The Washington Free Beacon reports that
Rep. Adam Smith (D., Wash.) on Sunday admitted that President Donald Trump has the authority to use the U.S. military to build the border wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.
Smith, the chairman of the House Armed Service Committee, appeared on ABC’s “This Week” to talk about the government shutdown and wall funding.
“Does President Trump have the ability, have the authority to declare a national emergency and have the military build his wall?” host George Stephanopoulos asked.
“Well, unfortunately, the short answer is yes. There is a provision in the law that says the president can declare an emergency. It’s been done a number of times, but primarily it’s been done to build facilities in Afghanistan and Iraq and in this case I think the president would be wide-open to a court challenge saying, ‘Where’s the emergency?'” Smith said.
Trump was asked on Friday whether he had considered using emergency powers to allow himself to build the wall with the military without Congress’s approval.
“We can call a national emergency because of the security … I haven’t done it. I may do it but we can call a national emergency and build it very quickly,” he said.
Smith went on to say that if Trump used this authority, it would be “terrible use of Department of Defense dollars.” He said that taking $20 billion out of the defense budget would be a waste of money because he believes that it won’t improve border security.
“All border security experts that I talk to say where a wall makes sense has already been built,” Smith said. “We should have a conversation about border security, but first we should reopen the government and start paying our border patrol agents and the other 800,000 federal employees who are furloughed.”
“Where’s the emergency???!!!”
Since you asked, Skippy…
A record number of “migrants” from Honduras and Central America have been arriving at our borders, overwhelming border agents, overcrowding holding cells and putting their own children’s lives at risk through the endangerment brought about by coming from Third World Barrios, battling diseases which America has already taken steps to prevent.
This is not the first time that diseases previously eradicated from our Sovereign Nation have been brought in by “migrants”.
It was the spring and summer of 2014 under the benevolent reign of King Barack The first, when 50,000-100,000 unaccompanied minors made the long arduous journey from Central America across Mexico to our Southern border, where they were graciously welcomed to our Sovereign Nation by President Obama.
Even though a significant number of these “unaccompanied minors” were found to be carrying measles and other childhood diseases which our country had all but eradicated, they were spirited away on military transport planes to bases around the country and were later dispersed among our general population.
That move by Obama put Americans in danger just as allowing these migrants to lay siege to our Southern Border is an intolerable danger today.
All along, during all of the heated battles in our country over illegal immigration, Liberal Democrats have argued that illegal aliens somehow have the “right” to be here.
They could not be more wrong.
American citizenship is earned by those not born here, not their “right”.
Foreigners become American Citizens by swearing an oath of loyalty to OUR country.
The invasion which continues to head our way has no intention of doing so, as proven by the Honduran Flag which they proudly carry in front of them.
As those in our government who have knowledge of exactly what is happening at our border have warned us, there is no way of knowing the character of those who are attempting to enter our country illegally.
There is no way of knowing their past criminal activities, either…until they are caught.
An open border endangers Americans lives. That is a National Security Issue which constitutes emergency action.
That is why I believe that President Trump should just go ahead and build a wall on the Southern Border.
As an average American living in America’s Heartland, I can tell you for a fact that the majority of people whom I speak to on a daily basis support building a wall to protect our Sovereign Nation.
I realize that is not a scientific statement, but, heck, the so-called professional pollsters all over-sample Democrats in their polls to get the answer that they want.
That is why they all predicted that Hillary Clinton would win the 2016 Presidential Election.
And, speaking of Democrats if walls are “immoral” and “do not work” why do the wealthy Democratic Leaders like Nancy Pelosi have them surrounding their mansions?
Sheriff’s Deputy Ronil Singh and Miss Katie Steinle remain unavailable for comment.
Until He Comes,