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Adam Schiff, Stultus Asinus

| Opinion | April 18, 2019

John Quincy Adams, son of former President John Adams, was a man reputed to be of the very highest character. In serving his country as president and various cabinet-level posts, he always served our country and the Constitution ahead of party considerations. While serving as a representative to the House, he often brought petitions to the floor presented to him by constituents with whom he strongly disagreed. He took seriously the right of the people to petition our government, enumerated in the First Amendment.

Except for a few of our Republican Senators and Congressman who are strong Constitutionalists, I cannot imagine any of our elected demonstrating John Quincy’s fidelity to our Constitution and founding principles.

Today’s elected Democrats are so removed from having high character that they may best be described as having no character at all. This is best demonstrated by them constantly resorting to straw man arguments. Obama used this device extensively while serving as president. The scenario goes like this: You make up a charge or facts about your opponent and then repeat them so often that the people, your fellow partisans, the press and perhaps even you begin to believe the accusations. You then attack your opponent based on these false assertions. The most recent example was the claim that President Trump was colluding with the Russians. These invented false charges have become so much a part of your reality that it becomes impossible to let go of them.

Local Representative Adam Schiff’s obsession with Russian Collusion regarding the Trump Campaign is not the only popular delusion that is affecting his psyche. He recently reiterated the popular belief that President Trump is a racist, based on his comments on the tragic events at the daytime Charlottesville protests. This belief is commonly held by most Democrats. It has been often reported that Trump said there were good people among the white neo-Nazi nationalist and Black Lives Matter protesters on the day of the violent conflicts. A careful listening to the actual tapes from the time reveals that he attacked the White Nationalists and all acts of violence. When he spoke of there being good people, he was clearly referring to the protest about the removing of the Statue of Andrew Jackson the night before. There was no violence that night, and there were good, concerned people there representing both sides.

Sadly, many in America are still obsessed with Trump Derangement Syndrome. People like Rep. Adam Schiff will never seek a cure for their own form of insanity. He will never acknowledge the benefits Americans have enjoyed from current economic policies or reject the lies he has been promulgating. The Head in the Sand Party is considering making the “Stultus est Sicut Stultus Facit” (Stupid is as Stupid Does) trophy a lifelike bust of Representative Adam Schiff.” Congratulations Adam, despite a strong showing from Ihlan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Maxine Waters, you remain the first “Stultus Asinus” (Stupid Donkey) in our hearts.

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About Stephen Smith

Stephen Smith is a graduate of UCLA and has lived and worked in the Los Angeles area his entire life. In 2010 and 2012 he was the Republican Party endorsed candidate running against longtime incumbent Xavier Becerra, for the House of Representatives in the United States Congress. He admits to having a bias in favor of our Nation's founding principles. Stephen can be contacted at smith4liberty@outlook.com

2 Responses to “Adam Schiff, Stultus Asinus”

  1. This is best demonstrated by them constantly resorting to straw man arguments.

  2. Just-a-thought on May 11, 2019 @ 4:32 pm

    Nicely said.

    We have serious issues to address and governance is all but forgotten by our elected officials in California. It is indeed a sad statement as I and many others believe in this country and the great state of California. Let’s vote for a better state rather than politics as usual.

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