I mean really, what would Utah politicians know about acting like royalty?
@ Frozen Fractals who says "@Terry"Where were all these liberal
and conservative hypocrites when Obama and Clinton declared 40 so called fake
national emergencies? Was Obamacare truly a national emergency when King Obama
couldn't get the votes from Congress to fund it?"That is so
blatantly false. Obamacare passed through House and Senate votes and was not a
national emergency declaration. "Frozen, you need to get your
facts straight. Obama did declare over 10 national emergencies, most of which
had nothing to do with the US nor its security. Do a little research.I don't appreciate DN using this incendiary headline because, as many
have pointed out, preceding presidents have used their exec office to declare a
vast number of so-called emergencies. I don't think if fare to call out
President Trump on this one when it more resembles an emergency than any of
Obama's emergency orders.
Nobody wants this. Act on behalf of the people who elected you, for once. Things
like this are exactly why we want term limits, drug tests, mandatory
participation in public health care, no perpetual paychecks and deep background
checks on all government officials. If it's good enough for the public then
it's mandatory for every elected official.
I have a comment for Mr. Lee, though he will never read it, Term Limits for
Congress. #TL4USCWe didn’t limit the President to two terms,
congress did after Roosevelt was nearly in his 4th term. We the people
need to limit the legislative branch and the executive branch, by being more
involved and stop letting the elite run the country. We can do this by taking
away the power of lobbyists. I mean really, how does a member of Congress
who allegedly is paid nearly $200,000 a year become a millionaire after one or
two terms in office?President Trump is no more a king than Obama was. He
is just getting more negative press from the MSM. Anyone can pull up old news
stories to verify the difference of coverage.
What a misleading headline by the DesNews. This legislation introduced by Sen.
Lee is to help "reign in" all future presidents so they don't
"act like kings" in declaring national emergiencies. President Trump is
not the first nor will he be the last to use this power that was given to all
Presidents by congress many years ago.
@ Frozen Fractals This sort of criticism pointed towards Obama by someone
supporting Trump is really just... it'd be funny except that it shows
people actually believe this nonsense.Sad to say people do believe this
nonsense. I remember hearing George W Bush was running for a third term and was
shocked at how many democrats believed it! And boy, it sure did help bring out
the vote! It worked so well the republicans did it with Barack Obama. I
didn't believe it then either. Now they're trying it with President
Trump. He hasn't even run for reelection so I'm thinking they are a
little ahead with the narrative this time.
OK, your personal opinion to protect Lee is not part of the requirements for
denying a comment.I "quoted" what Mike Lee said, and I
"quoted" what Delassale said in his comment. Since
you've allowed what Delassale said, agreeing with it is not a violation of
any rules. Quoting Mike Lee is also not a violation of any rules.Do
you want to approve this, send it to an editor for review or do you want me to
send it to an editor also.
We have been this way for some time now, but this illustrates it perfectly.Congress is dysfunctional. But anyone can grab headlines by
"introducing a bill to _______." Of course, nothing will become of it,
but it looks good at campaign time.Ben McAdams can truthfully say, I
introduced legislation to balance the budget.Lee can say, I
introduced a bill to check Trump's authority.There is no harm
done politically, and no one takes it seriously, but you've got campaign
fodder.Look at all the noise made about immigration reform, campaign
finance, repealing Obamacare, etc. Lots of talk. Lots of headlines. No
action.After a while you start ignoring what they say.
