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In the long run, history will validate Donald Trump’s stand on a border wall to defend the sovereignty and security of the United States.

Why? Because mass migration from the global South, not climate change, is the real existential crisis of the West.

The American people know this, and even the elites sense it.

Think not? Well, check out the leading liberal newspapers Thursday.

The Washington Post and The New York Times each had two front-page stories about the president’s battle with Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer on funding the border wall.

Inside the first section, the Post had more stories, including one describing walls in history from China’s Great Wall to the Berlin Wall to the Israeli West Bank wall to the wall separating Hungary from Serbia.

Inside the Times was a story on a new anti-immigration party, Vox, surging in Andalusia in Spain, and a story about African migrants being welcomed in Malta after being denied entry into Europe.

Another Times story related how the new president of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, has pulled out of a U.N. pact on migration, declaring, “Brazil has a sovereign right to decide whether or not it accepts immigrants.”

Half the columns on the op-ed pages of the papers dealt with Trump, immigration and the wall. And there was nothing significant in either on the Democrats’ hot new issue, a Green New Deal.

Consider. In 1992, this writer’s presidential campaign had to fight to have inserted in the GOP platform a call for “structures” on the border.

Now, the whole Western world is worried about its borders as issues of immigration and identity convulse almost every country.

Looking ahead, does anyone think Americans in 2030 are going to be more concerned about the border between North Korea and South Korea, or Turkey and Syria, or Kuwait and Iraq, or Russia and Ukraine, than about the 2,000-mile border between the U.S. and Mexico?

Does anyone think Pelosi’s position that a wall is immoral will not be regarded as absurd?

America’s southern border is eventually going to be militarized and defended or the United States, as we have known it, is going to cease to exist. And Americans will not go gentle into that good night.

Whatever one may think of the face-off Tuesday with “Chuck and Nancy,” Trump’s portrait of an unsustainable border crisis is dead on: “In the last two years, ICE officers made 266,000 arrests of aliens with criminal records, including those charged or convicted of 100,000 assaults, 30,000 sex crimes and 4,000 violent killings.”

The Democrats routine retort, that native-born Americans have a higher crime rate, will not suffice as new atrocities, like those Trump related, are reported and repeated before November 2020.

What should Trump do now? Act. He cannot lose this battle with Pelosi without demoralizing his people and imperiling his presidency.

Since FDR, we have had presidential government. And when U.S. presidents have been decisive activists, history has rewarded their actions.

ORDER IT NOW

Lincoln suspended habeas corpus. On taking office, FDR declared a bank holiday. When Britain was barely hanging on in World War II, he swapped 50 destroyers for British bases. He ordered U.S. ships to chase down German submarines and lied about it. Truman fired General MacArthur.

Reagan fired the striking air controllers and ordered the military to occupy Grenada to stop Marxist thugs who had taken over in a coup from taking 500 U.S. medical students hostage.

Critics raged: Reagan had no right to invade. But the American people rewarded Reagan with a 49-state landslide.

Trump should declare a national emergency, shift funds out of the Pentagon, build his wall, open the government and charge Democrats with finding excuses not to secure our border because they have a demographic and ideological interest in changing the face of the nation.

For the larger the share of the U.S. population that requires welfare, the greater the need for more social workers, and the more voters there will be to vote to further grow the liberal welfare state.

The more multiracial, multiethnic, multicultural, multilingual America becomes — the less it looks like Ronald Reagan’s America — the more dependably Democratic it will become.

The Democratic Party is hostile to white men, because the smaller the share of the U.S. population that white men become, the sooner that Democrats inherit the national estate.

The only way to greater “diversity,” the golden calf of the Democratic Party, is to increase the number of women, African-Americans, Asians and Hispanics, and thereby reduce the number of white men.

The decisive issues on which Trump was elected were not the old Republican litany of tax cuts, conservative judges and increased defense spending.

They were securing the borders, extricating America from foolish wars, eliminating trade deficits with NAFTA nations, the EU and China, making allies pay their fair share of the common defense, resurrecting our manufacturing base, and getting along with Russia.

“America First!” is still a winning hand.

Patrick J. Buchanan is the author of “Nixon’s White House Wars: The Battles That Made and Broke a President and Divided America Forever.”

Copyright 2019 Creators.com.

