Monthly Archives: January 2017

 

Robert Reich
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     Soon after Trump takes office Friday, he will have committed at least two crimes:
1. He’ll have violated Article I, Section 9 of the Constitution, which prohibits someone in federal office from receiving anything of value from a foreign government. Trump’s far-flung businesses around the world are often owned or part-owned by foreign governments, and he has already done things or said things that will enhance the profits of those businesses. Meanwhile, the Trump organization continues to urge foreign dignitaries to stay at the Trump International Hotel – a clear violation.
2. He’ll also have violated the 1967 Anti-Nepotism law prohibits a president from hiring a family member for a public office. Yet Trump is making his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, Senior Advisor to the President. The purpose of the law was to prevent even the appearance that someone holds office because of family ties rather than competence or expertise.
Are these the kind of “high crimes and misdemeanors” that the Constitution finds to be impeachable offenses (Article I, Section 5)? Maybe.
Of course, if the Putin connection reveals Trump to have been involved in stealing the election, he’s almost surely impeached and convicted.
But there’s another way to get rid of Trump: The 25th Amendment to the Constitution gives the

Vice President, together with a “majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body as Congress may by law provide,” authority to remove the President for being “unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office.”
         Trump is nuts. My betting is on the 25th Amendment.

 

“Under Hitler and Mussolini, “the mainstream conservatives and business elites made a pact with the devil in order to gain power.” Sound familiar?” – CommonDreams

   I hate to say so, but I told you so, a long time ago when this Trump started to run for office. I understand business men, as I have been one for most of my life. Trump is a Fascist with ambitions of dictatorship. If you think about it, high-level businessmen and women are dictators; most corporations are dictatorships. I have never owned, or have seen, a truly democratic business. Trump has grown up in this world having complete control over his life and businesses; it is what his father taught him, and it is all he knows. Old habits die hard. He is an ego maniac on the way to total control of the world’s Largest Corporation. His choices for his staff and cabinet seem somewhat unexplainable and an amateur’s mistake; due to their, lack of government experience and obvious expertise for other business areas that have, on the surface, nothing to do with their assigned departments. Don’t bet on it; he picked these people very carefully for his purposes, that they may, or may not, even be known by themselves. They and all of us will see his plan coming together as the day’s pass. Like Hitler and Mussolini, he will believe that he is winning, until the very end, when our once great country will lie in ashes at our feet. Hopefully, he will not take the rest of the world down as well. I assure you that he is a war monger at heart; and must be stopped at all cost before it is too late for us, our kids and grand kids! Just my opinion!

   I was just sitting here watching a news program on TV, and the subject was brought up involving the nuclear codes being given to that egomaniac Trump the morning of his inauguration. Throughout the primary, and the election campaign, I knew that Trump winning was a possibility that never really sank into my head & heart. Now the time, that should never be, is here and real; I, with the rest of the world, will wake up tomorrow morning to Trump being President.
    This is scary on many levels, but him being given the nuclear codes is insanely frightening! Early in the morning, he will be given what they call the biscuit; this is simply, as I understand it, a card with the launch codes, that he must carry with him always. He will be instructed as to its’ meaning and use upon receiving the biscuit.
Much like his very few intelligence briefings I can imagine this, extremely important, information will go in one ear and pass through his little brain nonstop and go out the other ear. Having a thin-skinned, short tempered, ego maniac, unstable person; such as we have witnessed over the last several months having the life or death of the entire world in his hands is truly beyond the minds ability to rationalize it.
    I think that I will live for today and hope for tomorrow and appreciate my family and friends more than ever —— Just in case!