from Star Trek. Later Jemison would go on to guest star in an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation, becoming the only actual astronaut to appear on the show.</p> <p>As a lover of dance, Jemison took a poster from the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater along with her on the flight saying: “Many people do not see a connection between science and dance, but I consider them both to be expressions of the boundless creativity that people have to share with one another. She also took some small art objects from West African countries to symbolize that space belongs to all nations, and a picture of African-American pilot Bessie Coleman.</p> <p>Jemison is now 60 years old and currently serving as the principle of the 100 Year Starship organization.</p> <p>I sincerely hope you have enjoyed going on this educational journey with me this month, exploring 28 inspiring figures in black history. It was a lot of fun for me to do research for this project and I learned quite a few things along the way. I really tried to get at least some figures who are less commonly discussed during Black history month. There is a lot of information I didn’t get to cover, so I would strongly encourage you to read up on everybody I’ve mentioned this month because they have some very interesting stories to tell!</p>
stanford university: BROWN
 GIBSON
 MAE JEMISON
 AVIS JEMISO
<p>Black history month day 28: American astronaut Mae Jemison.</p>

<p>Mae Carol Jemison was born on October 17, 1956 in Decatur, Alabama. When she was three years old, her family moved to Chicago, Illinois for better employment and education opportunities. Jemison was always interested in science and dreamed of going to space from a young age. Once when she was little a splinter infected her thumb. Her teacher mother turned it into a learning experience and she ended up doing a whole project about pus. </p>

<p>While Jemison’s parents were always very supportive of her scientific interests, her teachers were not. Jemison  once recalled: “In kindergarten, my teacher asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, and I told her a scientist. She said, ‘Don’t you mean a nurse?’ Now, there’s nothing wrong with being a nurse, but that’s not what I wanted to be.”</p>

<p>Jemison went to Stanford University when she was just 16 and graduated with a B.S. in chemical engineering. She received her doctor of medicine degree at Cornell Medical College in 1981. During medical school she traveled to Cuba, Kenya and Thailand, to provide primary medical care to people living there.</p>

<p>Jemison first applied for the space program in 1983 after the flight of Sally Ride. The program was delayed after the space shuttle Challenger disaster in 1986, but she was accepted into the program after reapplying in 1987, one of 15 applicants out of 2000. One of her biggest inspirations for pursuing the space program was African-American actress Nichelle Nichols, better known as Lieutenant Uhura from Star Trek. Later Jemison would go on to guest star in an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation, becoming the only actual astronaut to appear on the show.</p>

<p>As a lover of dance, Jemison took a poster from the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater along with her on the flight saying: “Many people do not see a connection between science and dance, but I consider them both to be expressions of the boundless creativity that people have to share with one another. She also took some small art objects from West African countries to symbolize that space belongs to all nations, and a picture of African-American pilot Bessie Coleman.</p>

<p>Jemison is now 60 years old and currently serving as the principle of the 100 Year Starship organization.</p>

<p>I sincerely hope you have enjoyed going on this educational journey with me this month, exploring 28 inspiring figures in black history. It was a lot of fun for me to do research for this project and I learned quite a few things along the way. I really tried to get at least some figures who are less commonly discussed during Black history month. There is a lot of information I didn’t get to cover, so I would strongly encourage you to read up on everybody I’ve mentioned this month because they have some very interesting stories to tell!</p>

<p>Black history month day 28: American astronaut Mae Jemison.</p> <p>Mae Carol Jemison was born on October 17, 1956 in Decatur, Alabama...

