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Petition to U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives

Bullies Must Be Stopped - Congress, Prosecute the President’s Illegal Retaliation!

Dear United States Congress and Senate,  We are petitioning you to fulfill your legal duty to prosecute the 45th President of the United States for breaking Federal Law 18 USC 1513 because he retaliated against federal employees, including, but not limited to, Lt. Col. Alexander Vindaman. Federal Law 18 USC 1513 says retaliation is illegal. It is your duty and responsibility to prosecute.  We are petitioning you to fulfill your legal responsibility to uphold the laws of the United States. "Retaliating against a witness, victim, or an informant " is illegal - as defined in section (e) of the law that says: "Whoever knowingly, with the intent to retaliate, takes any action harmful to any person, including interference with the lawful employment or livelihood of any person, for providing to a law enforcement officer any truthful information relating to the commission or possible commission of any Federal offense, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than 10 years, or both." As Congressional Members and Senators you are required to uphold the laws of the United States. Federal Law 18 USC 1513 says you can prosecute because section (g) of the law says: "A prosecution under this section may be brought in the district in which the official proceeding (whether pending, about to be instituted, or completed) was intended to be affected, or in which the conduct constituting the alleged offense occurred."  The official proceeding was the impeachment of the 45th President of the United States and the Congress and Senate are where the proceeding took place - therefore it is your responsibility to prosecute. Even Senator Thornberry states that: "Question: Are Members of Congress exempt from the laws they pass? Answer: No, with one exception. Members of Congress are subject to the same laws as all Americans, with one exception. Article 1, Section 6 of the Constitution, which states:  “They [Congress] shall in all Cases, except Treason, Felony and Breach of the Peace, be privileged from Arrest during their Attendance at the Session of their respective Houses, and in going to and returning from the same; and for any Speech or Debate in either House, they shall not be questioned in any other Place.”  Article 1, Section 6 of the Constitution was created to protect the legislative branch from abuses of influence or authority by the executive branch. The exception does not apply to Members of Congress when Congress is not in session, and it does not provide Members immunity from prosecution for commission of a crime.  In all other cases, Members of Congress are subject to all federal, state, and local laws." You must fulfill your obligation to uphold the laws of the United States and prosecute the 45th President of the United States for breaking federal law by engaging in retaliation.

Wanda Jean Lord
849 supporters
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Petition to South Dakota State Senate, South Dakota State House, South Dakota Governor, Kristi L. Noem, Mike Rounds

Defeat South Dakota House Bill 1096 - Criminalizing Commercial Surrogacy

VOTE NO TO HOUSE BILL 1096! House Bill 1096 was introduced by Rep Hansen to criminalize South Dakota surrogacy; this could potentially eliminate all surrogacy in the state. As of present date, South Dakota currently does not have any laws governing surrogacy.  To date, there has NEVER been a legal case regarding surrogacy in the state of South Dakota. The negative impacts of HB 1096 would be detrimental.  1 in 8 couples have trouble conceiving or carrying a pregnancy to term.  Gestation carrier surrogacy enables some infertile couples to have a baby.  Some women are unable to carry a pregnancy because of medical conditions, such as heart disease, cancer, lupus, and Type 1 Diabetes or may suffer from recurrent miscarriages.  Surrogacy provides an opportunity for some cancer survivors and infertile couples to become biological parents. The ambiguity of the bill would eliminate surrogacy to the point where it would not be accessible to those who need it to help build their families.  Most people don't have friends or family who are in a position to carry for them. Not recognizing contracts of other states is in violation of the Full Faith and Credit clause of the US Constitution. Surrogacy does not commoditize human life. It does not promote human trafficking. Surrogacy is not about abortion - it is about pregnancy and having babies!  It's about a woman who chooses to help people fulfill their desire to build their family!  

Vanida Schmitt
5,395 supporters