Lawyers: When Are You Going To Use Your Legal Powers to Protect us from Trump and Bannon?
18 U.S. Code Chapter 115 – TREASON, SEDITION, AND SUBVERSIVE ACTIVITIES Certainly Trump’s appointing and instructing people to destroy regulations that protect our air and water meets the definition of “subversive activities”. Do we have to wait until adults and children become sick and die from these dangerous acts of destruction?
Treason means that a person does things that will hurt his or her own country. Now that Trump and the Republicans are pushing the passage of a flimsy health plan that will leave millions of Americans without health insurance, I would assume that causing the deaths of at least 50,000 people PER YEAR- unable to get life saving healthcare – might count towards TREASON!
Both Bannon and Trump have openly declared their intents to destroy our regulations and federal agencies which protect our air and water from Climate Change. The only lawsuit I know of is one started by some young students, and another by nonprofit Public Citizen.
18 U.S. Code 2384-Seditious Conspiracy sounds just like what Bannon and Trump are doing. Climate Change is the number one threat to Mankind, who cannot survive without clean air and clean water. Removing the regulations that protect us is equal to mass poisoning of our children and our families!
18 U.S. Code Chapter 11 – Bribery, Graft, and Conflicts of Interest are certainly all about Trump’s many examples of Conflict of Interest.
And it appears from the listing of huge amounts of money that are being donated to Republican officials to deny the existence of Climate Change that Bribery and Graft are thriving in the exchange of money for votes to deny the existence of Climate Change.
Even Donald Trump who called Climate Change a Chinese “hoax”- has ordered one of his executives to begin planning to build a wall around one of his golf courses so the rising water from Climate Change would not hurt his resort’s business!
The Republican Party is also pushing cuts in the taxes of the millionaires and billionaires, and the largest and richest corporations. This will result in less money to maintain our public schools and less money to pay for the $3.5 trillion backlog of maintenance on our infrastructure! These kinds of acts smack of Subversive Activities. The same goes for increasing the military budget which is already larger than most of the nations’ budgets combined in the world!
And let’s not forget how Trump and the Republican Party are violating the US Constitution! Take for example the First Amendment which reads: “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.”
Trump’s preventing several representatives of the press from attending his press conference violated this vital amendment. We need you, lawyers, to protect our Constitution!
Rich donors are now throwing lots of money into states to pass laws that will violate our rights to assemble and petition our government for a “redress of grievances.” Once more we need you lawyers to protect our Constitution
Every American must realize that our very Democracy is threatened by Trump and his Republican stooges. We cannot wait 2 years to vote out the Republicans and 4 years to vote Trump out. We must fix our government quickly before people die from these terrible acts.
Lawyers must stop them. Every American with any wish to help fix our government must stand up and do something. Trump is dangerous and we cannot gamble with time. We need to stand up and protect the futures of our children and the safety of our minorities. We must stop the bullying NOW!
Howard M Greenebaum, author of 3 books about US politics. Winner of the Democratic Nomination to the US Congress in 1984 in Maryland, and winner of the Democratic Nomination to the US Congress in 1988 in California. Delegate for Obama in the 2008 Democratic county and state Conventions in Colorado.