Archives for April 2016
by Dr. Ed Berry
In the past week, Donald Trump’s poll numbers have climbed and Cruz has crashed. Here’s a national poll:
In the past week, Trump gained 4 points while Cruz lost 11 points, for a total of 15 points net gain over Cruz.
Here is a New York poll as of April 12:
Trump’s dominance in New York justifies raising our estimate of the delegates Trump will win in New York. [Read more…]
by Donald J Trump, candidate for the Republican presidential nomination (WSJ)
How has the ‘system’ been working out for you and your family? No wonder voters demand change.
On Saturday, April 9, Colorado had an “election” without voters. Delegates were chosen on behalf of a presidential nominee, yet the people of Colorado were not able to cast their ballots to say which nominee they preferred.
A planned vote had been canceled. And one million Republicans in Colorado were sidelined.
In recent days, something all too predictable has happened: Politicians furiously defended the system. “These are the rules,” we were told over and over again. If the “rules” can be used to block Coloradans from voting on whether they want better trade deals, or stronger borders, or an end to special-interest vote-buying in Congress—well, that’s just the system and we should embrace it.
Let me ask America a question: How has the “system” been working out for you and your family?
I, for one, am not interested in defending a system that for decades has served the interest of political parties at the expense of the people. Members of the club—the consultants, the pollsters, the politicians, the pundits and the special interests—grow rich and powerful while the American people grow poorer and more isolated.
No one forced anyone to cancel the vote in Colorado. Political insiders made a choice to cancel it. And it was the wrong choice.
Responsible leaders should be shocked by the idea that party officials can simply cancel elections in America if they don’t like what the voters may decide.
The only antidote to decades of ruinous rule by a small handful of elites is a bold infusion of popular will. On every major issue affecting this country, the people are right and the governing elite are wrong. The elites are wrong on taxes, on the size of government, on trade, on immigration, on foreign policy.
Why should we trust the people who have made every wrong decision to substitute their will for America’s will in this presidential election? [Read more…]
As the primary race intensifies with every passing week, curious Americans anticipate the candidates’ unveiling of their ladies in waiting. While Bill Clinton has always remained in the spotlight, we’re finally getting some dirt on another possible FLOTUS, one who is more than a mere first “lady.” That person is Melania Trump, foreign-born beauty and third wife to the GOP’s current delegate front runner.
Melania Knauss was born in Slovenia, traveled the world as a supermodel throughout the late eighties and early nineties, and eventually moved to New York City. The stars aligned, and the Sports Illustrated and Vogue cover girl met Trump at a party in 1998. The two married in 2005, had a son named Barron, and the rest is history.
Paparazzi have always loved snapping photos of the glamorous couple as they socialize around New York City, and Melania received considerable attention following Donald’s venture into reality television with The Apprentice. Still, nothing has remotely compared to the exposure and scrutiny she’s been subject to in wake of the election. With Donald Trump’s weak showing following the Wisconsin primary, his handlers decided to finally reveal their secret weapon. The timing couldn’t be better.
by Dr. Ed Berry
Philosophy teaches us how to look at the big picture. I am a physicist with training in the philosophy of science.
Scientists like me understand why climate alarmist claims are invalid. We know why we need abundant, low-cost energy. We know why government subsidies for so-called “clean” energy harm our economy.
Not all scientists understand the philosophy of science and the scientific method. Scientists who do not, become climate alarmists.
Philosopher Alex Epstein, Center for Industrial Progress, has produced remarkable presentations. Here he tells a Senate committee how low-cost energy supports our economy, healthcare, business, national defense, and our freedom.
By the way, Senator Boxer simply does not get it. Her remarks in this video are irrational.
Transcript: [Read more…]
by Dr. Ed Berry
Since my last email, the GOP gave Cruz 37 delegates for doing nothing, and Missouri awarded Trump 12 delegates because he won Missouri. What does this do for Trump’s outlook? Actually, it improves Trump’s position. To understand this, we must look at the delegates today and a projection for the delegates after the elections in April.
The reason the new delegates do not help Cruz is because the delegates are fast disappearing and Cruz is in what is known in aviation as “behind the power curve.” As we will see, Cruz will crash before the end of April.
Let’s look at the new delegates. Here’s where the race for the nomination stands today:
The blue shows the delegates won. The orange shows the delegates needed to get 1237. [Read more…]
by Dr. Ed Berry
The best way to discuss Cruz’s ineligibility is to review a real live court case. Einer Elhauge is a Harvard Professor of Law. He is an expert on the “natural born citizen” issue. He has filed an Amicus Curiae to several eligibility lawsuits.
Elhauge’s Statement of Interest of Amicus reads in part:
The amicus is a Harvard Law professor who has researched and written on the natural born citizen clause and other issues of constitutional and statutory interpretation. Because of his research and expertise, he can help identify law or arguments that may not be presented by the parties or that might otherwise escape the Court’s consideration, and he can otherwise assist the Court with an objective assessment of the legal issues.
Elhauge’s Conclusion is:
For the reasons set forth herein, the issue of whether Ted Cruz is a natural born citizen is justiciable and should be resolved in the negative.
Read his pdf for full details. It is not difficult to read. Then comment below on why you think his claim will prevail or fail in a court of law.
Here, I present Elhauge’s core argument. I removed his footnotes and some references and made format changes to present his Amicus for easy reading in Wordpress.
II. Ted Cruz Is Not a Natural Born Citizen
This case has nothing to do with “birther” challenges against President Obama. Those birther challenges rested on wild claims that some murky conspiracy fabricated the birth certificates and newspapers that showed President Obama was born in the United States. In contrast, the challenge here is purely legal: it accepts the facts, as stated by Ted Cruz, that he was born in Canada to a mother who was a private U.S. citizen. [Read more…]