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They hate you if you disagree with them
I listened to a clip last week of California Democratic Congresswoman Maxine Waters’ tirade against President Trump. She said, “If you are a supporter of President Trump you are un-American.”
How many times over the past few years is it that members of the left wing of the Democratic Party have called people names and hate them if they have a different view or belief than what is supported by those left-wingers?
It seems to me that those people have no room for anyone that sees things in a different light. They can’t stand an opinion that differs from what they believe and instead of understanding someone with a different idea they end up calling them some sort of name.
No wonder things don’t get done in government and to me it looks like the next two years will be a stalemate in the nation’s capitol.
That brings me back to Rep. Waters and her tirade against the president and his declaration for a National Emergency at our southern border.
If you have been following the news you have seen the physical violence against conservatives at Berkeley.
According to Fact Check, who issued the following about the national emergency act, they stated:
“Every President since 1976 has declared at least one national emergency. In 1976, President Gerald Ford signed the National Emergencies Act (NEA), federal legislation that ended all previous national states of emergency and formalized the process by which the President can declare states of emergencies and undertake special powers during those emergencies.
“According to the Brennan Center for Justice, at the time of President Trump’s declaration of a National Emergency Concerning the Southern Border of the United States, some 58 national emergencies had previously been declared by various presidents since 1979, with 31 of them still in effect. The number issued by each president is as follows: Jimmy Carter, 2; Ronald Reagan, 6; George H. W. Bush, 4; Bill Clinton 17; George W. Bush, 13; Barack Obama, 12; Donald Trump, 3.
“The focus of these national emergencies has ranged from President Carter’s blocking Iranian government property after fifty-two American diplomats and citizens were taken hostage in Tehran in 1979 and President Reagan’s barring trade with Nicaragua in 1985, to President Clinton’s prohibiting transactions with terrorists who threatened to disrupt the Middle East peace process in 1995 and President Obama’s declaring an emergency over the H1N1 influenza pandemic of 2009.”
According to the Act, the president may issue a state of emergency typically by executive order. The president can also terminated the declaration or it can be cancelled by a joint resolution of Congress. The President can veto such a resolution, requiring both houses of Congress to then override the veto by a two-thirds vote.
Until President Trump issued the southern border declaration, I do not remember any of the other declarations and I did not know we were living under 31 of them. I guess that I have not been paying attention or maybe I can blame the main stream media for not keeping me informed.
Thanks for reading! ~Carlton