Trump’s casus belli

It appears increasingly likely that the First Felon will declare an emergency and summarily order the military to build a wall along the Mexican border — though Congress has not authorized the expenditure, the land has not been acquired, there are no engineering plans for the wall and, however chaotic, our porous border does not present an existential threat to the country.

“John Marshall has made his decision; now let him enforce it.”

Andrew Jackson

But the wall is not the point; relieving himself of the obligation to live under the law and cooperate in governance is the point. He means, basically. to operate as a monarch and defy Congress and the Courts to stop him.

The border is simply … handy. When Hitler decided to invade Poland he assembled a truckload of prisoners, dressed them in Polish army uniforms, shot them in the back, and then claimed Polish soldiers had attacked Germany but the valiant German army had stopped them — Look at the bodies! Our so-called “border crisis” is like that — a pretext for lawlessness.

We are headed to a dark time, and sooner rather than later.

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