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Let’s Get Serious About What Constitutes a National Emergency

National emergency is a serious phrase for a serious problem. If Congress won’t act, the President must. And: who benefits from this national emergency?

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The US-Mexico border fence as of year end 2014. Donald Trump declared a national emergency to build this fence out. He has the inherent power so to act.

Let’s get serious. If hundreds of thousands of unvetted illegal aliens storming our southern border is not a national emergency what is?

Who benefits from this national emergency? The usual suspects…

Leftists don’t consider open borders a national emergency because they welcome illegal hordes into America to overwhelm the welfare system, collapse the economy, and vote illegally to insure one-party Democrat dominance. It is their preferred road to destroying America from within and imposing socialism.

Sharia compliant Muslims do not consider it a national emergency because hundreds of thousands of their sharia compliant Muslim Brotherhood brethren are pouring in determined to replace our Constitution with sharia law and establish an Islamic caliphate on United States soil.

Drug dealers do not consider open borders a national emergency because their product can be brought into the country easily without fear of incarceration.

Gang members do not consider open borders a national emergency because their murderous brethren can cross the border and be protected in sanctuary cities.

Human traffickers do not consider open borders a national emergency because open borders makes selling young girls into sex slavery far simpler.

…and the less usual

Robert Mueller does not consider open borders a national emergency. He was FBI director for almost five years under Obama and oversaw the resettlement of 47,000 Somali refugees into Minnesota when vetting refugees from countries with hostile norms should have been a national priority.

Pecuniary benefit from this national emergency

Organizations in the resettlement industry like Church World Services, Catholic Charities, Lutheran Social Services, Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, and the National Association of Evangelicals World Relief Corp that have been paid tens of millions of dollars in federal funds do not consider open borders a national emergency because refugee resettlement is big business.

The nine federal refugee contractors that are the core of the Refugee Council USA (RCUSA), the lobbying arm of the refugee industry, do not consider open borders a national emergency because the more refugees that are admitted the more money they make.

  • Church World Services (CWS)
  • Ethiopian Community Development Council (ECDC) (secular)
  • Episcopal Migration Ministries (EMM)
  • Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS)
  • International Rescue Committee (IRC) (secular)
  • US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) (secular)
  • Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services (LIRS)
  • United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)
  • World Relief Corporation (WR)

A lobbyist and his targets

The RCUSA marched for Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the Muslim Brotherhood’s propaganda organization, and paid lobbying firm Podesta Group $100,000 to lobby Congress in 2017. Investigative reporter Michael Leahy reports,

The Podesta Group’s proposal stated, “Our primary targets will be Republicans-and some key Democrats who work well across the aisle-who sit on committees of jurisdiction and whose responsibilities include refugee and asylum policies.”

Targets specifically identified in the memo included Senator Flake on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Senators Graham, Rubio, Murkowski, and Collins, all on the Senate Appropriations Committee. Today, Nancy Pelosi has appointed Muslim Brotherhood spokeswomen Ilhan Omar to the Foreign Relations Committee and Rashida Tlaib to the Senate Appropriations Committee. They will not require expensive lobbying to support open borders.

The deadliest beneficiary from this national emergency: the UN and those behind it

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) does not consider open borders a national emergency. In fact, the UNHCR is one of the loudest voices promoting mass immigration and colonization to erase America.

Globalists do not consider open borders a national emergency because their primary goal is the obliteration of national sovereignty and territorial boundaries everywhere in the world.

59 oath-breaking Senators…

United States Senators swear an oath to support and defend the Constitution and are duty bound to secure our territorial borders. So, who are these politicians who have broken their promise to America and why have they refused to define the invasion on our southern border as a national emergency?

Every Democrat senator voted against President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency on the southern border. No surprise there.

