Just for starters … The Constitution of the United States – Article IV
Section 4. The United States shall guarantee to every state in this union a republican form of government, and shall protect each of them against invasion; and on application of the legislature, or of the executive (when the legislature cannot be convened) against domestic violence. (my emphasis added)
Even my little peabrain can understand that congress was never permitted under the constitution to delegate its power under the constitution to the chief executive in the first place. The constitution does make accommodations for emergencies such as when the nation is suddenly attacked and the president MUST act. Then he has this power subject to the congress funding the efforts within a few months that determines its continuance.
But that is not the problem we have.
We the People have been silently invaded by our OWN congress and past presidents for fifty years or more and congress hasn’t done anything but Amnesty under Reagan, yet refuses and refuses to vote on chain migration, visa lottery, catch-and-release or birthright citizenship.
Plus the ‘bass-turds’ haven’t passed a legitimate budget in at least a decade, so for all Mike Lee’s ‘constitutional scholarship’ and Rand Paul’s ‘libertarianism’, they have their heads firmly ensconced where the sun don’t shine.
And it ain’t a pretty sight.
Not to repeat myself, but, congress did not delegate power to the President in this situation. The President’s authority – indeed obligation – to protect against invasion is written directly into the Constitution as I illustrated in the opening paragraph. The term ‘invasion’ in 1776 was not limited to armed military assault.
The president has express authority to deploy the military. The National Emergency Act is an appropriations authority that allows for spending of specific funds on specific issues of National Defense. Those Senators who claim this is a principled stand against Constitutional overreach are liars.
There is no constitutional conflict with the president taking action to secure the border from invasion. The law (as described very succinctly above) is clear on his authority to declare emergencies. Their only conflict is obviously with the current occupant of the office.
They should own whatever it is they’re stonewalling on, if that is what they believe – and details be damned.
Monica Showalter and her opener in today’s American Thinker, ‘The Senate’s Dirty Dozen obstructing Trump on Border’…
Call it the procession of the RINOs. Call it the dirty dozen, standing up and getting themselves counted.
Loaded with piety, tears, and flapdoodle, 12 GOP senators proudly voted to halt President Trump’s declaration of a “state of emergency” at the U.S. border as migrant caravan after migrant caravan after migrant caravan from Central America and beyond prepare to roll into the states through our porous border, and cartel human smugglers prepare for a big cash flow to themselves, the better to wreak havoc on Mexico and Central America.
Utah Senators Mitt Romney and Mike Lee, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt, Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander, Ohio Sen. Rob Portman, Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, Kansas Sen. Jerry Moran, Mississippi Sen. Roger Wicker, plus the usuals, Maine’s Sen. Susan Collins and Alaska’s Sen. Lisa Murkowski, all made their Democratic colleagues in the Senate very, very happy with that vote cast against President Trump. Proud of yourselves, Utah?
Oh, the sudden appeal of the constitution! Oh, that sudden ‘concern’ about separation of powers, and an imperial presidency. Oh, those creepy claims to really, truly, only, caring about border security as the caravans with a ‘s’ prepare to roll in.
Funny they only come out with this crap when the issue is President Trump’s border wall. Where were they, and all their Elmer Gantry pieties, back when President Trump and his recent predecessors declared other states of emergency – such as the one on the humanitarian crisis in Yemen, or the importance of not doing business with Burundi, or the one about blocking property of bad people running Nicaragua?
No, they’ve decided that now is the time to bring up constitutional separations of powers as the real issue and let what happens, happen, at the border, never mind that it actually is an emergency.
Think I’m kidding?
Read to completion in link down below…
As is evident in the Constitution, defense against invasion is mandated, NO exceptions to be found in the document. So much for the oath these people took. Seems to be evident that honor is absent in them.
To call these 12 RINOs the ‘Dirty Dozen’ is an insult to the movie. The dirty dozen in the movie were given a second chance to act as patriotic heroes when needed to fight the Nazis in a dangerous mission. They chose to fight to protect our country. These ‘Dirty Dozen’ chose to cut and run with the CoC globalist DemoRINOMarxists.
These useless eunuchs had a chance to stand tall and united to build the wall to protect our border. But these eunuchs chose to vent their personal animosity against President Trump like their hero, McCain.
The only thing these eunuchs didn’t do was to flash a thumbs down like the overly-dramatic McStain McCain.
In the immortal words of Samuel Adams: If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude than the animated contest of freedom — go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen!
And on that timely note – today’s MAGA Pill – Warrior-president Donald J Trump – MAGA!
Read full Monica Showalter in American Thinker: The Senate’s Dirty Dozen
Don’t miss Sally Zelikovsky also American Thinker and: The Principled Five vs America