Tag Archives: Emoluments Clause

An Early Question Answered?

Early in the 2016 presidential campaign (back in 2015 to be accurate) a popular question was: Why is Donald Trump running? I subscribed to the theory that the run was a publicity stunt. I’m still not convinced that the whole thing wasn’t a publicity stunt that got out of hand. If so, the question morphs into: Why did he continue to run? I think I may have that figured out. The short answer is greed and that is measured in money. Let’s explore my theory. Continue reading An Early Question Answered?

What Would John Adams Think?

The morning after spending the first night an American President had ever spent in what would come to be known as the White House, President John Adams penned a letter to his wife Abigail. To me the most important sentence in that letter was, “May none but honest and wise men ever rule under this roof.” How would he feel about the current occupant? Let’s explore. Continue reading What Would John Adams Think?

My President Is Morally Bankrupt

I try to make the Sunday story about the biggest political news of the week just ended. In order to accommodate my personal schedule I felt it was necessary to write a bit more ahead of schedule than normal; (in this case Thursday morning.) What I decided to do was write about the root of most of the big stories of the first six months of the Trump administration including last week. Let’s explore. Continue reading My President Is Morally Bankrupt

Silence Of The Scams

Before I get into the theme of today’s article I’d like to take a moment to denounce some recent actions on the political left particularly Wednesday morning’s shooting in Virginia. This is most definitely not how we resolve our differences in America. Again, this act of domestic terrorism was facilitated by the ease with which people who should not have firearms can get them in America and the availability of weapons that simply do not belong in hands other than those of law enforcement and the military. I really don’t expect Congress to use their power to begin to correct this situation. If the death of twenty babies in Connecticut couldn’t trump the power of the gun lobby the wounding of one Representative from Louisiana certainly won’t.

Russiagate and the organized criminal enterprise in the White House again topped the news last week. I’d like to take a look at some of the enablers and a prediction I can make. Let’s explore. Continue reading Silence Of The Scams