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Some conservatives are bewildered by Trump’s DACA shift. Others are saying, “I told you so.”

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At this point, it’s not even clear what the “deal” is with the alleged DACA deal. Democrats say it’s done and there won’t be a wall attached to it. The White House is saying it isn’t done and it won’t get done without the wall. All the while, both sides are pushing to sell the idea of amnesty to the American people in general and to Trump’s alt-right base in particular.

A mixed bag of conservatives from tried-and-true NeverTrumpers like Caleb Howe at RedState to emphatic supporters of the President until recently like Ann Coulter have lashed out at Trump over reports of him betraying his word. On the campaign trail, he unabashedly proclaimed that DREAMers have to go. Other than a brief period during “the softening” when he tested the Kinder and Gentler waters on immigration, he was consistent with his message. It worked. He’s President.

Now that he’s sitting in the Oval Office, it appears he’s no longer an immigration hardliner. As Jim Geraghty mentioned on National Review, if only someone had warned them…

Perspectives

Conservatives Have to Become the Resistance | Cliff Kincaid, NoisyRoom.net

http://noisyroom.net/blog/2017/09/14/conservatives-have-to-become-the-resistance/Of course, this is happening because the Republican Congress failed to repeal and replace Obamacare, and is now moving on to something else.

Here’s the ‘Deal’ Trump Struck With Democrats Over Dinner: Hint: It’s Not Good | Matthew K. Burke, Politistick

http://thepolitistick.com/heres-deal-trump-struck-democrats-dinner/Conservatives have been down this road before on “border security” deals with the Democrats that never seem to transpire. Ronald Reagan admitted that his biggest mistake of his presidency was believing that if he provided amnesty in exchange for border security — a deal he made with Democrats — that they would follow through. They did not.

Ann Coulter: If Trump Fails On Immigration He’ll Be ‘The Man Who Killed America’ | Daily Wire

http://www.dailywire.com/news/21037/ann-coulter-if-trump-fails-immigration-hell-be-man-emily-zanotti“NO AMNESTY IS A GOOD AMNESTY,” claims Coulter, who blisteringly attacks the “lie” that the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) act, and the ‘Dreamers” it covers, are merely a small segment of the immigrant population. She claims that what the president has been led to believe on illegal immigration — that he must agree to a grand bargain and can’t simply boot out lawbreakers — is pulling him into the trap of passing a comprehensive immigration reform package that includes amnesty.

BREAKING: Trump’s Morning Tweet Is a Serious Slap in the Face to His Base | Caleb Howe, RedState

https://www.redstate.com/absentee/2017/09/14/breaking-trumps-morning-tweet-serious-slap-face-base/Trump’s tweet is the very essence of an amnesty argument. It is the very philosophy upon which the amnesty argument rests. It is exactly the thing his fervent supporters have been arguing against and yelling about for years. Yes, Donald. Yes, people really want to send every illegal home regardless of how they came here.

Conservatives blast Trump for teaming up with Chuck & Nancy on DACA | Alayna Treene, Axios

https://www.axios.com/conservatives-blast-trump-for-reported-daca-deal-2485152549.htmlPresident Trump told reporters Thursday that he won’t “do anything” regarding DACA unless the border wall becomes a reality, not necessarily in the legislation he’s discussing with Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer to replace DACA, but at some point in the future:

Reactions

With most stories, we like to pull Tweets from a diverse range of people. Big names, small names, and everyone in between fill our Reactions section. For this particular topic, we’re going to leave it all in the hands of Steve Deace from Conservative Review and CRTV. He pretty much nails it across the board.

Final Thoughts

We’ll learn in the coming weeks just how far to the left the President’s immigration stance has migrated. In the meantime, conservatives are wasting no time letting the President know how they feel. He’s demonstrated a willingness to be malleable. Hopefully, this will be one of those occasions if his base starts to turn.

We’re not holding our breath.

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Will Trump suspend the Constitution to build his wall?

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Will Trump suspend the Constitution to build his wall

What do martial law, illegal immigration, and using the military as a national police force have in common with Barack Obama and Donald Trump? Possibly more than you realize.

After years of failing to fix the illegal immigration problem and Obama’s abuse of executive orders, there were conspiracy theories being spread by people like Alex Jones at InfoWars.com that Obama was laying the groundwork to declare martial law and cancel the 2016 election.

