Chicago Mayor Emanuel's unconstitutional threat to banks and businesses regarding guns

Article I, Section 10 is a little-known provision of the Constitution that prohibits states from passing a "law impairing the obligation of contracts."

Rahm Emanuel is not a state, but as mayor of a municipal subdivision of the state of Illinois, the constitutional provision applies to him too. Emanuel's letter to banks (and businesses) to stop doing business with gun manufacturers, etc. is a constitutionally prohibited  third-party government impairment of private contracts between two private parties.

I supposes that's a matter of interpretation, but one might also argue that Emanuel's veiled threat also violates the First Amendment protection of speech and association.

Forget the legalities. Emanuel just trashed any attempt to attract a businesses and their jobs to Chicago. They've got enough problems already without having to deal with government wanna-be tin-pot dictators. I'm not for the sale of semi-automatic assault rifles, etc. but Emanuel has gone off the cliff on this one.

Below are some thoughts about the issue

Rahm Emanuel Letter to Brian Gaffney of Allianz Asset Management by FoxNewsInsider

Letter from Senator Ted Cruz to Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Bank of America, TD Bank Group, Smith & Wes... by Senator Ted Cruz

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    Continued malfeasance of Emmanuel is despicable. Viewing Megan Kelly's take raised another interesting question regarding how hate mongerers are successful in distorting the truth, In comparing this to Emanuel's earlier malfeasance regarding Chick FilA, she referred to it as their CEO coming out against gay marriage which is how it is, for some God forsaken reason, remembered and categorized. Truth is he made statements to the effect the restaurants closed on Sundays in honor of the Sabbath and he supported traditional marriage; nothing more, nothing less. Not once did he ever say he opposed gay marriage.

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