Why is Trump, and not Obama, the so-called 'dictator'?
President Trump has been turned down by Democrats for a sensible border barrier, so he will declare a national emergency in accordance with a law Congress passed in 1976.
Somehow, following a law Congress passed gets Trump labeled as a dictator.
Here is the case for declaring a national emergency:
Tens of thousands of people die each year from drug overdoses, and a huge percentage of those drugs comes across the porous southern border illegally. Here is one story, headlined: "Deadly blue 'Mexican oxy' pills take toll on US Southwest":
Aaron Francisco Chavez swallowed at least one of the sky blue pills at a Halloween party before falling asleep forever. He became yet another victim killed by a flood of illicit fentanyl smuggled from Mexico by the Sinaloa cartel into the Southwest — a profitable new business for the drug gang that has made the synthetic opioid responsible for the most fatal overdoses in the U.S.
"It's the worst I've seen in 30 years, this toll that it's taken on families," said Doug Coleman, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration special agent in charge of Arizona. "The crack (cocaine) crisis was not as bad."
The fentanyl that killed Chavez was among 1,000 pills sneaked across the border crossing last year in Nogales, Arizona by a woman who was paid $200 to tote them and gave two to Chavez at the party, according to court documents.
Hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens, including gang members and other criminals, descend on our long southern border each year. They overwhelm our current ability to screen out and stop drugs, criminals, and people with diseases.
President Trump tried to end DACA with an executive order since President Obama implemented that with an executive order, and somehow, complicit judges decided that only the first executive order was actually a law.
Trump then offered Democrats a more permanent solution on DACA in exchange for funding the border wall, stopping chain migration and ending the lottery system for immigrants and Democrats turned him down even though they have been in favor of those things in the past.
Trump has tried to get sanctuary cities and states to comply with immigration law and cooperate with ICE, but he has been blocked by Democrats and complicit judges. Trump is essentially trying to enforce immigration laws Congress passed and is being thwarted at every turn.
Democrats have declared that illegal aliens crossing the border had to be stopped in the past, but have never followed through. Now they are absolute obstructionists.
It certainly appears that after seeking many options, President Trump's newest tack — to give the border guards and Homeland Security what they say they need to enforce the law and protect the citizens of the United States — is a reasonable solution to invoke for the national emergency in compliance with the 1976 law.
Trump is being transparent in what he is planning to do and where the money is coming from, yet he is being labeled a dictator.
Trump will be sued to block the national emergency, and some complicit judges will go along, even though he is following the law. If Trump loses and we don't get more protection at the border, Democrats will cheer, and NeverTrumps will say he didn't keep his promise. If the American people are very unfortunate, we will get a Democrat president in 2020, and we will end up with more drugs, more illegal immigration, more people dependent on government handouts, and a march toward socialism. Heaven help us.
Now let's contrast what President Trump is doing in compliance with laws that Congress wrote with what Obama did while he was in office, when he was supported by almost all journalists and other Democrats.
President Obama repeatedly said the Constitution didn't allow him to unilaterally change immigration laws, but he did it anyway with his executive order on DACA. Democrats not only didn't care that he went around Congress and acted as a dictator, but supported the move.
Obama and the complicit Justice Department decided they weren't going to enforce immigration laws and instead supported sanctuary cities and states as they defied the laws.
While the Obama administration supported cities and states that openly defied the federal law they were sworn to defend, they showed how insincere they were when they went after Arizona for wanting to enforce those same laws. Remember this headline? "Obama administration sues Arizona over immigration law."
When Obamacare came up short of funds, President Obama didn't go to Congress or declare an emergency. He just illegally diverted the money and Democratic congressional leaders at the time, such as House speaker Nancy Pelosi and Sen. Chuck Schumer, didn't sue or care. Here's how the headlines went at the time, and this is a non-conservative news source: "Government Illegally Diverts Billions to Obamacare Reinsurance Slush Fund."
For 2015 Obamacare reinsurance, the administration will pay out $6 billion raised from a fee on private health insurance and an additional $1.7 billion that under federal law belongs to the Treasury department. Indeed, the decision by the Obama administration directly violates section 1341 of Obamacare which explicitly states "money shall be deposited into the general fund of the Treasury of the United States and may not be used for the [reinsurance] program.
After Obama was chastised for illegally diverting funds, that didn't stop him. He just stole again from low-income housing. Again, Pelosi, Schumer, and others didn't care.
Remember this story?
Federal court litigation provides evidence the Obama administration illegally diverted taxpayer funds that had not been appropriated by Congress in an unconstitutional scheme to keep Obamacare from imploding.
In 2016, a U.S. District judge caught the Obama administration's Health and Human Services Department acting unconstitutionally and therefore put an end to the illegal diversion of taxpayer funds, but the Obama administration didn't stop there.
The Obama administration instead turned to the nation's two government-sponsored mortgage giants — the Federal National Mortgage Association, commonly known as "Fannie Mae," and the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, commonly known as "Freddie Mac" — to invent a new diversion of funds in a desperate attempt to keep Obamacare from collapsing.
"Paying out Section 1402 reimbursements without an appropriation thus violates the Constitution," Judge Collyer concluded. "Congress authorized reduced cost sharing but did not appropriate monies for it, in the Fiscal Year 2014 budget or since."
"Congress is the only source for such an appropriation, and no public money can be spent without one."
It is dangerous to our freedom and prosperity when most journalists, instead of holding all powerful politicians to account, support one party no matter what they say or do and seek to destroy the other party with misleading and inaccurate articles. It degrades journalism to indoctrinate the public with misleading and false stories disguised as news. W ell, here we are again. They are doing it again now, and not even a true matter of national security is stopping them.