‘Love and The Constitution’ (2022)

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On U.S. Memorial Day (May 30, 2022), we watched Love and The Constitution, featuring Democratic Congressman Jamie Raskin (Maryland district) and his dedicated fight to upholding the U.S. Constitution in the face of the ‘1/6’ insurrection (January 6, 2021) and, also, against the corrupt whims of leaders like former U.S. president Donald Trump. The project came about at the request of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and is a legacy for his son Tommy Bloom Raskin, who tragically passed on December 31, 2020. Congressman Raskin’s in-depth knowledge of U.S. constitutional law, and his passion for standing up for justice is clear. An immensely moving, excellently crafted documentary — a real must-see.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8j56mMVkaOI (trailer)



3 Statements:

Congressman Raskin made several statements that stood out to me:

  1. “An honest reckoning…”
  2. “The facts — the cold, hard facts…”
  3. A quote attributed to French author, Voltaire (1694-1778): “‘Any one who has the power to make you believe absurdities has the power to make you commit atrocities.‘”

There are various other translations of the statement (and more, below):

One Campaign: ‘Mobilizing For The Future’

One Campaign: ‘Mobilizing For The Future’

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Questions In The Aftermath of 1/6:

Here are a few concerning questions arising out of Congressman Jamie Raskin’s recollection of the January 6th insurrection (‘1/6’), surrounding their use of safety gas masks, which were apparently to be found underneath each member’s respective seat in the House Chamber of the United States Congress:

  1. When were the gas masks first installed?
  2. Why were the Congress members and all relevant people not advised they were there, until the moment a crisis set in?
  3. Would people not be instructed on how to wear or use these devices well in advance, with appropriate drills — at least once a year, at minimum?**

**People travelling by plane, for example, are shown how to use their oxygen masks at the beginning of each and every flight.

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