John Bailey, White Plains CitizeNetReporter Michael Edelman, Esq., Political Analyst, and Hezi Aris, Yonkers Tribune Editor-at-Large, on Westchester On the Level – Monday, July 8, 2019 @10am EST

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WESTCHESTER COUNTY, NY — White Plains CitizeNetReporter Publisher / Editor John Bailey initiates the opening segment of the July 8, 2019th broadcast.  George Washington, at sixteen, had written a book of etiquette with 110 “maxims” to guide his conduct in matters. In this etiquette book he had written, “Every action done in company ought to be done with a sign of respect to those who are not present. Sleep not when others speak; sit not when others stand; speak not when you should hold your peace; walk not when others stop;…Let your countenance be pleasant but in serious matters somewhat grave…Undertake not what you cannot perform but be careful to keep your promise.” We explore the code of conduct written in The American President and deduce its integrity and question how and why America has lost the values so ahead of their times then and still. This segment from 10-10:30am

Michael Edelman, Esq., Political Analyst, delves into local, national and international news and analysis from 10:30-11am.

  1. In 1796 most of the 13 colonies required early Americans to receive a smallpox vaccine after it was introduced in 1796. In 1905, the Supreme Court ruled in Jacobson v. Massachusetts that a state had the right to enforce mandatory vaccination laws. Once inoculated against Measles for example, it was said that those inoculated were protected. It seems even with inoculations that 1 to 2 percent of the population is not immune. Are all those in the country as well as immigrants required to be inoculated?
  2. The Justice and Commerce Departments advised the 2020 Census would go ahead without a citizenship question. Hezi, just one day after both the Justice and Commerce Departments said the 2020 Census would go ahead without a citizenship question.  Following the Trump administration’s defeat in the Supreme Court, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross confirmed that the Census Bureau had already started printing census documents without the question , yet on July 5, the Trump administration advised it is reviewing “all available options” for adding a citizenship question. Trump has suggested he can circumvent the judicial system by signing an executive order requiring the question be added. Is the president hurting the communities in which the people who will not respond to the census are not counted and those communities will be shortchanged funding from the federal government? What is the purpose of the question if it will drive people from responding? 
  3. Congressman Justin Amash (Michigan) departed the GOP last week. He advised Jake Taper of CNN’s “State of the Union he would consider running as an independent. Is America conducive to hearing and voting for Republican dogma or is Republican dogma for all intents and purpose on its last breath.
  4. The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans will hear arguments in a lawsuit backed by the Trump Administration who are seeking to overturn the entire 2010 Affordable Care Act (ACA). Is there a credible legal argument to overturn ACA? 
  5. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) have reportedly been using driver’s license photos to build a facial-recognition database without the license holders’ knowledge or consent. The Washington Post reports the two agencies have used millions of such photos from driver’s licenses to accumulate facial recognition. WaPo cited internal documents and emails from two agencies that were obtained by Georgetown Law researchers over the past 5 years.
  6. Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris Warren are rising in the Democratic Primary challenging male front-runners. What is their respective strength and is their perspective more palatable because of its pertinence or because they are women or both?

Thereafter, Hezi Aris, Yonkers Tribune Editor-at-Large delves into hyperlocal, city, county, state, national, and international issues with commensurate analysis from 11am-12Noon. 


eHeziJohn Bailey, White Plains CitizeNetReporter Michael Edelman, Esq., Political Analyst, and Hezi Aris, Yonkers Tribune Editor-at-Large, on Westchester On the Level – Monday, July 8, 2019 @10am EST

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