The Constitutional argument for the impeachment of President Donald Trump. No Russians required.
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President Donald Trump is doing one thing that is clearly a violation of the United States Constitution, and is contemplating committing another, both of which should result in impeachment hearings.
First, he has flagrantly violated the Emoluments Clause, which prohibits accepting gifts or bribes from foreign governments or potentates from the second he took the oath of office. Every time any foreign government representative or foreign businessman has rented a room at a Trump Hotel or a condo in one of his developments, Trump has accepted money in violation of the Emoluments Clause.
It is something that, like most previous presidents, he could have easily avoided simply by setting up a blind trust. Even Dubya did that. But noooooo…spoiled tiny hands Donnie didn’t want to, so he didn’t.
Second, if he declares a national emergency in an attempt to tap into the defense budget in order to circumvent congressional authority over the ways and means to spend federal tax dollars, he will then be in clear violation of Article I of the Constitution, which explicitly reserves such authority for Congress.
If one takes the position that deliberately violating the Constitution, and thus his own oath of office, that Trump is committing a high crime against the same, then he should be impeached. Period.
I therefore find myself in agreement with a certain congresswoman from Michigan with Palestinian heritage, with her vow to impeach the great fornicator of mothers. No Russians are required. No social-ism or liberalism is required. Only a loyalty to the Constitution itself, and the whole idea of checks and balances within the federal government.
Never let your morals stop you from doing the right thing.--Isaac Asimov
The United States is also a one-party state but, with typical American extravagance, they have two of them.--Julius Nyerere
January 12, 2019 at 6:19 PM #11670peacecorpsParticipant
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Indeed, corruption in its various forms is more than enough justification.
When you think you have no choice but to start a war, think again. Wars promise to be quick, clean and decisive. Wars lie. They cause more problems than they solve, they just won't tell you that beforehand.
"If we are to have peace on earth, ... our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe, our class, and our nation; and this means we must develop a world perspective."
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