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President Trump Says He May Declare a National Emergency to Get The US-Mex Border Wall Built.

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posted on Jan, 4 2019 @ 06:57 PM
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January 4, 2019

At the Rose Garden press briefing today, President Trump said the current partial government shut-down could last for months..or up to a year, if Democrats will not agree to fund a border wall between the U.S. and Mexico.

The President also said that if it looks like no progress is being made, he would initiate "Plan B", which is to declare a National Emergency and have the U.S. Military construct the wall to protect U.S. citizens against crime and drugs from the south.


BREAKING: President Trump considering declaring a national emergency to circumvent congressional approval to allocate funds for border wall:

“We can call a national emergency because of the security of our country... I haven’t done it, I may do it.”
Source w/Video Clip of the statement at: twitter.com...

Legally speaking, what are the requirements for declaring a "National Emergency"? Anyone know?

Maybe this contingency plan is why the "Presidential Alert" text message system was implemented and tested a couple months ago.

-CareWeMust



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posted on Jan, 4 2019 @ 07:03 PM
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a reply to: carewemust

I hope he does it.

and then releases all the damaging classified info on the Democrats.


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posted on Jan, 4 2019 @ 07:05 PM
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Considering the precedent this would set, I'd be surprised if even the hard-line Trump supporters on ATS would back this. Even as a leftist, I wouldn't want the next Democrat president doing this to get their way.

So much for 'art of the deal'.
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posted on Jan, 4 2019 @ 07:07 PM
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It's only a matter of time before a WMD is slipped across the border.


The southern border is the prime place to do it, because they can blend in better with the local population.


WMD's can be an assortment of different biological devices that could easily be carried by a very small group.
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posted on Jan, 4 2019 @ 07:09 PM
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originally posted by: RickinVa
It's only a matter of time before a WMD is slipped across the border.


The southern border is the prime place to do it, because they can blend in better with the local population.


WMD's can be an assortment of different biological devices that could easily be can by a very small group.

Why is it so hard for people to understand this?


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posted on Jan, 4 2019 @ 07:09 PM
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a reply to: okrian

As a Democrat you should remember that Obama set the precedent when he used executive orders like royal decrees.

You guys were all about letting a Democrat president have all the power without considering what would happen when someone else took the reigns.

Short sighted fuzzy thinking at it's finest.

This is the bed Democrats made.

Too late to whine about it now.



posted on Jan, 4 2019 @ 07:11 PM
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Senator Jack Reed sums it up nicely:


“The idea that President Trump is considering declaring a phony national emergency as a pretext to take billions of dollars away from our troops and defense priorities in order to pay for his wall should alarm all Americans.

“Declaring a trumped up national emergency in order to skirt Congressional approval is wrong. And our troops and taxpayers should not bear the burden of a broken, preposterous campaign promise.

“Defense spending is for national defense, not the Trump campaign’s political wish list. I will work with colleagues on both sides of the aisle to block any attempt to take money that has been dedicated for our troops and redirect it to construction of a wasteful, ineffective wall.

“President Trump had an all-Republican Congress for the last two years and they didn’t enact his wall. Now, suddenly, he wants the Pentagon to foot the bill. Absolutely not.

“Using 10 U.S.C. 2808 or 284 is not appropriate. 2808 specifies that even if the president declares a national emergency, any military construction project must be “necessary to support such use of the armed forces.” We are not at war with Mexico, and the proposed border wall has no core DOD function. Indeed, the Pentagon’s most recent National Defense Strategy doesn’t mention the southern border as a national defense priority.

“President Trump’s midterm troop deployment stunt will cost DOD and taxpayers an estimated $132 million and counting. That money could have been better spent on actual border security rather than on campaign season border security theater.

“The Pentagon has billions of dollars in infrastructure backlogs, ranging from military construction projects for new missions to deferred maintenance in facilities sustainment, restoration, and modernization. There is no credible argument that a border wall takes priority over any of these. Moreover, if President Trump attempted to use 2808, that would require DOD to cancel MILCON projects that have already been authorized and appropriated by Congress in order to try and redirect the funds to a border wall. So which MILCON projects -- which DOD already deemed its highest priorities -- will the Trump Administration now try to terminate or delay in order to fund the wall? I urge President Trump to share his proposed list with Congress and the American people.

