A question came in on our new MAGA website that I thought was worth mentioning on Vets for Trump.
What Government Report defines our National Emergency? No one seems to identify the source. I can not find any Government reports that support President Trump’s claim of a National Emergency. All of the reports I can find say the opposite.
To understand how this works ABC actually made a good list to show how this works. First, an interesting side note. Trump has done 3 already. One of interest is below:
Sept 12, 2018: The National Emergency With Respect to Imposing Certain Sanctions in the Event of Foreign Interference in a United States Election attempted to prevent any meddling with the 2018 midterm elections amid the ongoing investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
President Clinton did this one:
October 21, 1995: The National Emergency With Respect to Blocking Assets and Prohibiting Transactions with Significant Narcotics Traffickers Centered in Colombia was declared after increased reports of drug cartels laundering money through American companies.
If you look over the list ABC has on their website you can see emergencies have been declared for seemingly insignificant things that happen around the world. They pale in comparison to the issues we face in the United States. The one above by President Clinton would be closely related to the one President Trump declared.
There are all kinds of government reports that would support an emergency being declared by POTUS.
- The number of drugs being smuggled into the United States and the number of associated deaths.
The sheer number of desperate people fleeing to the United States from Central America.
The number of human traffic victims.
The number of women being raped.
The number of children being used in various nefarious ways.
The huge number of people asking for asylum and the court backlog.
The financial strain being put on our economy.
The strain being put on our medical facilities.
The number of murders being committed.
I could list each crime as a separate reason for declaring a national emergency but a simple list can be found on Page 4 of this PDF from a government website. This is just one government report.
If we look over the list of declared emergencies related to other countries it is easy to see why we are in a state of emergency in the United States. Many Presidents have declared emergencies for foreign countries and their situation was not nearly as bad as ours in many cases.
Hope that helps!