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Moira Whelan @moira
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So there's a move to crowdfund Trump's wall.

Just one small obstacle: It's currently illegal for the federal government to accept money from tax payers…
Why is that illegal? Mostly because then you can't be pressured into "donating" to something and then get a pardon or a political appointment in exchange. I mention this because @MarshaBlackburn has introduced legislation to reverse this anti-corruption measure.
progressives could be tempted to say "whatever! let them pay for their stupid wall" but that would be an endorsement of corruption and the opposite of measures proposed by Democrats in the probable HR1 legislation
now here's the other side of that coin:
I hope Trump directs all of his donors to give $ to build the wall to a (most assuredly shady) "nonprofit." That will mean less $ for his re-elect.

Potentially illegal? As they say...perhaps we should let the courts decide.
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