The president used the power of his office to call for a national emergency because the Democrats would not give the requested funds to build his border wall. This action would give him access to almost seven billion dollars in funds from other branches especially the military which would be hit the hardest by the loss of funding. Mr. Trump then stated that he did not think the military budget was that important compared to his wall.
Although there is no guarantee that this money will be available anytime soon because of legal opposition to this act by our president to appease his base supporters. The talking heads in the media all agreed that this is a bad precedent for those who will occupy the oval office in the future. The so-called crisis at the border does not exist except for those thousands of migrants either waiting for months for a chance to apply for asylum or who just jump the fence and turn themselves into the border patrol in an attempt to fast forward the process.
Today is an important day in the history of our government that we may not feel the impact of the president’s action right away but it will change our view of those we choose to lead going forward in this experiment we call democracy. The Russian involvement in our elections and the investigations related to them cannot be ruled out in this distraction at our southern border.