"Senate republicans told The Hill that there would have to be an
“ironclad promise from Trump to sign Lee’s bill in order to flip
Republicans who currently say they will vote ‘no.’” An “ironclad promise"? Well, that's certainly reassuring.That guffawing in the background is coming from Ivana, Marla, Melania,
and the 5000+ businesses that have filed lawsuits against Trump for breach of
@slackoff"Obama a famiy man? Are you kidding me, his only concern was
for his family. His presidency was all about HIM, and what was going to keep him
popular. Trump could be in office for 8 years and never undue what Obamaso
shamefully did."This sort of criticism pointed towards Obama by
someone supporting Trump is really just... it'd be funny except that it
shows people actually believe this nonsense.@yadayada"Remember Obama was considering running the third term? "No wonder Trump loves the poorly educated... they appear to be his base. And
I'm sure someone is going to be like 'Obama said he would've won
a third term' and to that I would note that talking about a hypothetical is
not the same as considering running when it's not even allowed. Trump said
he could stand in 5th Avenue and shoot someone and not lose any support but only
a fool would interpret that as Trump considering shooting someone.
@Terry"Where were all these liberal and conservative hypocrites when
Obama and Clinton declared 40 so called fake national emergencies? Was Obamacare
truly a national emergency when King Obama couldn't get the votes from
Congress to fund it?"That is so blatantly false. Obamacare
passed through House and Senate votes and was not a national emergency
declaration. @slackoff"Where was the outrage when Obama
was doing the same thing to get what he wanted. "The assertion
that he used national emergency declarations in this way is just false. A list
of national emergency declarations is easy to look up. Obama had 10 that are
similar to Trump's non-controversial first three, and one that was on the
H1N1 epidemic. Obama never used these as a follow-up to losing a budget fight.
@Musketman"The reason EO's are getting so
prevalent."They aren't. The 6 most recent presidents (Obama
being the lowest) issue EOs at 34.6-47.6 per year paces. The 6 before that
ranged from 60.5-75.4/yr. The 8 before that averaged 116.7/yr (Truman) to
trump is setting an awful precedent by claiming the border wall is a national
emergency. Far too many republicans are letting him do it.Let's see
how supportive they are when a Democratic president declares a national
emergency for something just as trivial. The GOP would be claiming the president
is a dictator if this was something President Obama did.
@Yuge Opportunity, I'm grateful to see you coming down on enforcing the
law, even when it isn't popular with everybody. Have you written to your
congressmen and urged them to pass a law protecting the independence of the
Mueller investigation? [Breaking news--Manafort was sentenced to
3.5 MORE years in prison and indicted on a new bunch of financial crimes.
Cheers from all of us who believe in punishment for crimes].
I marvel that this bill was introduced at JUST the right minute as to effect any
future emergency declarations from the next (democratic) president, but was
brought to attention too late in the game to effect Trump's current
"emergency" declaration.. My, how convenient for the GOP...
@Yadayada: contrary to the misleading headline, which apparently achieved its
desired effect, Sen. Lee never mentioned President Trump. The idea that this
bill is "to prevent President Donald Trump" is purely a leftist fantasy,
a way to use the power of the press to smear the President and sway the
gullible. Don't be taken in by liars, even if they work for what should be
an honorable publication.As for voting out Romney, I'm with you
there. Utah needs another real conservative, not a RINO.
The guy who was part of shutting the government down and costing America
billions cause he didn't had a temper tantrum over ObamaCare wants to stop
Trumps temper tantrum. Heres an Idea, maybe create a bill stopping
The business lobbyists are working overtime on this. Controlling our border
scares them. Congress has allowed 11-22 million people to come here
illegally, it's time they take responsibility and do something about it.
Trump has "shrewd business skills"? He says declaring bankruptcy is a
good thing. America is not one of his dirty businesses. America does not belong
to him. It belongs to We The People. He wants very much to have the same
"respect" his Dictator Friends enjoy. He is not yet our King.
@Yadayada wrote,"Mike Lee thinking the POTUS acts like king is
laughable. ....Maybe IF the crazed and delusional elected representatives across
the board would support President Trump, instead of HATING on him, things would
get done."If a majority of our representatives were, indeed,
crazed and delusional, Trump would declare himself Emperor for Life and he would
have full support of Congress.I'm guessing that at least a
percent of the DN readers would agree that this would be a good thing.
