For those of you who haven’t been paying attention, Donald Trump violated the Constitution of the United States of America yesterday when he refused to enforce the law.
Sanctions against Russia, as punishment for their confirmed interference with the 2016 presidential election, became law with a vote, in August, of 419-3 in the House and 98-2 in the Senate.
What is a “Constitutional Crisis?”
In the course of government, a crisis results when one or more of the branches of government, (judiciary, legislative, or executive), willfully chooses to violate a law of the constitution.
A constitutional crisis results when factions within a government ideologically disagree about the extent to which each faction holds sovereignty to legally exercise administrative power.
Again, Congress voted 517-5 to impose sanctions on Russia. Yesterday was the deadline to enforce the law.
The President (Trump) decided to ignore that law.
Who benefits from yesterday’s events?
1) Trump’s refusal to impose economic sanctions against Russia?— Russia
2) Trump and the GOP’s decision to release a one sided memo written by Devin Nunes, which is intended to erode institutions of America? —Russia
3) Trump’s attacks against FBI, CIA, the Media, and firing of deputy director of the FBI Andrew McCabe?— Russia
The recent developments in Washington must make you wonder:
Who does Nunes work for?—Russia
Who does the GOP work for?—Russia
Who does Trump work for?—Russia
These people, who we elected to represent us, are traitors. What is congress going to do about it? What is the Supreme Court going to do about it? What are we going to do about it?
Should we learn to speak Russian?
What will Trump do next?
Let’s look to history for that answer, since we seem to be living through a version of Watergate… on steroids.
During a Nixon State of the Union Address , 44 years ago, Nixon said—
“I believe the time has come to bring that investigation and the other investigations of this matter to an end. One year of Watergate is enough!”
Trump will fire Mueller in attempt to end the Russia investigation.
Trump doesn’t read, so he won’t know that history is repeating itself. If history is correct, Trump will not win this battle.
Is there enough News to distract you from the constitutional crisis underway? Here is a new news bite—
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This is no surprise. When he signed it into law, he said it contained unconstitutional provisions and that he may choose not to enforce it. Other than writing/calling our elected representatives and posting to our blogs, what can we do about it? Do you mind if I reblog this?
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Reblogged this on The Ceaseless Reader Writes and commented:
Hello friends and fellow Bloggers! After Trump refused today to take action on the Russia sanctions he signed into law in August 2017, my friend Lydia posted this excellent entry. Please read it, take action, and don’t forget to check out Lydia’s blog at https://alotfromlydia.wordpress.com/
Take care, be well, and happy Blogging!