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African Americans have been used

By Stuart J. Moskovitz

photo by Art Gallagher

Slavery comes in many forms. It is not just about being forced to work without pay or the freedom to quit.

Drug addiction is a form of slavery. Being conned into supporting a political party that does not help you in any way is a form of slavery.

It was the Republican Party that brought African Americans out of slavery in the nineteenth century. Only the Republican Party is interested in bringing African Americans out of slavery in the twenty−first century.

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Posted: April 26th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Opinion | Tags: , , | 5 Comments »

Jeopardy – Politics Style

By Stuart J. Moskovitz, Esq

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No matter the category, the answer is always Donald Trump to the liberal media and late night talk show “comedians.” All they need to do is figure out the question.

The latest foray into insanity was CNN’s blaming Trump for the disaster in New Zealand. There is so much wrong with that, it is difficult to know where to begin. The attack on the mosque in New Zealand is unacceptable. It is a tragedy. It is a further example of a world moving away from the civilization we thought had grown since World War II. That it would be exploited by anyone for political purposes is disgusting. That it is exploited by an organization claiming to be a “news” organization is not just reprehensible, it is a red flag that major changes are needed, beginning with the complete remaking of our media institutions.

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Posted: March 15th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Opinion | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Jeopardy – Politics Style

Lying and the Liars who Lie about Lying.

By Stuart J. Moskovitz

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At the academy awards Sunday night, Barbara Streisand made a comment about lying being in vogue these days. Everyone there knew of whom she spoke, but the reality is, her statement applies to the universe of dialogue in the United States, not just one favorite whipping boy.

If you confine your sources of “news” to the known liberal media, or, as most of America does, late night talk show entertainers, you probably think America’s farmlands are devastated by the trade wars. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: February 26th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Opinion | Tags: , , | Comments Off on Lying and the Liars who Lie about Lying.

Frankenstein’s Monster

By Stuart J. Moskovitz

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The point of Mary Shelley’s novel was that as excited as we may be when we have created a monster, we must recognize that we cannot always control that monster. What we believe is “ours” can easily go another way.

No objective historical scholar can deny that Obama was a media creation. He was an obscure state politician whom the media caused to give a speech at the Democratic convention in 2004. He parlayed that speech, with the media’s help, into the Democratic nomination in 2008. The rest is history. The Democratic party was thrilled at the job the media did, assuring them the election against a far more experienced, far more qualified, far more moderate candidate, a war hero, a committee chairman, a candidate familiar with foreign affairs who had spent his life in Washington, understood federal government finance, military positives and negatives, and had experience with all domestic and foreign matters with which a President needs to deal. Obama, the media creation, served in the Senate for less than one year when he announced he was running for office. As a state senator, he was most known for voting “present.”

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Posted: February 12th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Opinion | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Frankenstein’s Monster

FBI’s grab of Trump’s legal files sends a dangerous message

By Stuart J. Moskovitz, Esq.

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Even if you don’t like Trump….

I’ve posted this in Monmouth County News because similar actions have happened not just in Washington, but right out of Red Bank and concerns everyone in this County who believes that a free society should remain so.

We are a divided country. We are a polarized country. That polarization is posing one of the most serious internal dangers to our nation and our notions of democracy.

Like every other attorney, I have told my clients that whatever they tell me is absolutely privileged under the doctrine of attorney-client privilege. That doctrine exists in every state. It exists in the federal system. It is close to sacrosanct. There are extremely few exceptions and they require overcoming the highest burdens imaginable to breach. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: April 10th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Opinion, U.S. Constitution | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments »

The Right to Treatment Protects All of Us

Twenty years after the closing of Marlboro Psychiatric Hospital, thoughts on Parkland, Florida.

By Stuart J. Moskovitz

In 1966, Chief Judge Bazelon of the D.C. Appellate Court reviewed a lower court decision where the judge had said, “My jurisdiction is limited to determining whether [the patient] has recovered his sanity. I don’t think I have a right to consider whether he is getting enough treatment.”

Chief Judge Bazelon stated, “Absent treatment, the hospital is transformed into a penitentiary where one could be held indefinitely for no convicted offense.”

He then went on to note that in 1964 Congress had passed the Hospitalization of the Mentally Ill Act which provides, in part, “A person hospitalized in a public hospital for a mental illness shall, during his hospitalization, be entitled to medical and psychiatric care and treatment.”

He defined that requisite care by saying, “According to leading experts ‘psychiatric care and treatment’ includes not only the contacts with psychiatrists but also activities and contacts with the hospital staff designed to cure or improve the patient.”

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Posted: February 15th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Guns, Opinion | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 16 Comments »

What the number one item in the Murphy-Guadagno debate should be tonight

By Stuart J. Moskovitz

Abbott Districts. This was a hairbrained idea created in 1985 by the New Jersey Supreme Court and defined in 1997 that determined that the Constitution required that each and every student in New Jersey must have an absolutely equal education. This wasn’t an issue of race or any other means by which we generally define the need for equal education. It was a determination that poorer school districts have less money to pay for education and therefore the State was required to assure that the poorer districts received state funding to equal the amount paid for education by local wealthier districts. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: October 18th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: 2017 NJ Gubernatorial Politics, Kim Guadagno, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Opinion | Tags: , , , , , , , | 7 Comments »

Let’s erase all the mistakes of the past

By Stuart J. Moskovitz

Statues are coming down everywhere because they represent people who fought for the confederacy, owned slaves or some other historical abomination. Names of buildings on campus are being changed, and one university, Stockton, has removed the bust of its namesake, Richard Stockton and is considering changing the name of the school because this signer of the Declaration of Independence owned slaves.

Since we are going down this road, we need to be consistent and I propose the following changes:

1. Gettysburg needs to be renamed. After all, James Gettys, the founder owned a slave. Henceforth, the Gettysburg Address should be known as the Adams County address, since John Adams didn’t own slaves. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: August 25th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Opinion | Tags: , , , , | 7 Comments »

Opinion: This is the speech Obama never gave and Trump never will.

By Stuart J. Moskovitz

Stuart MoskovitzThis nation is in the midst of a crisis. I’m not talking about the economy, or foreign policy or even terrorism. I am talking about a crisis that is worse than even those three. Let’s call it the fourth horseman.

We have encountered crises in this nation before. Many times. There is not a crisis this nation has faced that it has not overcome and become stronger. I believe we can do that with the economy. i believe we can do that with foreign policy. I even believe we can do that with terrorism. For the fourth crisis, however, I need your help. Everyone’s help. Each and every citizen and resident of this nation, no matter where you came from, how you got here, what your race, religion or national origin is, what your political beliefs are.

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Posted: March 13th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Opinion | Tags: , | 5 Comments »

How Chris Christie lost the debate and the nomination Saturday night

By Stuart J. Moskovitz

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It is amusing to see Christie and his supporters act like Donald Trump in claiming victory out of a resounding defeat. True, Christie landed tough punches against Rubio. it is arguable he may have hurt him with those punches. We will see Tuesday. Frankly, if Rubio still finishes second or third, Christie’s punches will be yesterday’s sushi.

The fundamental truth about the Republican primary is that there is only going to be one nominee coming out of this to face the Democrat. Proving you are almost as good at being Donald Trump as Donald Trump is not going to get you nominated.

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Posted: February 7th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics | Tags: , , , , , , | 1 Comment »