There already is a fuse on the use of National Emergencies. National
Emergencies have to be renewed every year according to the law passed in the
early 70s. The longest running declarations currently in use have been renewed
annually as required by this law. This includes the National Emergency declared
by Carter in the 70's. Probably because they were used as the law
intended.If Trump is able to keep his declaration from being
overridden by Congress (as part of the three equal branches of government), I
highly doubt the next POTUS would continue this particular National Emergency
declaration. In all likelihood, that person could cancel it.The law
that enacts the National Emergencies should be used for the correct purpose.
All American, National Emergencies are declared by Executive Order. They
differ from other EOs only in their reporting and renewal requirements.Yadayada, No one remembers when Obama considered running for a third term. It
@dpal:"However, I think the title of the article is misleading"Bingo. It demonstrates outright bias and partisanship, which utterly destroys
trust in the media.@OlderGreg:"Eliminate "Trump"
from the headline ---- it is **not** a partisan issue."You're
absolutely right. It would appear that there is no such thing as ethics in
journalism.@UtahBlueDevil :"There are many of Trumps
policies I could get behind, but the man leading the charge is so amoral I just
can't get in line with him and have my name associated with his tactics and
morals."In other words, you're judgmental about his personal
failings and embarrassed by him. Despite that all human beings are sinners,
you've been propagandized by the media/entertainment/socialist complex to
fear the same hatred and ridicule they have directed at him.Thank
God President Donald J. Trump isn't a coward.
It is amazing the amount of criticism responders have to this article,
suggesting that Lee is doing it for his own career, and complaining "Where
was Lee standing up against Trump in the past" etc. Come on,
stop the put downs. I am all for Trump building a border wall. It
is indeed a crisis and in many ways. That said, I am concerned that Obama,
Trump or any president getting too much authority that may usurp Congress. As
much as we need to secure the border, and we do, we also need to secure our
governments "checks and balances"of the 3 branches of government.My kudos to Lee.
oldmcwife, Salt Lake City, UTIf you call Trump a king, then Obama
was a dictator with puppets in Congress pushing his socialism. Trump, whether
you like his personality and style, and for all his faults, has a start on
bringing back the Republic. Congress has been derelict for too many years, full
of self-righteous and negative people. Why do voters continue to sustain them ?
Good job Senator Lee, the emergency powers granted to a president in 1976 go
beyond what was intended in the Constitution.
Mike Lee thinking the POTUS acts like king is laughable. Remember Obama was
considering running the third term? Talk about a wannabe dictator. Maybe IF the crazed and delusional elected representatives across the board
would support President Trump, instead of HATING on him, things would get
done. President Trump has done an AMAZING job using his shrewd
businessman skills, while the entire democrats and RINOs (Mitt Romney) are
against him. BUILD the BORDER WALL !!! Our country truly is in CRISIS. VOTE Lee and Romney OUT, both are an embarrassment to the RED state.
I rarely agree with Mike Lee, but on this, he is absolutely correct.However, I hope he doesn't compromise his principles and sign onto the
Pence deal. That would be a big stap backwards on Lee's own principles.
@kreese wrote,"For forty years, neither party has done anything
to fix the border. Not only that, our government didn't even enforce the
laws on the books. Now we have drugs, gangs, diseases coming across the border
in record numbers, and there's no crisis?"kreese, the issue
is not "fixing" the border, but fixing the immigration policy to
something that reflects the realities. The reality is that farmers need people
to harvest their crops, and that the only way to do this is to hire undocumented
workers. The reality is that parents across the country are able to work only
because the only child care they can afford means an undocumented sitter. In
the case of the farm workers, it's not a matter of paying more for American
workers. Ask any farmer who has tried it--they will tell you that at least 80%
of their American workers quit within three days. The drugs are
coming through ports of entry. And please, tell me which "diseases"
are coming across. Did you know that Mexico has an immunization rate higher
than the US? And gangs? Seriously? That's what the Central American
migrants are coming here to get away from.
