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National Emergency - How far can Trump take it?

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posted on Jan, 10 2019 @ 09:09 PM
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Could you imagine Barack Obama declaring a national emergency to go around congress?

Have we really moved so far as to declare that the POTUS is the sole arbiter of what constitutes an emergency?




posted on Jan, 10 2019 @ 09:34 PM
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Dude, your Avatar is telling...a reply to: links234



posted on Jan, 10 2019 @ 10:05 PM
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a reply to: Plotus

I have an avatar?



posted on Jan, 11 2019 @ 01:45 AM
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originally posted by: links234
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I have an avatar?


Plotus perhaps means the title you picked for yourself, "American Socialist."



posted on Jan, 11 2019 @ 07:33 PM
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originally posted by: burdman30ott6
a reply to: Tempter

The real limiting factor here (not that limiting, but certainly a factor which will make the Dems look ridiculous if it comes to this) is that I don't think the POTUS can issue the Wall as a standard Request for Quotes/Plans from civilian contractors. My understanding is, if it ends up being he and he alone who authorizes it as a National Security edict, the Army Corps of Engineers would be the designing and constructing body. That would be a black eye to the Dems because it would mean their hubris and childishness prevented the wealth of this endeavor from being used to supply domestic construction jobs in a region which needs them.


Army can fund sub-contractors as they build the wall.

ETA: FilthyUSMonkey has a more complete answer in a prev post.
edit on 1/11/2019 by pteridine because: ETA



posted on Jan, 11 2019 @ 08:34 PM
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a reply to: Byrd

I thought there was some avatar that only other people could see.

I picked the title shortly after the 2010 elections when everyone on this site was screeching about socialism. I'm pretty sure this site only solidified my position on the left because of that.




 
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