The president's decision to declare a national emergency at the southern border was an act of weakness, not strength.
I understand that's not the party line, but it's an obvious political fact. When Barack Obama used his pen to give "Dreamers" a reprieve from prosecution, it was an act of weakness, too.
Powerful presidents enact their agendas through Congress, not executive orders. It's why they usually manage to get their big-ticket items passed shortly after an election, when they can declare a mandate. Executive orders aren't as lasting because they can be overruled by Congress and future presidents.
President Trump declared an emergency in part to conceal...
The sun sets on the U.S. Capitol during the inauguration parade of President Barack Obama along Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C.