stanford university: <p>Black history month day 12: economist and political philosopher Thomas Sowell</p> <p>Sowell was born in Gastonia North Carolina on June 30, 1930. His father died shortly after his birth and his mother was a housemate who already had four children. So his great aunt and her two adult daughters adopted and raised him. When he was nine years old he moved from the Charlotte area to Harlem as his family sought better opportunities. He qualified for Stuyvesant High School, a prestigious academic high school in New York City, and he was the first in his family to study beyond the sixth grade. Unfortunately he had to drop out at 17 due to financial and home life difficulties. He was drafted into the Marine Corps during the Korean War and due to his photography experience, he became a Marine photographer.</p> <p>After his discharge from military service, Sowell got a service job in Washington DC and took night classes at Howard University. His scores or so impressive that they gained him admission to Harvard, where he graduated magna cum laude in 1958 with a bachelors degree in economics. He earned his masters from Columbia the following year.</p> <p>In his 20s Sowell considered himself a Marxist, but his experience working with the government as an intern in the 1960s changed his philosophy to more free market economic theory. His writing from then on has been from a libertarian conservative point of view. Sowell received a PhD in economics from the University of Chicago, published numerous works on economic and political philosophy, and serve as a professor at many universities including Cornell. He is currently a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University.</p>
stanford university: <p>Black history month day 12: economist and political philosopher Thomas Sowell</p>

<p>Sowell was born in Gastonia North Carolina on June 30, 1930. His father died shortly after his birth and his mother was a housemate who already had four children. So his great aunt and her two adult daughters adopted and raised him. When he was nine years old he moved from the Charlotte area to Harlem as his family sought better opportunities. He qualified for Stuyvesant High School, a prestigious academic high school in New York City, and he was the first in his family to study beyond the sixth grade. Unfortunately he had to drop out at 17 due to financial and home life difficulties. He was drafted into the Marine Corps during the Korean War and due to his photography experience, he became a Marine photographer.</p>

<p>After his discharge from military service, Sowell got a service job in Washington DC and took night classes at Howard University. His scores or so impressive that they gained him admission to Harvard, where he graduated magna cum laude in 1958 with a bachelors degree in economics. He earned his masters from Columbia the following year.</p>

<p>In his 20s Sowell considered himself a Marxist, but his experience working with the government as an intern in the 1960s changed his philosophy to more free market economic theory. His writing from then on has been from a libertarian conservative point of view. Sowell received a PhD in economics from the University of Chicago, published numerous works on economic and political philosophy, and serve as a professor at many universities including Cornell. He is currently a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University.</p>

<p>Black history month day 12: economist and political philosopher Thomas Sowell</p> <p>Sowell was born in Gastonia North Carolina on Ju...

stanford university: The Conservative Media College Dropout College Dropout College Dropout The Liberal Media William and Mary Stanford University Cornell University www.lorwardprogressives.com Twitter:Allen Clitton <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://southparkconservative.tumblr.com/post/152263172814">southparkconservative</a>:</p><blockquote> <p>Your case is based on the fallacy that a formal education makes one smarter and better-informed. That is not true, and especially the past decade, can be the opposite.</p> <p>Still, in our society, even smarter people without degrees can find it hard to be employed. So those at the top deserve even more credit for that.</p> <p>PS. Have you been to a university? It has some benefits, but universities are also the basis of ridicule these days. <br/></p> </blockquote> <p>Thomas Sowell is a conservative Economist who has gone through education from Howard University, University of Chicago, Columbia University, and Harvard.</p><p>David Plouffe was a senior advisor to Barack Obama and was a college dropout until he wrapped up his undergraduate degree in 2010. </p><p>But I’m sure Plouffe is just a real driven guy who chose a different path than the college life, and Sowell with his MULTIPLE DEGREES doesn’t know a thing because after all, formal education isn’t everything.</p><p>I swear liberals take hypocrisy to whole new dimensions.</p>
stanford university: The Conservative Media
 College Dropout College Dropout College Dropout
 The Liberal Media
 William and Mary
 Stanford University
 Cornell University
 www.lorwardprogressives.com
 Twitter:Allen Clitton
<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://southparkconservative.tumblr.com/post/152263172814">southparkconservative</a>:</p><blockquote>
<p>Your case is based on the fallacy that a formal education makes one smarter and better-informed. That is not true, and especially the past decade, can be the opposite.</p>
<p>Still, in our society, even smarter people without degrees can find it hard to be employed. So those at the top deserve even more credit for that.</p>
<p>PS. Have you been to a university? It has some benefits, but universities are also the basis of ridicule these days. <br/></p>
</blockquote>
<p>Thomas Sowell is a conservative Economist who has gone through education from Howard University, University of Chicago, Columbia University, and Harvard.</p><p>David Plouffe was a senior advisor to Barack Obama and was a college dropout until he wrapped up his undergraduate degree in 2010. </p><p>But I’m sure Plouffe is just a real driven guy who chose a different path than the college life, and Sowell with his MULTIPLE DEGREES doesn’t know a thing because after all, formal education isn’t everything.</p><p>I swear liberals take hypocrisy to whole new dimensions.</p>

