President Donald Trump is threatening to use the power of his office to declare the illegal immigration crisis a “national emergency,” and use the declaration to fund the border wall he has proposed. It’s a bad idea, an abuse of executive authority on a par with his “ban” on bump stocks. And the Democrats are sounding the alarm. They’re trotting out all the best tropes, from threats of hypothetical future Democrat Presidential ruling by fiat, all the way to their well-worn Hitler references.
And what they should really be doing is shutting the hell up.
These are the same guys who cheered former President Barack Obama for unilaterally
- turning agencies like the IRS and NSA into his personal goon squads
- declaring when Congress was and wasn’t in session
- whacking people – including a US citizen who was only 16 – via drone strike
- issuing executive orders to alter immigration policy.
I think it’s nifty that the liberals have found their voices against Presidents overstepping their authority. Too bad they didn’t find them until after Trump found Obama’s “pen and phone.”