Senator Rand Paul Attempts to Block Impeachment Action vs. Trump

Republican Senator Rand Paul made a move to block the forthcoming impeachment trial of ex-president Trump, but failed. Although his motion to stop the trial on the basis of being unconstitutional garnered only 45 votes as against the 55 votes that assert the constitutionality of the impeachment, Senator Paul was still happy with the results.

As it was, only five Republican senators voted with the Democrats. That means the Democratic Party will find it difficult to muster ⅔ majority votes in gunning for Trump’s conviction. Smugly, the Republican senator told reporters that “Forty-five votes in support of blocking the impeachment means the trial is already dead on arrival.”

The Republicans are also questioning the legality of designating Democratic Senator Pro Tempore Patrick Leahy instead of naming Chief Justice John Roberts as presiding authority in the impeachment trial. According to Paul, it already denotes bias in favor of the Democrats.

However, the Senator’s assessment that the impeachment trial is already dead is still not certain. When asked if they will also vote for Trump’s conviction in relation to his actions of inciting sedition during the January 6 DC riots, some Senators said their vote did not mean they do not intend to hold Trump accountable.

Republican Senator Rob Portman specifically told reporters that the matter of holding Trump accountable for the riot is an issue that is a whole lot different.

What Law Experts Say About the Constitutionality of Trump’s Second Impeachment

According to most scholars, presidents who participate in wrongdoings during the last days or hours of their administration should not be exempted from being held liable.

Several “late-impeachment” experts are saying it is constitutional as a way to disqualify the erring former president from running and winning a government position any time in the future. In response to the arguments against Democratic senate president pro tempore Senator Leahy, impeachment experts explained that the Supreme Court Chief Justice is called upon to preside over impeachment trials only if the person being impeached is the sitting president.

Business as House Painters

There aren’t a lot of businesses that you can begin with very little money down and turn a profit in 1 week. It does not cost a lot of money to begin fast in the painting business. With that being said you can eliminate money if you attempt to cut corners or short change your clientele. From an investment or money down standpoint, you can begin in the business with under $50. I did begin that way and proceeded to develop a  house painting business that over encouraged me and my family for more than 30 decades. Buy your resources as you head, I have purchased everything out of sprayers and power washers together with the money that I earned as I worked.

One of the areas of understanding that I didn’t understand, were my costs, fixed overhead and job expenses, this information is necessary to figure my hourly rate. The next place which I fought to understand has been estimating the paint jobs, learning the hard way, by trial and error, I ended up giving out plenty of money at the way of undercharging for the work we did.

Another thing which a new House Painters should learn is juggling time between painting and getting paint jobs. Lots of times after working very difficult to finish a job did I find out at the end of that job, I had been outside of work. So reconciliation painting and receiving paint jobs was another tough learned attribute. Obtaining work is every bit or even more important than actually painting. You will have to learn how to advertise and how to offer your business. Do not make the mistake that many seasoned painters make of using the old trick of dropping the purchase price of a paint job to have work. That is not selling.

To be a painting contractor in this fast paced world you need to keep educating yourself or else a painting contractor with a mind that is opened to learning all facets of the business will earn a good deal more money and probably work less hours compared to the person who ignores the education procedure. Beginning a painting business now is significantly more involved than simply painting.

Understanding the Section 230 Provision that Trump Wants Congress to Repeal

Aside from the $2k stimulus check amount, Trump’s additional condition to his signing of the 2021 Appropriations Bill was the repeal of Sec.230 of CDA. Also known as the Communications Decency Act, its Section 230 provision gives protection against legal liabilities that may arise from any content posted by users of a media platform.

The recent attack on Section 230 is a totally different issue from an earlier Twitter feud relate to the platform’s ban on political campaigns. Trump is currently claiming that social media sites are allowing the Democrats to steal the election.

Actually, at a time when social media sites banned the posting of political campaigns in their platform, what the Democrats were able to accomplish in using Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and instagram, was to convince people to exercise their right to vote. Trump of course did not want this to happen, since the main reason he won the 2016 elections is that many Democratic voters did not participate in the election process.

Not to stray from the main topic, the greater interest is knowing what exactly does Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, provide as protection to communication networks like social media platforms.

What Exactly is Section 230 and How Does it Affect Users of Social Media Platforms?

Section 230 was created and introduced in 1996 by Rep. Chris Cox (R-California) and Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) so that owners of websites can freely moderate content and without worry of any legal responsibilities. This particular law gives websites protection against lawsuits, if ever a user posts topics that become subjects of lawsuits. The privilege afforded by Section 230 though, does not exempt websites from carrying content that violate federal criminal laws, phornographic works, and copyright violations.

Still, the Act encompasses a lot of services, including allowing audience and users to post and exchange comments. The liability-free status makes Section 230 very important for social media networks since they don’t have control over comments and other post interactions linked to their users’ posts; or tweets as in the case of Twitter.

Experts insist that the wide protection the law provides, allows dominant companies to overlook the potential real harm posed by users of their platforms. Lawmakers on the other hand had put forward incorrect arguments; illogically claiming that the section only safeguards the interest of those who support neither left wing or right wing advocates or those in neutral platforms.

Additionally, a lot of people connect Section 230 to the First Amendment that prohibits governments from imposing limits on various forms of speech. Section 230 eased the pressure on tech companies to observe rules that require them to regulate and limit content based on a specific political standpoint or ideology. Such a requirement would have been unlawful because it violates the First Amendment.

Legal experts contend that if ever Section 230 is removed, social media platforms would be forced to change the way they operate and manage their platforms.

Companies on the other hand, who benefit from the cost-efficient approach in marketing their brands, would have to evaluate every content their marketers’ or influencers’ present as creative content, before posting and sharing them in social media platforms, if only to ensure that non-controversial topics will be posted.

In today’s marketing strategies, brand promoters and influencers are capable of curating their content in Instagram by using an analytics tool. The tool is useful in generating Instagram stats related to their posts, giving them insights on those that are working as far as achievement of their goals are concerned.

If social media companies impose limitations on what they can create as content, Instagram users will not be able to reach a broader set of audience.