<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://southparkconservative.tumblr.com/post/152263172814">southparkconservative</a>:</p><blockquote> <p>...

stanford university: Stanford Swimmer Who Raped Unconscious Woman Gets Short Sentence Because Jail Would Have a Severe Impact on Him By Dayna Evans Brock Allen Turner, the former Stanford swimmer who was discovered raping an unconscious woman behind a dumpster on campus in January of last year, will be sentenced to six months in county jail and probation. Prosecutors had recommended that Turner receive a sentence of six years, but judge Aaron Persky determined that Turner's age 20 - and lack of criminal history warranted him a much shorter sentence. "A prison sentence would have a severe impact on him," Persky said at Turner's sentencing on Thursday. "I think he will not be a danger to Brock Allen Turner. Photo: Stanford University others." Meanwhile, the 23-year-old victim in the rape case, who had had a blood-alcohol level three times the legal limit at the time of the rape and who had no memory of the attack, gave important testimony at the trial. "You took away my worth, my privacv, my energv, my time, my safetv, my intimacy, my confidence, my own voice, until today," she said, reportedly directly to Turner. "I am a human being who has been irreversibly hurt." And yet it's Turner who would be severely impacted in his sentencing? Right. do thisiseverydayracism: ihaveabatundermyhat: anti-capitalistlesbianwitch: fifisinclaire: thisiseverydayracism: thisiseverydayracism: This is rape culture. This is white male privilege. This is injustice. The rapist and the judge are revolting, sociopathic spawns of the devil. Rapist: Brock Allen TurnerJudge: Aaron Persky Let the Judge know how you feel: Department 89: Honorable Aaron Persky, Santa Clara County (apparently up for re-election next week?) Courtroom Clerk (650) 462-3880 Court Reporter: (650) 462-3885 RAPISTS DESERVE EVERYTHING THAT THEY HAVE COMING TO THEM. This is absolutely sickening. I have been absolutely livid about this whole thing. Here’s a picture of a statement from the rapist’s father, just to add insult to injury…. Also, the survivor’s statement should be obligatory reading for EVERYONE for years to come. Parents, show this to your kids, EDUCATE THEM. Read HERE. Reader’s discretion is advised, there is some explicit writing about the rape. Again, read HERE. [Source: This petition.] Update: Judge Aaron Persky is running unopposed for Seat 18 so, he is not even on the ballot. We can file complaints about his ethics violation however.  More info on Judge Persky: This is not the only time he has shown bias in favor of student athletes. He also coached lacrosse at Stanford. His inability to remain impartial in the face of his personal prejudices is well-established and he is unfit to serve. The powerful letter the victim read aloud in court can be read here. To file a complaint: Fill out this form, print out, and mail. What to write: Date, Name, Phone Number, AddressAttorney’s Name: N/AAttorney’s Phone Number: N/ACourt: SuperiorCounty: Santa ClaraName of case and case number: THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA vs. BROCK ALLEN TURNER, Case no. B1577162Please specify what action or behavior of the judge… is the basis of your complaint: Bias/appearance of bias toward a particular class. Sentencing of Brock Allen Turner to an unusually lenient 6 months in jail for 3 sexual assault convictions. Present: Judge Aaron Persky, District Attorney Jeff Rosen, Defense Attorney Mike Armstrong, Brock Allen Turner, Jane Doe, others. Print out and mail to:Commission on Judicial Performance455 Golden Gate Avenue, Suite 14400San Francisco CA, 91402
stanford university: Stanford Swimmer Who Raped Unconscious
 Woman Gets Short Sentence Because Jail
 Would Have a Severe Impact on Him
 By Dayna Evans
 Brock Allen Turner, the former
 Stanford swimmer who was
 discovered raping an unconscious
 woman behind a dumpster on
 campus in January of last year, will
 be sentenced to six months in county
 jail and probation. Prosecutors had
 recommended that Turner receive a
 sentence of six years, but judge Aaron
 Persky determined that Turner's age
 20 - and lack of criminal history
 warranted him a much shorter
 sentence.
 "A prison sentence would have a
 severe impact on him," Persky said at
 Turner's sentencing on Thursday. "I
 think he will not be a danger to
 Brock Allen Turner. Photo: Stanford University
 others." Meanwhile, the 23-year-old victim in the rape case, who had had a
 blood-alcohol level three times the legal limit at the time of the rape and
 who had no memory of the attack, gave important testimony at the trial.
 "You took away my worth, my privacv, my energv, my time, my safetv, my
 intimacy, my confidence, my own voice, until today," she said, reportedly
 directly to Turner. "I am a human being who has been irreversibly hurt."
 And yet it's Turner who would be severely impacted in his sentencing?
 Right.

