Fred Henneke, Attorney & Counselor-At-Law

COVID 19; 03/23/2020

COVID 19 – a virus that is part of the Coronavirus family, is presently sweeping around the world like a California wild-fire. It is a natural disease, like the annual flu, albeit a new version. No one person or nation is responsible for COVID 19. It just happened to erupt first in China before spreading to South Korea, Japan, Italy, the rest of Europe, the United States. and now Africa and the rest of Asia. Fewer than a handful of nations have remained untouched. It is a very unbiased phenomena.

I am not about to attempt to explain the virus, what causes it, how to prevent it or what cure there might someday be developed. I am an attorney and part-time prognosticator. All I am doing is trying to follow the guidelines as best I can understand them and be part of the solution, not the problem. I urge you all to do the same. Wash your hands frequently, use hand sanitizer whenever possible, avoid crowds, and reach out to your friends and loved ones, especially those “at risk” (like me).

What not to do? Go on Facebook or read any social media post that attempts to lay blame or castigate anyone or party for the pickle we are in. Put CNN, Fox News and MSMBC on your “Do Not Watch” list. Politics can wait. When we have emerged from this pandemic and are clearly recovering, we can judge President Trump, our governors, mayors and local officials, our elected representatives, both state and Federal, and the political parties for their role in managing the pandemic. For that reason alone, but many more, if we are to judge accurately and rationally, it is imperative that every move made at any level of government by any elected or appointed leader be fully transparent. Put it all out there so We, The People, can accurately judge and act accordingly. This is NOT the time to play “Hide the Ball”. We have a right to know for ourselves who the winners and losers were and who acted more in their own selfish interest as opposed to the interests of those who are on the front lines of this fight – US. For those who act in their own interests, THE DAY OF RECKONING IS COMING. Elections are just around the corner. Be prepared to answer to us, your employers.

STAY SAFE, STAY CALM AND STAY TUNED.

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“I belong to no organized party. I am a Democrat”*; 03/09/2020

The Democrat party started this electoral season with 17 announced candidates, the most diverse slate ever. The last debate was winnowed to six candidates, including one late entry – four white men and two white women (one white woman did not qualify for the debate). Now, after Super Tuesday, the field consists of two, septuagenarian… Continue Reading

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IMPEACHMENT TAKEWAYS; 02/10/2020

FACT: Donald J. Trump is the third President of the United States to be impeached for “high crimes and misdemeanors”. FACT: Donald J. Trump is the third President of the United States to be impeached but not removed from office. TAKEAWAYS: Winners:  !.  President Donald J. Trump –  Acquitted on both Articles of Impeachment  by… Continue Reading

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BAD FORM; 02/06/2020

“Nancy and Donnie, you both have been very naughty in class today. Now go stand in the corner with your face to the wall until you can behave like proper children.” Here in Texas, we teach our children to shake hands firmly and look the other person in the eye while doing so. If your… Continue Reading

3 responses to “BAD FORM; 02/06/2020”

  1. Gerry gentry says:

    Hear, hear; well said.

  2. MLB says:

    Well said. I’m still stunned by their deplorable example of mis behaviour. In the military, we were always taught to respect the office of the Commander in Chief. Would never think otherwise!

    And that half time show was disgusting. I’m glad my two young granddaughters were not around to se it. Disgraceful! It sickens me to see national tv endorse that show. Thank you for speaking out.

  3. Bob Waller says:

    I agree. Very disrespectful and childish by both individuals. Well said.

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R.I.P. IMPEACHMENT; 02/03/2020

Tomorrow, Tuesday, Senators will have the opportunity to make speeches explaining their votes, which will actually be cast on Wednesday. Don’t expect a lot of honesty. Rather, what we will get are the justification for their decisions to remove or not, couched in terms that enhance their re-election chances (for those 35 up for re-election… Continue Reading

2 responses to “R.I.P. IMPEACHMENT; 02/03/2020”

  1. Harry says:

    Hey Fred, Thanks for the Blog. You can round out your discussion by reading 84 Yale Law Review 1419 on line. Hope see you soon. Harry

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SHIFTING FOCUS: 01/14/2020

The issue of the impeachment of President Trump having been determined, the attention now turns to the issue of removal from office. It appears that the House of Representatives will vote on appointing “Managers”, aka Prosecutors, to present the reasons for the impeachment of the President to the Senate, sitting as a jury. The Managers… Continue Reading

2 responses to “SHIFTING FOCUS: 01/14/2020”

  1. Ilza Chappins says:

    Thank you for the insight of how our government should work.

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IRAN; 01/06/2020

“What I perceive is their strategy is to goad the United States into a military confrontation that compels the other nations to intervene and is opposed by a large percentage of Congress and the Americans, resulting in negotiations with the Iranians as equal participants. Kinda like a Hail Mary pass in the last minute of… Continue Reading

2 responses to “IRAN; 01/06/2020”

  1. Jody H says:

    I agree with your comments and concerns….with the exception of the last paragraph…it seems to me that Trump believes only he can “do this”. I am truly not sure how we got here and hope we can get out. I don’t remember any moment in our history that compares to this. We need our allies and Trump seems determined to blow them off. This is an ugly moment in our history.

    • Fred Henneke says:

      Thanks for your comment. I am not saying Trump alone can do whatever but that he believes and acts that way. He stated so many times at the 2016 Convention and since. The way he treats our allies, the way he uses the Justice Department as his personal law firm, etc. Rather than leading the free world, we seem to stand apart and even opposite it. He is in so far over his head that it will take years to recover.

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IMPEACHMENT INTERREGNUM; 01/02/2020

Well,: the joyous holiday season is over and we return to the ugly, hyper-partisan warfare. Not since the trench warfare of World War I has there been such an unproductive, destructive, polarized, unreasoning stalemate. Congress returns to work (?) on Monday. Here is the state of play:  Prior to adjourning for their 2 week vacation… Continue Reading

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  1. Gerry Gentry says:

    Excellent, as always.

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TIME OUT;12/23/2019

I grow weary of impeachment and hyper, unreasoning partisan politics. SO, I am calling a Time Out until after the start of the New Year.. As the angels said, “Peace on Earth, Goodwill To Men”. Merry Christmas and a Happy, Prosperous New Year to One and All. Fred Henneke Continue Reading

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IMPEACHMENT – FINAL PHASE; 12/18/2019

Today is an historic albeit sad day in our Nation’s history. The House of Representatives voted to approve two Articles of Impeachment against President Donald J. Trump, largely along partisan lines. The vote on Article One – Abuse of Power – was 230 Aye, !97 Nay with one vote Present and 3 Not Voting. Two… Continue Reading

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