"I am more interested in his policies. I don't care how he speaks, if
what he does is what I like."Says it all right there. As long
as I get what I want, I don't care how it happened, who gets hurt, how
divided the nation gets, what alliances we betray, how we treat each other,
whether we respect others or not, as long as I get what I want, it's all
good.And hopefully soon we will learn if and what laws were broken
in the process. So long as we win, it simply doesn't matter.I
love that the college entrance scandal has popped up. As Trump used to demand
of Obama - "Show us your grades".... Mr. Trump.... show us your grades.
Prove to us as you proclaim that you are the smartest person you have ever met.
Show us that is was your scores in school that got you into those schools, and
not your dads money.There are many of Trumps policies I could get
behind, but the man leading the charge is so amoral I just can't get in
line with him and have my name associated with his tactics and morals.
That's the answer - start acting like a Congress.What does that
look like? Well, instead of the fire drills called Continuing Resolutions,
debate and pass a budget.And enforce immigration laws.And fix loopholes in the asylum laws.And fix loopholes in the ID
fraud laws.And fund detention beds.And make E Verify
mandatory.And fund deportation.And fund interior
enforcement.And create new rules for circuit courts to stop the
injunction mania.Then the president won't have to take matters
into his own hands.Or....you could just dance to the big donor
pipers, as you have for the last 30 years when it comes to immigration.
@Ray E, the military leaders do NOT get a budget which they can spend as they
wish. For decades, military services' budgets have included many
billions of dollars worth of equipment that they did NOT want--but which
Congress voted for because it was going to be manufactured in some
congressman's home state, and the senate majority leader or the speaker of
the house owed said congressman a favor.
I am an independent, been so since Ronald Reagan, who happened to be the best
president in the 20th century. Lee is the best Senator Utah has had for
decades and longer. He came in as a Constitutional independent and remains so.
He knows what he is doing! Trump is certainly the best president since Reagan.
The fact that he isn't politically correct has most of the left in an
uproar because they are the leaders of Political Correctness. If anyone is
delusional, it is them, not Trump. He doesn't speak with forked tongue. He
says what is on his mind and doesn't care if people like it or not, a
rather commendable virtue. I am more interested in his policies. I don't
care how he speaks, if what he does is what I like. A sizeable portion of
America feels the same and will re-elect him again in 2020. Do I think he will
solve all of America's problems? Nope! America's problems have
little to do with Trump and a lot more to do with the poor choices people are
making in their lives, which is another reason they are angry at Trump. It
gives them someone to blame their problems on! So, the wheel goes round and
round. Trump 2020. Way to go Lee!
Most of you commenters are conflating Executive Orders with the National
Emergencies Act. They are not the same thing. Sen. Lee's bill is only about
the National Emergencies Act.Trump has declared 4 national
emergencies; Obama - 13, 9 of which are still in effect; G.W. Bush - 14, 10 are
still in effect; Clinton - 14, 6 are still in effect; Reagan & elder Bush -
4 each, none still in effect. Gerald Ford signed the National Emergencies Act
into law in 1976 and never used it.Lee's bill is basically to
stop the dems "disapproval resolution" and prevent future presidents
from overstepping boundaries of the National Emergencies Act.
Eliminate "Trump" from the headline ---- it is **not** a partisan
issue. The dereliction of duty via blind-eye, inappropriate
delegation, and boundary pushing bluff has been going on for decades. Lees act is a tiny step in the right direction. The Constitutional balance
of power needs to be fully restored ---all 3 branches are at fault.
The sun will rise in the west tomorrow -- I agree with Mike Lee about something.
The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly ~ Abraham
LincolnThank you President Trump for enforcing this law and forcing
Congress to finally do something about it. Congress... Build the wall
I believe Lee is sincere in his effort to strengthen the constitutional
separation of powers. But if passed, this legislation would do nothing to stop
Trump's "emergency" declaration. It only affects future
emergencies. So, imo, this is too cute by half. GOP senators think
that by voting for it, it will let them off the hook on the fake emergency.
