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Trump, questioned by @PeterAlexander, concedes there’s no national emergency to justify building his wall. “I didn’t need to do this.” “I just want to do it faster.”

Sounds like the definition of emergency

 

10 a.m. today: President Trump will declare a National Emergency at the border.

 

4:20 p.m. today: In light of these grave circumstances, President Trump will depart for Palm Beach, Florida, where he will spend the weekend golfing at his private beach resort, Mar-a-Lago.

Time for a vacation!  ;D ;D

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1. Border crossings at 45-year historic low.

2. He had 2 full years of Republican control to do this.

3. He was 30 minutes late to this announcement.

4. He's leaving to play golf in Florida immediately after.

5. Crime and drugs come in through ports of entry, not empty border space, and a wall won't do anything but hemorrhage taxpayer money.

6. He's setting a precedent for future Democratic presidents to declare actual national emergencies on gun violence (~45k deaths annually in the US), climate change, etc.

 

I mean, if you're a truly principled conservative, how can you justify a President seizing control by using "national emergencies" to do whatever he wants? The President takes an oath to follow the Constitution.

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1. Border crossings at 45-year historic low.

2. He had 2 full years of Republican control to do this.

3. He was 30 minutes late to this announcement.

4. He's leaving to play golf in Florida immediately after.

5. Crime and drugs come in through ports of entry, not empty border space, and a wall won't do anything but hemorrhage taxpayer money.

6. He's setting a precedent for future Democratic presidents to declare actual national emergencies on gun violence (~45k deaths annually in the US), climate change, etc.

 

1. Good, now clamp down even more.

2. So what, he fulfilled other campaign promises. His term is 4 years, not 2.

3. Ok, so what?

4. Ok, great, you dont have hobbies?

5. Crimes come in through both.

6. Good, gun reform is needed. Its about time problems start getting addressed.

 

 

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The President is empowered by the constitution and by congressional acts.  If you look at the National Emergency Act you will see that Congress delegated to the President the right to declare an emergency.  Since they didn't bother defining the word "emergency" or limit the authority in any way, Congress  implicitly gave him the right to decide what constitutes an emergency.  See https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/50/chapter-34

 

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"Mark - logic doesn't count here - partisanship determines whether something is illegal!"

 

Actually Cubsfan, this has now become literally true.

 

When you look at the courts nowadays it is almost all about who put judges in place as to how they will interpret and decide. That is quite scary indeed!

 

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"When you look at the courts nowadays it is almost all about who put judges in place as to how they will interpret and decide. That is quite scary indeed!"

That should scare both Republicans and Democrats because you are taking the decision making from the elected and giving it to the appointed.

 

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Yeah, well "National Emergencies" are always complete BS anyway.  There are currently 31 National Emergencies in effect.

 

https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/list-31-national-emergencies-effect-years/story?id=60294693

 

Yea, but we are talking about thousands of unnecessary drug deaths, human & child trafficking, and MS-13 gang invasions here - Dems don't care.

What's the big deal!

 

I love this list you posted!

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The President is empowered by the constitution and by congressional acts.  If you look at the National Emergency Act you will see that Congress delegated to the President the right to declare an emergency.  Since they didn't bother defining the word "emergency" or limit the authority in any way, Congress  implicitly gave him the right to decide what constitutes an emergency.  See https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/50/chapter-34

 

The National Emergency Act was passed in 1976, and what a 200 year present we gave ourselves!

 

Essentially, as long as you call something an "emergency", you can override all notion of checks-and-balances, and can pretty much act like the very king our founders fought against.

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Thank God that a duly elected President can override a Congress that does not want to do it's job!

Theocracy and dictatorship in one sentence! Hey, if you're going to shoot the middle finger to democracy, at least you made it concise!

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Thank God that a duly elected President can override a Congress that does not want to do it's job!

Theocracy and dictatorship in one sentence! Hey, if you're going to shoot the middle finger to democracy, at least you made it concise!

 

Balance of Power baby - Let the Judicial branch make the final call. Democracy at it's finest.

 

One country under God!

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