 
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  1. Hail says: • Website

    “America First!” is still a winning hand.

    Column of the year. Excellent analysis and advice throughout.

    Thank you, Pat Buchanan. You were ahead of the curve in the ’90s and now vindicated.

  2. If Donald Trump does deploy the military along the U.S.-Mexico border and uses them to begin building the wall, he must be prepared to defy any court order saying that he lacks the authority to do so, an order that is certainly going to come. He will be impeached by the House for defying the court order (impeachment is, in any event, a near certainty) and he will have to defend himself in the Senate by taking his case to the American people. He will have to do better than the speech he made on Tuesday, but a defense emphasizing the points made in the Buchanan article has a fairly high chance of success.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
    , @Wally
    , @follyofwar
  3. poor old Pat…still living in a dead past where “America” actually existed.

    it’s gone, Pat:

    right now it’s c. 58% White and 42% ethnorc: an anti-White amalgam of Blacks, Browns, Muslims, and Asiatics formatted by lethally-hostile Jews.

    after 4 years of Trump’s dog-and-pony show presidency, it will be c. 56% White/44% Jews+orcs.

    And by the late 2020’s…via continued illegal/legal shitskin invasions, White boomer die-off, and kosher Culture of Death-collapsed White birthrate…majority anti-White ethnorcs.

    Trump has been a complete disaster for the non-urban Whites who voted him in, and his current

    Wall/gubmint shutdown scam is more of the same.

    Whites cannot vote themselves out of Jew-engineered demographic deathtrap that has already snapped shut.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
    , @Wally
    , @Colin Wright
  4. Anonymous[247] • Disclaimer says:

    Latest news! This is almost unbelievable:

    Seattle TV Station Caught Doctoring Trump’s Face During National Address

    A Seattle Q13 Fox employee has been placed on leave after a disturbing “deepfake” video of President Trump aired during his national address on border security this week, according to mynorthwest.com.

    In addition to dialing up the orange to oompa-loompa proportions, somehow the TV station was able to manipulate Trump on the fly to show him creepily sticking his tongue out at viewers.

    In a statement to MyNorthWest, Q13’s news director said “We are investigating this to determine what happened,” adding “This does not meet our editorial standards and we regret if it is seen as portraying the President in a negative light. The editor responsible for editing the footage is being placed on leave while we investigate further.”

    The most disturbing part of the prank is that Trump’s speech was manipulated in real time – a technological feat known as “Deep Fakes” – a convincing computer generated manipulation which can produce an almost believable impersonation of an individual.

    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-01-10/seattle-tv-station-caught-doctoring-trumps-face-during-national-address

    https://archive.fo/d5Rw0

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @athEIst
  5. SafeNow says:

    Yes, emergency statutes exist. But all statutory grants of power are subject to judicial review. Youngstown v. Sawyer may well determine whether exercising emergency authority here exists. In particular, the highly regarded opinion of Mr. Justice Roberts. Roberts articulated three tiers defining where is Congress on the emergency. There is no way Congress falls into the first or third tiers, i.e., pro-barrier or anti-barrier. The middle tier is called the Roberts “zone of twilight.” I will call this “The Twilight Zone.” The question before the Supreme Court will thus be whether Congress is in The Twilight Zone on this. I live in Calfornia, which, we all know, is in the The Twilight Zone. This case will assess whether Congress is in The Twilight Zone. To ask that question is to answer it. Justice Kavanaugh, who has recently been to The Twilight Zone, will have something to say on this.

    • Replies: @The Alarmist
  6. SafeNow says:

    Oops, Justice Jackson’s 3-tier inquiry.

  7. Escher says:

    What exactly is the argument of the Democratic party: that walls don’t work? Or are they openly saying they want people to come across as they please?

    • Replies: @Buzz Mohawk
    , @Wally
  8. Corvinus says:
    @Diversity Heretic

    “If Donald Trump does deploy the military along the U.S.-Mexico border and uses them to begin building the wall, he must be prepared to defy any court order saying that he lacks the authority to do so, an order that is certainly going to come.”

    And chances are great that he will not defy that court order should he declare an emergency. Should Trump go that route, then future presidents can use his blueprint and logic for, say an emergency for health care reform, especially for those suffering from opioid addiction.

