February 10, 2019

Word: Shutdown

Sam Smith - The media is treating Trump's past and potential future government shutdown as just another act of predicable practical politics. In fact, it is a dictatorial assault on the intent of the Constitution albeit not of its wording. The Constitution expected a president to have congressional approval for major actions but failed to assure that in its rules about the budget. A lawful president obeys the intent of the Constitution not merely its rules.

1 comment:

Lynne Reynolds said...

Everything in this president’s history speaks to his utter disregard for the intent of laws and the great delight he takes in how skirting them personally enriches him. Apart from whatever unknown compromises control some of his actions, his behavior regarding the shutdown is perfectly in sync with his demonstrable contempt for the rule of law.