 do
thisiseverydayracism:


ihaveabatundermyhat:

anti-capitalistlesbianwitch:

fifisinclaire:

thisiseverydayracism:

thisiseverydayracism:

This is rape culture.

This is white male privilege.

This is injustice.

The rapist and the judge are revolting, sociopathic spawns of the devil.

Rapist: Brock Allen TurnerJudge: Aaron Persky

Let the Judge know how you feel: Department 89: Honorable Aaron Persky, Santa Clara County (apparently up for re-election next week?) Courtroom Clerk (650) 462-3880 Court Reporter: (650) 462-3885

RAPISTS DESERVE EVERYTHING THAT THEY HAVE COMING TO THEM. This is absolutely sickening.

I have been absolutely livid about this whole thing. Here’s a picture of a statement from the rapist’s father, just to add insult to injury….
Also, the survivor’s statement should be obligatory reading for EVERYONE for years to come. Parents, show this to your kids, EDUCATE THEM.
Read HERE.
Reader’s discretion is advised, there is some explicit writing about the rape.
Again, read HERE.

[Source: This petition.] 

Update: Judge Aaron Persky is running unopposed for Seat 18 so, 
he is not even on the ballot. 
We can file complaints about his 
ethics violation however. 
More info on Judge Persky: This is not the only time he has shown bias in favor of student athletes.
 He also coached lacrosse at Stanford. His inability to remain 
impartial in the face of his personal prejudices is well-established and
 he is unfit to serve.
The powerful letter the victim read aloud in court can be read here. 
To file a complaint: 
Fill out this form, print out, and mail.
What to write:
Date, Name, Phone Number, AddressAttorney’s Name: N/AAttorney’s Phone Number: N/ACourt: SuperiorCounty: Santa ClaraName of case and case number: THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA vs. BROCK ALLEN TURNER, Case no. B1577162Please specify what action or behavior of the judge… is the basis of your complaint:
 Bias/appearance of bias toward a particular class. Sentencing of Brock 
Allen Turner to an unusually lenient 6 months in jail for 3 sexual 
assault convictions. Present: Judge Aaron Persky, District Attorney Jeff
 Rosen, Defense Attorney Mike Armstrong, Brock Allen Turner, Jane Doe, 
others.
Print out and mail to:Commission on Judicial Performance455 Golden Gate Avenue, Suite 14400San Francisco CA, 91402

thisiseverydayracism: ihaveabatundermyhat: anti-capitalistlesbianwitch: fifisinclaire: thisiseverydayracism: thisiseverydayracism:...

