Friday, February 15, 2019

National Emergency

Anyone want to argue whether this statement is true or not?
There are currently 31 active national emergencies and 12 emergencies were declared by President Obama. Perhaps a bad precedent on executive power, but weird to blame Trump for it.
I'm curious what those 31 are.  I'm especially curious what the 12 were that were declared by President Obama, and why those screaming now weren't screaming then. 

You can argue that having too powerful an executive isn't a conservative viewpoint, and I agree with that, but you don't get to argue that only when the executive has an (R) after his/her name.


Mike Thiac said...

Remember Darren, that was done by the great Barrack Hussein Obama, mmm mmm mmm, so that is different, remember.

Joshua Sasmor said...

Almost all (all but 6) of them are "sanctions" by the Wikipedia article's definition... The only non-sanction one passed by Obama was the H1N1 flu pandemic declaration, and that expired after 1 year (back in 2010).