I understand why he would like for us all to stand for the flag when the national anthem is being played and why he wants us show the proper respect for our nation, its great military and the sacrifices they and our first responders make every day to keep us safe. … [Read more...] about Bill White: Flag Day in the USA and President Trump’s Birthday!
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The procedural messiness, as tiresome and costly as it would certainly be, isn’t even the worst part of the faithless elector scenario. The real problem is that it’s a destructive solution to an equally destructive problem. This week, I’ve been binging Designated Survivor on ABC – a political drama in which Kiefer Sutherland plays an unassuming HUD Secretary thrust into the Oval Office after the entire federal government is killed in an attack on the Capitol during the State of the Union address. Fictional tragedy aside, it’s a great premise, and it raises the provocative question of what we would choose to do if we were faced with the decision of rebuilding the government from scratch. It’s tantalizing to imagine a total wiping of the slate, especially now that we have a President Elect who is hell-bent on appointing the worst possible person to every cabinet position. But I hate the idea of the electors taking it upon themselves to undo … [Read more...] about ‘Faithless Elector’ Scenario Disastrous Way to Save Us From President Trump
Donald Trump was sworn-in as the 45th President of the United States. Boy, what a week it has been! It’s hard to keep track of all his blunders, but I did my best to sort them out for the purely legal issues with his actions. There were quite a few as he began immediately signing a slew of questionable executive orders. It seems President Trump, or his people, forgot to check to make sure they were in compliance with federal law when he started firing off directives. You can bet some of these issues will come back to haunt him. … [Read more...] about 5 Ways That President Trump May Have Screwed Up Legally in His First Week
Donald Trump‘s inauguration even took place, legal action was taken regarding his potential conflicts of interest between his business dealings and his new presidency. The ACLU announced that they filed a Freedom of Information Act request on Thursday, asking the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel, the Office of Government Ethics, the General Services Administration, and the office of Personnel Management to turn over documents related to any potential conflicts of interest. They also revealed plans to continue bringing the fight to the 45th President of the United States. … [Read more...] about ACLU Officially Filed Their First Legal Action Against President Trump
New Commander-in-Chief – President Trump’s Defense & Foreign Policy PrioritiesPresident Trump plans to work to lift the caps on defense spending, rebuild the military, and expand missile defenses, according to a policy paper released on the new White House website last Friday. The defense policy paper states that the President “will end the defense sequester and submit a new budget to Congress outlining a plan to rebuild our military,” and plans to “develop a state-of-the-art missile defense system to protect against missile-based attacks from states like Iran and North Korea.” Cyberwarfare is also named as a priority for the new administration, including developing offensive and defensive cyber capabilities at U.S. Cyber Command. The White House also mentions improving health care for veterans, vowing to “begin with firing the corrupt and incompetent Veterans Affairs (VA) executives.” The foreign policy paper posted to the new White … [Read more...] about President Trump Settles into White House; U.S. Senate Confirmed Gen. Mattis as Next Secretary of Defense