One reason I’m not overly concerned about President Trump’s national emergency is because the normal constitutional order has not operated effectively or as designed for a very long time. That doesn’t mean we shouldn’t respect the Constitution and the process, but there are so many extra-constitutional shenanigans going on already, it seems we’re missing the forest for the trees when we fixate on the president’s completely statutory, legal national emergency declaration.
Remember, Congress delegated the national emergency power to the executive branch in the National Emergency Act of 1976. Whether they should have done so—or been allowed to do so—is a matter of debate, but they did, and it empowered President Trump to fulfill his Article II obligation to defend our national sovereignty.
Regardless, the media and Never Trumpers’ fixation on the national emergency distracts from the real threat to our constitutional republic: the active attempt by the Deep State to stage a silent coup of the President.
Democrats and Deep Staters have made it clear they want to remove President Trump from office, not for any actual “high crime or misdemeanor,” but simply because they can if they either a.) get enough votes in the House and Senate or b.) stage a 25th Amendment, Cabinet-level coup. Both of those are extremely unlikely, but they would set a dangerous precedent: whenever there’s a president one side doesn’t like, that side can attempt to remove him from office for the flimsiest of reasons. The breakdown of our constitutional norms would only accelerate.
Andrew McCabe’s current media tour is premised on his ostentatiously prideful boasting that he encouraged a 25th Amendment removal of President Trump, or at least wanted to explore the option. Keep in mind, McCabe was considering this option even before President Trump had a chance to do anything that might be considered a “high crime.”
The accusations of “Russian collusion,” and the subsequent Mueller witch hunt, still have not yielded any actual evidence against Trump, and has only succeeded in rounding up some fringe characters on tedious process violations—they made mistakes in testimony as part of an investigation that itself is out-of-control and useless.
That a large portion of the federal bureaucracy and the intelligence community want to overthrow President Trump is not a sign of their desire to maintain a healthy republic, but is rather symptomatic of their disdain for the Electoral College and the American people—indeed, of the entire electoral process.
Put simply, their candidate lost, and they don’t want President Trump bringing their heinous misdeeds and conspiracies against the public to light.
Drain the Swamp! The sooner the better. And put McCabe behind bars for seditious activity.