Rule of law integral to integrity
“Commitment to the rule of law provides a basic assurance that people can know what to expect whether what they do is popular or unpopular at the time.” —Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor
MIGA was founded on firm principle, after reviewing the facts.
Make Integrity Great Again started after the 2016 election of Donald Trump and frequent reports of his business, personal and ethical dealings came to light. Six bankruptcies, hundreds of lawsuits, allegations of sexual assault, racist business practices, the list goes on. There is a question of character.
The first effort to focus on the importance of good integrity in our leaders has been to highlight the challenge of the president holding the liquor license for the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C.
Under District of Columbia law, only persons of “good character” qualify for the privilege of owning establishments that sell alcoholic beverages in Washington, D.C. There is no exception for hotels owned by the president.
If the “true and actual owner of the establishment” licensed to sell alcoholic beverages is not “of good character,” the licensee is in violation of the law, and the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board may order the hotel to show cause why its license should not be revoked.
Donald Trump, the true and actual owner of the Trump International Hotel, is not a person of good character. The Trump International Hotel nonetheless currently holds a Class C/H license issued by the Board.
A group of civic and religious leaders saw the facts for what they are and decided to do something about it. On June 20, 2018, these prominent members of the community filed a formal legal complaint with the Board, which sets forth considerable evidence of Trump’s character failure.
Make Integrity Great Again focuses on the importance of good integrity in our leadership.
It's time we take a stand and hope that you will join us. Contact Make Integrity Great Again today.
In a Washington Post op-ed, Colbert I. King writes about the complaint and its significance:
When I first wrote about the complaint against Trump on July 6, a few readers dismissed the issue as trivial, a nuisance — a case of a mosquito biting an elephant’s hide. I disagree. This case matters, if the rule of law is to have any meaning.