Sunday, February 17, 2019

Pelosi's Warning

From Tom Piatak at Chronicles:
Nancy Pelosi is warning that, if Trump declares an emergency over the border, a future Democratic President could declare an emergency over gun violence. This argument is intended to frighten Republicans from taking action to prevent millions more potential Democrats streaming from Latin America into the United States.

Republicans should not let themselves be frightened. A future Democratic President could declare an emergency over gun violence, regardless of what Trump does. Indeed, dozens of national emergencies have been declared by prior Presidents. It's not as if Democrats are in the habit of waiting for Republicans before seeking to expand government power.

And Trump will not be arguing that, because he has declared an emergency, he can now do whatever he wants. He will argue that, because he has declared an emergency, specific statutes previously enacted by Congress give him the authority, by their terms, of undertaking construction without any additional authorization from Congress. This is a question of statutory construction, not a question of the Constitutional limits of presidential power. (Read more.)

From The Federalist:
 The concept of universal injunctions would shock most Americans. Such injunctions permit a single one of the more than 600 federal district judges overseeing the case of a single party to block the executive branch from enforcing or implementing a law, regulation, executive order, or policy for every American across the country over the typically many years the case is litigated. Stated simply: Universal injunctions give an unelected judge power over the president, shunting aside the considered judgment of the people’s representatives in Congress and the presidency. (Read more.)

From Townhall:
 Speaking from the Rose Garden Friday morning, President Donald Trump made his case for declaring a national emergency and blasted the media for failing to cover Americans killed by illegal aliens. "We're going to confront the national security crisis on our southern border—and we're going to do it one way or the other," Trump said. "We have removed thousands of MS-13 gang monsters. We take them out by the thousands and they are monsters."

President Trump also appeared to suggest death as a penalty for drug dealers. "We want to stop drugs from coming into our country. We want to stop criminals and gangs...we have an invasion of drugs and criminals coming into our country," Trump said. "Unfortunately we have new Angel Moms...the press doesn't want to cover them." (Read more.)

1 comment:

julygirl said...

The Democrats have been fomenting all sorts of ways to create chaos and unseat a legitimate president. They have attacked from every angle using whatever techniques available. The agenda of the Democrats has nothing to do with bettering the lives of the American people, it is simply to further their morally questionable political ideals using 'the end justifies the means' mentality..