Category: The Meaning of America by Robb Fickman

The Democratic Party Must Unite Now

2-20-20 Friends – The Democratic Party lacks leadership and it needs to unite now. The debates do not serve to unite. I oppose further debates. The Party should sponsor forums where the Democratic Candidates present a united front in condemning Trump. Give each candidate 10 minutes to attack Trump, call for unity and state his

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Meet Don Trump’s Consigliere- Bill “ Double Talk” Barr

2-16-20 Imagine  a New York crime family that engages in fraud and cons of all sorts. The head of the family, an immoral egomaniac, decides he wants to be President of the United States. This crook has zero qualifications. But somehow, through brash talk and a multitude of lies he gets elected. Once he takes

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By Definition Trump is a Fascist

2/8/20 By Definition Trump  Is a Fascist Per Italian writer Umberto Eco, fascism has 14 characteristics. Eco’s definition is not perfect but it is a useful measuring stick. https://www.nybooks.com/articles/1995/06/22/ur-fascism/ Trumpism contains many of the  14 character  traits of fascism. 1. Fascism is characterized by false  claims of traditionalism. Trump claims he alone will restore America

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The Klan Endorses Trump

2/6/20 Friends -The Klan has officially endorsed Trump again. So far he has not rejected the endorsement. When the Murderous bigot Klan endorses a candidate that means that candidate meets the Klan’s criteria. Any candidate who Meets the Klans criteria for office,  by definition is unworthy of office in the United States of America. Tell

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Romney’s Courage

2-5-20 Friends – Today a group of cowardly Republican Senators voted to acquit Trump. They did this notwithstanding the overwhelming evidence of his guilt. Let history condemn all of them for their cowardice. One senator did the right thing and that was Senator Mitt Romney. Romney stood up for the Constitution and he voted to

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Let Us Be Grateful for Judges who Protect Us

Friends Probable cause is a minimal standard that protects all of us. Law enforcement should only arrest when they have probable cause to believe a crime has been committed. Likewise, Prosecutors should only pursue criminal charges when there is probable cause. We have new judges that are finding a lack of probable cause more often than

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Coming Attractions

Friends – Sometimes what you write doesn’t make everyone happy. Sometimes you have to write it anyway. Telling the truth is more important than being popular. Being popular doesn’t mean  much.  Telling the truth? Well, that means everything. I’m compelled to tell the truth and some will not like it. I don’t much care. Robb

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Trump was an Eventuality

Friends None of this happened over night. The Republican Party has been beating the right wing drum for 60 years. Every year they moved further to the right. They conditioned their party to celebrate intolerance. When Obama was elected, there was the Tea Party with their racism. Recall early Tea Party rallies with Obama depicted

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Judges are Required to treat Lawyers and Defendants with Courtesy

Friends The Harris County Criminal  Lawyers Association (HCCLA) honored me with a “Torch of Liberty Award”  last night. Most of my  obscenity-laced acceptance speech is posted on Facebook. My point was simple: HCCLA has evolved into an activist Association. I am proud to have been part of that change.  We just want judges to do

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We Need A New Courthouse- Build it now

Friends The County recently sent a notice to the legal community thanking us for our patience as they renovate the ill-conceived, crumbling , twice flooded, disaster prone, aptly-named Criminal Justice Center.(CJC) Previously, Commissioners Court voted to renovate the CJC , and the underground jury assembly room. On top of this, Commissioners voted to spend $105

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