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Trump: An Emperor with NO Clothes.

“German tanks rumble on moonlit roads outside Paris in 1940, but the city still parties like nothing is wrong." - GOP Strategist Rick Wilson

In November we'll take to the polls, voting in our first new president in 8 years. Some will vent their anger - a disaster took their homes, a foreigner took their jobs and a politician stole their future. Their vote will be "I'm mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore – enter Donald Trump.

Trump has now shown up, and similar the fictional story, "Emperor's New Clothes", he has impressed the angry masses with his own beautiful "best of everything” and “wildly great success” in everything. But in truth Trump has nothing anyone wants, and just as the emperor "had no clothes" Donald is only his own imagination.

Now the voters will give the "job creators" a good riddance statement... knowing the 1%er's are now the only ones with anything left to lose.

Wealth is now created by legislation, our laws creating advantage to those few that have access. The rich get richer and the poor get poorer.

Big business has been given local, state and national tax advantages.  Small businesses along with a shrinking middle class are carrying a larger burden, and with all of this upon us, the Naked Emperor (Donald Trump) has come in and seized the moment.

The Republican Party is owned by the 1%, the status quo that refuses to lift minimum wages, provide affordable college or allow you to install solar.  

Elections have consequences, for 7 years votes have had no value. But once again, this November, they will.

Obstructionism cannot be categorized as maintaining status quo, it is depriving those of us that do pursue, peace, liberty and the pursuit of happiness...as stated in our "Declaration of Independence". These are our "unalienable rights". 

Lady Justice. . . should be blind. (Words from my Father.)

Since the 15th century, Lady Justice has been depicted wearing a blindfold, a sign of objectivity. Justice delivered without partiality... poor, rich, with or without fame or power.  Justice is blind... and honest.

In 1787 when leaders gathered to write the Constitution, they wanted a strong and fair national government.  They believed they could do this by having three separate branches of government: the executive, the legislative and the judicial. 

This separation is described in the first three articles, or sections, of the Constitution.

The President is the head of the executive branch. The President is elected by the "entire country" and serves a four-year term. The President approves and carries out laws passed by the legislative branch. 

The legislative branch's most important duty is to make laws.  Laws are written, discussed and voted on in Congress.

The judicial branch oversees the court system and explains the meaning of the Constitution and laws passed by Congress. The Supreme Court is the head of the judicial branch.  Unlike a criminal court, the Supreme Court rules whether something is constitutional or unconstitutional — whether or not it is permitted under the Constitution.

The current battle opposing the Presidents constitutional "obligation and duty" to nominate a new Supreme Court justice is immoral.

Obstructionism in one branch stymies the other two, a three legged stool can support much, remove one leg and the stool is worthless.

Taxes are paid to support the elected government, if the government ceases to perform its duty then chaos soon follows. 

Do not underestimate the power of the people, abuse of power takes many forms and the Republican Party has overstepped.

Old saying, "I have the right to wildly swing my arms, until they touch your nose".

The obstructionism of the Republicans has touched "our" noses.

It is time they allow our President to do his job.

These are words from my Father, I hope they mean as much to you as they do to me.  - Daniel Dart

SIGN THE PETITION: TELL THE SENATE TO DO ITS JOB.

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PS.  Here are a few landmark rulings that everyone should know, good and bad.

1803 Marbury v. Madison— Was the first time a law passed by Congress was declared unconstitutional. 

1857 Dred Scott v. Sanford—Declared that a slave was not a citizen, and that Congress could not outlaw slavery in U.S. territories.

1896 Plessy v. Ferguson—Said that racial segregation was legal.  

1954 Brown v. Board of Education—Made racial segregation in schools illegal. 

1966 Miranda v. Arizona —Stated that criminal suspects must be informed of their rights before being questioned by the police. 

1973 Roe v. Wade—Made abortion legal. 

2003 Grutter v. Bollinger and Gratz v. Bollinger—Ruled that colleges can, under certain conditions, consider race and ethnicity in admissions.

2010 Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission The Supreme Court ruled, 5–4, that the government cannot restrict the spending of corporations on political campaigns, maintaining that it's their First Amendment right to support candidates as they choose.

2013 Shelby County v. Holder The Supreme Court struck down Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act, which established a formula for Congress to use when determining if a state or voting jurisdiction requires prior approval before changing its voting laws.