President Trump*, who would be accused of having no respect for Congress or the governmental system as it was created if he were a Democrat, has been issuing executive orders left and right. Wednesday, he signed one to begin building his infamous border wall. Then he signed another to crack down on immigration, including increasing deportations and enforcing immigration.
The executive order on immigration includes multiple laws that affect sanctuary cities, enforcement, and crime.
“Beginning today, the United States of America gets back control of its borders,” Trump told employees of the Department of Homeland Security at the department’s headquarters in Washington, where he signed the orders.
He is asking Congress (us) to front the money for the wall, while promising Mexico will still pay for it in the end. His current bullshittery tactic is to couch his promise in language that obscures it so when Mexico does not pay for it, he will likely shrug it off as as misunderstanding. (Emphasis mine)
“I’m telling you there will be a payment. It will be in a form, perhaps a complicated form,” Trump said. “We are going to stabilize on both sides of the border and we also understand that a strong and healthy economy in Mexico is very good for the United States.”
I’m an accountant, y’all. And I don’t know what the fuck that’s supposed to mean. All I hear is, “I have no idea, words words bigly words.”
Also, the definition of “wall” has changed enough that it is no longer clear what exactly he means, whether it will be a physical wall or a mountain of stones we all travel to once per year to pay homage to our kkking.
“‘Wall’ shall mean a contiguous, physical wall or other similarly secure, contiguous, and impassable physical barrier,” the order said in its definitions.
In a twist of irony, this executive order contradicts an earlier order by requesting 15,000 additional border agents and immigrations officers, despite a complete hiring freeze on government workers. Either the President* thinks they don’t work for the government, or he thinks they are emergency personnel. Either way, I think it’s time to be a bit concerned.
Also, he is attempting to go after so-called Sanctuary Cities by stripping them of federal grant money. This has not gone over well with anyone, frankly, except his base of voters who live thousands of miles from the affected areas. There is also the teeny problem that the courts have already found most of this illegal: POTUS* will have to accept “past court rulings have weighed in on the government stripping funds from states and cities to enforce policies and have found the measures must relate to the policy in question, must promote the general welfare and cannot be coercive.” Damn.
The order includes a clause that includes criminals as ones who have been charged with a crime. This should be fun. Honestly, the rest of it reads like a shit show of a crazed maniac’s delusional world plans written five minutes after waking up from a Stephen King nightmare. The best word to describe it is paranoid. It would bring back “Secure Communities”, apply international pressure to otherwise uncooperative countries, and dramatically increase the reporting and publicization of crimes. (Since we can’t even manage a national drunk driving database or pedophile database…but okay.)
And I must ask again…where are all the outraged Republicans at these Executive Orders? If you get bored, I highly recommend picking your favorite right-winged news organization. Google “Obama Executive Orders” and their name. It’s a friggin’ riot of a good time. Here’s mine from NRO:
Obama’s Legacy Is Executive Abuse
But more consequential — and this may be the most destructive legacy of the Obama presidency — is the mainstreaming of the idea that if Congress “fails to act,” it’s OK for the president to figure out a way to make law himself. Hillary Clinton’s already applauded Obama’s actions because, as she put it, “Congress won’t act; we have to do something.” This idea is repeated perpetually by the Left, in effect arguing that we live in a direct democracy run by the president (until a Republican is in office, of course). On immigration, on global warming, on Iran, on whatever crusade liberals are on, the president has a moral obligation to act if Congress doesn’t do what he wants.
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