Apparently there are at least 10 GOP senators who will vote for the resolution.
If this passes, that number will go down. And it really just turns those members
This is what statesmanship looks like.@Impartial7: "Well,
it's a start. Question. Where was Lee for 2 years when Trump was acting
like a king?"Question, where were hundreds of Democrat members
of the House and Senate--as well as their pep club voters--for 8 years during
Obama's excessive use of executive orders and emergencies?The
problem is not personality--no doubt Obama makes a better neighbor or dinner
guest than Trump--it is the executive bypassing the congress. And for 6 years,
you were right there jusifying Obama doing so because the GOP-controlled congres
would not give him everything he wanted. Today, the very man you've
constantly attacked as being a right wing radical who should never have been
elected is the Senator introducing a bill aimed at restraining first, the
President of his own party. And yet you criticize again, forgetting your and
your party's own behavior for 6 years. Short memories indeed.Worse than a short memory, hyper-partisianship.This legislation is
not 2--or even 6 or 8 years--overdue. It is at least 20 or 40 years overdue.
Every president--of both parties--as abused executive authority for a long
time.See past party to some principles.
Senator Lee is trying to solve the problem for ALL presidents including those
that come in the future. This is the proper way to handle the situation rather
than create a double-standard for President Trump. “If
Congress is troubled by recent emergency declarations made pursuant to the
National Emergencies Act, they only have themselves to blame,” Lee said in
the press release. “Congress gave these legislative powers away in 1976
and it is far past time that we as an institution took them back.”
Okay.But why in the world has Lee been silent on all the other
sewage that has flowed from trump for more than two years?
"acting like a king?Try spoiled princess.For
2-years, the GOP-controlled Congress treated Trump like a spoiled princess and
gave him every absurd thing he demanded.As every parent knows -- or
should know -- if you treat a child like a spoiled princess and they will act
like a spoiled princess.No new law is needed, as the U.S.
Constitution gave the GOP-controlled Senate all the power to tell this guy
"no" from time to time.Just do it.And no,
don't expect some special recognition for simply showing up and doing your
I can appreciate Senator Lee's bill to take back power from the President.
However, my bigger concern and question is whether or not a bill will be
presented, then passed by the Senate, that will limit the number of terms a
senator can serve. In my opinion, this is the largest problem faced by the
federal government today.
The Lege doesn't need strengthening. It needs to do its job. And this
will never happen as long as Mitch McConnell is in charge--and the Senate Repubs
let him stay in charge. McConnell is cozying up to Trump, and he will let no
bill even see the light of day unless Trump wants it. And despite its ability
to allegedly save Trump's face, McConnel will not permit a vote on it. And
Lee knew that before he wrote it. Senator Lee, I 'm pleased
to see you concerned about propriety. But I find the situation a little hard
to understand. You supported every bit of nonsense that the R leadership came
up with for your entire Senate life. Remember you supporting McConnell when he
refused to hold a hearing on Merrick Garland? What changed--or is this bill
just grandstanding on your part?I'd like to see Lee support
some congressional oversight into McConnell's life and finances. Mitch is
not a stupid man, and yet he hitched his wagon to a demagogue's star,
which, history tells us, always ends badly for the enablers.
Obama a famiy man? Are you kidding me, his only concern was for his family. His
presidency was all about HIM, and what was going to keep him popular. Trump
could be in office for 8 years and never undue what Obama so shamefully
did. Trump is certainly not the solution, but he is far better for this country
that Obama was.
Who's going to prevent Congress from acting like a KING?Every
year its hundreds of new laws and regulations. When we get to one million laws
and regulations will be be safe then?Congress is a an overpaid joke.
