Under the massive shift of wealth to top 1% no one has money or credit to spend for holidays. The greater question is whether the politicians will now address income equality or will the 1% go on a spending spree at Walmart, Target and Home Depot?
Quid pro quo is not the problem. Diplomats do quid pro quo (one thing given in exchange for another) for the benefit of the country and its citizenry.
What is problematic and impeachable about Trump’s or his minions quid pro quo is that the quid pro quo is for the benefit of the President Donald Trump’s reelection. The quo is not even his to give. As a matter of fact, the military aid he was holding hostage to help his political campaign was voted for by the Congress to be given to Ukraine to benefit the furthering of democracy in that country and it’s fight against the Russian invaders. Therefore, the aid was not his to give or withold.
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.
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?
The first day of school is soon. Please be sure to kiss your children good bye and take a selfie with them, because in this country, with this government, with this President, with this Congress; they may not be coming home. EVER!