I personally think that all the furor over Donnie John declaring a “National Emergency” when there really ISN’T one is realistically being overstated.
To all my fellow “progressives” I point out that IF his national emergency manages to get past the Supreme Court and is proven a viable option then there are two consequences.
The first is that the money for Donnie John’s “wall” will come from various military projects and, thus, would NOT endanger most Americans, at all, and, indeed, may be a “swords to plowshares” moment in and of itself.
The second consequence would be the establishment of “National Emergency” as a viable political option, with future Presidents could utilize through the judicial premise of “Precedent”!
Imagine a Democratic President, immediately after the first mass shooting under his watch, declaring a “National Emergency” which bans the sale of all guns in America.
So, see, Donnie’s “idiocy” is not without its “silver lining”.
April 11, 2017