The Republican Party should have that in their platform as the nation already
has that basically in the Constitution of the United States of America.The Tea Party of which Lee is a member didn’t worry about the Founding
Fathers and their distaste for Kings and Monarchs and that kind of abuse of
power. The Congress was to ensure balance and Senator Lee is a part of that
ability and responsibilities.A lot of politician’s hearts are
set so much upon the things of this world, and aspire to the honors of men, that
they do not learn to be honest and true to their Constitutional obligations.Senator Lee’s father believed that governments were instituted of
God for the benefit of man; and that he holds men accountable for their acts in
relation to them, both in making laws and administering them, for the good and
safety of society.Senator Romney and the 3 GOP Elected
Representatives know and believe the same. They should act on those
beliefs and of many constituents to ensure we follow King Richard and not his
Prince that treated the poor with rancorous behavior.
In my opinion Lee is not concerned with reigning in the current president,
something few Republicans including Sen. Lee seem to care about no matter how
much theytalk about the constitution. I think he's doing it to stop future
Democratic presidents from using President Trump's actions as precedent.
We should be concerned about abuse of Presidential power no matter who is doing
it. And we are seeing it with the currwnt occupant of the White House for an
"emergency " that doesn't exist.
President Trump is only trying to do what congress should/could be doing.
Protecting our border...period. No wonder their approval rating is only 19%.
They sit on their hands and doing nothing to protect us as US citizens. Illegal
immigration is still ILLEGAL. Do something for a change congress!!
Congress the National Joke.
To "Impartial7" the bigger question is where was this sort of
legislation when Obama was President and was abusing EOs.To
"reriding " with Obama it wasn't about the number of EOs, but the
content of them. When Obama used EOs to circumvent Congress and create laws,
that was wrong.To "unrepentant progressive" yes, Congress
holds the power for spending. However, when they created the Emergency Powers
Act they gave the President authorization to avoid Congress and spend money how
he wants. So you see, Congress in the 1970s gave Trump the authorization to
spend money to support the national emergency. No laws were broken, and the
Constitution was not violated.
This was one of Mikes priorities when we elected him. Thank you Senator Lee. It
is high time that congress step up and do their job.
@unrepentant progressiveSince when is Trump stealing money from the
military to pay for his wall? I just heard NPR reporting that top military
leaders say Trump's recommended defense budget is too HIGH, and billions
should be returned for other purposes such as diplomacy and relief programs
around the world. If the Pentagon says it receives plenty of money, the claim
of liberals to the contrary doesn't carry much water.
Great intentions---but NOTHING will stop trump from acting like a king.He
What took so long, did he just wake up? Trump been in for a couple yrs now.
This is being disloyal and hating the Donald and he now he is a Republican in
America only to the far right.
Too late. Trump has been acting like a king since before the election. And we
see the many Trump supporters here who love it.None of this started
with Obama. Trump rules over the GOP like it's his own little
fiefdom/business where he's never had to answer to anyone. Obama at least had personal integrity and was a family man. He led the country
out of the worst economic crisis in 80 years. Trump has done nothing except
enrich the rich. Trump is everything the Conservatives claim to hate, yet they
@reriding. The reason EO's are getting so prevalent. Is the fact with
each passing year for the last 60 years. Congress has become useless and
insolvent. In order for ANY President to get anything done. They will have to
issue EO's and National Emergencies. IF people of this Country don't
like the fact that President are issuing hundreds of EO's and a Dozen
National emergencies. They need to remember how broke the system is, when go to
elect their Reps and Senators. I can understand when people
don't want to vote for the other party. But people are continually showing
they wont even vote for someone different, in their OWN primaries!
Let me get this straight. For forty years, neither party has done anything to
fix the border. Not only that, our government didn't even enforce the laws
on the books. Now we have drugs, gangs, diseases coming across the border in
record numbers, and there's no crisis?
Where were you during the Obama administration?
