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Rand Paul Is Right to Reject Trumpís Emergency Declaration
NRO ^ | March 5 2019 | Katherine Timpf

Posted on 03/06/2019 2:44:51 PM PST by rintintin

Senator Rand Paul has announced that, despite supporting improvements in border security, he will vote against President Trump’s emergency declaration on the grounds that it’s an abuse of executive power — and he’s absolutely right.

“Every single Republican I know decried President Obama’s use of executive power to legislate,” Paul wrote in an opinion piece for Fox News. “We were right then.”

(Excerpt) Read more at nationalreview.com ...


TOPICS: Government
KEYWORDS: completeidiot; demagogue; libertarians; newworldorder; openborders; paultardation; paultards
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1 posted on 03/06/2019 2:44:51 PM PST by rintintin
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To: rintintin

Intellectually, I get the reason behind wanting to disapprove.

That said, it’s an emergency and the USA is under siege, so I can swallow my Constitutional purism for the greater good.


2 posted on 03/06/2019 2:46:41 PM PST by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem)
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To: rintintin

This is a bogus comparison. Obama wasn’t acting under statutory authority. Trump is.


3 posted on 03/06/2019 2:46:44 PM PST by rintintin (q)
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To: rintintin

This is a bogus comparison. Obama wasn’t acting under statutory authority. Trump is.


4 posted on 03/06/2019 2:46:45 PM PST by rintintin (q)
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To: rintintin

Cheaters gonna cheat, at least you lose with honor...


5 posted on 03/06/2019 2:46:55 PM PST by Mr. Blond
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To: rintintin

No he’s not right, not at all.

Rand Paul’s done nothing for America. Absolutely zilch, nada, nothing.


6 posted on 03/06/2019 2:47:16 PM PST by Bullish (My tagline ran off with another man.)
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It’s the friking law as written by congress itself. FU rand you POS!


7 posted on 03/06/2019 2:47:18 PM PST by JoSixChip (Trump stands alone.)
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To: rintintin

My recollection is that Timpf is a long time Open Borders Koch bros. clown.


8 posted on 03/06/2019 2:49:04 PM PST by Okeydoker
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To: Jewbacca

Well said.


9 posted on 03/06/2019 2:49:19 PM PST by rrrod (just an old guy with a gun in his pocket)
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To: rintintin

Searched, but couldn’t find any time where the Republicans voted to nullify any of Obama’s National Security declarations. If they ever did, and anyone knows of them, can you please advise?


10 posted on 03/06/2019 2:50:47 PM PST by mass55th ("Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway." ~~ John Wayne)
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To: rintintin

“Obama wasn’t acting under statutory authority. Trump is”

That’s the key point. If they didn’t want a President to have this authority they wouldn’t have passed the original act.

Paul needs to go back to operating on eyes and stop doing dime store legal analysis.


11 posted on 03/06/2019 2:51:08 PM PST by Regulator
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Yes she is, she also wears wigs

I find her annoying, no wonder she lives alone in apartment in NY with cats


12 posted on 03/06/2019 2:52:08 PM PST by Trump.Deplorable
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To: mass55th

I can only say I don’t recall and example. It surely would have been news and posted her if he was overridden.


13 posted on 03/06/2019 2:52:33 PM PST by morphing libertarian (Use Comey's Report; Indict Hillary now; build Kate's wall. --- Proud Smelly Walmart Deplorable)
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To: rintintin
How many times did every Republican he knows introduce a resolution to overturn any executive order or declaration by Obama?

I called his office and the person answering the phone pretended to not know. I had to tell him that it NEVER happened. Overpaid morons.

Light up the phones. Call these clowns out.

14 posted on 03/06/2019 2:52:41 PM PST by P-Marlowe (Freep mail me if you want to be on my Fingerstyle Acoustic Guitar Ping List)
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But we actually have a real national EMERGENCY Rand, you idiot... hence the EMERGENCY declaration.
15 posted on 03/06/2019 2:53:02 PM PST by AAABEST (NY/DC/LA media/political industrial complex DELENDA EST)
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To: rintintin

The biggest emergency is that Congress has refused all sensible attempts to protect the American people from the consequences of an open border . . . and it’s about a whole lot more than illegal immigration.

The second emergency is the open border itself.

I guess Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, Mitt Romney and Mike Lee are all on the take from the open borders folks. If you ask me, “abuse of power” is a flimsy-a$$ excuse after all that Obama did.

In a related note, I am headed to Utah this weekend to ski for a week. Anybody know where I can get a good-looking cap or long-sleeve t-shirt that says “Mitt sux”????


16 posted on 03/06/2019 2:53:10 PM PST by RatRipper
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To: mass55th

Don’t waste your time searching. This is all about GOP’s commitment to open borders - or rather, the GOP donors’ commitment.


17 posted on 03/06/2019 2:53:37 PM PST by rintintin (q)
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To: rintintin

This is Rand Paul’s MO....and then he turns around and votes with the President. He’s done it time after time.


18 posted on 03/06/2019 2:53:49 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: rintintin

The National Emergency Act passed in 1976


19 posted on 03/06/2019 2:54:03 PM PST by morphing libertarian (Use Comey's Report; Indict Hillary now; build Kate's wall. --- Proud Smelly Walmart Deplorable)
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Obama signed 12 national emergencies, didnt hear anyone make a fuss..Obama gave Iran, a TERRORIST REGIME, BILLIONS of OUR taxpayer dollars in the middle of the night, no one made a fuss..Trump wants to stop a total INVASION, HEY U CANT DO THAT


20 posted on 03/06/2019 2:54:10 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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