Trump’s Wall

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We have moved from “beautiful” wall paid for by Mexico to declaring a state of emergency so that Trump can take funds from other badly needed budget allocations.  By his own admission, this will probably end up in the Supreme Court, where, of course, he now has a supposed majority. We will have to wait to see if the judges are prepared to interpret the law in a partisan manner or not. They will have to bear in mind the precedent they will set. The further to the right they may be politically, the more reluctant they might be to set that precedent. As has been said, it would probably be easier to classify deaths from gun violence as a National Emergency than the building a wall that locals do not regard as necessary. So this will not be as easy as he implied with characteristic petulance. The situation highlights the fact that he did not win the last elections – which his ego obliges him not to accept – and that he has no intention of taking a bipartisan approach. This, after all, was just a campaign commitment as all candidates make. But once elected, the president should be acting on behalf of all US citizens, not just his own supporters. That is what is different with this guy – he doesn’t really seem to care about the opinions of others

Author: Danny Barrs

Proud to be European, Prison Poet, Humanist, Moderate Vegan, Republican in the UK sense. Music Lover: Schoenberg, Mahler, Boulez, Shostakovich amongst many others Fair weather cyclist, speed walker, amateur mathematician

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