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Presidential emergency powers are a serious problem

by Mac Madden


News is coming out that the Occupier in Chief is planning to use emergency powers to promote abortion and to implement the “Build Back Bankrupt” agenda he cannot get through Congress.  The reason both of these cannot pass Congress is because there are not enough stupid people in the Senate to vote for them.  Further, implementation of the Build Back Bankrupt agenda will distress the country to such a point that chaos will ensue, much like what’s happened in Sri Lanka over the past months.

First, let’s look at emergency powers in the United States.  There are 123 statutory powers that might be available to a president when he declares a national emergency.  An additional thirteen would require a declaration from Congress.  The most recent emergency power law is the National Emergencies Act, enacted in 1976, which ended all previous national emergencies and formalized the powers of the president.  Under this law, repealing an emergency power would take two thirds of both houses of Congress.

When you take a look at the emergency powers laws, the top 16 powers are as follows…


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