12 Senate Republicans in name only (RINOs) voted against President Trump. You can call them yourself and ask them why.

  • Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) – 202-224-4944
  • Mitt Romney (R-Utah) – 202-224-5251
  • Mike Lee (R-Utah) – 202-224-5444
  • Rand Paul (R-Ky.) – 202-224-4343
  • Susan Collins (R-Maine) – 202-224-2523
  • Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) – 202-224-5301
  • Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) – 202-224-4254
  • Jerry Moran (R-Kansas) – 202-224-6521
  • Rob Portman (R-Ohio) – 202-224-3353
  • Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) – 202-224-6253
  • Marco Rubio (R_Fla.) – 202-224-3041
  • Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) – 202-224-5721

…and why they would vote as they did

Any serious discussion about our southern border crisis has to acknowledge that a whopping 70% of Americans know that illegal immigration is a national emergency that threatens our national security and social stability. President Trump was elected to secure the southern border and build a wall. So, why would 59 senators sworn to support and defend the Constitution vote to nullify President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency?

To answer that question we must evaluate the ideological and financial goals of the senators who voted.

Corrupt politicians are easy to understand – like any whore their favors are paid for.

Ideological motivations are far more difficult and troubling to explore. Sadly, in contemporary America it is no longer realistic to assume that US Senators sworn to support and defend the Constitution and our representative democracy are ideologically dedicated to the Constitution and our representative democracy. This is no small thing considering the future of America will be determined by their votes.

Choose where you stand

Americanism is represented by President Trump and the 41 Senators who supported the President’s national emergency declaration. They are all dedicated to upholding the Constitution and preserving our representative democracy. They pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the republic for which it stands.

The Leftist/Islamist/Globalist axis has common cause to dismantle the Constitution and destroy representative democracy in America. The 59 Senators who voted to nullify President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency voted against upholding the Constitution and preserving our representative democracy. Whether motivated by personal animus, money, Socialism, Islamism, or Globalism, they have all pledged their allegiance to the global flag of the United Nations and to the one world government for which it stands.

59 American senators pledging allegiance to the global flag of one world government is the national emergency. Americans must get serious about what constitutes a national emergency because the 2020 presidential election will determine which flag will be raised on inauguration day.

This article also appears on For other articles by this author, search the archives of CNAV or visit her Pundicity page.

Editor’s Note

President Trump has, of course, vetoed the bill to nullify his national emergency declaration.

Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) deserves special mention apart from the other eleven. He will no doubt tell anyone who asks, that he does not recognize Presidential authority, under the Constitution, to declare a national emergency. Perhaps he infers a special reserved-powers text from the specific grant to Congress to declare war. And that would be:

Those powers not specifically granted by this Constitution to the President, nor prohibited by it to the Congress, are reserved to the Congress.

CNAV does not doubt his sincerity, but does question his judgment. First, the Constitution contains no such text. Second, any chief executive has the inherent power to respond at once to any acute or chronic border threat. Third, the abuse of the national emergency power by any predecessor of the President does not nullify the concept.

One last and most important point remains. If the President may not address this threat, and Congress will not, this allows a chronic invasion to proceed unchecked. And when such an invasion succeeds, such a “pure” or “puristic” interpretation of the Constitution will ill serve the people.

Featured image: “US – Mexico Border Fence” by Tony Webster is licensed under CC BY 2.0 CC BY 2.0

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Linda Goudsmit is the devoted wife of Rob and they are the parents of four children and the grandparents of four. She and Rob owned and operated a girls’ clothing store in Michigan for forty years before retiring to the sunny beaches of Florida. A graduate of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Linda has a lifelong commitment to learning and is an avid reader and observer of life. She is the author of the philosophy book Dear America: Who’s Driving the Bus? and its political sequel, The Book of Humanitarian Hoaxes: Killing America with ‘Kindness’, along with numerous current affairs articles featured on her websites and www.goudsmit.pundicity.comThe Collapsing American Family: From Bonding to Bondage completes Linda’s trilogy of insightful books that connect the philosophical, political, and psychological dots of the globalist war on both American and individual sovereignty.
Linda believes the future of our nation requires reviving individualism, restoring meritocracy, and teaching critical-thinking skills to children again. Her illustrated children’s book series, Mimi’s Strategy, offers youngsters new and exciting ways of solving their problems and having their needs met. Mrs. Goudsmit believes that learning to think strategically rather than reacting emotionally is a valuable skill that will empower any child throughout his or her life. Plus, in Linda’s words, “I have yet to meet the child who would prefer a reprimand to a kiss.”  
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