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Fri Jan 11, 2019, 07:04 PM

Presidents Have Declared 58 States of Emergency Since 1979. 31 Are Ongoing

http://fortune.com/2019/01/10/states-of-emergency-since-1979/?fbclid=IwAR1GnuoIONkTJjkwmKupKWUhXA36N_b1eWgAxzFTQQLxe9sAiyObSbQNztA
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While it’s uncertain whether President Donald Trump will declare a national state of emergency, doing so wouldn’t be unprecedented, as the U.S. still operates under 31 such orders.

Whether his actions would be warranted, or legal, is also hotly debated.

Trump renewed his threat Thursday, saying he would almost “definitely” declare a national state of emergency if a deal isn’t reached with Democrats in Congress to end a stalemate over funding a U.S.-Mexico border wall. The federal government shutdown caused by the dispute is now in its 20th day.

“If this doesn’t work out, probably I will do it,” he said in comments to reporters before leaving the White House for a trip to the border.

Trump made the same threat over the weekend.

Invoking a state of emergency effectively enhances the president’s executive powers by creating exceptions to the usual rule of law. This authority is intended for the president to quickly respond to matters deemed a public threat. In such times, ordinary laws and civil protections no longer apply.

The New York Times described Trump using his emergency authority to build a border wall as an “extraordinarily aggressive move,” adding that it would be, “at a minimum, a violation of constitutional norms.”

U.S. leaders have declared national emergencies for decades, with 58 of them on the books since 1979 when President Jimmy Carter signed an order to block Iranian government property from entering the country, according to Pacific Standard. Although Carter signed the order in response to the Iran hostage crisis, it remains in effect and was extended in November 2018.

In fact, 31 declared national emergencies remain in effect, according to the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University. These include former President George W. Bush’s Proclamation 7463 after 9/11, issued by “Reason of Certain Terrorist Attacks.”

There are several national emergencies ongoing from President Barack Obama. They include the order “Blocking the Property of Certain Persons Engaging in Significant Malicious Cyber-Enabled Activities.”
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Lefty will scream, but Lefty has nothing else to fall back on.

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Charlie Mike Jan 12 #3
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Response to Da Mannn (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 07:06 PM

1. No way

Declaring an emergency is the act of a dictator. MSNBC told me so.

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Response to Da Mannn (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 09:45 PM

2. If the lib fake news are screaming against, it is most likely good for America, so Im for it.

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Response to Da Mannn (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 06:58 AM

3. I'm sure the situation in Burundi is more of a threat to the US than 20 million invaders.

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Sat Jan 12, 2019, 11:55 AM

4. So

"While it’s uncertain whether President Donald Trump will declare a national state of emergency, doing so wouldn’t be unprecedented, as the U.S. still operates under 31 such orders.

Whether his actions would be warranted, or legal, is also hotly debated.

Trump renewed his threat Thursday, saying he would almost “definitely” declare a national state of emergency if a deal isn’t reached with Democrats in Congress to end a stalemate over funding a U.S.-Mexico border wall. The federal government shutdown caused by the dispute is now in its 20th day.

“If this doesn’t work out, probably I will do it,” he said in comments to reporters before leaving the White House for a trip to the border. "
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tRump is basically stating that the reason for the "national emergency" isn't really the hordes of illegals trying to storm our borders, as he's claimed they've been doing for nearly three years. It wasn't a "national emergency" three years ago in during campaign season. Nor two years ago when he was first "elected". Nor a year ago, nor even six months ago.

Now, all of a sudden...it is.

No. It's not. His "national emergency" is a political ploy. Congress won't cooperate with him so THAT is the "emergency".

So if he manages to pull it off, remember that he'll be setting a new precedent. Imagine sometime in the future when there's a Democratic president who wants to declare a "national emergency" over school shootings so he can confiscate guns. Imagine! Yeah, not so awesome now, is it?

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Response to Squeek (Reply #4)

Sun Jan 13, 2019, 08:18 AM

5. LOL @ lefty

"It wasn't a "national emergency" three years ago in during campaign season. Nor two years ago when he was first "elected". Nor a year ago, nor even six months ago."

I'm sure if Trump had declared a NE as his first act in office you would have been far more circumspect and considering of it - NOT.

So, instead he tries the political route but because of lefty's derangement nothing happens leaving no other option.

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