Since his inauguration, Donald Trump has taken active strides against the letter and spirit of the Constitution. But his war with the constitution could end up leading to Trump’s political demise.
We live in an era where the American president is an enemy of the American Constitution. But it could end up being a 229-year-old sentence from this very Constitution that ends up sinking Trump’s presidency once and for all.
That’s where Article 1, Section 6, Clause 2 of the United States Constitution comes in. The 49 words of this clause, also commonly known as the Emoluments Clause, are the 49 words that can bring the would-be tyrant to his knees.
“No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States,” the clause reads. “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.”
The critical lines come in the second half of this clause. They spell out the fact that America’s executive leaders cannot accept gifts, or anything remotely resembling gifts, from any foreign powers without the express consent of Congress.
This 229-year-old line has made it so that Trump has been in violation of the Constitution since the second he was sworn into the presidency. And since it takes “High Crimes” to begin impeachment proceedings, it’s safe to say that openly violating the Constitution is one of the ultimate “High Crimes.”
Trump is guilty of violating the Emoluments Clause, of course, because he hasn’t divested himself fully from his global business empire. So as he wins unusual trademark cases in China, for instance, he’s actually receiving gifts that he wouldn’t have otherwise received.
Now multiply that single example across hundreds, if not thousands, of business transactions that Trump’s company handles every day. Foreign governments have started stepping up their spendings at Trump’s properties in hopes of getting on his good side.
This is as flagrant of a violation of the Constitution as you can possibly imagine. So why has the mainstream media seemingly forget about the Emoluments Clause and what it means for Team Trump?
We have our constitutional law for a reason. And that’s to prevent tyrants from abusing the nation.
Trump is abusing the nation NOW by using his position as president to financially benefit. Our Constitution is designed to protect us from people like Trump, so it’s no wonder that he’s openly antagonistic to it.
Impeachment proceedings seem like they would be a slam dunk at this point. That’s why it’s so tragic that the GOP has been blocking investigations into Trump’s abuses left and right.
Justice MUST be had. Otherwise, the American Dream is over.
Trump is ignoring the Constitution in order to foster the upheaval of American democracy. Now it’s up to all of us to fight for truth and justice before it’s too late and Trump stifles all dissent.
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Article from [Learn Progress]