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Justin Amash Pushes to Block Trump’s Emergency Measures, But Stayed Quiet During Obama’s Ten Emergencies

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Libertarian Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) is once again out in front to oppose President Trump’s agenda. After voting against Kate’s Law as well as a bill to punish sanctuary cities early in Trump’s presidency, Amash is now the lone Republican signing onto a resolution against Trump’s declaration of emergency measures at the border.

Amash claims to oppose the President on this and most other issues due to his fidelity to free market principles. He revealed his supposed rationale in a lengthy Twitter thread.

“Congress cannot turn the executive branch into the legislative branch. Such an effort fails for lack of conformity to our Constitution. The validity of an emergency declaration is limited by the definition of ’emergency’ itself and cannot be expanded by statutory openness,” Rep. Amash said.

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“Can Congress make a law permitting the president to conduct the entire appropriations process by his declaring an emergency? Of course not. That would impermissibly grant him legislative powers. The same principle applies when addressing a portion of the appropriations process,” he added.

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Although Amash claims to doggedly oppose Trump due to his constitutional bonafides, he was conspicuously silent during the ten occasions in which President Barack Hussein Obama declared emergency measures while Amash served in the U.S. House.

The Brennan Center of Justice has compiled a list of 59 separate national emergencies that were declared by different presidents from 1978-2018. Obama declared national emergencies in many dubious instances such as to facilitate illicit foreign interventions in Libya and Ukraine – two measures that should be particularly important for a liberty-minded Republican to oppose. Amash was quiet about these declarations made by Obama when his opposition wouldn’t earn him mainstream media praise.

Amash’s gadfly status and willingness to work against Republicans such as President Trump has earned him a great deal of praise from the liberal media. Michelle Richardson, who works as legislative counsel at the American Civil Liberties Union, refers to Amash as “a game-changer.” After using his connections to the establishment DeVos family that rules the roost in West Michigan to get into the state legislature, he capitalized on the Ron Paul revolution to become a national legislator inheriting much of the former Texas Congressman’s cult following. In the age of Trump, Amash has re-invented himself into the Jeff Flake of the House who is even open to Democrat-led efforts of impeachment.

Amash also received liberal acclaim when he helped vote down an amendment in 2017 stating that “[f]unds available to the Department of Defense may not be used to provide medical treatment (other than mental health treatment) related to gender transition to a person entitled to medical care.” In this instance, Amash showed that he will abandon his free market principles when it comes time to virtue-signal for leftists.

“Those who serve in our Armed Forces deserve the best medical care. One question we must ask and answer, with the aid of the medical community, is which treatments are medically necessary and which are simply elective. With respect to transgender persons, we should focus on the best science, not the political or philosophical opinions of partisans,” Amash said at the time.

Much of Amash’s following, in his home state of Michigan or elsewhere, is quickly waning as more Republicans are demanding a primary challenger against him in 2020. While other liberty-minded legislators like Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) and Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) have adapted with the tumultuous political climate, Amash has failed to do so and his once promising career may come to an abrupt end as a result. Former Reps. Mark Sanford (R-SC) and Dave Brat (R-VA) lost their House seats in 2018 after refusing to embrace President Trump, and Amash may be the next to join them on the unemployment line if he doesn’t shape up fast.

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Twitter Censors Congressman Matt Gaetz to Protect ANTIFA Domestic Terrorists

Twitter is a social media platform that harbors terrorism.

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The social media platform Twitter censored Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) on Monday because he called out the domestic terrorists in ANTIFA in a post.

The offending Tweet can be seen here:

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Gaetz has repeatedly refused to back down from his assertion that ANTIFA should be hunted down like ISIS and similar terrorist groups:

Twitter is once again giving harbor to ANTIFA terrorists, as journalist Laura Loomer has pointed out is often the case. She has called for Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to be locked up because he regularly allows his platform to be used by the terror group to promote violence and harassment.

Big League Politics reported on Loomer’s call for action against a Silicon Valley giant that unabashedly stands with the enemies of America:

Congressional candidate and banished journalist Laura Loomer is calling for Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to be arrested because of his association with the ANTIFA domestic terrorist group.

“After censoring President Donald Trump’s tweets about violent riots, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey put #BlackLivesMatter as the header on the official Twitter Twitter account,” Loomer wrote in a post on the social media platform Parler.

Loomer noted that Dorsey has allowed his platform to be used by ANTIFA members despite the fact that they have egregiously flouted their terms of service by organizing terrorist violence and targeted harassment campaigns. At the same time, Twitter has punished conservative leaders like Loomer with lifetime bans for merely expressing their own opinions in a non-violent manner.

“Jack Dorsey is aiding and abetting terrorist organizations by allowing for ANTIFA terrorists and Islamic terrorists to have access where they are promoting anarchy and lethal riots,” she wrote.

“In the middle of a national emergency, he is also censoring the commander in chief who is posting about the army and national guard responding to the riots,” she added.

Loomer believes that there is a case for Dorsey to be tried with treason for his actions, and the feds should set their sights on him for enabling some of the worst rioting in U.S. history.

“For this, Jack Dorsey should immediately have his home raided by the feds Roger Stone style and be charged with inciting acts of domestic terrorism in America,” she wrote.

“It’s time for Jack Dorsey to be prosecuted for aiding and abetting terrorists and committing TREASON. #LockHimUp,” she added.

President Trump has announced that ANTIFA forces will be treated like terrorists, as Big League Politics has been urging him to do for many years.

It may be time for ANTIFA and their sympathizers like Dorsey to be treated like enemy combatants.

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