Posted On: Saturday - January 26th 2019 6:18PM MST
In Topics:   Immigration Stupidity  Trump  US Feral Government
No, not Ponch and John - different show, same era of "First Responders"* TV
This "National Emergency" idea of President Trump's to allow a bypass of the stonewalling rest-of-the-US-Government with regard to ever securing the US southern border is something I've not put much thought in. I see the invasion of people from anywhere, unwanted and with unknown identities, as a national security threat that should have warranted the military a long time ago. However, per a James Fulford post on VDare, this "national emergency" thing is just some silly-assed trick that is used, well, for the most part, to single out powerful individuals and money flows from/to countries that we "have a problem with".
Let me explain that better by just pasting in 1/2 of the 32 instances of national emergencies:
1. Blocking Iranian Government Property (Nov. 14, 1979)Get the idea? Not a one of these uses of this power is anything the average American would have been, or is even now, aware of, besides that bolded one, number 10. Interesting, that! "Why?", the reader may ask. Oh, because this one instance in which Americans saw 3,000 people get killed on live TV, meaning they were really ready for "their" Feral Gov't to DO SOMETHING resulted in absolutely no curtailment of immigration of (not agonna argue this here/now) people from the countries that caused this emergency. In fact, immigration from Moslem countries, including Saudi Arabia, has gone way up since EMERGENCY # 10.
2. Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction (Nov. 14, 1994)
3. Prohibiting Transactions with Terrorists Who Threaten to Disrupt the Middle East Peace Process (January 23, 1995)
4. Prohibiting Certain Transactions with Respect to the Development of Iranian Petroleum Resources (March 15, 1995)
5. Blocking Assets and Prohibiting Transactions with Significant Narcotics Traffickers (October 21, 1995)
6. Regulations of the Anchorage and Movement of Vessels with Respect to Cuba (March 1, 1996)
7. Blocking Sudanese Government Property and Prohibiting Transactions with Sudan (November 3, 1997)
8. Blocking Property of Persons Who Threaten International Stabilization Efforts in the Western Balkans (June 26, 2001)
9. Continuation of Export Control Regulations (August 17, 2001)
10. Declaration of National Emergency by Reason of Certain Terrorist Attacks (September 14, 2001)
11. Blocking Property and Prohibiting Transactions with Persons who Commit, Threaten to Commit, or Support Terrorism (September 23, 2001)
12. Blocking Property of Persons Undermining Democratic Processes or Institutions in Zimbabwe (March 6, 2003)
13. Protecting the Development Fund for Iraq and Certain Other Property in Which Iraq has an Interest (May 22, 2003)
14. Blocking Property of Certain Persons and Prohibiting the Export of Certain Goods to Syria (May 11, 2004)
15. Blocking Property of Certain Persons Undermining Democratic Processes or Institutions in Belarus (June 16, 2006)
16. Blocking Property of Certain Persons Contributing to the Conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (October 27, 2006)
That's kind of ironic, since almost the whole US Government is against the calling of an emergency 17 1/2 years later to deal with the problem. Can you call it an emergency when the big problem has been on-going for more like 1/2 a century? That seems like a stretch of the English language. However, Constitutional issues notwithstanding, like for the last 32 times, if this works to get anything done, more power to the President. I am not at all hopeful, as the dealmaking by this guy is not of the caliber we would have expected. (As far as the Donnie vs. Ronnie** goes, I'd say Donnie ought to be sick of #LOSING by now.)
Are we going to just lose this immigration invasion and war without a fight?
* Peak Stupidity came out with a series of scathing posts on first responders (including the term itself) around 8 months back. I enjoyed writing these, so, if it's your thing, check out: First Responders and Heroes, "First Responders" - The Fireman and Fire Departments, "First Responder" - Ambulance drivers, excuse me, EMTs, "First Responders" - The Cops, "First Responders at "The Office", and 911 - The Phone Number.
** Here's another link bomb for ya', for the reader with time on his hands: Ronnie vs. Donnie: Intro, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Conclusion,