Thursday, December 20, 2018

See Something, Say Something, GoFundMe Edition

Some nob has started a GoFundMe campaign to finance Trump's Berlin Border Wall project.

In addition to being an evil and stupid idea, the campaign violates at least three sections of GoFundMe's rules on prohibited content:

Section 8: The campaign is specifically in "support of, or for the legal defense of alleged crimes associated with hate, violence, harassment, bullying, discrimination, terrorism, or intolerance of any kind relating to ... national origin ..." (since Article I, Section 9 and Amendment 10 of the US Constitution deny the federal government a power to regulate immigration, any attempt on its part to do so is unconstitutional and therefore illegal; and this particular violation of law is aimed specifically at persons of Latin American national origins).

Section 10: The campaign funds human trafficking/exploitation/vigilantism by making immigration more difficult and exposing immigrants to the cartels and "coyotes."

Section 21: The campaign facilitates the violation of proprietary rights of third parties (the land owners whose property is to be stolen through "eminent domain" for construction of the wall being funded).

There's a "report campaign button" at the campaign link. I used it. I hope others will too.

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