stanford university: Stanford Swimmer Who Raped Unconscious Woman Gets Short Sentence Because Jail Would Have a Severe Impact on Him By Dayna Evans Brock Allen Turner, the former Stanford swimmer who was discovered raping an unconscious woman behind a dumpster on campus in January of last year, will be sentenced to six months in county jail and probation. Prosecutors had recommended that Turner receive a sentence of six years, but judge Aaron Persky determined that Turner's age 20 - and lack of criminal history warranted him a much shorter sentence. "A prison sentence would have a severe impact on him," Persky said at Turner's sentencing on Thursday. "I think he will not be a danger to Brock Allen Turner. Photo: Stanford University others." Meanwhile, the 23-year-old victim in the rape case, who had had a blood-alcohol level three times the legal limit at the time of the rape and who had no memory of the attack, gave important testimony at the trial. "You took away my worth, my privacv, my energv, my time, my safetv, my intimacy, my confidence, my own voice, until today," she said, reportedly directly to Turner. "I am a human being who has been irreversibly hurt." And yet it's Turner who would be severely impacted in his sentencing? Right. do chunty: thisiseverydayracism: thisiseverydayracism: This is rape culture. This is white male privilege. This is injustice. The rapist and the judge are revolting, sociopathic spawns of the devil. Rapist: Brock Allen TurnerJudge: Aaron Persky A slap on the wrist. What a female’s body is worth, apparently.
stanford university: Stanford Swimmer Who Raped Unconscious
 Woman Gets Short Sentence Because Jail
 Would Have a Severe Impact on Him
 By Dayna Evans
 Brock Allen Turner, the former
 Stanford swimmer who was
 discovered raping an unconscious
 woman behind a dumpster on
 campus in January of last year, will
 be sentenced to six months in county
 jail and probation. Prosecutors had
 recommended that Turner receive a
 sentence of six years, but judge Aaron
 Persky determined that Turner's age
 20 - and lack of criminal history
 warranted him a much shorter
 sentence.
 "A prison sentence would have a
 severe impact on him," Persky said at
 Turner's sentencing on Thursday. "I
 think he will not be a danger to
 Brock Allen Turner. Photo: Stanford University
 others." Meanwhile, the 23-year-old victim in the rape case, who had had a
 blood-alcohol level three times the legal limit at the time of the rape and
 who had no memory of the attack, gave important testimony at the trial.
 "You took away my worth, my privacv, my energv, my time, my safetv, my
 intimacy, my confidence, my own voice, until today," she said, reportedly
 directly to Turner. "I am a human being who has been irreversibly hurt."
 And yet it's Turner who would be severely impacted in his sentencing?
 Right.

 do
chunty:

thisiseverydayracism:

thisiseverydayracism:

This is rape culture.

This is white male privilege.

This is injustice.

The rapist and the judge are revolting, sociopathic spawns of the devil.

Rapist: Brock Allen TurnerJudge: Aaron Persky

A slap on the wrist. What a female’s body is worth, apparently.

chunty: thisiseverydayracism: thisiseverydayracism: This is rape culture. This is white male privilege. This is injustice. The rapi...

