Eagle One (USN Ret.)
by on March 1, 2019
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I’m really getting tired of all these RINOs who seem to repeatedly side with the Democrats in their effort to prevent our duly elected president from carrying out the duties of his office and to make good on the promises he made that got him elected. If they are going to continue to ally themselves with the likes of Chuckie Schumer, ‘Little Dick’ Durbin and Nancy Pelosi, then why are we wasting our time even voting for them? And lead by the well-known spineless squish Mitch McConnell, there are now said to be at least seven RINOs in the Senate ready to stand in opposition to President Trump’s having now declared a Nation Emergency at our southern border.
One of those seven we have RINO Susan Collins from Maine and apparently another is RINO Lamar Alexander from Tennessee. And it was during a speech from the Senate floor on Thursday, that Alexander stated that he does not support President Trump’s emergency declaration. He said, “I support what the president wants to do on border security, but I do not support the way he has been advised to do it. It is unnecessary and unwise to turn a border crisis into a constitutional crisis about separation of powers when the president already has Congressional funding authority to build the 234 miles of border wall that he requested in his January 6 letter to the Senate.”
RINO Alexander then went on to add, “Mr. President, there has never been an instance where a president of the United States has asked for funding, Congress has refused it, and the president has then used the national emergency act to justify spending the money anyway. If President Trump can build a wall when Congress has refused to provide the funding, then the next president can declare a national emergency and tear the wall down, or declare climate change an emergency and stop oil exports and offshore drilling. There is no limit to the imagination of what the next left-wing president could do to harm our country with this precedent.”
And from there Alexander continued, “After an American Revolution against a king, our founders chose not to create a chief executive who could tax the people and spend their money any way he chose. The Constitution gave that responsibility exclusively to a Congress elected by the people, and every one of us United States senators has taken an oath to support that Constitution. Separation of powers is a crucial constitutional imperative that goes to the very heart of our freedom.” Alexander then proceeded to quote the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia about the importance of the separation of powers in protecting freedom.
But Alexander seems to have forgotten that it was Congress who gave this power to the president, though it is still limited to the powers and authority as stated in the Constitution, which means any threat that a Democrat president would be able to declare an emergency on ‘climate change’ or regarding the Second Amendment, is not ‘legally’ possible. And now it seems that certain members of Congress, Democrats and RINOs alike, wish to be more than a little selective when it comes to the ‘allowing’ of a president to take advantage of the power that they themselves relinquished to whomever it happens to be in the White House at any given time.
But why is it that only Democrat presidents are allowed to push the envelope on presidential power? Was Barry ‘O's DACA any less of an overreach than President Trump's wall? At least in President Trump's case, there is absolutely zero argument that this action will harm the country. It is only a debate over authority. In Barry's case, it is both a debate about authority, and about the impact of the action, which it can be easily argued was against the best interest of this country. Did you also speak out against Barry's DACA, Mr. Alexander? Somehow I seriously doubt it, which would only serve to call into question your motivation for the taking of your current stand.
The question of whether or not President Trump has this authority should not be left to a bunch of career political hacks determined to undermine his presidency, like this boob, Alexander or that bimbo Collins. Many constitutional scholars believe that he is well within his rights to do this. And this is based on a very narrow interpretation of a president's right to defend our borders. If allowed, this action does not expand the power of the president in any way, it merely applies it in a way that has, prior to modern times, not been necessary. And it would not have been necessary at all had these same career political hacks done the job that they were ALL elected to do!!
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