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Old 02-15-2019, 02:52 PM
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Default Re: 'Dangerous.' 'Abuse.' 'Lawless': Bipartisan attack on Trump national emergency de

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Originally Posted by AZRWinger View Post
Declaring a national emergency is not going to prompt Congress to do anything. Democrats are terrified at the prospect of a Senate vote on the Green New deal they are even more terrified of any President who would be foolish enough to try outlawing the internal combustion engine. Likewise they aren't going to jump off the cliff by using a national emergency to ban guns.

The argument that Democrats wouldn't undertake an action unless Republicans set a new precedent is laughable. FDR discarded the precedent of two terms for the President to become President for life. Obama wrecked public financing of Presidential campaigns. Harry Reid destroyed the filibuster of judicial nominations. Obama ignored the legal requirement to submit a Federal budget by a legally specified date then refused to work with Congress to defend his own proposal. There are other examples where Democrats discard precedent for political advantage.

Pious intonations of sacred precedent are only invoked when useful for stymieing Republicans.
There were no term limits till after FDR
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