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Posted by Tim Bryce on February 15, 2019


– Is it unlawful? Is it unprecedented? No, and No.

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Because the Congress will not fund the southern wall, President Trump has no alternative but to declare a national emergency to obtain funding and continue construction efforts. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) claims such action is unprecedented. Senate Minority Chuck Schumer (D-NY) tweeted it would be “a lawless act, a gross abuse of the power of the presidency.” Both are wrong.

First of all, the “National Emergencies Act” (94-412) is legitimate legislation passed in 1976 and empowers the President to activate special powers during a crisis.

The first President to issue an emergency proclamation was Woodrow Wilson, a Democrat, back in 1917, to improve maritime tonnage to move resources around the United States and the world. This is back when the world was embroiled in the first World War and our allies required supplies.

In recent times, National Emergencies have been called by the president numerous times. To date, 58 emergencies have been declared, and 31 are still in effect. Here is how many recent presidents have issued:

03-President Trump
11-President Obama
13-President Bush
09-President Clinton

Many of these are concerned with blocking the property of people who violate American policy, but it has also been used for imposing sanctions and other situations. Speaker Pelosi made a veiled threat when she said, “A Democratic president can declare emergencies, as well.” The reality is, Democrats have already declared emergencies, as former President Barack Obama bragged, “I’ve got a pen and I’ve got a phone.”

In Speaker Pelosi’s view, she foresees future presidents declaring emergencies over such things as gun rights. This would inevitably trigger a Constitutional crisis as it would be violating the Second Amendment. This is not the same as in President Trump’s case where he wishes to secure our border. Nonetheless, his emergency will be challenged in court, but he will likely win as he has precedence on his side.

So why all of the fuss? The Democrats are trying to convince the public the declaration of emergency by President Trump is unlawful and unprecedented in order to build public opinion against the president. The fact is, nothing could be further from the truth. It is simply not so.

In order to invoke the emergency, President Trump will have to demonstrate a crisis truly exists. The Democrats claim the problem is being “manufactured” by the president, but there is plenty of data to show a bona fide problem exists. Both parties are cognizant of this, so why are the Democrats adamantly opposed to it? Simple: control. There are now over 22 million illegal immigrants in the United States with more trying to come in every day, some are honest and hard working, others are criminals. Either way, the Democrats are endeavoring to grant citizenship to these people thereby turning them into voters who would presumably support their party, thereby turning the Congress and White House to liberal rule.

Let’s be clear, the Republicans and the president have no problem with legal migration, as we all should be, but there are other forces at play here trying to undermine our country.

Do we have a National Emergency? Yes, I believe we do, both at the border and in the halls of Congress.

Keep the Faith!

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Tim Bryce is a writer and the Managing Director of M&JB Investment Company (M&JB) of Palm Harbor, Florida and has over 40 years of experience in the management consulting field. He can be reached at

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  1. […] NOTE: This Bryce Is Right column with images is republished with permission. All trademarks both marked and unmarked belong […]


  2. Tim Bryce said

    A V.A. wrote…

    “The border assaults ARE a Crisis; AND Manufactured BY DEM As Fifth Columns of ILLEGAL ALIEN DEM Votes !”


  3. Tim Bryce said

    A J.W. of Washington, DC wrote…

    “Trump is in a no lose situation. He will take to the courts where it will be tied up for at least a year. There will be countless lawsuits including a number of Texas landowners on the question of eminent domain. We can debate the merits but this gives him a talking point in the 2020 campaign. But a Democratic president will use on the Second Amendment and that will be interesting, win or lose.”


  4. Tim Bryce said

    A B.F. of Lubbock, Texas wrote…

    “Every president has done what President Trump is doing by declaring a National Emergency. There are still many National Emergencies in place as we speak with not a word of complaint from any politician in DC. They are merely ‘resisting’ everything President Trump whether it hurts the American citizens or not. The Democrats definitely care more about illegal aliens than they do the American citizens. There is no doubt about that.”


  5. Adelle Blackman said

    Yes Tim we do have a national emergency, but sadly TRUMP doesn’t know about the  INSURRECTION ACT of 1807 in which he can have the wall built by the army corp. of engineers and no one can stop him in the 9th district. Why doesn’t any one in the White House know that? Since I was kicked off TWITTER for telling truth—quoting Dinesh De’Zouza. They blocked me and I told them off . Now its permanent, so I can’t reach the president but by Contact the White House and I don’t think that does one bit of good.


  6. Tim Bryce said

    A D.Z. of New Jersey wrote…

    “Awesome article! I totally agree! Thank you!”


  7. […] we have the crisis of illegal immigrants at our southern border, a problem threatening our country’s sovereignty. While some claim the problem is […]


  8. […] of an emergency at the southern border are fabricated and the president has no right to declare a “National Emergency” to quell the problem. The Supreme Court will likely rule in favor of the president on this […]


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