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Unnamed (2)Who do people consider to be less ethical or honest than either telemarketers or used car salesman? If you said Washington politicians, you’d be right on the button. According to Gallup News Services, members of Congress are right at the bottom of perceived ethical behavior and honesty.

Every year Gallup issues the results of a public opinion survey concerning people’s views about the degree of honesty and ethical behavior in a variety of professions and occupations in the United States. Its last such survey was released in December 2018.

According to Gallup’s questioning of adults over 18 years of age, living in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, 58 percent of respondents held low or very low opinions of Congressmen’s ethics and honesty. Only 8 percent held high or very high positive views concerning the honesty and ethics of those holding a Congressional office.

Indeed, the only occupations with negative ratings near that of Congressmen were telemarketers, with 56 percent of those in the survey saying they held low or very low opinions of those calling and annoying them over the phone, and car salesmen who were viewed low or very low by 44 percent of those responding to the questions; like the view of Congressmen, only 8 percent of those surveyed considered car salesmen as highly or very highly honest and ethical. .

Journalists were ranked low or very low in honesty and ethics by 34 percent of those in the survey. Stockbrokers were viewed negatively by 32 percent, labor union leaders were viewed as low or very low by 31 percent, while only 28 percent felt that way about the ethics and honesty of lawyers.

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  1. Congress, why are you allowing Pelosi and the house to create the United States, Mexico, Canada Trade Agreement (USMCA)”? The whining by the GOP for Pelosi not bringing USMCA up for a vote is not the issue. The issue is Pelosi and the congressional house has no lawful authority to vote on a treaty. USMCA IS a treaty, so it’s not under the House’s purview at all! Even if you call it an agreement, since that agreement is between two or more foreign countries, that makes USMCA, by definition, a treaty. A rose by any other name is still a rose. The Webster’s Law Dictionary agrees with me. The law dictionary states that a treaty is an official agreement that is made between two or more countries. Pelosi can’t call a treaty an “agreement” to get around Article II, Section 2, Clause 2 of the U.S. Constitution. Respecting ratification of a Treaty, the House has NO ROLE to play. Only the President & Senate are involved in the “making” of Treaties. Art. II, Sec. 2, cl. 2, US Constitution is very clear on that, as it states “the President shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the SENATE, to make Treaties, provided two-thirds of the Senators present concur.” Any agreement with foreign countries is a TREATY. USMCA IS a trade treaty, so it’s not within the purview of the house to vote on it. Pelosi and the democrat’s USMCA trade treaty is a usurpation as they are subverting the law, our U.S. Constitution. Pelosi has obvious contempt for the law and she cannot lawfully enact just any law the house may want. After reading some of the reported USMCA Trade Agreement language, it’s apparent to me Pelosi and the democrats are attempting to set up a global government, probably a North American Union. Pelosi is not all powerful, she must be reined in and made to obey the letter of the law! I call for passed motion to “vacate the seat” of the speaker, that of Nancy Pelosi, for the unethical dictatorial and unlawful attempt to circumvent the US Constitution. Speaker Pelosi’ dictatorial power grab certainly qualifies as an offense unbecoming to the office, since she placed herself above the law. Congressman, I want you to initiate the process with a motion to vote to “vacate the seat” of Speaker of the House for all of the above reasons. Speaker Pelosi MUST be held accountable. It appears the power of the House speaker’s office has gone to her head, power tends to corrupt and it’s obvious it has corrupted Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
    In Federalist Paper 64, John Jay wrote: “Some people want the House of Representatives to make treaties. However, house membership changes too quickly. Two years is not long enough for Representatives to study the issues required to make treaties. Therefore, the constitutional convention wisely gave the senate the power to make treaties.” John Jay, was the first Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court. John Jay was an expert on the original meaning & intent of the U.S. Constitution.
    Knowing this is true, why would anyone hold a high opinion of congress?? 435 house members and not a damn one have the integrity to hold Speaker Pelosi to the law. This is proof to me the house is two wings of the same corrupt bird. Democrat and republican is a charade, a con…. both parties are the dictatorial enemy of the American people.
    Art. II, Sec. 2, cl. 2, US Constitution states: “the President shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the SENATE, to make Treaties, provided two-thirds of the Senators present concur.”
    Its crystal clear, the house has no treaty making authority!