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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 @ 08:21 PM

originally posted by: okrian
Considering the precedent this would set, I'd be surprised if even the hard-line Trump supporters on ATS would back this.

There is no precedent to be set, presidents have declared National Emergencies in the past to secure funding or resources for things like the war on drugs, Iran conflict, and the war on terror. When Trump took office, there were 28 active national emergency declarations. The southern border's porosity and endless assault from immigrant criminals, illegals, and invaders IS a national security issue and it is a national emergency. This declaration would be Trump doing his job, the job we elected him to do, and using the toolbox of presidential authority granted to him by Congress as part of the office.

I hope he does it. Somebody needs to be the adult in the room and shut that southern sieve down once and for all.

posted on Jan, 4 2019 @ 08:23 PM

originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: carewemust
The leftists have already declared the wall as "immoral".
That means any barrier is immoral.
They want open borders.

What do you bet that Pelosi and Schumer have a barrier around their homes to keep criminals out. (They let there favorite drugs come in, though.)

posted on Jan, 4 2019 @ 08:26 PM
a reply to: odzeandennz

There are several layers of "National Emergencies". This wouldn't be like those declared after a Hurricane, or a riot, where people can't come on the streets during certain times.

posted on Jan, 4 2019 @ 08:29 PM

originally posted by: abe froman
a reply to: carewemust


Trump can declassify anything he wants whenever he wants.

Yes..he CAN, but Trump's own DOJ told him that Mueller would charge him with Obstruction of Justice if he declassified the Spygate documents while Mueller is still witch-hunting. Mueller wants to keep going in order to protect deep-state crooks, as much as to eventually "get Trump". He's killing two birds with one Witch-Hunt.

posted on Jan, 4 2019 @ 08:30 PM

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posted on Jan, 4 2019 @ 08:30 PM

edit on 1/4/2019 by carewemust because: Sites that are not https:// these days are not treated well by the internet.

posted on Jan, 4 2019 @ 08:31 PM
All I have to say is:
Battle of Columbus New Mexico, March 9, 1916 wasn't nearly as bad as what we deal with today along the boarder. Back then we sent a massive amount of the US Army to deal with it. Now we back down because of "Identity Politics". Declaring a National Emergency in order to build a wall is better than declaring one over the drug epidemic especially since they are interlinked.

While I dislike the idea of a National Emergency being declared for something that every American should see as an issue. I also dislike a political movement trying to undermine the sovereignty of American when they have not only taken an oath to uphold and protect it, but also because they have been picked by the populace to represent Americans and American interests and not their own.

posted on Jan, 4 2019 @ 08:34 PM
a reply to: carewemust

Yes. Do this. Thank you.
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posted on Jan, 4 2019 @ 08:35 PM

originally posted by: abe froman
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.

If a illegal alien who crossed the US-Mex border last week, drove drunk and maimed Nancy Pelosi's daughter this weekend, Pelosi would still be against putting the best possible security at the border.

"Traitorous Idiot" is too kind for people like her.

posted on Jan, 4 2019 @ 08:37 PM
a reply to: abe froman

Trust me on this. Ignore people who don't understand anything, and don't want to understand. Save your sanity. They do more to hurt "their side" than anything you or I could do.

posted on Jan, 4 2019 @ 08:38 PM
a reply to: abe froman

Complete ignorance.

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

Like when Trump says he might use the military to seize private property along the border in order to build his wall under the guise of a national emergency?

posted on Jan, 4 2019 @ 08:40 PM
a reply to: abe froman

There are several plans and many different designs have actually been constructed for proof of concept.

Oh really? Where's the prototype wall, with the "venetian blind" like steel slats, with doors that open and close, and windows to see through, that Trump has most recently championing?

What about flooding and erosion? What's the plan for that? How about wild life migration? Imminent Domain plots?

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posted on Jan, 4 2019 @ 08:42 PM

originally posted by: sdcigarpig
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.

Or Congress could just pass a bill to secure the border.

posted on Jan, 4 2019 @ 08:44 PM

originally posted by: Darkblade71
I'm just thinking out loud but after reading the news and coming here, I wonder if we will see some sort of false flag around the southern border so that Trump gets his wall...

All someone has to do is post the graphic first-responder photos of American children, women, men, who have been slaughtered and maimed by Illegal Aliens.

Photos of Syrian children killed and disfigured initiated a strong response from both Democrats and Republicans. How much more would being shown the effects of Illegal Alien-caused carnage to our own citizens, illicit a powerful response?

But, maybe Dems hate of Trump is stronger than their love of American lives?

posted on Jan, 4 2019 @ 08:45 PM

originally posted by: knowledgehunter0986
a reply to: hopenotfeariswhatweneed

Pretty sure that's what the left has been doing since November 2016.

So you're saying Trump acts like lunatic lefties...

posted on Jan, 4 2019 @ 08:49 PM
a reply to: TheRedneck

As a constitutional expert pointed out yesterday, the U.S. Government could be found LEGALLY LIABLE for all expenses along with punitive damages, brought by families who have lost loved ones, or are incurring huge medical expenses, lost wages, pain and sufferings, etc.. due to illegal alien crimes.

If the U.S. government doesn't do everything within reason to protect citizens, the U.S. Government is as liable as the person who gives a murderer the gun to shoot people.
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posted on Jan, 4 2019 @ 09:00 PM

originally posted by: Carcharadon

originally posted by: carewemust
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.

Well God forbid it happens but a suitcase nuke slipped over the border and detonated in a major city would about sink the Democrats for decades.

It's a shame it would take an event like that. Illegals have murdered 25,000 U.S. citizens over the past 20 years.

This memorial website is a vivid/visual:

You have to be really cold-hearted, and evil, to read about the people on that website, and still not want to fully protect Americans.

posted on Jan, 4 2019 @ 09:08 PM
Democrats are scrapping the bottom of the bucket to find an excuse for not building an American-protecting wall.

This Nancy Pelosi spokeslady says the Wall can't be built because of Artic Ice.

posted on Jan, 4 2019 @ 09:12 PM
a reply to: shooterbrody

But that is not what Trump wants, he wants a wall. To secure the border, would mean that they would have to hire more people to do a job that is darn near impossible to do, to patrol some 3,000 miles, and work 24/7, and that is just one part, not including the waterways. This and have to do immigration reform a system that is lacking much, including funding and people.

posted on Jan, 4 2019 @ 09:16 PM
a reply to: carewemust

And over the last 20 years, how many U.S. citizens have been murdered by their own countrymen?

I would venture to guess that the number far exceeds 25,000.

Are their deaths any less significant because their murders were at the hands of “legal” citizens?

How many citizens’ lives might have been saved if the drug companies had been held responsible for the opiate addiction crisis?

(Hint: according to NIH, the number is approximately 72,000 in 2017 alone)

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