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Tue Oct 15, 2019, 03:52 PM

The Alarming Scope of the President's Emergency Powers

This is an older article. This has concerned me for a while now. It is, to me, the reason that impeachment is absolutely essential and removal is vital. This nemesis can no longer be allowed to continue on his path of destruction and control. Our Republic is in danger and our Democracy is at risk. The danger is clear and present.

The Alarming Scope of the President's Emergency Powers

From seizing control of the internet to declaring martial law, President Trump may legally do all kinds of extraordinary things.

It would be nice to think that America is protected from the worst excesses of Trump’s impulses by its democratic laws and institutions. After all, Trump can do only so much without bumping up against the limits set by the Constitution and Congress and enforced by the courts. Those who see Trump as a threat to democracy comfort themselves with the belief that these limits will hold him in check.

But will they? Unknown to most Americans, a parallel legal regime allows the president to sidestep many of the constraints that normally apply. The moment the president declares a “national emergency”—a decision that is entirely within his discretion—more than 100 special provisions become available to him. While many of these tee up reasonable responses to genuine emergencies, some appear dangerously suited to a leader bent on amassing or retaining power. For instance, the president can, with the flick of his pen, activate laws allowing him to shut down many kinds of electronic communications inside the United States or freeze Americans’ bank accounts. Other powers are available even without a declaration of emergency, including laws that allow the president to deploy troops inside the country to subdue domestic unrest.


https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2019/01/presidential-emergency-powers/576418/

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Newest Reality Oct 2019 OP
redstatebluegirl Oct 2019 #1
katmondoo Oct 2019 #2
dewsgirl Oct 2019 #3
dewsgirl Oct 2019 #4
I_UndergroundPanther Oct 2019 #5
NCLefty Oct 2019 #6

Response to Newest Reality (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 04:02 PM

1. Once this orange menace is out of the white house.

The house and senate need to revisit the emergency powers of the President.

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Response to Newest Reality (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 04:03 PM

2. Now I am scared, really scared.

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Response to katmondoo (Reply #2)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 04:07 PM

3. You are not alone.

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Response to Newest Reality (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 04:10 PM

4. He declared a national emergency yesterday over his

Syria mess.

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Response to Newest Reality (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 04:22 PM

5. This shit partly

Is the logical extension of the TTP
And Patriot act.Those horrible Bills bush got through and every republican that writes extra shit in bills to force issues by burying it in
Thousands of pages. We find out after it passes how horrible it is.
What that means to me is all the republicans wanted all along to become equivalent of tyrants and go back to a land of masters & serfs and slaves.The republicans have been twisting and obstuficating laws to advantage themselves. Nobody who is not brainwashed wants the shit they peddle and they can't win an election without dirty tricks .
The republicans are trash who want to be royals.Sad when Dems went along with some terrible bills to appear bipartisan.

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Tue Oct 15, 2019, 09:10 PM

6. I can't think of a faster way to get people into the streets than "seizing the Internet."

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