Monday show notes 08-06-18
The Olive Branch Petition; history
What is the Olive Branch Petition and how did it come about? Many Americans did not want to break away forever from Great Britain. Many were angry with British policies and treatment, but they thought an agreement could somehow be reached with the King that would right the wrongs done to them.
The Olive Branch Petition
MOST GRACIOUS SOVEREIGN: We, your Majesty’s faithful subjects of the Colonies of New-Hampshire, Massachusetts-Bay, Rhode-Island, New-Jersey, Pennsylvania, the Counties of Newcastle, Kent, and Sussex, on Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina, in behalf of ourselves and the inhabitants of these Colonies, who have deputed us to represent them in General Congress, entreat your Majesty’s gracious attention to this our humble petition.
Response to rejection of Olive Branch Petition
The day Congress approved the Olive Branch Petition, July 8, John Adams wrote two letters in disgust, one to his wife, Abigail, and the other to General James Warren.
Judge Rules Albuquerque Civil Forfeiture Law Unconstitutional, Upholds Innocent Until Proven Guilty
In a landmark decision, a federal court ruled that Albuquerque’s civil forfeiture program “violates procedural due process” because it forced hundreds of property owners to prove their own innocence.
HHS Awards Title X Funds, Planned Parenthood Included
As the Trump administration continues to review a proposed “Protect Life Rule,” which would prohibit Title X funds from going to family planning centers that perform abortions, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced today its Title X grant recipients for fiscal year 2018 and they include Planned Parenthood facilities in several states.
Sen. Cory Booker Promotes Bill to Decriminalize Marijuana on Federal Level, Expunge Criminal Records of Marijuana Users
During a speech at the Netroots National annual conference in New Orleans, La., on Friday, Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) touted his efforts to decriminalize marijuana on the federal level and expunge the records of people who’ve been arrested for marijuana possession.