    As far as Patrick is concerned…

    “In the long run, history will validate Donald Trump’s stand on a border wall to defend the sovereignty and security of the United States.”

    History MAY validate.

    “The more multiracial, multiethnic, multicultural, multilingual America becomes — the less it looks like Ronald Reagan’s America — the more dependably Democratic it will become.”

    It’s not Ronald Reagan’s America, it’s the people’s America. Of course, Patrick conveniently forgets that the WASPs erected their own wall, a legislative one, to keep out the Eastern and Southern European riff raff. Certainly that invasion diluted our Anglo-Saxon heritage.

  9. Corvinus says:
    @Haxo Angmark

    LOL, no America still exists. You are playing the victim here. Go back to collecting Jew tig bittie photographs.

    • Replies: @Moses
  10. @Escher

    It’s the latter, but they try to say the former to hide their intentions. Or they just mumble things about how it is immoral to block people who are seeking a better life. Sometimes they evoke their grandparents floating by the Statue of Liberty, as if coming here is a universal right.

    • Replies: @Counterinsurgency
  11. llloyd says: • Website

    Trump models himself on President Jackson. Jackson was in parallel situation of conflict between white Americans and restless Indian tribes. He ordered the expulson of the Indian tribes to new territories in Oklahoma. For this he was exoricated by liberal history. But his actions spared both the white society and the Indian tribes a new Indian war which the Indians would have suffered more than in their expulsion. Trump if he keeps his nerve is on the way to becoming one of America’s greatest Presidents.

    • Replies: @KenH
  12. swamped says:

    “The decisive issues on which Trump was elected were not the old Republican litany of tax cuts, conservative judges and increased defense spending”..but ironically that’s exactly where he has spent the most effort and had the most effect. And why the party has stayed unified behind him up until now. His populist base probably would like nothing better than to get back to the election-winning questions of “securing the borders, extricating America from foolish wars, eliminating trade deficits with NAFTA nations, the EU and China, making allies pay their fair share of the common defense, resurrecting our manufacturing base, and getting along with Russia”; but will the Party brass back him to the hilt on these more discordant issues? Doubt it. He’ll have to appeal to the people directly like he tried to do on Tue. night. Risky business but not much alternative. 2020 hangs in the balance.

  13. @Corvinus

    it’s the people’s America

    No, it’s not. America belongs to the rocks. Prove that one wrong, if you can.

    In any case, America doesn’t belong to you.

    Counterinsurgency

    • Replies: @Corvinus
  14. @Buzz Mohawk

    it is immoral to block people who are seeking a better life

    Nobody ever said it was immoral to block _my_ seeking a better life. Not even once. Or to block the reader’s seeking a better life, for that matter.

    Counterinsurgency

  15. Christo says:

    $5 Billion for a wall? The US Military spends that in less then 3 days. Surely such a wall will turn out to be a boondoggle at $20-25 billion. Really think that is too much. Just spend the $5 billion on the border patrol forces , drone.radar and satellite surveillance of the border . In this day and age should be able to build a total computer run surveillance “wall” with rapid deployment teams of BP agents . Spend the remainder on detainment facilities and legal services to expedite both the deportation of illegals and quickening the immigration process. Oh yea, and increase the search and prosecution for companies that violate labor laws by hiring illegals. A “wall” won’t do any of this and a wall would still require increased border patrol just to “guard” it. And we already have walls and gates at all the major crossings and that is how most come through any way. Lastly a “wall” will face years of environmental impact studies( as it will block natural movement of animals and to a prohibitive degree of standing law on such matters IMO) and myriad legal obstacles pitched by countless dem judges . They can’t contest the increase use of drones and other tech to “close” the border. And i think those would be more effective and cheaper than a wall anyway, which would have much of same computer surveillance as no wall at all. And lastly, by the time a total 2000 mile wall is built it will be too late , for any slow-down in the rate to matter. A physixal 2000 mile ‘wall” looks more like a historical monument Trump is trying to build to himself, than an effective barrier to “wall” to stop illegal immigration.

  16. republic says:

    A wall on the southern border has no value whatsoever, as long as there is a group of fifth columnists in this country.

    Laws in the interior are not being enforced. Illegal aliens in the US are a protected class who are subject to a set of different laws, de facto if not de jure.

    The US is the easiest country on this planet for a person to enter legally and overstay or to enter illegally and stay.

