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Inherent power: Trump understands what Congress does not

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.

On Friday, President Donald J. Trump vetoed a Congressional joint resolution seeking to negate his national emergency declaration. This act followed up on the declaration itself. Which was, and is, a valid exercise of the inherent power of any executive when countering an invasion.

Who violated the spirit of the Constitution first?

The Constitution, which sets forth the principle of rule of law, defines what is unconstitutional, and guarantees freedom of speech and other liberties of a Constitutional republic, and also describes the impeachment power. (How many know of the Jewish roots of this document?) Hypocrisy threatens Constitutional government. Could Israel use a constitution like this? More to the point: would a Convention of States save it, or destroy it? (Example: civil asset forfeiture violates the Constitution.) Quick fixes like Regulation Freedom Amendments weaken it. Furthermore: the Constitution provides for removing, and punishing, a judge who commits treason in his rulings. Furthermore, opponents who engage in lawfare against an elected President risk breaking the Constitution.

“Congress should declare war and Congress should spend the money. I mean, those are two bedrock constitutional principles,” Sen. Paul said, explaining his vote against the White House. “It has nothing to do with the president, it has to do with the Constitution.”