Trump Declares National Emergency to Build Wall

Conservative Firing Line | 2/15/2019 | Staff
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We knew it was coming, although some of us hoped it wouldn’t come to this: President Trump declared a National Emergency this morning in order to build the wall. He is expected to be able to free up about $8 Billion to finish the remainder of the border barrier. Congress gave him just shy of $1.4 Billion to only take care of 55 miles, and had numerous restrictions. So he bypassed them.

The “deal” from Congress didn’t contain just a little bit of money for the barrier. It had wording preventing the President from moving funding around to build the wall. It is that wording which likely contributed to this declaration.

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Because he is declaring the emergency, it will be reviewed by the Judiciary branch and will end up at the Supreme Court. That’s not counting if the Congress in both houses passes a resolution against his action. If that happens, and he vetoes that resolution, it could split the Republican party. However, such a resolution requires a 2/3 majority, which is unlikely.

Most liberal media say that the National Emergency is based on “false pretenses” which is not true.

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The elements of a national emergency: 1) An emergency is sudden, unforeseen, and of unknown duration. 2) An emergency is dangerous and threatening to life and well-being. 3) An emergency...
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