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Old 01-31-2019, 09:55 AM
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Default Congressional Testimony Confirms Trump Can Build Wall Without ‘Emergency’

I followed the links in the article and learned yes, the president already has been given the authority to build a wall. I believe the current delay is a tactic to try and get Dems in Congress on board, but the wall construction can actually begin at any time.

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In a great video that demonstrates just how warped and twisted the mainstream media and democrat obstructionists are, Under Secretary of Defense for Policy John Rood explained during congressional testimony that the president doesn’t need to declare a national emergency to begin building a border barrier.

President Trump has the power to begin using the military to construct a border wall without funding from Congress. The reasons are contained in laws and powers already written.

During a House Armed Services Committee hearing yesterday, Rood confirmed to Rep. Mo Brooks that Trump does not require approval from Congress or a national emergency declaration to stop the flow of illegal aliens and drugs pouring over the southern border.

BROOKS: I want to direct your attention to 10 United States Code § 284 which authorizes President Trump to deploy the United States military to the southern border to build fences and to do a lot of other things, and for clarity, if you look it up in the dictionary the word fence includes the word barrier and the word barrier includes walls made of a wide variety of different materials.

So that having been said, it seems to me that 10 U.S. Code § 284 can be used by the President of the United States to direct the United States military to build a wall. Now as of today, you’ve mentioned military forces along the southern border, have any of them been deployed pursuant to 10 U.S.C. § 284?

ROOD: Congressman, I don’t believe any of our forces have been deployed pursuant to 10 U.S.C. § 284. You are correct, however, that that use of authority would authorize the secretary of defense to erect barriers, roads, fencing, those types of materials to disrupt drug smuggling.

BROOKS: Does 10 U.S.C. § 284 as you understand it, require the declaration of a national emergency before it is implemented?

ROOD: No.

BROOKS: It does not?

ROOD: No.

BROOKS: Has President Trump, to your knowledge, ever used 10 U.S.C § 284 to direct the military to build the wall that is necessary for border security?

ROOD: No, not to my knowledge, Congressman.

BROOKS: If President Trump were to direct the Pentagon and the United States military pursuant to 10 U.S.C § 284 to build such barriers as are necessary to secure our southern border from drug trafficking and international crime cartels would the United States military obey that order?

ROOD: If we judge it to be a lawful order, yes sir. And I assume it would be.

Yes, it would be.https://conservativedailypost.com/co..._term=30_Jan-1
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I don't have the details as I just heard it on the news last night but apparently there's a bipartisan bill in the works to prevent the President from transferring funds without the express authorization from Congress.

Even Republicans are objecting to Trump's plans to strip funding for the US military that was allocated to make facilities safe for those enlisted in the US military and use it to fund a monument to stupidity.
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I followed the links in the article and learned yes, the president already has been given the authority to build a wall. I believe the current delay is a tactic to try and get Dems in Congress on board, but the wall construction can actually begin at any time.
The authority to build and the reallocation of funds dedicated to another purpose by Congress are two separate issues. Trump's proposed using construction funding for the US military that was allocated by Congress to make facilities safe for those in the military to fund his wall construction. Trump doesn't have a slush fund that he can use for the construction costs. To reallocate Congressionally dedicated funding to another projects is a huge "no-no" from a Constitutional standpoint and that's what will be challenged in court.

The authority to build and the authority to fund are two different issues.
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The authority to build and the reallocation of funds dedicated to another purpose by Congress are two separate issues.
It wouldn't be a reallocation of funds. Did you not read the link in the article that shows how Trump can do this? Since many illegal drugs arrive through our southern border, the Secretary of Defense has the authority to build a fence to prevent this. All Trump has to do is to tell the Secretary to do this. The military has the funds, so no reallocation is required.

From the link provided in the article: https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/10/284

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10 U.S. Code § 284 - Support for counterdrug activities and activities to counter transnational organized crime

(a)Support to Other Agencies.—The Secretary of Defense may provide support for the counterdrug activities or activities to counter transnational organized crime of any other department or agency of the Federal Government or of any State, local, tribal, or foreign law enforcement agency for any of the purposes set forth in subsection (b) or (c), as applicable

(7) Construction of roads and fences and installation of lighting to block drug smuggling corridors across international boundaries of the United States.
Scroll about 1/3 of the way down to see item 7 in the legislation.
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It wouldn't be a reallocation of funds. Did you not read the link in the article that shows how Trump can do this? Since many illegal drugs arrive through our southern border, the Secretary of Defense has the authority to build a fence to prevent this. All Trump has to do is to tell the Secretary to do this. The military has the funds, so no reallocation is required.

From the link provided in the article: https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/10/284



Scroll about 1/3 of the way down to see item 7 in the legislation.
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