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.
It is better to vote for what you want and not get it than to vote for what you don't want and get it.--Eugene Debs
You can jail a revolutionary, but you can't jail the revolution.--Fred Hampton
January 12, 2019 at 6:19 PM #11670peacecorpsParticipant
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Indeed, corruption in its various forms is more than enough justification.
The Big Lie: "Make the lie big, Make it simple, Keep saying it, And eventually they will believe it." AH.
"Arguments must therefore be crude, clear and forcible, and appeal to emotions and instincts, not the intellect." JG
National issues (slavery/racism, income inequality, pandemics and pathetic health care, weak unions) are not solved with more states' rights. Global problems (climate change, migration, trade, war, pandemics) are not solved with more nationalism.
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