When your child is on the floor of the restaurant, kicking and screaming because
you won't buy him something, you don't "help him save face".
You pick him up and get him away from the audience. Children count on your
being embarrassed by their behavior and being willing to give them whatever they
want so they will stop. Try the word "no". They stop tantruming
amazingly quickly when adults stop treating them as--yes--little kings whose
wishes cannot be denied, no matter how unreasonable they are.
We wouldn't be having this discussion if Congress were doing its job.
Legislating. Our government has become useless with corrupt, career politicians
that care little for the long-term well being of the country. Our only salvation
is a constitutional amendment limiting the term of our so called legislators.
Why doesn't Mike Lee just save a lot of time and money and empeach
Have to say obama acted more like royalty than President Trump. Guess this bill
would also keep dem presidents in check too.
"Where was the concern when Obama thought himself Emperor?"As usual, Trump apologists go to their favorite excuse for the President:
what-about'sim. And as usual it lacks context and a fair amount of
truth.Trump's plan is/was to steal money from the Pentagon
budget, moneys allocated to improve the nation's bases and the lives of
American soldiers (and their pensions too!). It is clearly unConstitutional.
Congress has the sole authority to tax and spend. Period.Obama's executive orders were about delaying extradition of children
brought to this country illegally so that Congress could work out a
solution/compromise.I know as I type these words that it falls on
deaf ears. I can only hope that some shred of doubt might prompt some of our
Conservative brothers/sisters to see the truth of their political party today,
and work to make it better. Without Trump'ism.
Where was the outrage when Obama was doing the same thing to get what he wanted.
To some degree this is a president's only solution to get anything done in
government because the two sides refuse to work together on any meaningful
legislation. It's great when your man is in office, it sucks when the other
teams guy is in office
Lee is securing his career Senior Senator's seat permanently and will be in
there for the long haul like Orrin.
Lets vote out Mike Lee. Where were all these liberal and conservative hypocrites
when Obama and Clinton declared 40 so called fake national emergencies? Was
Obamacare truly a national emergency when King Obama couldn't get the votes
from Congress to fund it? Why is it liberals finally call this border security
a fake emergency when the constitution actually spells out border security as
one of the primary duties the president has power to declare a national
emergency over? People are dying trying to cross the border, drugs crossing
the border killed 72,000 people last year, never worse among youth in Jr &
High Schools, murders and violent criminals/gang members are crossing the
border, child trafficking and child prostitution is at epidemic levels from
crossing the open border. The guards & experts at the border are begging
for a wall to help their jobs which are reportedly now at the breaking point
with crossings at crisis levels. Millions of illegals are already in the country
due to prior liberal administrations ignoring and welcoming the problem with no
regard to the cost of american lives, drugs, jobs and high taxes for the great
welfare problem we are inviting in.
And now even Mike Lee, an illustrioius Conservative and Constitutional Scholar,
shows his disloyalty to our Leader President Trump.Et tu, Brutay?How can Trump make America great Again, if American's refuse to
People need to see this for what it is. The Republicans are now making a deal
with Trump to give him what he wants but also limit powers of future presidents,
possibly because they believe Trump will be out in 2020.I'm all
for reducing power of the executive branch - Obama also overstepped these
boundaries. However, Republicans shouldn't be giving Trump one last wish to
use on whatever he wants prior to reducing these powers.I knew as
soon as I read the headline that something fishy had to be going on with Mike
Lee involved. And this is it.
I don't have a problem with Trump acting like the King as long as Congress
continues to act like Jesters. Lee has a lot of guts to play this game
especially now. So why didn't he show up when Obama was calling the shots?
