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More than 50 previous presidential emergency declarations have survived sporadic complaints from Congress in the past, including a dozen by President Barack Obama. The U.S. Supreme Court has never invalidated one.
House Democrats began a push Friday to call for a Joint Resolution, using votes in the House and Senate, to override the president. It's a move permitted under the National Emergencies Act, a post-Watergate law that Trump used on Friday.
Trumping Trump, however, would require supermajorities in both halves of Congress – an impossibly tall order. 'We call upon our Republican colleagues to join us to defend the Constitution,' Schumer and Pelosi said Friday, likely referring to a resolution introduced by Reps. Joaquin Castro and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
I therefore determine that significant transnational criminal organizations constitute an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States, and hereby declare a national emergency to deal with that threat.
The activities of significant transnational criminal organizations continue to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States. For this reason, the national emergency declared in Executive Order 13581 of July 24, 2011, and the measures adopted on that date to deal with that emergency, must continue in effect beyond July 24, 2017.
originally posted by: tinner07
Here is what I find kind of amazing... During the last Govt. shutdown, what was it? several hundred thousand employees furloughed without pay...
The majority of you here said that their losing their job temporarily did not affect you so you did not care...
How many of you are actually affected by illegal immigrants? Like actually affected as in one mugged me or stole my job hanging drywall or the pooped in my trash can? I will bet none... Yet you say we need this wall to stop the few that actually do hike across the desert and cross clandestinely...or drive their vans containing kidnap victims bound with blue tape...
So I am going to go out on a limb and say you say we need this wall because you support trump and he says it so... And thats ok... that is your right...
I am sure somebody will come along and say we are all affected because illegals are a burden on our welfare system... ok..
Many of you said that the 5.7 billion dollars trump wanted was equivalent to like 50 bucks out of an average household income...
Now we know for a fact that the majority of illegals came here legally and are already here so a wall will do nothing about them,
So the few that would travel across the desert attempting to enter clandestinely in the night that get stopped by this wall... If the wall were not there, and 100% of those few got in and immediately started collecting welfare benefits... what the cost be equivalent to an average household? a couple bucks?
I am all for border security... build more of the fences we have... ad High tech gadgets... What I am not for is a giant concrete wall... And I will be truthful and tell you why... It is not really about the money... throw 10 billion at it and odds are it wont affect my life at all... don't, won't affect me... stop 10,000 illegals from collecting welfare, won't affect me or anybody... either way it will not affect anybody not financially tied to the walls construction...
The main reason I am against it is honestly I think he wants it as a monument to himself... that is it in a nutshell... honest answer
I would say every single working American has been effected. Don't believe me? Grab your pay stub and look at this little thing called federal income tax. How do you think all these agencies, jails, housings are paid for?
originally posted by: tinner07
...the walls construction... The main reason I am against it is honestly I think he wants it as a monument to himself... that is it in a nutshell...
In U.S. Army Intelligence, I was trained that the truth most often lies in the exact opposite direction of the public rhetoric. You must learn this technique if you are to successfully glean the truth from news reports.
LEARNING TO THINK IN THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION OF PROPAGANDA