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Pé Resists @4everNeverTrump
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Here are some powers Trump can use under a "national emergency":
—shut down the Internet and phone networks
—freeze all bank accounts
—declare martial law

Guess what? We are technically under THIRTY declared "national emergencies" right now. Yes, THIRTY!

Sleep tight.
Congress is supposed to meet every 6 months to discuss and vote on ongoing "national emergencies" under a 40 year old law.

How many times has Congress met to discuss ANY "national emergency" in those 40 years? NOT ONCE!
It doesn't really matter. The powers the President may use during a declared "national emergency" don't even have to be related to the emergency.
The US Constitution is silent on "national emergencies", unlike most other national constitutions; it's allowed authoritarian wannabes to come up with BS like the "unitary executive" theory, which essentially says the President can do whatever he wants.
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