I believe Trump’s declaration is a serious threat to democratic rule of law. It must be defeated and citizens must immediately take action.
We cannot wait for the law suits or the Democrats in the House to dither and compromise. The declaration is the real emergency and requires a no-compromise, all-hands-on-deck, public response.
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Trump’s declaration of emergency is a blatant attempt to bypass congressional control over federal spending. Having failed to get the money he wanted to build the wall, both from the prior Republican controlled House and the latest budget compromise, he is illegally trying to bypass Congress.
This is illegal because no actual emergency exists on the border. This is dangerous because a declaration of emergency gives Trump essentially dictatorial powers that can be used to do much more than build a border wall. Given Trump’s known impulsive, racist, authoritarian behavior, and his demonstrated ignorance on almost every topic, this is a very dangerous situation.
Trump cannot be trusted to act responsibly with emergency powers. If Trump can get away with this, all checks and balances on his behavior will be gone. This sets a dangerous precedent for future presidents.
This declaration of emergency must be overturned. Congress has authority to do this through a joint resolution. Contact your representatives today. Sign the online petition at
People must act today to oppose this undemocratic power grab!