stanford university: Who really shut down the government? Even when it comes to something as basic, and apparently as simpl ing that it is some new outrage for those who control the money to try to and straightforward, as the question of who shut down the federal govern ment, there are diametrically oppo- site answers, depending on whether ou talk to Democrats or to Repub- omas nge government policy by grant- Se ing or withholding money, that is simply a bald-faced lie. You can check the history of other examples of "legislation by appropriation" as it used to be called licans There is really nothing complicat to do or not do, regardless of what Whether legislation by appropria ed about the facts. The Republican the other branches do, when exercis- tion is a good idea or a bad idea is a controlled House of Representatives ing the powers specifically granted matter of opinion. But whether it is to that branch by the Constitution. voted all the money required to keep both legal and not unprecedented is a The Senate chose not to vote to authorize that money to be spent, because it did not include money for ObamaCare. Senate Majority Leader all government activities going- except for ObamaCare matter of fact. Perhaps the biggest of the big lies is that the government will not be able to pay what it owes on the na tional debt, creating a danger of You can check the Congressional Record As for the House of Representa Harry Reid says that he wantsa tives' right to grant or withhold mon "clean"bill from the House of Repre default. Tax money keeps coming ey, the Constitution of the United sentatives. But what is unclean about not giving Reid everything he wants? into the Treasury during the shut- down, and it vastly exceeds the in- terest that has to be paid on the na tional debt. States says spending bills must orig- If Senator Reid and President Obama refuse to accept the money required to run the government, because it leaves out the money want to run ObamaCare, that is their right. But that is also their responsi debt. ility. inate in the House of Representa tives, which means that Congress- men there have a right to decide Even if the debt ceiling is not whether or not they want to spend money on a particular government activity they lifted, that only means that govern ment is not allowed to run up new ObamaCare is indeed "the law of Unless the Republicans get their u cannot blame other people for side of the story out the land," as its supporters keep saying, and the Supreme Court has upheld its Constitutionality the lies will not giving you everything you want.win. More important, the whole And it is a fraud to blame them when you refuse to use the money they did vote, even when it is ample to pay for everything else in the government country will lose But the whole point of having a division of powers within the federal government is that each branch can decide independently what it wants Thomas Sowell is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University Stanford, Calif When Barack Obama keeps claim
stanford university: Who really shut down the government?
 Even when it comes to something
 as basic, and apparently as simpl
 ing that it is some new outrage for
 those who control the money to try to
 and straightforward, as the question
 of who shut down the federal govern
 ment, there are diametrically oppo-
 site answers, depending on whether
 ou talk to Democrats or to Repub-
 omas nge government policy by grant-
 Se
 ing or withholding money, that is
 simply a bald-faced lie. You can
 check the history of other examples
 of "legislation by appropriation" as it
 used to be called
 licans
 There is really nothing complicat
 to do or not do, regardless of what
 Whether legislation by appropria
 ed about the facts. The Republican the other branches do, when exercis- tion is a good idea or a bad idea is a
 controlled House of Representatives ing the powers specifically granted matter of opinion. But whether it is
 to that branch by the Constitution.
 voted all the money required to keep
 both legal and not unprecedented is a
 The Senate chose not to vote to
 authorize that money to be spent,
 because it did not include money for
 ObamaCare. Senate Majority Leader
 all government activities going-
 except for ObamaCare
 matter of fact.
 Perhaps the biggest of the big lies
 is that the government will not be
 able to pay what it owes on the na
 tional debt, creating a danger of
 You can check the Congressional
 Record
 As for the House of Representa Harry Reid says that he wantsa
 tives' right to grant or withhold mon "clean"bill from the House of Repre default. Tax money keeps coming
 ey, the Constitution of the United
 sentatives. But what is unclean about
 not giving Reid everything he wants?
 into the Treasury during the shut-
 down, and it vastly exceeds the in-
 terest that has to be paid on the na
 tional debt.
 States says spending bills must orig-
 If Senator Reid and President
 Obama refuse to accept the money
 required to run the government,
 because it leaves out the money
 want to run ObamaCare, that is their
 right. But that is also their responsi debt.
 ility.
 inate in the House of Representa
 tives, which means that Congress-
 men there have a right to decide
 Even if the debt ceiling is not
 whether or not they want to spend
 money on a particular government
 activity
 they
 lifted, that only means that govern
 ment is not allowed to run up new
 ObamaCare is indeed "the law of
 Unless the Republicans get their
 u cannot blame other people for side of the story out
 the land," as its supporters keep
 saying, and the Supreme Court has
 upheld its Constitutionality
 the lies will
 not giving you everything you want.win. More important, the whole
 And it is a fraud to blame them when
 you refuse to use the money they did
 vote, even when it is ample to pay for
 everything else in the government
 country will lose
 But the whole point of having a
 division of powers within the federal
 government is that each branch can
 decide independently what it wants
 Thomas Sowell is a senior fellow at
 the Hoover Institution, Stanford University
 Stanford, Calif
 When Barack Obama keeps claim