Joyce Hall

Can trump b impeached for discrimination? For not helping Peurto Rico more. He helped Tx and Fl but took it away from PR. Seriously?

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Walt O'Reagun Profile
Walt O'Reagun answered

Not for your reason.

All the defense would need to do, is point out the fact that Texas and Florida are both states ... While Puerto Rico is merely a territory.  States have more "standing" under the Constitution.

Also, PR has consistently refused to become a state ... Citing their wishes to "go it alone".

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Walt O'Reagun
Walt O'Reagun commented
Haven't you ever heard the expression: You can't have it both ways

You can't say you want to "go it alone" or "do without the federal government" ... then cry when you ARE left alone, without federal government aid.
Tom  Jackson
Tom Jackson commented
@Joyce Hall (Sorry, your original handle has been replaced in my mind by your actual name---or maybe I am just getting old.)

"There are many reasons -- many of them logistical, others less clear -- why the Puerto Rico hurricane response seemed distinct from and less effective than the massive responses engaged for Texas and Florida."

The reasons are here: http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/03/politics/puerto-rico-citizens-trump/index.html
Toni Pauze
Toni Pauze commented
I believe Texas and Florida are still in need. Lots of people still in tents or shelters. I hate to say this but PR never wanted the US in there, they owed tons of money to the govt. now when disaster hits the US can't help them enough. Lots of corruption there over the years.
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Tom Jackson answered

This is useful information regarding "other HIGH crimes."

The question of impeachment turns on the meaning of the phrase in the Constitution Art. II Sec. 4, "Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors". I have carefully researched the origin of the phrase "high crimes and misdemeanors" and its meaning to the Framers, and found that the key to understanding it is the word "high". It does not mean "more serious". It refers to those punishable offenses that only apply to high persons, that is, to public officials, those who, because of their official status, are under special obligations that ordinary persons are not under, and which could not be meaningfully applied or justly punished if committed by ordinary persons.

Under the English common law tradition, crimes were defined through a legacy of court proceedings and decisions that punished offenses not because they were prohibited by statutes, but because they offended the sense of justice of the people and the court. Whether an offense could qualify as punishable depended largely on the obligations of the offender, and the obligations of a person holding a high position meant that some actions, or inactions, could be punishable if he did them, even though they would not be if done by an ordinary person.

Offenses of this kind survive today in the Uniform Code of Military Justice. It recognizes as punishable offenses such things as perjury of oath, refusal to obey orders, abuse of authority, dereliction of duty, failure to supervise, moral turpitude, and conduct unbecoming. These would not be offenses if committed by a civilian with no official position, but they are offenses which bear on the subject's fitness for the duties he holds, which he is bound by oath or affirmation to perform.

http://www.constitution.org/cmt/high_crimes.htm


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YoWanna Cook answered

Because You do understand  that Peurto Rico is an island? That navy ships was off the coast ready to supply? That it was so damaged that truckers couldn't drive supplies? Everything had to be flown in? While it may seem like Trump was being "bias" this couldn't be further from the truth. When you educate yourself on situations instead of getting news from 1 source. Generally  bias and with false negatives to push a agenda. While the major was slamming Trump saying there was no supplies what was behind her was a bunch of supplies. I guess to busy to slam Trump than to care about her own people.  I don't always agree with Trump, when he does good ill  say it. When he does had the same.  On this particular subject you choose to ask, Trump did NOTHING wrong.

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Joyce Hall
Joyce Hall commented
FEMA was there and helping to do what they could. Trump took them away!!!
YoWanna  Cook
YoWanna Cook commented
You mean Trump was down sizing government before tragedy happened. Again, the bigger the government the more corruption. The bigger the government, the more taxes they need. We have coast guard and military and government already. Down sizing femi is good. How many government agencies do we have? The government's job is to protect us, facilitate freedom. Not pay for your house when something happens. This is what insurance is FOR. I believe the response was great, I think the response of the people is more and deserves more notice. I hope he does more cutbacks in government. If Hillary was president, doing government cutbacks, I'd think the same. "Ask not what your country can do for YOU, but...what you can do for your country!"
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Joyce Hall answered

What does all that have to do with Trump taking away disaster relief when it was needed most?

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