If you are an elected official of the of the U.S. government or an employee, it is ILLEGAL to use that position and power to request or demand something FOR YOURSELF be it money, a favor or thing of value from anyone. It could be something like money or A PROMISE OR THREAT TO DO SOMETHING. It doesn’t matter if you or they or both or neither got what they want.
If you seek or receive something to benefit the U.S., that is legal and what our ambassadors do all the time FOR THE BENEFIT OF OUR COUNTRY, NOT A POLITICIAN.
If this court continues to ignore precedent, the Supreme Court will lose all credibility and will become meaningless just like Congress and the Department of Justice. We will become what the founding fathers wrote desperately to avoid, a monarchy controlled by foreign government influence.
We cannot take the chance that Trump will be re-elected. With Republicans blocking any action to guarantee the sanctity of the vote, impeachment or use of the emollument clause must be pursued NOW.
To watch our heritage being sold because of a couple of lobbyists and greedy politicians.
Based on past experiences, the answer must be “no”. When the voting rights act was weakened, most states immediately set out to increase the power of the governing political party. Corruption and bribery is too easy at state level.
The big problem is in how laws are written. Currently laws are written like the Ten Commandments. That is in the manner of “Thou shall not….”. That means that there are ten things you cannot do, but zillions of things you can do.
The parent of a teenager quickly learns that if you tell your teenager “no beer at your party!” you can be sure that there will be other booze, drugs, and pills at the party.
If you had told him that all he could serve was soft drinks, that means everything else is prohibited. Very clear. No need to list what is not allowed.
Politicians of both parties wring their hands and claim it would be too difficult to list all the varieties of weapons including assault weapons in legislation. Hogwash!
Here are some sample laws for you, dear Congressmen. Feel free to copy and paste:
‘Only weapons that will hold 8 bullets in its clip are legal, and only clips that hold 8 rounds are legal.”
“Weapons used in warfare can only be owned or used by the army in a war declared by Congress.”
“Anyone, including a manufacturer, who sells a weapon or ammunition or clip to anyone without a federal background check will be legally liable for any and all damages the customer shall cause in committing any illegal act.
CONGRESS NEEDS TO PASS LAWS THAT IDENTIFY WHAT IS LEGAL; NOT WHAT IS ILLEGAL! Can it be that hard?
allows legislation to pass without Putin’$ permission?