“Emergencies” have always been the pretext on which the safeguards of individual liberty have eroded.” – Friedrich Hayek
Not like facts are important for the Republican Party or the GOP, they have been swallowed in the daily lies of the President and his Administration. President Donald J. Trump is a not only a serial liar in Chief, but also the sort of man that manufactures crisis to his benefits. At least, the President tries to do it. At a phase that is getting into stupid levels.
President Trump have in today’s White House statement ‘President Donald J. Trump’s Border Security Victory’ said: “NATIONAL EMERGENCY ON OUR BORDER: The President is using his clear authority to declare a national emergency as allowed under the National Emergencies Act” (…) “ADDRESSING THE CRISIS AT HAND: President Trump is taking the necessary steps to address the crisis at our Southern Border and stop crime and drugs from flooding into our Nation” (White House, 15.02.2019).
As the President does this and claims this problem, as he wants to use illegitimate measures against something that is not existing and especially not to the extent he claims. Because, the reality is that the numbers game are showing a decline of immigration during the latests year.
The U.S. Border Patrol at the Southwest Border Sectors has shown a steady decline in the apprehension of illegal aliens on the border. Between the 1990 to 2001, there was over a 1 million aliens crossing the borders. For two years, it was just over 900.00 between 2002-2003. While again between 2003 to 2005, there was over 1 million aliens captured again. By the time of 2009, there was apprehended less than 500,000 on the border. By the time of 2017, it was down to 303,000 who was apprehended. Therefore, the numbers are already significantly declining and that was even happening in the first whole year of the Trump Administration. Still, he has spawn this idea of a border wall and need. Will change the pattern and the crossing of illegal aliens.
So, when the President in his statement even claims the arrest of 260,000 in the last two fiscal years. That even proves how fake this National Emergency is. If it had been as in the 1990s or even 00s. Than, the numbers was striking and as high as they ever been. Now, they are lower and showing that the President are just using his Executive Powers just for his own means. Not to make a better republic, nor justifying it. As, the ones who was President during the 1990s like Bill Clinton had a much bigger issue with this, than President Trump ever has. Also, the first term of George W. Bush was even worse than now. Still, the others tackled this differently.
However, none of the other mentioned President was spreading the message of the Alt-Right, the White Supremacists or being irrational in the office. That is just the way this man is. He is playing another con-game and thinking he can win. He is thinking he can win over the forged, the fake and use emergency powers to extend his will for a border wall. Against problems that is not there. So, he can fight ghosts and make his monument of his Presidency. Even if the real monument of his Presidency, is that he faked and didn’t make it. He has just weaken the state and the ability for the United States to be trusted.
President Trump is again showing how ignorant, how blatantly destructive he is. Fabricating a problem. Just like the President tried to fabricate a problematic migration caravan during the recent election last year. But he has not been kicking and screaming about that of late. That, because it isn’t a real problem and seeking asylum isn’t illegal. President Trump own family is filled with migrants and his own wives are it too. So, he should be a bit more grateful about that. Apparently, his arrogance and little mind isn’t able to think of that.
That is why he is faking it, until his making it. Peace.
“I’m not supposed to be doing the kind of things I would love to be doing and I am very frustrated by it,” Trump continued. “I look at what’s happening with the Justice Department, why aren’t they going after Hillary Clinton with her emails and with her dossier and the kind of money? I don’t know.”” – Donald J. Trump on Larry O’Connor on the November 2nd 2017.
If we remember back to the Campaign Trail and the dozens of times, the now President Donald J. Trump said what Hillary Clinton did with her e-mails and private server was criminal. That she had thousands of undocumented emails and she needed an investigation into it. One that former FBI Director James Comey started and ended in the end, just before the polls. However, that is now long forgotten. That was stories imprinted and told in 2015, 2016 and 2017. Those are the long forgotten days.
That President Trump was furious and wanted more investigation into the possible National Security Breach of the Clinton’s and their private email server. We know this story so well, because it was covered back-to-back forever. Trump know we knows this, because that was a vital part of his campaign and even his backers spread the word of “lock her up”. In reference to the supposed criminal activity of the Clinton’s. Which after several investigations ended without any crimes found. Meaning, the server and emails was clean from the get-go.
However, during this fall and winter. There are now reports that the Trump’s are not caring about their Cyber Security or their breaches of National Security themselves. The President himself has been using an unsecured Iphone, which he has been lazy with switching. Also with functions of microphone and camera, which President Barrack Obama didn’t have on his secured cellphone during his tenure. Therefore, it is possible that the Chinese and Russians has hacked his phone. That was reported by major news-outlets this October 2018.
Now in November, there has been revealed that the Presidential Advisor and West Wing Operative, daughter of the President, Ivanka Trump has been using her Private Email Account, while being a White House Official and knowing what his father had campaigned extensively on. A thing that he himself has broke with the use of his unsecured Iphone.
This is a pattern, where the Trump’s can bounce over the laws. They can play hide and seek, while the public tries to follow suit. Clearly, this shows the hypocrisy of the Donald and his reign. As he has no issues breaching national security and the laws for convenience. Because the Trump cannot change phones or have the fixed settings for his personal use. He needs to get his two scoops of ice-cream and his diet coke with the opportunity to tweet like crazy on a unsecured Iphone.
Therefore, when the Trump’s speak of the interest of National Security and illegal activity of the Clinton’s. Remember they are doing the same or even worse, they know their illegal activity, but wanting to throw others in prison for doing the same. That is hypocrisy. If they have violated the Presidential Records Act or violated National Security that is up the FBI and CIA to confirm. They can collect the data and look into the content of what they have done. They can scan through and register their movement, their usage of both Iphone and email-server for that matter. Just to ensure the American people.
However, this smells fishy and is fishy. This is hypocrisy. Nothing else. Peace.