    The future looks very grim indeed.

    • Agree: Joseph Doaks
  17. KenH says:

    The majority of “native born” crime that is higher than immigrant crime is mostly committed by American blacks followed by Hispanics some of whom are “native born” because of the loose interpretation of the 14th amendment.

    We absolutely need to build an impenetrable border wall and not a “wall, fence or whatever you want to call it” as Trump recently put it using words that don’t exactly inspire confidence.

    If we don’t do something they will keep coming in greater and greater numbers which the Jewish led left and Democrats want since they know Congressional supermajorities a la California are nearing due to demographic change. Already there are up to 22 million illegal aliens and visa overstayers and that shouldn’t be acceptable to a sane nation and people which are no longer are.

    And with Congressional supermajorities come mass amnesty and the ability to drive the proverbial steak through the heart of white America which is their goal. It seems close to 40% of whites are so blinded by self hatred and hatred of America and its history that they welcome political dispossession and genocide.

    We have a sizable number of brainwashed by the Jews whites who wish to throw open the gates to our executioners. They’ll need to be dealt with at some point and I’m no longer interested in debate or discussion. We’re now past that point and we’re now in a low level war that could quickly escalate due to fake news stories about “white supremacy” or any number of reasons.

    • Replies: @lavoisier
  18. Moses says:
    @Corvinus

    Of course, Patrick conveniently forgets that the WASPs erected their own wall, a legislative one, to keep out the Eastern and Southern European riff raff. Certainly that invasion diluted our Anglo-Saxon heritage.

    The country clubs, Corvinus, don’t forget the country clubs! Those bad WASPs made the Jews join Jewish Hillcrest instead of WASP LA Country Club.

    Oh, the humanity!

  19. Moses says:
    @Corvinus

    LOL, no America still exists. You are playing the victim here. Go back to collecting Jew tig bittie photographs.

    If Israel’s demographics swapped Jews for Somali and Honduran refugees, would “Israel still exist?” I mean, nothing would change right?

    Rhetorical.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
  20. KenH says:
    @llloyd

    Andrew Jackson stood for the white man and would unapologetically wage war against those who threatened his people such as he did against the Indians. Trump is nothing of the sort and while he doesn’t hate his own people he doesn’t appear to have any qualms about demographically displacing whites as long as it’s done “leeegllee”.

    I just can’t envision Andrew Jackson, were he alive today, signing the Charlottesville Resolution and taking to Twitter to celebrate the low unemployment rate of blacks and Hispanics while his own people suffer widespread institutional discrimination in the Ivy League and in the workplace and viewpoint discrimination on major internet platforms.

    • Agree: RVBlake
    • Replies: @Hail
  21. Corvinus says:
    @Moses

    “If Israel’s demographics swapped Jews for Somali and Honduran refugees, would “Israel still exist?” I mean, nothing would change right?”

    If America’s demographics swapped WASPs for Southern and Eastern Europeans, would “America still exist”? I mean, nothing would change, right”?

    Not rhetorical. Please respond.

    • Replies: @Moses
  22. Corvinus says:
    @Counterinsurgency

    “No, it’s not. America belongs to the rocks. Prove that one wrong, if you can.”

    America belongs to its citizens, which includes you and I.

  23. MEH 0910 says:

  24. @Corvinus

    Should Trump go that route, then future presidents can use his blueprint and logic for, say an emergency for health care reform, especially for those suffering from opioid addiction.

    No, Corvinus the two things are not the same. Exercising his powers as Commander-in-Chief of armed forces against an invasion is quite different from single-handedly impementing a Socialist health plan. One is Constitutional (sort of, though a Declaration of War or the defense of the southern border would be required) and the other is most certainly not.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
  25. Moses says:
    @Corvinus

    You dodged the question.

    “Would Israel still be Israel if Jews were replaced by Somalis and Hondurans?”

    • Replies: @Corvinus
  26. This is not to repeat Haxo’s post above, but I do agree with him, in that things look grim. All this talk and writing about using emergency powers in getting the US Army to guard our border should been going on exactly 2 years ago! In the meantime, how many new, non-assimilable arrivals have come via the south, through the airports as visa overstayers, and legally including as “refugees”? I’m asking someone here the question. Is it 3 million over the 2 years? I’m in the ballpark.

