This video from the USA says about itself:
2 February 2017
Neil Gorsuch started Fascism Forever Club in high school.
From the (very conservative) Daily Mail in Britain:
EXCLUSIVE: Trump’s Supreme Court pick Neil Gorsuch founded and led club called ‘Fascism Forever’ against liberal faculty at his elite all-boys DC prep school
President Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court vacancy left by Antonin Scalia is Neil Gorsuch
DailyMail.com reveals how Gorsuch set up club called ‘Fascism Forever’ at his prep school outside D.C. in protest at staff’s left-wing tendencies
Gorsuch’s club was revealed in high school yearbook which also featured him reading classic conservative text
Father of two, 49, prayed with president and Scalia‘s son, a Catholic priest, before being named as nominee on Tuesday night
By Alana Goodman For Dailymail.com
Published: 03:05 GMT, 2 February 2017 | Updated: 17:48 GMT, 2 February 2017
Supreme Court Justice nominee Neil Gorsuch founded and led a student group called the ‘Fascism Forever Club’ at his elite high school, DailyMail.com can reveal.
The club was set up to rally against the ‘left-wing tendencies’ of his professors while attending a Jesuit all-boys preparatory high school near Washington D.C.
The name may be inconvenient for a Supreme Court nominee facing a tough confirmation battle. However it also shows the depth of Gorscuch’s right-wing credentials – and his penchant for mischief while attending his exclusive prep school in the 1980s.
President Donald Trump nominated Gorsuch, a 49-year-old U.S. appellate judge, to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia on Tuesday.
Gorsuch founded the ‘Fascism Forever Club’ during his freshman year at Georgetown Preparatory, a now-$30,000-a-year private Jesuit school that is one of the most selective in the United States.
He served as president until he graduated in 1985, according to his senior yearbook.
Senator Elizabeth Warren has already said she will object to Gorsuch’s appointment, saying he was chosen ‘by far right activist groups that were financed by big business interests.’
Rep. Nancy Pelosi called Gorsuch ‘well outside the mainstream of American legal thought’ and Sen. Bernie Sanders said the nominee will have to ‘explain his hostility to women’s rights, support of corporations over workers and opposition to campaign finance reform.’
The right-wing record of Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch: here.
Few Recall Gorsuch’s Volunteer Work at Harvard. Questions arise over Trump Supreme Court pick’s level of participation in programs to help less fortunate while in law school: here.
HOW PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP COULD DRAMATICALLY REMAKE THE COURTS He inherited double the number of court vacancies that former President Barack Obama did when he took office. [HuffPost]
Thursday 2nd February 2017
posted by Morning Star in World
US human rights campaigners have expressed scepticism at President Donald Trump’s promise to maintain a ban on discriminating against LGBTQ government workers.
The White House said on Tuesday that former president Barack Obama’s 2014 executive order prohibiting LGBTQ workplace discrimination would remain intact “at the direction” of Mr Trump.
White House press secretary Sean Spicer claimed that Mr Trump continued “to be respectful and supportive of LGBTQ rights, just as he was throughout the election,” neglecting to mention the president’s fierce opposition to same-sex marriage.
However, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) said it was unconvinced of the president’s commitment to LGBTQ rights.
HRC president Chad Griffin said that Mr Trump had done nothing “but undermine equality since he set foot in the White House.”
Mr Griffin pointed out that “LGBTQ refugees, immigrants, Muslims and women are scared today and with good reason.”
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Donald Trump has nominated a judge to the Supreme Court that The New York Times says is even more conservative than Antonin Scalia.1
This is a stolen seat that rightfully belongs to Merrick Garland, not Trump’s ultra-right wing pick, Neil Gorsuch.
But now some Senate Democrats are talking about giving in to Trump without putting up a real fight. Senator Jeff Merkley has pledged to lead a filibuster of this stolen seat, but Senate Democrats like Chris Coons and Joe Manchin have already said they won’t stand with Sen. Merkley.2
Democrats have the votes to stop Gorsuch, but only if they stick together. Will you chip in $5 to help demand they stand and fight?
Yes, I’ll chip in $5 to help stop this stolen Supreme Court pick.
Ultraconservatives are jumping for joy over Gorsuch.3 This is a judge who ruled against the Affordable Care Act requirement that employers cover birth control. He ruled in favor of attempts to defund Planned Parenthood. The list goes on.4
If confirmed, Gorsuch could be the key vote in overturning Roe v. Wade, upholding the Muslim ban, and on countless other crucial issues for women and vulnerable communities.
