By: Brian Evans
After President Trump was forced to utilize his first Presidential veto by Congressional Democrats and 12 Republicans over border security, the reaction by Democrats was swift! They called him authoritarian, unstable, and much worse, but is that truly the case, or is there a perfectly reasonable explanation for his actions? 
As evidence for the national emergency continues to percolate up and become realized, the President was right on Friday to utilize his Authoritarian, but Constitutionally granted power as President to veto the bill! In fact, it is the Senate and House Democrats who now appear to be out-of-control, as they seek to undermine a Presidency, no matter what he does, no matter what he says, and no matter how much good he does for the American people! In fact, President Trump has not done anything that he didn’t promise to ‘We the People’ on the campaign trail in 2016!
 The twelve Republicans Senators who opposed the President’s Emergency Declaration included…
  • Senator Mike Lee (R-UT)
  • Senator Rob Portman (R-OH)
  • Senator Susan Collins (R-ME)
  • Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)
  • Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL)
  • Senator Rand Paul (R-KY)
  • Senator Lamar Alexander R-TN)
  • Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS)
  • Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO)
  • Senator Jerry Moran (R-KS)
  • Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA)
The twelve Senate Republicans wrongly claimed that President Trump overreached his constitutional authority and joined the Democrats to overturn Trump’s authority. However, they failed to make or propose such a measure during Democrat Administrations, so it is hard to see why they would choose to start with President Trumps, especially when it is designed to protect the American people, and the stability of our nation! In fact, during much of the Obama Administrations run, their Party controlled all three branches of government and failed to neither reign in his power, or actually secure the border, or even address the immigration problem AT ALL!
For example, the Democrats refused to address immigration throughout President Obama’s first term, and then as a lame duck President, he pushed forward amnesty for illegals through his Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA executive orders. During that time, both Republicans and Democrats remained silent! Also, President Obama knowingly to the media, Republicans, and Democrats, signed numerous unconstitutional executive orders. Both Party’s remained silent!
Now we have a President who is doing what is right, what he promised, and all with no concern as to his upcoming re-election! President Trump has remained steadfast in his willingness to tackle controversial issues in his first term, and despite what the Democrats and some Republicans complain about, President Trump does it within the confines of the law! Even as the President utilizes the National Emergencies Act, Democrats have sought to try to sell the action as illegal, despite the facts about the law! They try to knowingly deceive the public, despite knowing that the Act provides the President with the power to take action when he feels the nation is threatened by a crisis, or emergency circumstance! 
In a nutshell, the National Emergencies Act…
gives Congress the authority to pass a resolution striking down an emergency declaration with a majority vote. But that action is supposed to be based on whether lawmakers feel an emergency or crisis exists – not on the perceived constitutionality of the declaration. Ultimately, it is a power of the Supreme Court, not the Congress, that can determine if the declaration is constitutional.
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, said…
Today the National Securities Act required the Senate to answer one question. Whether there is an ongoing emergency at our southern border.”
Therefore, for Senate Republicans to deny a crisis on the border is assinine! America has a drug crisis that stems from the root cause of border security! America has a child sex trafficking problem that happens because of our fluid and porous border! America has a human trafficking problem, due to a wide-open border! America has an illegal alien problem that is costing the American taxpayers countless billions of dollars per year!
Sadly, it no longer shocks anyone that the Democrats defied President Trump on border security! After all, they ‘resist’ everything he proposes! However, it is sickening to see Republicans who are supposed to represent the interests and safety of the American people, and in that THEY ARE FAILING! In fact, as they claimed to be crusading against Presidential overreach, it was Congressional Democrats and Republicans who were implementing overreach, not the President! They should have stuck with the President, and let the courts do their job of deciding its constitutionality and if the President was within the scope of his power!
In the end, I applaud President Trump for sticking by his gut and obligations as President! After all, he is acting within the law, and fighting to not only ‘Make America Great Again’, but he is ‘Making America Safe Again’!