Leftists Finally Caught President Trump in an Illegal Act!
The Left finally GOT President Trump. And boy are they excited.
They couldn’t get him on racism or Russia, but the Left finally got what they need to lower the boom on Trump.
And impeachment is certainly to follow, now that President Trump has “commercialized” the presidential seal.
According to ABC News:
The Trump Organization reportedly ordered replicas of the presidential seal to use at its golf courses despite laws against using the seal for financial gain, according to a report from ProPublica.
ProPublica reports that the Trump Organization ordered dozens of 12-inch replicas of the seal for use as tee markers on Trump International golf courses from an Indiana-based company called Eagle Sign & Design.
Federal law specifically says that the presidential seal cannot be used for any purpose that implies the endorsement of the federal government. The law says that anyone who knowingly manufactures or sells replicas of the seal can be subject to fines or up to six months in prison.
Of course this piece of news had leftists in an uproar. Check out this tweet about Trump’s egregious act.
“Whoever knowingly displays any printed…likeness of the…seals of the President…in…any advertisement…or on any building… in a manner reasonably calculated to convey…approval by the Government…shall be fined…or imprisoned not more than six months” 18 U.S.C. § 713 https://t.co/LIlh3skh34
— Walter Shaub (@waltshaub) March 5, 2018
No use of the presidential seal. But what about changing it completely?
If you zip over to the retail giant you can buy cuff-links, shot glasses, decals, lapel pins, coffee mugs, aprons, T-shirts, note pads or baseball caps emblazoned with the presidential seal. (Some can be personalized.)
And what of books and other publishing companies who use the seal? The seal adorns the covers of books aplenty, fiction and nonfiction both. Nobody pretends that these uses are illegal. And they shouldn’t be.
The federal statute in question by the left is Section 713 of Title 18 of the U.S. Code. This code states one commits a crime only by displaying the seal
“in a manner reasonably calculated to convey, a false impression of sponsorship or approval by the Government of the United States or by any department, agency, or instrumentality thereof.”
What this means is in the law of trademark and unfair competition, it’s not the use of someone else’s brand name that’s forbidden, but the use of that brand name in a way that might confuse the consumer. So, what the Trump organization is doing, or Amazon for that matter is neither deceptive nor misleading.
As one can clearly see this is hardly a crime. But since the left is all of sudden worried about the uses and the “sanctity” of the presidential seal, where were they when Obama completely CHANGED the seal all together?
As Obama spoke to a crowd of Democratic governors in 2008 he unveiled an “Obama Seal” rather than the historic presidential seal.
Obama changed the Latin phrase “E Pluribus Unum,” which translates to “Out of many, one,” now says “Vero Possumus.” Press reports translate the Latin words as “Truly, we are able” — a rough translation of the Obama campaign slogan, “Yes we can.”
The deletion of “E Pluribus Unum,” long considered the de-facto motto of the United States, is not accidental for multiculturalists, who have long denigrated the concept that immigrants must strip away their old culture in favor of the “oneness” of American civilization.
Consider the meaning of these subtle changes to the seal.
Obama essentially told Americans he no longer thinks the American culture of “oneness” was relevant. Thus, this idea of immigrants coming over to America for a better life and integrating themselves into American culture was no longer apart of what Obama had in mind for America.
We saw these same idea’s take place as he condoned open border policies in America, giving non-citizens more rights than law abiding Americans.
Other changes Obama made included:
The removal of the shield over the eagle’s breast, representing the president’s oath to defend the Constitution. The shield has been replaced with the letter “O” — presumably for Obama — and the image of a rising sun.
All this, and I don’t recall any Leftists calling for Obama’s hide.
Perhaps President Trump should of just created an entirely different seal for himself like Obama. A MAGA seal to supplant the official presidential seal.
I wonder what the leftist headlines would say then? Maybe they would read, “Trump is so full of himself to need his own seal!” Leftists claim Trump is an egomaniac. And replacing a seal is certainly something an egotistical a-hole would do.
Sadly, Obama was all of those things. And the left ignored it. And so the obsession to catch President Trump continues in futility.