Of course, that never happened, although I sometimes wish it had (just kidding, no letters please). But with the obvious assault on our Constitutionally protected, God-given rights increasing with every passing day, and with Trump’s ignorance of the Constitution, we need to ask ourselves if something like that could still happen.

Trump convinced America to vote for him in 2016 based on his promise to build a “big beautiful wall” on our southern border and have Mexico pay for it. Yet, after two years, no such wall exists, and Mexico has let Trump know in no uncertain terms they have no intention of financing one.

As a result, all of the problems associated with illegal immigration not only still exist, but they’ve gotten worse. On top of that, Trump is busy gearing up for another four years as president … or more.

Trump has often joked about being president beyond the Constitutionally allowed eight years, but recent comments about his border wall would seem to indicate that he’s not all that concerned about any limitations placed on him by the Constitution he once called “archaic.”

On Tuesday, Trump bragged about the success he was having with the wall even though it doesn’t exist while issuing this threat. “If the Democrats do not give us the votes to secure our Country, the Military will build … the Wall.”

In essence, Trump is saying that he will play the role of dictator by ignoring Congress and using the military to force his will, a threat he also made earlier this year.

Such an action would turn the military into a national police force, but it would also require some manipulation of the Constitution. Trump can’t simply shift Border Security funds from the Department of Homeland Security to the military without Congress, unless he declares a national emergency.

Such a declaration would suspend the limits placed on the president by the Constitution and allow him to use the military as he sees fit without Congressional approval such as he did when he sent thousands of troops to the border to deal with the migrant caravan in October.

In a survey released in the summer of 2017, a majority (52%) of respondents supported the idea of postponing the 2020 election if Trump needed to declare a national emergency to deal with the immigration problem.

It looks like Trump might just take them up on the offer.

Originally posted on StridentConservative.com.

 


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If funding for the wall doesn’t come now, it’s not coming any time soon

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If funding for the wall doesnt come now its not coming any time soon

The gauntlet has been thrown. President Trump took ownership of the impending government shutdown, saying he won’t sign a CR without wall funding attached. Democrats seem almost giddy about having a shutdown now that the President has claimed it as his own.

If we don’t get the wall funded now, it’s not going to happen for a long time. That could mean two years. That could mean not in our lifetimes.

It could mean never.

Despite the President’s claims of ongoing wall construction and fence upgrades, as well as his claim that the wall doesn’t have to cover the entire 2000 mile stretch of our southern border, we’re still no closer to having real border security than we were two years ago. Representative Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) may be correct when she says this is a “political promise,” but she neglects to point out it’s the promise that won him the GOP nomination and ultimately the White House.

People expect him to keep that promise. Now that he appears to be done with waiting around for funding, Congress is the last obstacle. It isn’t going to get any easier once Democrats take over next session.

If the President sticks to his guns and refuses to fund the government until the wall is funded, we might get to see a wall. If he caves to pressure, the wall is done. We won’t see it now. We won’t see it in the near future. We may never see it at all.

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We need the wall. Tell Chuck and Nancy how you feel.

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We need the wall Tell Chuck and Nancy how you feel

There are many no-brainers that can’t seem to get done in Washington DC. Term limits. Reduction of powers. Balanced budgets. Addressing the national debt. The border wall.

This last one is in our grasp. We have a President who is ready to build it. Republicans on Capitol Hill failed to make it happen while they had the power and they paid the price in the House during the midterm elections. Now, we need to ramp up the pressure. This needs to be funded. Now.

Opposition to the border wall is untenable. We are a sovereign nation that has always embraced legal immigration, but illegal immigration has been one of the greatest threats to our sovereignty and security for too long. Will the wall solve it? No. Will it go a very, very long way towards mitigating the damage and allowing us to focus on additional solutions? Absolutely.

Senator Chuck Schumer and Representative Nancy Pelosi are opposed to the wall. The latter will likely have the power soon to block the wall indefinitely. This cannot be allowed. We need to secure funding and start building the wall in earnest immediately. Not next year. Not after the 2020 election. The opportunity is now and we must take it.

Twitter is the most visible way of letting them know how you feel. If you are on Twitter, let them know by Tweeting this.

If you’re not on Twitter or you want to reach them in other ways, you can do so…

Let them know you are in wholehearted support of building a border wall immediately and any actions they make to block it will not be tolerated. We have the power of our votes. We can express our outrage. We can make them hear us.

Now is not the time for partisan politics. This should be an easy bipartisan issue to solve. The border wall is as blatantly necessary as the air we breath. Spread the word. Make them hear us.

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