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Opinion: Donald Trump – The man who would be ‘king’.

 

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You get no crown Donald.

It has become increasingly clear, that while Trump desired to be president of the United States, he had no clue as to what that really meant.  He does not understand the checks and balances contained within the Constitution of the United States, and apparently, he thought he would be ‘king’ of the United States with all of its branches of government, and its citizens subservient to him as his ‘subjects’. Um … no Donald, you are not the ‘king’ of America. In fact, it is you who is the servant. Remember when you raised your right hand, and took the oath of office? You vowed to serve the Constitution of the United States and the people of the United States, not just yourself, your family, and your base which consists of about 30% of all Americans, but all the people.

His frustration with the court rulings have left him and his ‘base’ perplexed, as has the need for Congress to approve legislation. That indicates a lack of understanding of the fundamental values of the Constitution. He did not seem to know that the courts are co-equal with his own office, as is the congress. There is no one ruler of America, and that is exactly what the founding fathers of America wanted. No monarchy, no king, no tyrant. And it appears that without the phenomenal foresight of those statesmen, we would indeed be now in the hands of a tyrant – instead of a ‘wannabe tyrant’. But those writers of the Constitution protected us all, because Donald Trump is exactly the sort of person whom they feared, and thank goodness for that protection.

Donald Trump is a man who seems to believe that he is above the law, but also appears to be desperate for others to believe the lies he spews out on a daily basis. If lying were a crime, he would be convicted already. His lack of conscience for lying to the American people is unsettling. He promised to release his tax returns, but after he won, he refused to do so. And, it was his own base to whom he made that promise. He has proven that his word means nothing. There appear to be voids where a conscience and a heart should be.  And most of all, there appears to be an empty abyss where intelligence and knowledge are usually housed. Putin’s phrase for people such as Trump, is  a “useful idiot”.

And because he loves his children, he seems to expect all Americans to do so. But most Americans resent his bringing his adult children into the White House to work, salary or no salary.  It is nepotism that is being flaunted in the face of Americans, and it is, indeed, against the law, but the Republican-led congress does not seem to have a spine, and so they watch as he breaks rule after rule, law after law, and why? Because they want the power, and they want someone there who will rubber-stamp whatever legislation they send his way as many surmise that he does not possess the cognitive and comprehensive reading skills required to actually read, and understand, what he is signing, relying upon someone to just tell him what is written, or, watching “the shows” so that he can learn about it that way. So the Republicans watch and shake their head, but do nothing.

Donald Trump swore his allegiance to the Constitution while placing his hand on a Bible which he has admitted he seldom reads or turns to in time of crisis. So his vow means nothing, and one can search history to find those like him, who will honor nothing but their own immediate desires. One such as King Henry VIII , who changed everything so that he could get his way. But then, he was a king. Trump is not, he is merely  one of the checks and balances within the constitution – not a king. And his children are not princes and princesses who are currently treating the presidency as if it is their personal plaything.

He is firing people as if he is still on his reality television show. Someone should tell him that he was indeed the ‘king’ of that fake boardroom, but he is not ‘king’ of America. Firing good people has consequences. The people who he has fired for no reason at all, were professional civil servants who were doing their job. But in his distorted reality, he fired Comey and Yates as if they were only mere contestants on ‘The Apprentice’.  He seems to have a delusional sense of grandeur in which he envisions himself as ‘king’. Note to Donald: you did not get elected ‘king’. This is America, not Russia. This is a republic without a banana.

Perhaps Mr. Trump should resign, purchase an island, and take his circus with him, along with his ‘base’, then they can all worship him as the ‘king’ as he appears to so desperately need to be.

He continually calls any news about himself and his administration “fake news”, but that is just his way of defending that which has absolutely no defense. As with his description of  ‘climate change’ he opines that the Russia issue is just a hoax.  If that were true, it would mean that his son, Donald Jr., is a participant in the hoax, as it was his emails which became the fire from the preceding smoke. The only hoax is that Donald Trump thinks that  he is ‘king’. A prime example of his delusional sense of entitlement is that he had the audacity to advise the Queen of England that he wanted to ride in her gold leafed carriage. His trip to England has been cancelled, but even had it not been, there would be no carriage ride for Donald. Why not? Because he is not a king.

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July 23, 2017 · 6:45 am

Opinion: Has The Name NRA Ever Been On Your Ballot?

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I don’t know about anyone else, but I have never seen the name of the NRA on any ballot. But, one would think that they had run for Congress, won, and continue to hold office.  One need only listen to what measure placed before either house is reported as having been “not approved by the NRA” for passage. (Huh?)  And therein lies the problem. It is well known that the NRA, donates huge sums of money to political campaigns of Republicans in both Houses of Congress. One only need visit  http://www.opensecrets.org/   to review to which congressperson received those donations. And then take a look at how they have historically voted on gun related issues.  Notably, one of those who has received donations from the NRA is the Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan as well as other congressperson along with members of the Senate.  And, apparently, in order to continue receiving those donations and thereby continue to remain in office, they seemingly seek approval of  the suggested legislation by the NRA  before voting.  When that approval is not given, the bill simply does not pass. But what is worse is that  in the House of Representatives, the Speaker of the House can refuse to allow a vote on any legislation and it is completely discretionary. Hence the gridlock and why the frustration of the Democrats in the House boiled over to the point of their sit-in. They had no other mechanism via which they could be heard.

Then there is the issue of representation. If you are a Democrat, are your rights to equal representation being denied? Is the voice which you are guaranteed via the Constitution of the United States being stilled while  the NRA has a voice and quietly ‘votes’ in both houses of Congress?

It should not matter what the NRA approves under any circumstances. Yet it continues to the point that Republican presumptive nominee, Donald Trump even said publicly that he was going to “negotiate” with the NRA as to gun control laws . What?  I may have missed something, but since when does the NRA have the final say? Were they on a ballot and perhaps I just did not see it?  If no one can find their name on any ballot, then the American people, (no matter which side you are on), should express outrage as to the perpetual ‘kissing of the ring‘ of the NRA gun lobby.

Please do not fall for their supposed mantra of “standing up for gun owners“. Their main purpose is to support gun manufacturers, not gun owners. They are funded primarily by gun manufacturers, otherwise, they would listen to the majority of their members who support the #NoFlyNoBuy legislation. Yet the NRA pretends to be concerned about the due process rights of people who are not legitimately on the ‘No Fly’ list.

They assert to be in support of the Constitution of the United States of America. Specifically, the 2nd amendment. But what about that very important part of the Constitution which guarantees one very special right? The right to ‘life‘. A right which was so tragically denied to those children in Sandy Hook elementary school when they were so brutally slaughtered in Connecticut, who had only briefly enjoyed life ; those who were cut down in San Bernadino, California ; and, more recently, those who were at the nightclub in Orlando, Florida. The NRA was silent when a gunman who described himself as someone who was speaking out for the right to life of unborn babies. While shooting and killing innocent people and robbing them of their life?

In 1776, the United States Declaration of Independence declared that:     “all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness”.
 Allow your conscience to guide you, and if you feel that somehow the NRA has way too much power and influence over Congress, then let Speaker Paul Ryan know how you feel,  as well as your own legislator in both houses of Congress. (A link to contact him is listed below.) Because, no matter which side of the issue you are own, this is about the usurping of the people’s voice to be heard, and it really is all about ‘We The People‘.

 

Related Links:

http://www.opensecrets.org/news/issues/guns/

https://www.thenation.com/article/the-shaming-of-paul-ryan-is-now-complete/

http://www.speaker.gov/contact

 

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