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National Emergency

National Emergency

February 15, 2019 6:35 pmComments are Disabled

Well, it happened. Today we all woke up in a world where the President of the United States presumably has the power to declare a national emergency to spend any money on any project he or she wants, without Congress.

I wrote previously about this being the red line even Republicans would have to stand up to, on principle if nothing else. Over the weekend we’ll see if these principles mean anything. In the meantime, I hope the Democrats have the ability and strength to fight this blatant violation of constitutional law.

If not, we will soon find ourselves not living in the fake dictatorship imagined by panicked liberals over the last two years, but an actual one where the chief executive has unchecked power. And given what he has talked about doing without power, it is hard to imagine that what he actually does with it ends well, for anyone.

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