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What is a declaration of emergency? Some initial Research.

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posted on Jan, 7 2019 @ 04:09 PM
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a reply to: toms54

Wow. Thanks for the info. All the way back to Carter, eh?




posted on Jan, 7 2019 @ 04:26 PM
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a reply to: FilthyUSMonkey

This is a recent video about this issue from CNN.

Rep. Adam Schiff: Trump can't use emergency powers to fund wall
8:07 (Really just the first couple minutes. Listen to the rest if you want to.)


What Schiff is saying here is total BS. Harry Truman? He was president 1945 – 1953, The National Emergencies Act was enacted 1976. The law didn't exist when Truman was president.



posted on Jan, 7 2019 @ 04:28 PM
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a reply to: FilthyUSMonkey

With no end in sight.



posted on Jan, 7 2019 @ 04:31 PM
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a reply to: toms54

Yeah, seems like he is BSing


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posted on Jan, 7 2019 @ 07:25 PM
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a reply to: toms54
Adam Schiff is a deep-state criminal about to be brought to justice. Safe to ignore him.



posted on Jan, 7 2019 @ 07:25 PM
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a reply to: toms54

Where did the funding for the secret CIA U2 spy planes come from?



posted on Jan, 7 2019 @ 07:27 PM
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a reply to: Cassi3l

More of your fellow Americans have been killed by people/drugs coming in from Mexico than by Anthrax. Get a grip!



posted on Jan, 7 2019 @ 08:24 PM
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Good God folks
The power to declare a national emergency is to protect the Constitution
That has always been a power of the Executive Branch of the US government
With the amount of insurrection in the US today I can see that happening
Sanctuary cities
Allowing non-citizens to vote
So on and so forth
All these things are a direct threat to the Constitution
Easy to see not many informed US citizens commenting on this thread.

edit on 1/7/19 by Gothmog because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 8 2019 @ 12:01 AM
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An excellent discussion here, and thanks for the information that everyone's brought to the table. It pretty much matches what I found out.

USA Today had a headline that I thought was pretty much to the point: Trump COULD declare a state of emergency but that doesn't mean that Congress will release any funds for the wall.



posted on Jan, 8 2019 @ 12:10 AM
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a reply to: Byrd

I think the work around being that if Trump calls for a state of emergency, he can tap and use the military funding that was passed in that massive omnibus bill.

That's the argument I'm hearing.


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posted on Jan, 8 2019 @ 07:55 AM
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People are looking at the small stuff. The Constitution contains some big powers of the President:



he may, on extraordinary occasions, convene both Houses, or either of them, and in case of disagreement between them, with respect to the time of adjournment, he may adjourn them to such time as he shall think proper

The President shall have power to fill up all vacancies that may happen during the recess of the Senate, by granting commissions which shall expire at the end of their next session.

he shall take care that the laws be faithfully executed



That third part I pointed out is how he can make that declaration of emergency. Sanctuary cities violate federal laws.



posted on Jan, 8 2019 @ 09:21 AM
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posted on Jan, 8 2019 @ 09:22 AM
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a reply to: Slichter

How is this even remotley related to the OP?

Start your own thread if you would like to discuss your topic.



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posted on Jan, 8 2019 @ 09:25 AM
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originally posted by: JinMI
a reply to: Byrd

I think the work around being that if Trump calls for a state of emergency, he can tap and use the military funding that was passed in that massive omnibus bill.

That's the argument I'm hearing.


I believe in this case he could also move apprpriated funds from one specific area to anther, which is pretty much a felony in any other instance.



posted on Jan, 8 2019 @ 09:47 AM
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posted on Jan, 8 2019 @ 12:28 PM
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originally posted by: JinMI
a reply to: Byrd

I think the work around being that if Trump calls for a state of emergency, he can tap and use the military funding that was passed in that massive omnibus bill.

That's the argument I'm hearing.


I have seen a discussion about the courts being used to block it, and that's feasible (if you remember the immigration debacle.) One thing that a lawsuit would do is allow breathing room for Congress to decide what they're going to do about this sudden move.

So... if I read the situation correctly, the likely scenario goes from "emergency declaration" to "immediate lawsuit" (which will happen right after he signs the executive order) and then... it goes into the dogfight.

I think that this will end up in the courts and the cases will be important in deciding the limits of future powers.



posted on Jan, 8 2019 @ 02:26 PM
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a reply to: Byrd

I don't disagree with your assessment.

I do wonder, as I don't know, what congress will be able to do regarding Trumps military direction while under the emergency status.




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