By: Brian Evans
Democrats and the Mainstream Media have gone off the rails, as they seem to make any action that the President takes, to be an extreme measure by a radical and out of control President. However, their outrage proves to be more political grandstanding and fake outrage, as they never took issue with any of the following ‘National Emergencies’ that was declared by President’s Carter, Reagan, H.W. Bush, Clinton, George W. Bush, or Obama!
The following is a summary of the 59 National Emergencies that have been declared since 1979…
The Conservative Tribune reported:
As it turns out, there are currently 31 ongoing national emergencies over which the president wields certain authorities, the first of which has been in existence since 1979 and is one of only two emergencies declared by Carter.
There were a total of six national emergencies during former President Ronald Reagan’s tenure, as well as four more during the administration of former President George H.W. Bush, all of which have ended.
Former President Bill Clinton declared 17 national emergencies — six of which remain in effect — while former President George W. Bush declared 12 national emergencies, of which 10 remain ongoing.
Then we get to former President Barack Obama, who declared 13 national emergencies, 11 of which continue to this day. Thus far, President Trump has declared three active and ongoing national emergencies.
Ironically, of the 13 National Emergencies President Obama signed during his time as Presiden, they included things like the ‘Flint Water Crisis’, ‘Iran’, and even the ‘Swine Flu’. Eleven of his Thirteen National Emergencies are still in effect today, meaning CONGRESS HAS VOTED TO CONTINUE THEM, EVEN AS THEY MAKE IT APPEAR AS IF NATIONAL EMERGENCIES ARE RARE OCCURRENCE!
In other words, Democrats and their Mainstream Media allies are using the crisis on the border to try and smear the President as radical and out of control, despite the border being a MUCH BIGGER THREAT THAN Flint Michigan’s lead contamination of their water, or the swine flu!
Also, conveniently un-reported is the fact that the President has already signed three national emergencies including…
- Violence in Nicaragua
- Meddling in the 2018 Midterm Elections
- The Persecution of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar (conveniently left out, since Democrats try to paint President Trump as an Islamaphobe!)
Also, Congress is required to meet once every six months to vote on any of the ongoing national emergencies, and to decide whether they believe any of them should continue or be concluded! However, USA Today reported that Congress has failed to do their job, which is why many of those National Emergencies are still in effect today. Therefore, Congress can vote to terminate the Presidents State of Emergency in six months! In fact, Congressional leaders are supposed to vote every six months, in a bi-partisan fashion to renew the Presidents State of Emergency! However, in the end, even though Congressional Democrats cry foul, just as Congressional Democrats are the ones who have the power to declare war, they are also the ones who have the power to end the Emergency Declaration, if they believe that it is necessary!
In the end, Democrats need to end their ‘fake outrage’, quit being the party of ‘Resistance’, and ultimately allow the President to do the job he was elected to implement!