My initial thought in reading this was, why didn’t George W or Obama do anything with their war time presidency powers. Then I realized the real question is what did they do that we know nothing about. 🧐 Even more reason for them to be uncomfortable at Trump’s inauguration. He was about to have access to it all. — Hope S
I spitball that President Trump’s war powers are the reason for both of the impeachment attempts. What happens when those the country is at war with are inside our own government? In times of war the President has complete power over protecting the country. He doesn’t need to go through congress when the nation is in dire jeopardy. It rests completely on his shoulders to protect the nation and our constitutional rights. He can write PEADS but he can also do whatever is necessary including extraconstitutional measures.
Feb. 26, 2019 – Q states (I’m only including the first and last lines of that post to save space):
[INTERNAL CIVIL WAR]
WE ARE AT WAR.
There’s that reference again to “civil war” (Lincoln) and a clear statement that we are at war. Lincoln used prerogative powers – Presidential war powers – extraconstitutional war powers.
Dec. 10, 2019 – H.R. 755 (first Article of Impeachment against Trump) was introduced in the House claiming “Abuse of Power”. Read through that impeachment attempt with the knowledge that Trump can use extraconstitutional powers.
Panic was in full display over Trump’s war powers.
Q told us in post #16 that Trump was “100% insulated with zero risk of impeachment (fact).” He was never at risk of impeachment. His war powers protected him.
Read his inaugural address:
My opinion is that Trump’s war powers kicked in at his inauguration, Jan. 2017 and that is why the military stood behind him. I believe it was his declaration of war against the corrupt government. Talk of impeaching him (panic) began immediately after he took office.
I believe Trump has been carrying the “Flag of Lincoln”. He is doing what is necessary for this country.
Q post #4469:
Old Glory stands for Freedom and Equality for All.
The Flag was carried by Union Soldiers during the Civil War in a fight to abolish slavery [v Confederate Democrats].
The Flag of Lincoln.
It was considered a great honor to be chosen to carry the flag in battle.
The Soldier was unarmed and knew they would most certainly die (as did most who fought), but understood that the fight, that their lives, was worth the cost (self-sacrifice).
They believed in something greater than themselves.
To them, the flag represented a symbol of freedom, of hope, of equality and prosperity.
To disrespect the flag, to kneel, is to disrespect those people who fought and died to provide each and every one of us the rights we are afforded today.
Old Glory knows not what color skin carries her – only that for which it stands – one Nation under God, indivisible, with Liberty and JUSTICE FOR ALL.
TO FREE FROM OPPRESSION.
“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it on to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.” – Reagan
I agree with Joe (Lange) that anything extraconstitutional being done is being done in secret and will probably never be made public. The possibilities are endless to what could be taking place so it’s impossible to even guess. Reading through things that took place during Trump’s 4 (official) years, it makes a lot more sense about the pure panic the dems portrayed if Trump had all those war powers and didn’t need to run anything through them before implementing it. They truly had/have no idea what direction the next attack against them was/is going to come from. I need to do more reading to spitball ways Trump could have used his powers.