For we the people to have any trust in our elected officials, we need some bare minimum rules. The first of those rules should be that trying to overthrow an election should be frowned upon. The second rule should be that members of Congress should not be able to trade individual stocks. It’s completely absurd that they can … and do. “From 2019 to 2021, 183 current senators or representatives reported a trade of a stock or another financial asset by themselves or an immediate family member. More than half of them sat on congressional committees that potentially gave them insight into the companies whose shares they reported buying or selling.” NYT (Gift Article): Stock Trades Reported by Nearly a Fifth of Congress Show Possible Conflicts.