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Jeff Sessions unfit for attorney general

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  • Liberal Democrat
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    Jay Michaelson, Daily Beast, January 11, 2017: Jeff Sessions Said ‘Secularists’ Are Unfit for Government

    “Ultimately, freedom of speech is about ascertaining the truth,” Sessions, an Alabama Republican, told Horowitz’s audience on Nov. 14, 2014. “And if you don’t believe there’s a truth, you don’t believe in truth, if you’re an utter secularist, then how do we operate this government? How can we form a democracy of the kind I think you and I believe in… I do believe that we are a nation that, without God, there is no truth, and it’s all about power, ideology, advancement, agenda, not doing the public service.”

    This is just one revelation of many that have arisen as Jeff Session has become the focus of public scrutiny. Most of the testimony centers on his racist past and his acts of retribution against those who have crossed him. However, his biased view of non-religious people must call into question his impartiality in future litigation between a Christian organization and an atheist group or individual. Sessions has not been asked about these views in the hearings. Are his views on religion off limits in the Senate hearings?

  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    I've got an friend who lived in Alabama. The issue in that State is still "black" versus "white"; may be federal laws have changed, but things there are in the "mindset" of the segregation period. This Sessions guy is an "typical" example of such.

    I'm so surprised that Trump selects those types of people out of those southern States who will never change.

  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Dutch Wrote: I'm so surprised that Trump selects those types of people out of those southern States who will never change.
    Is this a typo or are you actually surprised that Trump selected a racist from Alabama to lead the Department of Justice?
  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Schmidt Wrote:

    Jay Michaelson, Daily Beast, January 11, 2017: Jeff Sessions Said ‘Secularists’ Are Unfit for Government

    “Ultimately, freedom of speech is about ascertaining the truth,” Sessions, an Alabama Republican, told Horowitz’s audience on Nov. 14, 2014. “And if you don’t believe there’s a truth, you don’t believe in truth, if you’re an utter secularist, then how do we operate this government? How can we form a democracy of the kind I think you and I believe in… I do believe that we are a nation that, without God, there is no truth, and it’s all about power, ideology, advancement, agenda, not doing the public service.”

    This is just one revelation of many that have arisen as Jeff Session has become the focus of public scrutiny. Most of the testimony centers on his racist past and his acts of retribution against those who have crossed him. However, his biased view of non-religious people must call into question his impartiality in future litigation between a Christian organization and an atheist group or individual.

    Our Founding Fathers must be rolling over in their graves.

    Schmidt Wrote: Sessions has not been asked about these views in the hearings. Are his views on religion off limits in the Senate hearings?

    They shouldn't have been.

    As Attorney General he will be expected to fight for the rights of all citizens in this country regardless of their affiliation to a religion or not. Catholics have the same rights as adherents to the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, Protestants have the same rights as adherents to Dianetics (aka Scientology), and Muslims have the same rights as Atheists.

    This is what is so worrisome about Senator Sessions beliefs regarding religion. Our Founding Fathers, for all of their faults, at least understood that they don't have all the answers. Senator Sessions doesn't seem to understand, or worse, care, about that.

  • Center Left
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    Isn't there a general ban on persons from Alabama or Mississippi ? Well there should be. Not sure if the R's will force their picks through

    A once great country.

  • Democrat
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    The only reason Trump has appointed Sessions to be US Attorney General is because this corrupt racist will not prosecute Trump no matter how many laws he breaks and it is on record that Sessions brought fraud ridden charges against blacks.
  • Center Left
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    I think Sessions is a horrible racist and I wish persons like him were not acceptable in our society. Keith Olbermann was on Facebook about 3 hours ago begging people to advise their political representation that they don't want him approved. The reason for the post was because it was stated that there's not too many complaints so far. Perhaps we need a refresher course on what's wrong here. Sad.
  • Independent
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    TJ Wrote:

    Isn't there a general ban on persons from Alabama or Mississippi ? Well there should be. Not sure if the R's will force their picks through

    A once great country.

    Tony, only those two States? I like to add a few more who had slaves.
  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    progressiveconnie Wrote: The only reason Trump has appointed Sessions to be US Attorney General is because this corrupt racist will not prosecute Trump no matter how many laws he breaks and it is on record that Sessions brought fraud ridden charges against blacks.

    I think this is just a little extreme and ignores the fact that there is no clear answer as to whether the Attorney General even has the legal authority to prosecute a President.

    Constitutional scholars are torn on the issue and the courts have never ruled on the matter, so it's not even clear that the Attorney General even can prosecute Trump if they wanted to.

    What we do know is that Congress and Congress alone has the sole authority to investigate and, if necessary, impeach a President. If a President is removed from office then it is on his successor to determine whether they will have to face criminal charges or be pardoned.


    There are countless things to be worried about when it comes to Senator Sessions being our Attorney General. Getting upset that he won't prosecute Donald shouldn't be one of them.