“The President needs to understand that there is bipartisan opposition to misusing defense dollars or treating the Pentagon like a campaign piggy bank.

“Congress must work together to provide our troops with a budget and policies to match their extraordinary courage and sacrifice, and I urge President Trump to do the same.”
www.reed.senate.gov... l


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posted on Jan, 4 2019 @ 07:12 PM
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originally posted by: shooterbrody

originally posted by: RickinVa
It's only a matter of time before a WMD is slipped across the border.


The southern border is the prime place to do it, because they can blend in better with the local population.


WMD's can be an assortment of different biological devices that could easily be can by a very small group.

Why is it so hard for people to understand this?


Not having basic cognitive abilities is a classic symptom of the Left’s mental illness.


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posted on Jan, 4 2019 @ 07:14 PM
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a reply to: carewemust

Good.

The leftists have already declared the wall as "immoral".

That means any barrier is immoral.

They want open borders.



posted on Jan, 4 2019 @ 07:16 PM
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originally posted by: abe froman
a reply to: carewemust
I hope he does it.
and then releases all the damaging classified info on the Democrats.


Trump can't release that info until Mueller completes his witch-hunt. Unfortunately, that Witch-Hunt was given a 6 month extension today by a Wash D.C. Federal judge.


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posted on Jan, 4 2019 @ 07:17 PM
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a reply to: Sookiechacha

Jack Reed is a mewling coward that would destroy America for three extra votes.

What should really alarm Americans is a political party that wants to open the border and let anyone in as long as they get votes.

The number one job of our federal government is to secure the border.

Anyone that tells you otherwise is either an idiot or a traitor.



posted on Jan, 4 2019 @ 07:17 PM
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a reply to: okrian

The needs of the many outweigh the beliefs of the few.



posted on Jan, 4 2019 @ 07:18 PM
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a reply to: carewemust

Wrong.

Trump can declassify anything he wants whenever he wants.



posted on Jan, 4 2019 @ 07:20 PM
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a reply to: RickinVa

President Trump said today that terrorists banned on the No-Fly list are exploiting our southern border. It's only a matter of time before they blow up or shoot-up a populated gathering, like we see happen overseas. We've got to stop them from coming in, and hunt down the ones who have come in already.



posted on Jan, 4 2019 @ 07:21 PM
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originally posted by: abe froman
a reply to: Sookiechacha


Anyone that tells you otherwise is either an idiot or a traitor.


why not both?



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posted on Jan, 4 2019 @ 07:22 PM
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So the president wants to put the entire nation in a state of emergency or hostage-like negotiation tactics, and he's the sane one?...

Its "fantasy-fridays" in this country, I forgot.



posted on Jan, 4 2019 @ 07:24 PM
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This is funny. There are those who would cheer for this, not realizing that if he does, then it would affect an area within their base, where some rights may be suspended, like due process.

While it is not unlimited, it should be done with caution.

When he does this, he will have to make a written declaration, saying why, what the emergency is, and when it would be over, and thus deliver it to the congress. And once every 6 months reports have to be given, and then once a year he has to renew it.

The area would be under martial law.


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posted on Jan, 4 2019 @ 07:25 PM
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a reply to: annoyedpharmacist

That would mean pretty much the entire Democratic party is comprised of traitorous idiots.

Are they?

That's not for me to say.... but yes.


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posted on Jan, 4 2019 @ 07:29 PM
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originally posted by: sdcigarpig


The area would be under martial law.




Complete ignorance.

The US government in it's entire history has NEVER declared martial law. We've had plenty of emergencies and disasters though.

However, please continue to post whatever uneducated nonsense you'd like as fact.




posted on Jan, 4 2019 @ 07:35 PM
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What should really alarm Americans is a political party that wants to open the border and let anyone in as long as they get votes.


So, you'd rather attack the character of the Senator than address his words and concerns?

LOL Nobody wants to "open the border" and let anybody in.. You've been watching too much fake news while drinking the orange Kool Aid!

Trump has no plan, no design, no environmental impact statements, for HIS ill conceived wall, that won't even work anyway.







 
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