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Legal Scholars Weigh in on Border Crisis, Dismally Deflating the Democrats

The democratic party’s worst case scenario can be seen cresting the horizon.

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We are less than two weeks away from another potentially catastrophic government shutdown.

The previous stalemate, which notably became the longest in the history of our nation, was spawned by the liberal left’s unwillingness to properly secure our southern border.  Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer attempted to dig their heels in against President Trump and his border wall agenda, effectively taking 800,000 Americans hostage in the process.

The stagnation has temporarily been delayed thanks to the benevolence of President Trump.

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With less than 14 days to go until the federal operating budget goes up for a vote again, the President is weighing the option of declaring a national emergency to have the wall built.  The left is seething over the idea, but it looks as though they are legally out of luck. 

It seems increasingly likely that President Trump will declare a national emergency at our southern border in order to access funds to build a wall. Last week, I had the pleasure of debating National Review’s very own David French on the legality of such a move in a Federalist Society-sponsored tele-conference. I wanted to take the opportunity to further explain my defense of Trump’s legal authority in response to David’s excellent points.

David and I agree that Congress has not placed any serious limits on the president’s power to declare an emergency and that the Supreme Court was unlikely to second-guess him. For much of our history, presidents have understood the Constitution’s grant of “the executive power” to include a power to declare national emergency. Thomas Jefferson effectively did so in response to Aaron Burr’s effort to raise a rebellion in Louisiana; Abraham Lincoln did so, with far more justification, at the start of the Civil War; FDR did so, with far less justification, at the start of his presidency in response to the Great Depression; and Harry Truman did so at the start of the Korean War.

Even Nixon’s abuses didn’t sire any real restrictions on the ability of a President to declare a National Emergency.

In 1976, Congress enacted the National Emergency Act in its burst of post-Watergate reforms designed to restrict presidential power. While the new law terminated most existing emergencies, it did not set out any definition of a national emergency or limit the president’s ability to declare one. The law only sets out the process for publication and congressional notification of the president’s declaration. So David and I agree that there are few limits on the president’s ability to declare an emergency for good reason. Indeed, every president since 1976 has used the NEA to declare a national emergency, several under circumstances far less immediate than this one, and the Supreme Court has never overturned one.

So, no matter how much ranting and raving the left is willing to do, and how many times they purport that this battle will go all the way to the Supreme Court, legal experts seem to agree that this is nothing but posturing and pontificating from the progressives.

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Seattle Gov’t Held Training Session for Whites to Examine ‘Complicity’ In ‘White Supremacy’

Disturbing.

John Salvatore

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Race, race, race. That’s all that matters to Democrats. As long as they can continue to divide Americans based on skin color, it seems like they’re having a good day. Check out what’s happening in Seattle, via City Journal: Last month, the City of Seattle’s Office of Civil Rights sent an email inviting “white City employees” to attend a training session on “Interrupting Internalized Racial Superiority and Whiteness,” a program designed to help white workers examine their “complicity in the system of white supremacy” and “interrupt racism in ways that are accountable to Black, Indigenous and People of Color.” Hoping to learn more, I submitted a public records request for all documentation related to the training. The results are disturbing. At the beginning of the session, the trainers explain that white people have internalized a sense of racial superiority, which has made them unable to access their “humanity” and caused “harm and violence” to people of color. The trainers claim that “individualism,” “perfectionism,” “intellectualization,” and “objectivity” are all vestiges of this internalized racial oppression and must be abandoned in favor of social-justice principles. In conceptual terms, the city frames the discussion around the idea that black Americans are reducible to the essential quality of “blackness” and white Americans are reducible to the essential quality of “whiteness”—that is, the new metaphysics of good and evil. WATCH: https://twitter.com/CurtisHouck/status/1281384730735325185?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1281384730735325185%7Ctwgr%5E&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftherightscoop.com%2Fwatch-city-of-seattle-holds-training-session-for-white-employees-on-why-being-white-is-bad%2F LOOK: https://twitter.com/MayorJenny/status/1271225850160009216?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1271225850160009216&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftherightscoop.com%2Fseattle-mayor-says-chaz-is-patriotism%2F https://twitter.com/MayorJenny/status/1271225944468905984?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1271225944468905984&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftherightscoop.com%2Fseattle-mayor-says-chaz-is-patriotism%2F https://twitter.com/MayorJenny/status/1271226494858129409?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1271226494858129409&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftherightscoop.com%2Fseattle-mayor-says-chaz-is-patriotism%2F REACTIONS: https://twitter.com/EdMorrissey/status/1271448866097975297?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1271448866097975297&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftherightscoop.com%2Fseattle-mayor-says-chaz-is-patriotism%2F https://twitter.com/bennyjohnson/status/1271447210971017216?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1271447210971017216&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftherightscoop.com%2Fseattle-mayor-says-chaz-is-patriotism%2F https://twitter.com/SteveKrak/status/1271258406955954182?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1271258406955954182&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftherightscoop.com%2Fseattle-mayor-says-chaz-is-patriotism%2F From TDW: On Wednesday night, President Trump, infuriated at what is happening in Seattle, where radical protesters took over six blocks of the city to create “The Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone” after Seattle police left a boarded East Precinct building behind, tweeted his ire at Washington Democratic governor Jay Inslee and Democratic Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan, snapping, “Radical Left Governor @JayInslee and the Mayor of Seattle…

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De Blasio: All Large Gatherings to be Banned In NYC, Except for Black Lives Matter Protests

He’s quite the card…

John Salvatore

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There should be very little doubt that spiking COVID-19 numbers are due to more testing nationwide, along with Black Lives Matter protests/riots. That’s just the truth, whether some care to admit it or not. On Thursday, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said he will ban all large gatherings in the city – except for BLM nonsense. WATCH: https://twitter.com/DailyCaller/status/1281354252422651904?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1281354252422651904%7Ctwgr%5E&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftherightscoop.com%2Fde-blasio-to-ban-all-large-gatherings-in-nyc-except-black-lives-matter-protests%2F More from Fox News: Fox News correspondent-at-large Geraldo Rivera and civil rights attorney Leo Terrell ripped New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on “Bill Hemmer Reports” Thursday for commissioning local artists to paint the legend “Black Lives Matter” on Fifth Avenue outside Trump Tower. An animated de Blasio slammed Trump during public remarks on the block, and was cheered loudly when he said the artwork will “show Donald Trump what he does not understand.” Rivera noted that even as the mayor snipes at Trump, he is asking the federal government for $7 billion to close a gap in the city budget caused by the coronavirus pandemic. VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3IIlOqxx50&feature=emb_title

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