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As Far back as I can remember there was always some mistrust of the political system and the participants involved in it. This mistrust is not a bad thing as it should keep us always questioning their actions and motives. This does not mean each participant is untrustworthy however the system may very well be a bit out-of-order. We as voters should never put complete trust in all political systems or participants as the system has been  controlled by long serving members of the system from the local to the Federal level. We currently have an inordinate level of suspect information being issued by these folks under the guise of “looking out” for the voters. This suspect information allows for voters to support actions against themselves and to their own detriment. We have become a nation of puppets guided by an administration and Congress who seem to think we are merely puppets and can be handled as such. My go to explanation of what Congress has done for themselves is the law they enacted to receive an automatic cost of living adjustment. Prior to that law they had to publicly present it and vote  it in.Public outcry was such that they enacted the law so they did not have to publicly announce it.  Do Members of Congress get Automatic Pay Hikes (COLAs)?
Under the terms of Public Law 101-194, the Government Ethics Reform Act of 1989, lawmakers receive an annual adjustment in pay [a cost of living adjustment or COLA] equal to the change in the government’s Employment Cost Index for the fourth quarter of the prior calendar year versus the year before that (this constitutes a one-year time lag between when the pay raise is measured and when it actually takes effect). An automatic provision is made for this pay hike each year, and is self-implementing without any specific vote by Congress (i.e., passage of the overall Treasury appropriations bill enables the raise to occur). However, Members of Congress can, by majority vote, block the pay increase from taking place. This occurred for salary hikes slated for 1994-1997 and for 1999.
P.L. 101-194 also created a new Citizens Commission on Public Service and Compensation to make quadrennial recommendations on salaries for top-level federal officials. However, according to an October 31, 2005 Congressional Service Report, this Commission has not convened.
Members of Congress have linked their own pay increase to that of thousands of other high-ranking personnel in the federal government, including cabinet agency heads and judges. 

Given the actions of Congress in regard to the often cited American People why should they get paid at all? Why not tie their pay to their productivity? I am sure they get adequate compensation from big money backers even after leaving office. Voters need to pound the water line on our elected officials until reform and accountability occurs.

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Ignorantia juris non excusat[1] or ignorantia legis neminem excusat[2] (Latin for “ignorance of the law excuses not”[1] and “ignorance of law excuses no one”[2] respectively) is a legal principle holding that a person who is unaware of a law may not escape liability for violating that law merely because one was unaware of its content.
European-law countries with a tradition of Roman law may also use an expression from Aristotle translated into Latin: nemo censetur ignorare legem (nobody is thought to be ignorant of the law) or ignorantia iuris nocet (not knowing the law is harmful).

It has been said enough times that “ignorance of the law is no excuse” or as stated above “excuses no one”. We have possibly the most or one the most flagrant example of legal (Constitutional) ignorance now presiding in the White House. TOTUS has one and a half sources of information and those are 1/2 Faux news and the 1 is in his own mind which is limited to his ability to understand what he is hearing or listening to. There appears to be penchant for interpreting information according to his ego as a self-proclaimed “Stable genius”. Every President has a staff of people who help him to understand the  daily issues facing the country and normally are not swayed by personal beliefs for the most part. This resident has a different take on things which is colored by his lack of knowledge and his often misguided sense of the topic. TOTUS believes he is smarter than his staff and everyone else so any advice given is either taken or dismissed depending how much pandering is involved. Any issue that disrupts is eagerly accepted and used regularly despite the advice of better informed people. The less honest members of our Congress have used his ignorance to push agendas that benefit themselves and party rather than ALL of the American Voters whom they regularly cite without our consent. This Resident has regularly addressed issues that have little to nothing to do with National and International issues rather than doing the work of the country in a professional way. The NFL is not a National issue yet he has weighed in on it in his “town halls” which he uses regularly to push national issues out of context and to get a dose of adoration. This is an act by a person who is way out of his comfort zone but has too big an ego to accept proper assistance to do the job right.

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There appears to be a difference of opinion about what is correct and what is not. Picture this: Barack Obama pardoning Rod Blagojevich or Hillary Clinton would have been reason to call for an investigation. Resident Trump has pardoned: Sheriff Arpaio, Scooter Libby and Dinesh D’Souza all people legally convicted by a jury. He is also considering pardoning Martha Stewart who has served her time and commuting the sentence of Ex Governor Rod Blagojevich. TOTUS blasted the previous administration over what is termed “catch and release”. Briefly this is  “catch and Release”

“1.Aliens who “pose a threat to national security, border security, or public safety”
2.Aliens who are “misdemeanants and new immigration violators”
3.All other immigration violators
The instructions to CBP noted that those in category 3 would not be detained and deported, and therefore CBP agents were advised to not waste resources arresting them but rather focus on priority one and priority two offenders. The Associated Press reported on a similar set of guidelines.”

What is being done and has been done by this Resident is more of an ego boosting action than a carefully thought out action. This White house occupant is driven by gaining accolades and his name” in lights” rather than commonsense actions that benefit the Nation. Adoration is his main pursuit and bullying is one of his main weapons. Whatever demeans former President Obama and the Democrats regardless of the long term damage to the country is his goal. In his attempt to complete campaign promises he has ignored the rule of law, Constitutional law and moral authority. The correction lies in the hands of the voters as we apparently have no Congress to check “TOTUS”.

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