What This Blog Is About

This blog is here to, as much as possible, keep the mores of the Trump administration from being the new normal in American presidential politics.
Not since the Civil War has a president sought to abridge freedom of speech or of the press. No president has ever sought to keep extensive wealth in this country and all around the world while being the number one agent for the American peoples' business. Nobody with a decades' long sexual attraction to his own daughter has ever been president. No other president has been elected with the strong help of the illegal acts of a foreign country. No other president has neither held prior office nor has been a military general. No other president has ever claimed that he sacrificed more than a Gold Star family. No prior president has ever claimed a book to be his favorite, and then not be able to say anything about it immediately afterwards. No prior president has had speeches of Adolf Hitler as bedside reading for an extensive period of time. No prior president has been recorded describing an attempt to seduce another man's wife. No prior president has ever been recorded saying that he could just pick women up by their genitals. No prior president's comments about women have focused so much on their physical appearance. No president with a 4-F draft status has ever claimed at age 70 to be the healthiest presidential candidate ever. No prior presidential candidate has spent more than one minute of his debate time sniffing, as if something was coming out of his nose. Since the creation of the Geneva Convention, no president has ever formally disavowed any part of it. No prior president has been divorced twice, each time afterwards marrying the mistress with whom he has committed adultery.
If these things become the new normal, then the American experiment in free republicanism is over. There is some tiny chance that remembering the mores of a free republic can help heal the damage from this savage, brutal, political and military nightmare.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Diplomats,Federal Agencies, and State Governments Seek to Give Money to Donald Trump to Get Him to Look Better on Their Requests

This afternoon I looked up Washington D.C. hotels on Bing. There are hundreds. One of those hotels is a Trump hotel. An important class of customers for these hotels are foreign governments. These foreign governments seek to influence the U.S. government. They would rather buy services from the Trump hotel. President Trump profits when they do-- their money gets to him. The President has suffered occasions for bribery to exist. I was going to say legalized bribery, but it is contrary to volume 18 of the United States Code sec. 201 subsecs. (a) and (b). A president can only be criminally punished after conviction on impeachment or after the president has left office.

To the extent that federal entities or state governments seek to use the Trump hotels, President Trump is almost certainly violating the emoluments clause of article two, section one, paragraph six of the United States Constitution.

This is unprecedented.