Republican Vice Presidential nominee, Indiana Governor Mike Pence rallied in Omaha Thursday morning for the Trump-Pence ticket, but he also endorsed Brigadier General Don Bacon for Nebraska’s 2nd District Congressional seat. See it here:
(My, that was stirring…)
Pence roused 7-800 supporters at Midstates Construction Products in Omaha, talking about lower taxes, increasing trade and helping to build up the American economy.
He also gave a new title for the President in a Trump administration:
Negotiator in Chief.
Pence was introduced by Governor Pete Ricketts and had raucous applause throughout from the enthusiastic crowd.
ICYMI earlier, Leavenworth St. linked to the Roll Call story about the latest poll out in the #NE02 race.
In it, both GOP candidates lead in the major races for the Omaha area:
And in the Presidential race:
Donald Trump: 44%
Hillary Clinton: 40%
Gary Johnson: 8%
Jill Stein: 2%
You’d have to call both races razor-close, where just about anything could happen.
People should think about voting…
The Meaning of Life
As the Death Penalty debate continues, the “Retain” forces (they want to get rid of the death penalty) had a big beef with Secretary of State John Gale’s PSA regarding whether you’re voting for Retain or Repeal.
Their problem was that Gale didn’t mention the “life without parole” line from the ballot language.
But former Sarpy County Attorney Lee Polikov Lee Polikov argues on KFAB that there IS NO SUCH THING as “life without parole” under the Nebraska Constitution:
“In Nebraska there is no ‘life without parole’, today. There is a provision for pardon and parole that ‘s Constitutional. So until the Constitution is changed, a life sentence would NOT mean life without parole.”
Hear the whole Polikov interview with Gary Sadlemyer here:
The Retain forces disagree, and have an entire portion of their website dedicated to it here.
But even the OWH argues that “life” doesn’t necessarily mean life:
And don’t be fooled. Lawyers who argue the cruelty of the death penalty today would turn soon against the penalty of life in prison without parole if the death penalty were no longer an option. So there’s a question of how long life would mean life.
Clear enough peeps?
Always and lots
More, more, more!
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