And at just 49 years old, Gorsuch will threaten our fundamental values for generations to come if he wins a lifetime seat on the nation’s highest court.
But Democrats—who essentially hold 48 seats in the Senate—can stop this nomination with just 41 votes if they stick together and don’t surrender like Senators Coons and Manchin want to.
That’s why we’re launching a major grassroots mobilization of phone calls, petitions, and direct actions to demand that Senate stand up and fight to stop Gorsuch.
Will you chip in to fund our emergency advocacy and organizing to stop this stolen Supreme Court pick?
Thanks for taking action.
–Nita, Shaunna, Kat, Karin, Adam, Holly, Kathy, Onyi, Susan, Anathea, Audine, Shannon, Megan, Libby, Emma, PaKou, and Pilar, the UltraViolet team
1. Where Neil Gorsuch Would Fit on the Supreme Court, The New York Times, January 31, 2017
2. Dems Thinking Of Backing Off Big Fight Over Trump’s SCOTUS Pick, The Daily Caller, January 30, 2017
3. Neil Gorsuch: A Worthy Heir to Scalia, National Review, January 31, 2017
4. What Neil Gorsuch, Trump’s SCOTUS Pick, Means for American Women, Slate, January 31, 2017
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President Trump has been quietly stacking the courts with dangerous judges–judges who support lawless racists like former Sheriff Joe Arpaio, believe women lie about rape, and equate abortion with slavery.1
In July, the Senate, including 16 Democrats, approved a judge to a lifetime seat–one who proudly promotes the racist birther lie that President Obama wasn’t born in the United States.2
But we can turn the tide if we act now. The President’s approval rating has fallen to a new low–just 34%–and Republicans are starting to distance themselves.3 After the outrage by the GOP over the president defending neo-Nazis in Charlottesville and stripping protections from 800,000 Dreamer immigrants, we can get Republicans to stand up–and get Democrats to grow a spine. Can you sign the petition?
Tell the Senate Judiciary Committee: “Stop advancing judicial nominees from a white-supremacist-in-chief who has no respect for the Constitution and the rule of law.”
Sign the petition
Trump’s confirmation success rate is startling. Before Trump, no president had had more than three judges confirmed in his first six months. Trump has had nine. The average age of his nominees is 48, meaning if confirmed, they will decide our rights for decades. Given the number of judicial vacancies, and the pace of nominations and confirmations, in just one more year, one-eighth of all cases filed in federal court could be heard by a judge that Trump appointed.
Just who are these judges? John Bush called abortion a “national tragedy” and repeated the racist lie that President Obama was not born in the U.S.4 Damien Schiff once called Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy a “judicial prostitute,” opposed efforts to prevent anti-LGBTQ bullying in schools, and opposed affirmative action.5 Kevin Newsom equated Roe v. Wade with the Dred Scott decision upholding slavery.6
By pushing through Trump’s judicial nominees, Republicans, with Democrats as their accomplices, are helping to ensure that a bigot’s legacy lives for generations. We have to highlight the stakes of their choice and force them to stop handing the courts to a white supremacist. Senate Democrats, along with any of their Republican colleagues who have a moral conscience, should step up to block and resist these conservative extremists who come from the fringes of the right-wing. That’s why we’re joining with our allies at CREDO Action, DailyKos, and others to take a stand. Can you sign the petition?
Tell the Senate Judiciary Committee: No lifetime judicial appointments for a white-supremacist-in-chief with no respect for the Constitution or the rule of law.
Thanks for speaking out.
–Nita, Shaunna, Kat, Karin, Adam, Holly, Kathy, Onyi, Susan, Anathea, Audine, Shannon, Emma, Pilar, Natalie, Melody, Pam, Lindsay, and Ryan, the UltraViolet Action team
1. Trump is quietly moving at a furious pace to secure ‘the single most important legacy’ of his administration, Business Insider, July 27, 2017
2. Senate confirms Trump’s federal judge nominee John Bush, who has history of controversial blog posts, New York Daily News, July 20, 2017
3. Trump Job Approval Rating Now at 34%, New Low, Gallup, August 14, 2017
4. Senate Confirms Federal Judge Who Compared Abortion To Slavery, Huffington Post, July 20, 2017
5. Trump nominee called Kennedy ‘judicial prostitute’, Politico, May 26, 2017
6. The Strange Civil Rights Views of Trump’s Latest Court Nominees, Politico, June 14, 2017
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