Donald’s Tax Returns

Last night something extraordinary happened. Something so stupendous that everyone dropped what they were doing to take a gander. And what pray tell happened? Nutjob Trump’s 2005 taxes were “leaked” to the public via Rachel Maddow who “premiered it on her show dissecting it in full which you can see here:  Trump’s Tax Returns and see it below:taxes

In my last post, l mentioned how a President needs to know the laws of this country and be versed in the Constitution. Well, last night the White House released a statement verifying that the tax return was legit and then decided to do a 180 by saying that the dishonest media illegally obtained the returns and shared it. They went on to say that by doing so a crime was committed. But according to the First Amendment,  a journalist has every right to publish them as they see fit.

Second, there’s no law that says a person CANNOT release their taxes while under an audit . The IRS even said that but at this point we all know why he won’t release because he has things he’d rather keep hidden. And by the way, every single President (after Nixon) released their returns. Not only that, Hillary released hers during the campaign going all the way back  to 1971. However, this is a fairly new law as (once again) Nixon’s actions caused a candidate to release them so there’s no conflicts of interests and/or anything that might prevent them from becoming a President.

Donald Trump doesn’t care about the American people. He became President to benefit himself and his friends. (even though Trump isn’t running the country ). If he hears something he doesn’t like, this is how it plays out:

Judge ruled ban unconstitutional: TRUMP: BAD JUDGE. DOESN’T KNOW ANYTHING. BLAME HIM IF WE’RE ATTACKED.

Media Reports On SOmething He Doesn’t Like: TRUMP: FAKE NEWS. DISHONEST.

Tax Return Leaked: TRUMP: YOU STOLE IT. OBTAINED IT ILLEGALLY. AIRING IT WITHOUT PERMISSION.

I have never seen a President act like a child who throws  tantrums when he doesn’t get what he wants. Seriously? This man is a disgrace and is making America look bad. He obviously has no idea how Government works nor does he seem to care.

I hope that loyal Trump supporters wake up and see this man for who he really is which is a FRAUD. A FRAUD and a BULLY. Because instead of Making America Great Again he’s Making America Hate Again and that cannot stand because we saw what happened the last time that happened and sadly, it’s slowly happening again and if Presidents Bannon and Trump (Yes I said it ) don’t return to reality, then we are all doomed.

 

 

 

 

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If It’s Not A Muslim Ban Then What Is It?

Later this week, the revised travel ban takes effect with a little bit of a difference now mainly that Iraq has been removed as well as Green card holders to name a few which just leaves the original named areas on the list. All of these countries names are predominantly Muslim. What this means is that if you are a Muslim leaving in America, or vice versa, you will be deported and you will be banned from flying into the US.

So to recap: Muslims get deported because according to Trump they are all bad dudes who want to destroy our country by committing terrorist acts. However, this is not a true statement because that’s like saying an Arab Israeli (Or Israeli Arab) wants to kill Israelis and/or Jews or that a black man wants to kill the White Man.

There’s a saying ” Every Muslim is a terrorist but not all Muslims are terrorists” which is true. ISIS is a terrorist group but not all of it’s members (If that’s what you call them) are muslims. In fact, ISIS contains people from Canada, America, France, etc, etc…. So to come out and say that we are deporting all Muslims because they are terrorists is inaccurate, wrong , stereotyped and racist.

So, people are saying that it is not a Muslim ban to which I ask: If it’s not what is it? Well, depending on who you ask most will say that it is a travel ban even though it is a totally inaccurate description. How can it be a travel ban and not a Muslim Ban when clearly it targets them?

Perhaps the Trump Administration isn’t smart enough to understand the definitions so let me explain it:

TRAVEL BAN= A ban where no one is allowed to travel to a specific place. For example: CUBA which has been off limits for 50 years . The only way you were allowed to go was by obtaining permission from the State Department.

MUSLIM BAN= Denying a specific race all rights and privileges and the freedom allowed to them via due process.

So saying it’s NOT a Muslim ban is like saying someone doesn’t know the difference between right and wrong.

The administration revised it because the last one was “frozen” by the courts when most ruled it unconstitutional. Well, guess what? So is this one and here’s why:

Amendment I. Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

And this:

The right to choose a religion (or no religion) without interference by the government.

   It’s why England created the idea of the separation of Church and State. Because:

The principle that government must maintain an attitude of neutrality toward religion. Many view separation of church and state as required by the First Amendment. The First Amendment not only allows citizens the freedom to practice any religion of their choice, but also prevents the government from officially recognizing or favoring any religion.

    One other thing:

 This ban, and I’m surprised no one’s mentioned it, is the Civil Rights and Liberties of an individual and by enacting this terrible ban you are taking it away from each one of these peoples. As FDR so casually wrote:

Civil liberties are important because they guard the rights and freedom of citizens of the United States. Franklin D. Roosevelt states in papers held at George Washington University that people must preserve civil liberties in order to preserve democracy

Civil liberties protect personal freedoms. For instance, the freedom of speech allows citizens to express themselves without fear of interference. Freedom of the press falls in line with this, as well as freedom of religion and freedom of assembly.

Other liberties include those that deal with crime and due process of the law. These liberties are important because they protect innocent people during prosecution. These rights include people being innocent until they are proven guilty, the right for legal counsel and the right to be tried by a jury.

Meanwhile, Civil Rights:

Civil rights are protective measures enacted by the government to ensure that all citizens are treated equally, while civil liberties limit a government’s infringement upon the rights of its citizens, explains the Independence Hall Association. The Bill of Rights outlines civil liberties, such as freedom of speech, but civil rights are often defined by social movements and dilemmas. In particular, civil rights are often aimed at protecting minority groups from being discriminated against.

 

And:

Civil rights issues typically arise when the government creates laws to balance majority and minority interests, according to the Independence Hall Association. For instance, the 14th Amendment was added to prevent state legislatures from disenfranchising racial minority groups or denying them access to a fair legal process. Other civil-rights legislature protects women from gender discrimination. Yet, civil rights can mirror or contradict civil liberties, often requiring a court to weigh the perceived freedoms of one party against another.

So, in essence, the law speaks for itself and unless you can prove that a crime was committed, this Muslim Ban is illegal and unconstitutional no matter what you say,or how it’s written and unlike Mr. Trump, I have evidence to backup my claims.

Being a President, you must know the laws and we have a Constitution for a reason. This is why the majority of past Presidents were lawyers before they became one.

Sadly, Mr.Trump does not know anything about our country. He is not fit to be President. He is a pathological liar, not living in reality, delusional, paranoid not to mention a racist, bigot and and egotistical narcissist.

I am aware that writing these articles people will call me stupid, a fool, ignorant or some angry liberal  and that’s okay because the only ones saying these are the brainwashed Trump supporters who bought into his propaganda but that’ what is great about Democracy . We can think for ourselves, have an open mind and do what’s right and by writing this, I am doing the right thing because someone needs to publish the truth and the facts because if we don’t then everything this country was founded upon will crumble to something else. Something we may never be able to get out of.