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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.

Trending: WATCH: Sitting Dem Senator Threatens to Punch Trump In the Face, Then Calls for Peace

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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WATCH: Sitting Dem Senator Threatens to Punch Trump In the Face, Then Calls for Peace

Another Democrat advocating for violence…

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Dems love to say President Trump’s “rhetoric” leads to harm. Yet, they have no problem saying they literally want to physically assault the most powerful man on the planet. Where’s the logic? Can liberals even spell “hypocrisy?” From Daily Caller: Montana Democratic Sen. Jon Tester said Thursday the best way for Democrats to beat President Trump in 2020 is to “go back and punch him in the face” in an interview on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” Tester noted, “I don’t think, even in states where Donald Trump won big, that it did you any good running away from Donald Trump. I think you need to go back and punch him in the face. The truth is this guy is bad for this country.” WATCH: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=QDztkBropAI Democrats truly believe the words they say and have no comprehension of the term “irony.” Liberal rhetoric has greatly harmed Americans for a long, long while now, yet they have the gall to slam President Trump for speaking the truth. Insane. WATCH: https://twitter.com/CNNPolitics/status/1151906656487391233?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1151906656487391233&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftherightscoop.com%2Fwatch-ocasio-cortez-says-trump-is-putting-people-in-danger-with-his-violent-rhetoric%2F Montel Williams is allowed to get away with calling for violence against, well, anyone, simply because he’s not a fan of President Trump. It’s that simple. Democrats and the mainstream media will look the other way on anything so long as you disagree with Trump on everything. Check out the tweet Montel sent, which he of course deleted: Really? Calling for cops to tase a conservative white woman, huh?

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CONFIRMED: Trump Is Raising More Money In California Than ALL 2020 Dems – Except Two

HAHAHAHA! Excellent.

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Here’s a story you won’t see ANYWHERE but on conservative websites. And there’s a good reason for it. President Trump is raking in more cash in the Golden State than all but two 2020 Dems. Go figure, huh? From CalMatters: This may come as surprise to the president, the national media and more than a few Californians, but there are plenty of Trump supporters in the “Resistance State,” too. And since the beginning of the year, they’ve been spending a lot of money to keep the president in the White House. New campaign finance statistics show that President Donald Trump raised $3.2 million—more money from the California donor class than all of his Democratic challengers, but two. Not only that, but the Trump campaign collected more from itemized small donors—those who gave in increments of less than $100 at a time—than anyone else in the field. The president bested even Democratic contender Bernie Sanders in the small-donor sweepstakes. LOOK: Appearing on Nexus with Matthew Moore, social media star Bill Mitchell and Yippy CEO Rich Granville seriously schooled Mashable’s liberal writer Matt Binder about the threat of Google attempting to rig the coming 2020 election. Part of TRT World, Moore’s Nexus is a fast-paced look at the news of the day featuring a unique ten-screen studio. Moore breaks down the news using a stream of data from the Internet and tries to focus on the big picture as well as the finer details. “Nexus uses original digital research to give a unique insight into the news. It’s informative and entertaining addition to TRT World’s programming,” according to former Executive Producer Sarah Head. Mitchell, Granville, and Binder appeared on Nexus on July 4th as host Moore explored the idea that Google is trying to rig the 2020 elections against Donald Trump by…

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