Rubbish."There is not a single person seriously running for president in the Democratic party who is not promising to violate the Constitution. That is alarming."No, it's not, it's just bullshit.Give one example.
@goaded Beto: Shouting he will violate the 2nd Amendment and 5th Amendment, with others jumping on board.Warren and Sanders: Promising to violate Article I Section 9.
Uh, regulating classes of weapons has been ruled constitutional. What violation of the 5th?How are they "Promising to violate Article I Section 9"? (Ooh! Look at the last paragraph! That's the one Trump is violating every day.)Article 1 - The Legislative BranchSection 9 - Limits on CongressThe Migration or Importation of such Persons as any of the States now existing shall think proper to admit, shall not be prohibited by the Congress prior to the Year one thousand eight hundred and eight, but a tax or duty may be imposed on such Importation, not exceeding ten dollars for each Person.The privilege of the Writ of Habeas Corpus shall not be suspended, unless when in Cases of Rebellion or Invasion the public Safety may require it.No Bill of Attainder or ex post facto Law shall be passed.(No capitation, or other direct, Tax shall be laid, unless in Proportion to the Census or Enumeration herein before directed to be taken.) (Section in parentheses clarified by the 16th Amendment.)No Tax or Duty shall be laid on Articles exported from any State.No Preference shall be given by any Regulation of Commerce or Revenue to the Ports of one State over those of another: nor shall Vessels bound to, or from, one State, be obliged to enter, clear, or pay Duties in another.No Money shall be drawn from the Treasury, but in Consequence of Appropriations made by Law; and a regular Statement and Account of the Receipts and Expenditures of all public Money shall be published from time to time.No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince or foreign State.
@goaded Government may not confiscate property without a crime having been committed and due process obtained. The modern sporting rifles of topic are commonly owned and therefore may not be banned, as per SC ruling.A wealth tax is a direct tax, and therefore may only be apportioned to states by population, not by individual's wealth. This very issue was debated for years in the 19th century and finally abandoned because the advocates could not find a way around the limitation of A1S9.There is nothing here that Trump is violating. His legitimate business interests are no different than Washington exporting tobacco or any president owning a share of McDonald's.
He's talking about a buy-back, like in Australia. en.wikipedia.org/.../Fifth_Amendment_to_the_United_States_Constitution"The "Takings Clause", the last clause of the Fifth Amendment, limits the power of eminent domain by requiring "just compensation" be paid if private property is taken for public use."You might have a point about a wealth tax being unconstitutional, but if it is, it will be overturned by the courts, so what's the problem?Carter had to give up the farm he grew up on. Trump gets money every time a foreign government wants his attention, by staying in his hotels.
@goaded They aren't going to use the guns for public use. If they were opening a shooting range at public high schools and needed the guns to stock it, sure that point could be made.Washington did not give up his farm. Carter did a lot of dumb things.
Maybe they need the guns to keep people from being shot. Carter was forced to give up the farm, why hasn't Trump been forced to give up his sources of income from foreign powers?
@goaded I do not have any idea what Carter was thinking. He did a lot of dumb things. It could be that he had a peanut license.Nobody "gives" Trump money. His companies sell products and services and he is not currently even participating in the management of any company. This is no different than anyone in government owning any share of any company.
Are you suggesting that Carter was wrong for sticking to the law?"Nobody "gives" Trump money."Yes they do. Anyone buying something from someone above cost is giving them money.
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No, that's just one side. Otherwise there would have been votes on bills coming from the house.
@goaded But the House Democrats don't want to work with the House Republicans. It's "their way or the highway."
In practice, in the US, there are only two parties. This video isn't far off the truth.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WS2Bsq5PDmU
Two main parties in the UK as well although they are increasingly having to form coalitions with smaller parties to ensure control.
I know, I'm English. The situation isn't a bad one.
wolf-pac. comjusticedemocrats. comBoth sides aren't working on that problem.
Sorry: http://wolf-pac.com and http://justicedemocrats.com
The Republicans reduce taxes, even when things are going well, or when they're starting never-ending wars.
@goaded the 1st one was Lincoln
When was the last one, and when was the last murdered president?
@goaded William McKinley in September 14th 1901
No, when was the last murdered president?
@goaded who are you referring to?
JFK, in 1963. Then there was his brother in 1968, before he could become president. They, at least, were in living memory.
@goaded I said Republican, not Democrat
@goaded and I know pretty well that JFK was the last president who got murdered. But I was talking about Reps, not Dems
I know, but why?