You cannot argue one thing, Democrats are consistent. Every hair-brained Marxist idea they come up with is an emergency that must be addressed immediately with trillions of dollars in increased spending and severe lifestyle changes or we’ll all die.
And, any attempt to restore American greatness must be met with equal doses of outrageous hyperbole and legislative resistance.
That was the case yesterday when President Trump declared a National Emergency to address the invasion of illegal aliens, drugs, sex traffickers, and human trafficking across our southern border.
With estimates ranging between 22 and 30 million illegal aliens already residing in our country, one wonders how many it would take before Democrat voters would finally believe that this is a crisis of massive proportions.
But Democrats reacted with expected, if ill-founded, outrage yesterday.
Rep. Ilhan Omar, the anti-Semite from Minnesota, tweeted that if Trump can declare a national emergency on the border then the next president should declare a national emergency to advance Marxism:
Omar’s “existential threat” pales in comparison to the actual number of Americans who have been victims of 4,000 murders at the hands of illegals.
The Dems’ new golden girl, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, in a display of hubris that is rarely seen, even on Capitol Hill, accused President Trump of faking the crisis. Ahem.
WTF would you call her declaration that unless we turn the entire economy over to Marxist leadership the world would end in less than 12 years?
Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy proposed that the next Democratic president do an end run around the Constitution to advance the agenda of Democrat gun-grabbers:
100 people die from guns every day. That’s a national emergency.
If Trump gets away w this border emergency declaration, then a Dem President can declare a gun violence emergency and institute universal background checks and an assault weapons ban by executive action.
— Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) February 15, 2019
Murphy is not only a constitutional illiterate he is a liar. FBI statistics show that the total number of murders with the use of firearms annually is less than 25% of the number he quoted.
And, less than 300 of those are committed using rifles, including the A/R-15 that Dems demand we surrender to them.
Talk about creating a crisis.
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, a radical leftist in her own right, resorted to creating her own manufactured crisis:
.@realDonaldTrump’s emergency declaration, if unchecked, would fundamentally alter the balance of powers, inconsistent with our Founders’ vision.
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) February 15, 2019
.@realDonaldTrump is not above the law. The Congress cannot let the President shred the Constitution.
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) February 15, 2019
Okay, we get the message Madame Pelosi.
Just one question, please.
Where was the outrage from you when Barack Obama was declaring National Emergencies, ten of which are still in effect?
From ABC News: the 10 national Emergencies enacted by Obama that are still in effect:
April 12, 2010: The National Emergency With Respect to Blocking Property of Certain Persons Contributing to the Conflict in Somalia was in respect to threats posed by Somali pirates.
February 25, 2011: The National Emergency With Respect to Blocking Property and Prohibiting Certain Transactions Related to Libya froze the assets of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.
July 25, 2011: The National Emergency With Respect to Blocking Property of Transnational Criminals was in response to the rise in crime by specific organizations: Los Zetas (Mexico), The Brothers’ Circle (former Soviet Union countries), the Yakuza (Japan), and the Camorra (Italy).
May 16, 2012: The National Emergency With Respect to Blocking Property of Persons Threatening the Peace, Security, or Stability of Yemen addressed political unrest within the Yemen government.
March 16, 2014: The National Emergency With Respect to Blocking Property of Certain Persons Contributing to the Situation in Ukraine was in response to the Russian invasion of Crimea.
April 3, 2014: The National Emergency With Respect to Blocking Property of Certain Persons With Respect to South Sudan was in response to the ongoing civil war.
May 12, 2014: The National Emergency With Respect to Blocking Property of Certain Persons Contributing to the Conflict in the Central African Republic was in response to violence towards humanitarian aid workers.
March 8, 2015: The National Emergency With Respect to Blocking Property and Suspending Entry of Certain Persons Contributing to the Situation in Venezuela was in response to human rights violations.
April 1, 2015: The National Emergency With Respect to Blocking the Property of Certain Persons Engaging in Significant Malicious Cyber-Enabled Activities was in response to Chinese cyber attacks on the U.S.
Nov 23, 2015: The National Emergency With Respect to Blocking Property of Certain Persons Contributing to the Situation in Burundi was declared after a failed coup.
Burundi? Somali pirates? The CAR? How in the world did any of these pose a national emergency on the scale of an invasion of 22 million people.
Time for Democrats to put a sock in it, don’t ya think?
But wait, here’s the oldest running National Emergency on record, and the first one ever put in place. It raises more questions:
Nov 14, 1979: The National Emergency With Respect to Iran.
Executive Order 12170 was issued by American president Jimmy Carter on November 14, 1979, ten days after the Iran hostage crisis had started. This Executive Order, empowered under the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, called for the freezing of all Iranian government assets held within the United States.
George W. Bush later isolated Iran as one of three nations in the Axis of Evil. Iran was, and remains the world’s leading exporter of terrorism.
If Carter’s executive order was still in effect – and it was – where did the Manchurian President, who preceded President Trump, get the authority to return $150 billion in frozen Iranian assets?
And why didn’t any members of the UniParty speak out at the time?
The only true existential threat Americans face are duplicitous political fossils intent on accumulating as much wealth as possible before their life-sustaining drugs stop working. And, they don’t care who gets hurt in the process.