Trump: I will "destroy" Johnson amendment

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  1. kobalap macrumors 6502

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    I think this is fake news but if it is real, I hope it is worded carefully lest we be opening the door for Sharia law advocates being able to lobby politicians.

    Trump: I will 'destroy' Johnson amendment - CNNPolitics.com
     
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    If there is video of him saying something, do you just assume it is CGI and a voice actor or something?
     
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    You mean it's fake news that Trump said he'd repeal the Johnson Amendmeht or fake news that he'll be able to pull it off? If the latter, I tend to agree.

    I realize I'm leaving aside your concern about Sharia law advocates lobbying the government. On that one: writing a law to allow everyone but adherents to a certain religion to lobby the government for anything would be writing an unconstitutional law.
     
  4. kobalap thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I dunno. I thought the going sentiment now is that all news is fake news. Isn't that the argument the Trumpeters used to dupe the Republican party?
     
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    if they want to preach then how can they be non profit? political groups don't get non profit status.
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    except I heard him say it so that says really fake.
     
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    I thought the only news coming out of the prayer breakfast was Trump praying for Arnold's ratings to go up. Of course, Arnold's response was pure gold.
     
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    why should preachers be able to recommend a politician? there is no politician god would recommend.
     
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    I heard this on NPR today. Yes, I'm right thinking but listen to NPR. I like to hear what the crazy people say about things.
     
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    Gee even I don't listen to NPR lately, I've gone back to parking an old iPhone in a speakerdock and letting it wake me to music instead. But good for you! I just need a break from NPR for awhile. Not sure if it's their views or just the subject matter. Or, my regional station's local news readers breathlessly intoning the call letters of all the local PBS stations at breakpoints. There's one reader who makes that gig sound like an upscale vitamin pill commercial :rolleyes: and she's even worse when she's mentioning corporate contributors like hospices. I mean like I get out of bed then to prove I can make it through the day on my own LOL.
     
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    just listen to the right here you can get your feel of crazy. :D
     
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    Seriously? Why do you think all the things you don't want to hear is "fake"?

    This is REAL news. And it's horrifying. It's been in place for over half a century for a reason!
     
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    Given his ego, he must have taken the Johnson amendment literally and think it has to do with the President's penis.
     
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    He's still trying to appeal to fundies. Good thing this is something he can't do with a flourish of his pen.
     
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    "...get rid of and totally destroy.."?

    Uh-Huh. Yes Lord Vader! :rolleyes:

    Comical.
     
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    To Trump, that's only a technically.
    He will harass the SCOTUS until they "understand Trump"
     
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    The fundamentalist christians will be Trump's foot soldiers, this is him consolidating their support.
     
  19. kobalap thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It's an interesting notion. I see why fundamentalist Christians want this but how does one write legislation around this that allows Christian's to be politically active but not Muslims? Because I get the impression that the segment most fearful of Sharia law and/or the propagation of Islam in the U.S. are the fundamentalist Christians.
     
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    Oh I hope he tries that. :D Even Justice Alito might rise up and tell Trump that #MAGA does not mean tearing down the walls between the three branches of our government.

    I always thought Trump was big on walls. Anyway the one governmental wall Trump will soon enough understand is that between the House and the Senate. Sometimes stuff the House does can manage to get over the wall to the other chamber, but by the time it gets there it's exhausted from fending off public clamor against it, and ends up sprawled on a table for the rest of the term before expiring.
     

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