President Trump Declares a National Emergency – Will Allocate Funding to Build the Wall – Opposition From UniParty and Cartels Raises Questions

Elder Patriot – When Donald Trump was elected president he began keeping his campaign promises like no president in recent memory has.  The one that eluded him until now was the wholesale building of the border wall with Mexico.

President Trump, employing the executive powers given to him under the National Emergencies Act, late this morning declared a national emergency on our southern border.  

The NEA has been invoked 58 times by six previous presidents.  None as important to the security of the United States as this will be.

This action will allow President Trump to begin the process of “finding” the money from other areas of ridiculously bloated federal spending appropriations in order to fund the building of the Wall.

UniParty politicians had planned on hanging the failure to build a wall around President Trump’s neck in 2020 in the same manner that they hung George H.W. Bush’s promise of “no new taxes” around that president’s neck in 1992.

Trump was having none of it.  He brought his case directly to the American people rallying sympathy for the victims of crimes committed by illegal aliens while his opponents were telling Americans there sympathies should be with the illegal aliens themselves:

That was the leader of Trump’s opposition, Nancy Pelosi, responding to President Trump having called violent MS-13 gang members “animals.”  

Pelosi was trying to score cheap political points and the American people, despite a mainstream media onslaught defending Pelosi, realized it.  

The FBI’s website confirms the threat that MS-13 poses to our communities:

The FBI has been placing more and more resources on the front lines of the MS-13 problem. There are an estimated 10,000 MS-13 gang members in the U.S. and five times as many in the countries that attended the [Gang Enforcement} conference. In 2004, the FBI created the MS-13 National Gang Task Force. In 2005, the FBI helped create a National Gang Information Center and outlined a National Gang Strategy for Congress.

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“It was an eye-opening experience to see what it could come to at some point here if we don’t do our jobs correctly,” Burrus said. “It’s a much bigger problem for them because it’s rooted there. What were trying to prevent is for them to get historically rooted here in the U.S.”

At the time of that 2006 conference, MS-13 was operating in 33 states.  Two years later the FBI had determined the gang had expanded operations into 42 states.  The violent, masochistic gang has continued expanding into the remaining states since.

UniParty politicians know this.  That knowledge makes their refusal to address closing the entry points used by these murderous miscreants, as well as human traffickers, child sex traffickers, and mules for the drug cartels, all the more inexplicable.

Pretending there’s not a crisis along the border with Mexico, in defiance of the statistics, is no longer believable but Trump’s opponents continue to hammer it because it is all they’re left with to defend the indefensible.

There is no way to rationalize refusing to do everything possible to prevent as many of the 70,000 drugs deaths that befall our American family annually.  

By comparison, many of these same politicians renew the call for a ban on so-called assault rifles after every preventable mass shooting.  They repeat, ad nauseum, that we have an epidemic of gun violence when FBI statistics show less than 300 murders using rifles, annually.  

Can this be explained away by simply claiming misplaced priorities?  Not likely.

Seventy-thousand deaths and politicians steadfastly refuse to enforce existing laws and fixes that they had previously voted for.  Less than three hundred deaths and they want to change the Constitution.

Now consider that the international drug trafficking market is estimated to generate in excess of $10 Trillion annually. The United States is by far the most lucrative market.

Then, consider the New York Times reported this from the trial of Mexican drug kingpin, El Chapo:

The former president of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto, took a $100 million bribe from Joaquín Guzmán Loera, the infamous crime lord known as El Chapo.

That amount may sound large but it doesn’t even qualify as chump change when compared to the scope of El Chapo’s total operations that weren’t limited to drugs trafficking alone.

That raises the question, which politicians on our side of the border have accepted financial inducements, and from whom, to ensure that trafficking lanes are maintained?  

Not possible?  Unthinkable?

Perhaps, but it would have been impossible for Mexico’s President Nieto to have provided El Chapo – and other traffickers – with the necessary political indifference to securing our border if not for the help of America’s policy makers.

Comforting yourself in the belief that American politicians aren’t equally as susceptible as Enrique Peña Nieto to easy money – untraceable cash money at that – would be grossly naive.  

How else do you think public servants earning between $175-225,000 annually amass net worths in the tens of millions of dollars?

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Nancy Pelosi has a net worth of $120 million.  Her annual salary is $223,000

Waiting for some other explanation as to why the compromise bill that was presented to President Trump read like it might’ve been written by lobbyists for the Mexican cartels.

Yes, Trump signed it.  But his political opponents now own it.