Common sense solutions are often the best solutions but great ideas are too often sacrificed upon the altar of political correctness by those who hate us for our freedoms…
The legendary Chuck Norris has penned a rare op-ed in defense of President Trump’s national security agenda and the left’s lies about there being no need for the declaration of a national emergency to build the border wall..
The 78-year-old Norris was one of the greatest action movie stars of the genre’s golden era in the 1980s, starred in the long-running television series Walker, Texas Ranger and is a martial arts master to boot.
He is also a devout Christian, a military veteran and a patriotic American who bleeds red, white and blue. Norris is also a Texan which means that he has actual skin in the game when it comes to the porous border and the flow of criminals and narcotics into the country.
You've heard Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats slam President Trump's national emergency as an illusion. But now, America's favorite tough guy, Chuck Norris, thrashes every "pathetic" line of thinking the left has come up with … https://t.co/YjluRKoTqt
— WND News (@worldnetdaily) February 18, 2019
The following is excerpted from Norris’s editorial published by WorldNetDaily and entitled, “ILLUSION OR INVASION U.S.A.?”:
On Friday, President Trump declared a “national emergency” at the U.S. southern border in order to defend the citizens of this country from what he called a “national security crisis” and “an invasion of our country with drugs, human traffickers, [and] all types of criminals and gangs.”
On Thursday, knowing he was going to make that declaration the next day, Democrat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called the president’s national security crisis “an emergency he created. … An illusion he wanted to convey.”
An emergency he created? An illusion?
My dictionary defines an illusion as a “false idea or belief.”
Is the crisis at the U.S. southern border with Mexico really a false idea or belief? Is President Trump’s national emergency declaration really unprecedented and farfetched? Or is the border crisis really an invasion as he purports?
ABC News reported this past month, “According to the Federal Register, 58 national emergencies have been declared since the National Emergency Act of 1976 was signed into law by President Gerald Ford. And 31 have been annually renewed and are currently still in effect.” (Most of these were not for terrorist threats like 9/11 but for the purpose of restricting trade – or imposing sanctions – with foreign powers under the International Emergency Economic Powers Act.)
However, former President Obama himself declared 10 national emergencies while in office, including one on July 25, 2011 blocking property of transnational criminals from Los Zetas, one of Mexico’s most dangerous drug cartels. Does blocking property from a drug cartel seem like grounds for a national emergency declaration? Yet, Congress didn’t even flinch over its enactment.
So, Obama can declare a national emergency against a single drug cartel, but President Trump can’t declare a national emergency against all of the cartels, human traffickers, and all types of criminals and gangs infiltrating our country right now? I believe our current president has a far greater basis of national threats than Obama ever did to enact a national emergency.
Read it HERE.
Still kicking ass and taking names after all these years.