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Post Every Law Creates its Own Loopholes
Created by John Eipper on 02/04/17 6:48 AM

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Every Law Creates its Own Loopholes (Paul Preston, -UK, 02/04/17 6:48 am)

Istvan Simon's posts on the Trump Executive Order made me think of a Spanish proverb: "Hecha la ley, hecha la trampa." Or in this particular case, "hecha la ley, hecha la Trumpa." [For every law, there's a lawyer's trick (trampa/Trumpa).]

JE comments: Paul Preston and I exchanged some e-mails on how best to translate the wordplay trampa/Trumpa--a "trampa" in Spanish is a trap or trick.  How about this translation: Laws, inevitably, will Trump themselves?

I have a thing for Presidential trivia, so here's a question:  how many US presidents were also a verb?  Trump certainly is, as well as Grant, and arguably Bush.  You can poke somebody, but not Polk.  Ditto with author/Arthur.  Fillmore, as in "fill more jobs/fill more seats" is a bit of a reach.

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