So,did trumpINC escape the ban ?


World

They say trump said he is “Protecting The Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into The United States,” targeting only seven nations: Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.  However, there are also reports that trump has business interests in countries that have known issues with terrorism yet they were omitted from the list of banned countries such as Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Lebanon, Kuwait, and Russia. I have to say anyone with common sense has to wonder if this is or can be considered a coincidence.

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Amendment XXV Presidential Disability and Succession


25th Amendment …

Passed by Congress July 6, 1965. Ratified February 10, 1967. The 25th Amendment changed a portion of Article II, Section 1

Section 1

In case of the removal of the President from office or of his death or resignation, the Vice President shall become President.

Section 2

Whenever there is a vacancy in the office of the Vice President, the President shall nominate a Vice President who shall take office upon confirmation by a majority vote of both Houses of Congress.

Section 3

Whenever the President transmits to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives his written declaration that he is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, and until he transmits to them a written declaration to the contrary, such powers and duties shall be discharged by the Vice President as Acting President.

Section 4

Whenever the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall immediately assume the powers and duties of the office as Acting President.

Thereafter, when the President transmits to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives his written declaration that no inability exists, he shall resume the powers and duties of his office unless the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive department or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit within four days to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office. Thereupon Congress shall decide the issue, assembling within forty-eight hours for that purpose if not in session. If the Congress, within twenty-one days after receipt of the latter written declaration, or, if Congress is not in session, within twenty-one days after Congress is required to assemble, determines by two-thirds vote of both Houses that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall continue to discharge the same as Acting President; otherwise, the President shall resume the powers and duties of his office.

the first 8 days of the Trump Administration


a message from

Patrick Murphy

By nature, I am an optimist.  I believe the strength of our country comes not from politicians, but from the people themselves – our drive for innovation, our spirit of inclusion, our shared conviction that we can overcome any obstacle together.

What harms us is refusing to acknowledge our diversity – and the fact that despite our political differences, we are still one nation with considerable promise and considerable responsibility to our neighbors.

But n have been, in a word, unreal.  Truly scary stuff.  So far we’ve witnessed President Trump and his team:

  • Declare war on the free press, calling it an “opposition party”
  • Announce plans to reinstate torture abroad
  • Initiate plans to build a wall along the border
  • Issue executive orders targeting immigrants and denying healthcare to millions
  • Scrub climate change efforts from the White House website and federal agencies
  • Demand an investigation into non-existent voter fraud for an election he already won
  • Double-down on lies at press conferences to feign popular support for these proposals

In my heart of hearts, I was hoping that the weight of the office might…might…transform Trump.  The awesome responsibility of representing the entire nation after an acrimonious campaign could have been humbling and unifying.  But after only 8 days that seems impossible.

It is more important now than ever that we unite our party.  Democrats must come together and right the ship.  We can’t let Trump’s damage to our ideals last one more minute more than it has to.  The outreach, messaging, and organizing for the 2018 midterms must begin now.

I plan to stay active here in Florida, as too much of what we’ve fought for over the past 8 years could be lost.  And together, we’ll be able to fight back stronger.

— Patrick