Impeach Donald Trump

Trump has been in violation of the constitution’s foreign emolument clause since he was sworn into office yesterday. There are articles in Time and several other mainstream publications with pointers to a site, where people can sign a petition.

The basic problem is that under the constitution, it is not allowed for any government officer to receive funds from foreign sources – clearly a wise provision of our founding fathers, designed to prevent undue influence by foreigners in the conduct of our government.

Unlike other Presidents in the past, Trump has refused to put his business assets in a blind trust or to sell them before taking office. He wants to hang on to his wealth, but this creates a situation of inherent conflict of interest, as to whether a decision he makes is in the best interest of the country or rather serves to enrich himself or his family.

Readers of this blog might well wish to sign this petition by following the link.

Inauguration Speech

I had low expectations for this speech, but it was worse than I expected. Full of nonsense. The idea that people in Nebraska see the same sky as people in Detroit shows that the man has never looked up at night in either place. His vision of the country is the darkest I have heard from any President. He talks of bringing jobs back to this country, but he clearly has no comprehension of economics. We are below 5% unemployment. It does not get better than that. Twenty million people stand to lose their health insurance under Trump and the Republicans. Not a single word about this issue appeared in his speech.

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