Donald Trump met with GOP members of Congress today. There were some moments:
Another Republican in the meeting Rep. Mark Sanford (R-SC) told TPM that Trump was asked pointedly if he would defend Article I of the Constitution.
“Not only will I stand up for Article One,” Trump enthusiastically stated,
according to Sanford. “I’ll stand up for Article Two, Article 12, you name it of the Constitution.”
Sanford said Trump’s lack of knowledge about how many articles exist, gave him “a little pause.” (The Constitution has seven articles and 27 amendments.)
Maybe Trump could hire two Corinthians to teach him basic civics.
I’m going to be serious for a minute. These Yahoos of VanillaISIS say the constitution doesn’t allow for public lands? Yes, it does.
The Congress shall have Power to dispose of and make all needful Rules and Regulations respecting the Territory or other Property belonging to the United States; and nothing in this Constitution shall be so construed as to Prejudice any Claims of the United States, or of any particular State.
The Oregon Territory was obtained via treaty with England (we got the Pacific NW, England got British Columbia). It began as public land and those portions not sold or turned over to the state of Oregon remain public land.