Thursday, March 21, 2019

Trump vs. General Welfare Part 1 - The Unconstitutional President

Of the founding documents, none may be more important than the Preamble of the United States Constitution.

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

You would think that those officials in our government, from the president on down the hierarchy, would behave in such a way as to do those things. Of course, given what we learn each passing day, our president and his courtiers have no intention of honoring their obligation , for example, to promote the general welfare.

In this series of posts, I’ll rely on reporting from Judd Legum at In Part 2, Legum exposes the Trump administration’s relation to white nationalism; it’s not just that they are doing little to combat it, they are actively suppressing attempts to prevent attacks by domestic terrorists. In Part 3, Legum chronicles the rise and fall of the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau; Trump rewards the payday lenders while making life much more difficult for those living on paycheck-to-paycheck.

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