And just who is supposed to be watching the absolutely dysfunctional US
Congress? If they did their job there wouldn't be any immigration issues,
fake or otherwise, the budget would be balanced, foreign governments
wouldn't be taking advantage of American interests while we turn our head
the other way, and people would be responsible for their own actions across the
board.If you or I did our work the same way the US Congress has
performed theirs, we'd be unemployed in a week. This is a case
of the pot calling the kettle black. It'd be hilarious if it weren't
so tragic and pathetic. Getting re-elected triumphs over principles, morals,
good judgment, the ability to work together, or any other consideration. And
they think they're all "statesman" and doing a wonderful job for
their constituents. So they won an election----that's apparently the end
of their expertise in running the country. Go figure.....
When you support a chais and anarchy leader, sooner or later you will be forced
to turn on the anarchy and chaos to preserve government.
Executive orders aren't new with Obama. In fact, he issued fewer than most
20th or 21st Century presidents, the only exceptions being presidents who
didn't serve two full terms. Even fewer than some one term presidents.
Jimmy Carter comes to mind, with 320 EOs compared to Obama's 276. A few
others, Reagan 381, Clinton 364, W 291. Trump is on track to reach about 400
were he to serve two terms. It is certainly true that congress has
abdicated much of their power, and should clearly work to regain the balance
built in to our system.
This can't be voted on until later in March, and not in time to make a
difference with the vote this week to overturn the fake emergency. I hope no GOP
senators decide to help Trump "save face" and let this fake emergency
I’ve concluded that the silver lining of a Trump presidency for anyone who
live our republic is a reminder that Presidents have been given far too much
power by legislatures that abdicated their own. It’s a reminder that a
government of 300 million is not effective and we need to bring power back to
citizens, communities and states.
Where was the concern when Obama thought himself Emperor? All he needed was his
pen and his phone. Made that very clear. Only now because Trump is following
Obama's lead do they want to change this.
@Impartial7"Where was Lee for 2 years when Trump was acting like a
king? It's only since Democrats won the House that he's suddenly
concerned about Trump's behavior."In fairness, at least
when it comes to National Emergency declarations by President Trump, his
previous 3 were all reasonably in the normal scope of these things.
Our forefathers were wise in creating 3 branches of gov't. to make it
harder for there to be a king of queen running wild in the White House. They are
all to be a check and balance of each other. Good reason for this when you look
at North Korea, Russia, Venezuela which is in total meltdown. Socialism
doesn't work but either does dictatorship. One thing that would help is
for Congress to become a well functioning and responsible body to help balance
out what goes on in the White House.
There is no reason one can't vote for the resolution declaring Trump's
end run on Congress unacceptable and still vote for Lee's legislation.
This doesn't need to be an either or situation.
@There You Go Again - St George, UTMarch 12, 2019 8:40 p.m.Too
little...Too late.The republicans have put allegiance to trump over
allegiance to America."You're so right. Now, the GOP is
distancing themselves from Trump and hoping that American voters have short
memories. Unfortunately, they do.
I fully support the legislation proposed by Senator Mike Lee. However, I think
the title of the article is misleading: "Utah Sen. Mike Lee just introduced
a bill to prevent President Trump from 'acting like a king.' "
Yes, the legislation was precipitated by actions of the current POTUS. However,
the purpose of the legislation is to strengthen the legislative branch in
providing appropriate checks and balances for any future administration, not
just the current one. Our last POTUS was also quick to use executive orders to
get what he wanted. This legislation is long overdue and hopefully will become
Good to hear Trump's insatiable thirst for power, his dismembering of our
democracy, and his disregard for the rule of law being met head-on by our
state's great Constitutionalist, Mike Lee.No greater mind has
ever existed and we should be thankful he's ours.
Well, it's a start. Question. Where was Lee for 2 years when Trump was
acting like a king? It's only since Democrats won the House that he's
suddenly concerned about Trump's behavior.
Too little...Too late.Caving to trump simply enables his
demonstrated lack of integrity, ethics and morals.The whole thing
hinges on an ironclad promise from trump.The premise is based upon
trump saving face.Americans know that you can't trust trump.The republicans have put allegiance to trump over allegiance to America.