Politics

Sixteen States Futilely Sue the President Over National Emergency

The signature ink wasn’t quite wet on the declaration Monday night as well over a dozen ridiculous state governments filed a suit in the (guess) Ninth Circuit in (where else?) San Francisco seeking to stop the declaration of national emergency by the president on border barrier funding.

Yes, “barrier.” “Wall” is soooo 2018.

The president expected this and is set to fight the case to its likely eventual place on the docket of the Supreme Court. No matter the majority of the high court, by their past court opinions, looks firmly in favor of the declaration. No matter the president would win any override fight on this in Congress. No matter a solid majority of the American people are in favor of a tough immigration policy. The Dems will still sue and delay because they are captive to a vocal minority of hard leftists who call their shots on this and other matters.

Which, of course, will go a long way to the president’s reelection.

Now I know it’s easy to get frustrated by a single court’s ability to gum up the works. But this is a nation of the rule of law, not of men. If we prize limitations on government, then we have to put up with it now as it can be used as a shield at other times. Under Obama, we may remember the courts were quite useful in limiting his executive overreach. Also remember the recent temporary travel ban from certain countries the president proposed? We lost the 9th on that one and won in front of SCOTUS. Case closed.

Yeah, we’ll have to tolerate the cacophony for a while. But the tea leaves auger well for a favorable outcome for the president and for the country.

So patience, dear reader pals, patience.

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David Kamioner

A veteran of service with US Army Intelligence, the Pershing Nuclear Brigade, and the First Infantry Division, Kamioner is a graduate of the University of Maryland’s European Division and spent over twenty years as a political consultant, college instructor, non-profit director, and corporate PR director. He hails from New York City and grew up in South Florida. He served with the American Red Cross as part of the relief effort for Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005 and Hurricane Sandy in 2012. For several years he ran homeless shelters, most recently homeless shelters for US military veterans. He currently is a Senior Contributor for OpsLens.com, a writer for American Greatness, and the Editorial Director of This Week in the News with Drew Berquist. He is the author of the novel "Prisoner of the Chattering Class" and lives in Annapolis, Maryland.

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