21st Century: Query 81 (Donald Trump)

“Money was never a big motivation for me, except as a way to keep score. The real excitement is playing the game.” ~ Donald Trump Based on this person’s past and present behavior, how are these two statements true? False?

Part 1: Query 179

Qu. Whether she would not be a very vile matron, and justly thought either mad or foolish, that should give away the necessaries of life from her naked and famished children, in exchange for pearls to stick in her hair, and sweetmeats to please her own palate?

21st Century: Query 80 (Elijah Cummings)

“Every time something bad happens to me, I don’t ask the question, ‘Why did it happen to me?’ The question I ask is, ‘Why did it happen for me?’” ~ Elijah Cummings (1951 – 2019) What does the late Rep. Cummings mean by this statement?

Part 1: Query 178

Qu. Whether it would not be wise so to order our trade as to export manufactures rather than provisions, and of those such as employ most hands?

21st Century: Query 79

As per the emoluments clause, should the President of the United States profit from the Presidency, beyond his or her salary and expenses? Why or why not?

Part 1: Query 177

Qu. Whether the quantities of beef, butter, wool, and leather, exported from this island, can be reckoned the superfluities of a country, where there are so many natives naked and famished? 

21st Century: Query 78

In 1930’s and 1940’s Nazi Germany, some Jews chose to support Adolf Hitler and his regime; in 2019, some African-Americans, including a famous rap star, are supporting a white supremacist U.S. President. Why would religious and minority groups support a government when its leaders are obviously working against their interests, even to the point of minority cleansing?

Part 1: Query 176

176. Qu. Whether trade be not then on a right foot, when foreign commodities are imported in exchange only for domestic superfluities?

21st Century: Query 77

Should the age of a U.S. Presidential candidate be a factor? Why or why not? What would be the pros of electing someone in his or her sixties or seventies? In his/her thirties or forties? Cons?

Part 1: Query 175

Qu. What foreign imports may be necessary for clothing and feeding the families of persons not worth above one hundred pounds a year? And how many wealthier there are in the kingdom, and what proportion they bear to the other inhabitants?

21st Century: Query 76

Is a U.S. President’s use of Presidential power absolute? Why or why not? For example, if a President refuses to obey subpoenas issued by Congress or the courts, what recourse does Congress and the courts have?

Part 1: Query 174

Qu. If it be resolved that we cannot do without foreign trade, whether, at least, it may not be worthwhile to consider what branches thereof deserve to be entertained, and how far we may be able to carry it on under our present limitations?

21st Century: Query 75 (Donald Trump and Volodymyr Zelensky)

On September 25, 2019, the White House released a transcript of a bombshell telephone conversation between President Trump and Ukrainian President Zelensky. What effects might the bombshells contained within this transcript have on Donald Trump’s presidency? Should this post be discovered a few months or even years from now, what effects have these revelations had on the Trump era? Was the outcome predictable? Discuss.

Part 1: Query 173

Qu. Whether it is possible the country should be well improved, while our beef is exported, and our labourers live upon potatoes?

21st Century: Query 74 (Al Jourgensen)

“I’m not a real Halloween kind of guy, because Halloween is every day.” ~ Al Jourgensen, frontman for “Ministry,” an industrial rock band How is Jourgensen’s claim true or false? What does his statement reveal about him? How does it fit within his musical background?

Part 1: Query 172

Qu. Whether national wants ought not to be the rule of trade? And whether the most pressing wants of the majority ought not to be first consider'd?

21st Century: Query 73

What actions constitute a gross abuse of power?

Part 1: Query 171

Qu. Whether the vanity and luxury of a few ought to stand in competition with the interest of a nation?

21st Century: Query 72

The above photo represents a specific time in place and history (1959 at the Nevada Club in Las Vegas). What do you observe in terms of sociological norms of the day? How would you describe the central figure, the woman in the Harlequin glasses? The supporting figures around her? The Nevada Club? How might 1959 differ from present day? Remain the same?

Part 1: Query 170

Qu. Why, if a bribe by the palate or the purse be in effect the same thing, they should not be alike infamous?

21st Century: Query 71 (George Mason)

Shall any man be above justice? Above all, shall that man be above it who can commit the most extensive injustice? ~ George Mason on impeachment, 1787

Part 1: Query 169

Qu. Whether Ireland can hope to thrive if the major part of her patriots shall be found in the French interest?

21st Century: Query 70 (Kellyanne Conway)

What are “alternative facts,” a term coined by Kellyanne Conway? How might we counteract such “facts” and remind our children and grandchildren that lies by any other name are still lies?

Part 1: Query 168

Qu. Whether it be not even madness to encourage trade with a nation that takes nothing of our manufacture?

21st Century: Query 69 (Jim Morrison)

Sex is full of lies. The body tries to tell the truth. But, it’s usually too battered with rules to be heard, and bound with pretenses so it can hardly move. We cripple ourselves with lies. – Jim Morrison What does Jim Morrison mean when he contends that “Sex is full of lies” and how does his subsequent explanation clarify his claim? How might his take on sex be true? False?

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