Sunday, March 3, 2019

Rand Paul to Vote Against Trump's National Emergency Declaration

Rand Paul 
Update below.

Great news.

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said that he will oppose President Trump's national emergency declaration to fund a wall along the southern border, as the Senate prepares to vote on a resolution to block it.

With Rand's opposition, the Senate likely now has enough votes to pass a measure blocking Trump's national emergency declaration, according to CNN.

Rand, speaking at the Southern Kentucky Lincoln Day Dinner late Saturday, said that he couldn't "vote to give extra-constitutional powers to the president," according to The Hill.

“I can’t vote to give the president the power to spend money that hasn’t been appropriated by Congress. We may want more money for border security, but Congress didn’t authorize it. If we take away those checks and balances, it’s a dangerous thing," he said, according to the Bowling Green Daily News.

I am not against the wall because it is extra-constitutional but rather on the grounds that Trump wishes to take some property via eminent domain to build his wall and further to use taxpayer money to build the bizarre thing.

These are steps away from liberty. I'll be happy to support any constitutional technicality to block this anti-liberty move. And cheer on Rand for doing so.

The solution to the immigrant situation is not complicated.

It is Numer 3 in my Five Freedoms proposal.




  1. Nooooo ... this needs to go to the courts. It's an unconstitutional usurpation of power. While I'm glad Congress is acting against presidential oversteps, the courts need to slap Trump. Otherwise it looks like a political fight, not a constitutional one.

    1. but its all politics and the more the courts intervene the closer the day comes when somebody enquire of the courts how they going to enforce it? If Trump points out Congress has been giving up its powers to the president for years and only now get agitated because its him instead of Obama then what?slowly but surely the US is going the way of the Soviet Union.