I have been watching the news feeds lately. (ya’ll hate when I do that). And have noticed the latest trend to try to put the President down. (hey folks he JUST got in, let him do something first). They are claiming the emoluments clause prevents him from having any foreign investment. They have gone so far as to institute a lawsuit that will get thrown out fast.
Sorry folks, Thanks to Mr Obama, I had started to look at and refer back to the constitution(yes you can do that too) for any questions. From the constitution under the CONGRESS – Article 1 section 9 –
No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the consent of the Congress, accept of any present Emolument, office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign state.
Now read that carefully and remember what section this is under.
This clause ONLY pertains to those that are UNDER the employ of CONGRESS.
As the President is not under the employ of congress, but rather an equal partner, This clause does not pertain to him. And the way it is written it also exempts congress too. It only pertains to congressional employees.
As the President has said, he only divested to get away from the look of impropriety. This is a non issue. Any Lawsuits or complaints about it are frivolous, and a waste of time.
So next time you see an article about something that may make you mad in the news, please look up the laws that they are saying they violated, to see if they actually did something wrong. The days of safe spaces because you got your feelings hurt are over. We are now onto the days of, suck it up, Nothing unlawfull here.
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