The May 2022 edition of The Status Quo: An Electronic Newsletter is dedicated to all mothers no matter their age, race, national origin, creed, color, or economic status. Whether from America or the Ukraine, mothers have suffered at the hands of men since the dawn of our species. Unfortunately, the mothers of the Ukraine get to experience a kind of suffering other mothers are spared. For example, the mothers of Yemen, Ethiopia and Myanmar did not make CNN’s 24-hour “Breaking News” cycle as did Ukrainian mothers despite those mothers watching their children die before their very eyes. They were afforded the opportunity to suffer without a CNN reporter asking them what it felt like to watch their children die before their very eyes. Only in the land of the free, home of the depraved can filming the suffering of mothers pass as breaking news. Congratulations CNN. In a world full of pain, suffering and men like Vladimir Putin you will never run out of free content.  

My Best Friend

May 1 or May Day is celebrated in America as Law Day. The first of May is celebrated in Mass by many Catholics across the country. In fact, it was a cherished celebration for this Veteran’s mother and for her to attend the Catholic celebration of Law Day with her Officer of the Court was one of the proudest days of her life. 

The first of May is a day we celebrate the adherence to the rule of law that has made America a beacon of hope to countless souls around the world. Our system of laws and regulations and our adherence to them enabled America to become the preeminent economic power she is today. Adherence to the rule of law was what made America different from other nations, but those days are gone. We are no longer a nation of laws, but a nation of men who place themselves above and beyond the law.

The rule of law is under attack worldwide. India is the largest democracy in the world, yet we see those who actively work within India’s government to undermine the rule of law. In Pakistan, India’s mortal enemy and itself a large nuclear armed democracy, we see the rule of law challenged almost daily. From India to America, those who manipulate the truth do so to avoid adhering to the law. What the world needs to understand is that the rule of law in Pakistan and India might be the single most important factor in preventing nuclear war between these bitter enemies. The benefits from adhering to the laws and regulations enacted by government are real and for every American should have learned by 7 January 2021.

History has taught us when attacks on the rule of law occur by a nation’s political elite, it is only a matter of time before the rule of law gives way to the rule of men. Men and women in government who place their interests before those of the governed are usually the first to abandon the rule of law for personal gain. Clarence Thomas, Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court, is one such man and the threat this one man poses to our Republic represents a clear and present danger to the Republic.  

The recent revelations over U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and his wife’s communications with the former fake President of the United States and his Chief of Staff before, during and after the insurrection of 6 January 2021 are unbelievable. The fact that these communications relate to the “stop the steal” campaign and were no doubt intended to prevent and/or obstruct the certification of the 2020 election is disturbing in the extreme. It is now understood that there are 29 separate text messages from Virginia Thomas to the former Chief of Staff Mark Meadows. These texts reference conversations with her “best friend” and how they are “waiting for an army to stop the steal.” Army? What army? The US Army? Paid mercenaries? Organized militias? These questions are being asked now and Justice Thomas must answer them now.

The American people must understand what it was that Ginnie and her “best friend” were praying would happen. They wanted to stop the peaceful transferal of power on 20 January 2021, and they worked to convince Mark Meadows that the former fake President of the United States had to stop the certification of the election. This is Sedition. They prayed that the Lord would grant their prayers and Mike Pence and the former fake President of the United States would usurp power from the President-Elect. Like the Rosenbergs before them, it is time that Clarence and Ginni take their seats in the dock.  Those Americans who serve and have served their country demand to know the truth about which federal employees, in uniform, suits or robes, acted to stop the certification of the 2020 General Election. To allow Sedition to go unpunished only invites more Sedition.

Open Letter to Ken Burns

This letter is written in the hope that America’s premier storyteller will finish his 1989 documentary Congress. As much as Congress was a sentimental history of the Capitol building and the events that occurred within and around it, it did not portray what is really happening in the “People’s House”. What is really happening in Congress is our elected officials are playing a game that us destroying our nation. What is really happening in Congress was not something covered in your film of the same name.  

In 1998, your film Congress was presented as a nostalgic journey through the colorful characters that once occupied seats in Congress. If that was your intention, you have succeeded in telling only half the story. The American people need to know the rest of the story because the rest of the story is about how money, dark or otherwise, corrupted the legislative process to such a degree that the legislative branch no longer functions as the U.S. Constitution intended for it to function. In other words, Congress has destroyed the fabric of government while tearing at the fabric of our society in the pursuit of money to secure re-election.  

The cooky rascals of the past have given way to hateful bigots like Ted Cruz and Marjorie Taylor-Green who twist the truth to support their lies. Liberal elites like former President and Mrs. William Jefferson Clinton sold government to the highest bidder while the entire Democratic Party turned a blind eye to the rapid increases in black men and boys being imprisoned for what the Clintonites were doing in their free time. Those silly rascals of your Congress might have been bigoted, but they would never have permitted a President like the former fake President of the United States to get away with the disgraceful way he served. That difference is what Congress, part 2 must be about.

To this end, this fan begs that you finish Congress in the same way you finished Vietnam or how you left no stone unturned in teaching us the truth about the Central Park Five. Your examination of the “bosses” and the influence of men like Thomas Reed and Joseph Cannon must also include the cruel excesses of bosses like Tom Delay and Dennis Hastert and self-promoters like John Conyers and Dan Rostenkowski. Let the American reflect on the actions of those cooky characters along with more popular favorites like the senile senior senator from the land of legalized larceny. She is a disgrace wondering what day it is as she represents some 40 million Americans in Washington D.C.

Whether or not you decide to interview Dennis Hastert about his vices or report the real legacy of the conman John Conyers, who promised that tomorrow would be better when it was infinitely worse, the fact remains you must expose the cancer that is the career politician. Although the career politician had not really been defined, explained and exposed until this Newsletter did so 22 years ago, it is imperative that someone with a national voice educate the American people to this modern scourge of the people. The career politician has brought our republic to its knees but your work to finish Congress might just be the spark that leads the American People to change the status quo before it’s too late.  


The leak of a draft decision of a pending case before the U.S. Supreme Court this past week was without precedence. The draft decision appears to over-rule the long-held precedent of Roe v Wade. it seems another attack on the rule of law is emanating from the U.S Supreme Court. Even the rule of law is no longer safe from those who are chosen to interpret as opposed to create it.

As for who leaked it, we know that Justice Thomas has demonstrated a contempt for the rule of law. As such, is not unreasonable to believe he leaked the decision in an effort to show the Chief Justice there is nothing he can do to censor the great Justice Thomas. Justice Thomas may also have wanted the Chief Justice to know that Justice Thomas’ influence on the court transcends his otherwise mediocre career. Uncle Tom to many and a token to others, Justice Clarence Thomas might fit those labels to many but not this Veteran. This Veteran knows Justice Thomas. He and his best friend showed their colors in January 2021 and leaking this draft decision would give them both a great deal of satisfaction.