    I appreciate this column by Mr. Buchanan, as late in the game as it is. However, this is an existential problem, meaning that there is no point in trying to fix anything else in this country, until the population demographics are under control. The explosion in unassimilable immigrants and their offspring is UNSUSTAINABLE, to use another word (in addition to “existential”) that used to be just for the hippies and the treehuggers.

    I don’t have the optimism that anything serious will get done this time, not after 2 years of BS, WITH a GOP House and Senate. The problems are close to unfixable right now, but let 2 or 6 more years go by practicing politics, with another 3 – 10 million newcomers and more than that unassimilable offspring and it’s end of story.

    • Agree: follyofwar
    • Replies: @Counterinsurgency
    , @Biff
  27. Wally says:
    @Diversity Heretic

    And SCOTUS will rule in his favor.

    Game, set, match.

    The best description of the Communists response to Trump’s speech was ‘two old people who lost their dogs’.

  28. Wally says:
    @Haxo Angmark

    Trump aint perfect, but think about deranged, war-with-Russia Hillary in the White House.

    Complete List of President Trump’s Accomplishments in the Two Years Since His Historic 2016 Election Win
    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/11/here-it-is-complete-list-of-president-trumps-accomplishments-in-the-two-years-since-his-historic-2016-election-win/

    • Replies: @follyofwar
  29. Wally says:
    @Escher

    Yet they obediently support Israel’s US taxpayer funded wall.

  30. @Haxo Angmark

    ‘…right now it’s c. 58% White and 42% ethnorc: an anti-White amalgam of Blacks, Browns, Muslims, and Asiatics…’

    Right there I stopped reading your post. If you want to influence anybody, don’t exaggerate.

  31. Hail says: • Website
    @KenH

    He said, in his Oval Office speech, that illegal immigration was a threat to Blacks and Hispanics and therefore we need a wall.

    • Replies: @KenH
  32. densa says:

    America’s southern border is eventually going to be militarized and defended or the United States, as we have known it, is going to cease to exist. And Americans will not go gentle into that good night.

    Since representative government has taken up representing the world at our expense, and since laws have become optional for the politically correct, what happens when someone takes it upon themselves to defend their nation? Will law enforcement be optional then as well?

    A benefit of declaring an emergency and making this a security matter is that then the feckless GOP can’t barter away amnesty today for a fence or something maybe built in the future. We’ve already made the compromises, and none should be on offer today.

    The government either secures the border or ceases to exist. There’s no point in paying for Nance and Schumer if there is no nation. The claptrap of “nation of immigrants” and “that’s not who we are” is not a constitutional excuse to enslave us to pay for millions to come here and claim superior citizenship. Stop it already. Buchanan’s warning is stated gently, but it is real.

  33. peterAUS says:
    @Christo

    Just spend the $5 billion on the border patrol forces , drone.radar and satellite surveillance of the border . In this day and age should be able to build a total computer run surveillance “wall” with rapid deployment teams of BP agents . Spend the remainder on detainment facilities and legal services to expedite both the deportation of illegals and quickening the immigration process. Oh yea, and increase the search and prosecution for companies that violate labor laws by hiring illegals.

    Pretty much. Especially the last sentence.

    Actually, it’s so obvious that this “wall obsession” looks simply….. bizarre.

    I mean, if most of those who support tightly controlled immigration really want that physical wall built…..man….we have a BIG problem.
    Or, better, TPTBs have no problem at all.

    • Replies: @follyofwar
  34. Corvinus says:
    @Moses

    “You dodged the question.”

    You said it was rhetorical. Hence, there was no dodging. You, on the other hand…

    “Would Israel still be Israel if Jews were replaced by Somalis and Hondurans?”

    I will be a good sport and respond. You are begging the question here. Israel is unique, in that it has a historic group of relatively persecuted people who have their own sense of community (are they white? are they European? do they have high IQ’s? are they generally greedy) recently received, perhaps by hook and by crook, a homeland. So, of course Israel would not be “Israel” if those squatty Central Americans would “set up shop there”.

    The United States also is unique in that it was settled by various European ethnic groups. Yet, the Founding Fathers enabled future generations to determine their posterity and who was eligible for citizenship and “inclusion”. Eventually, the WASPs dominated, who then faced stiff competition for power and authority by the Irish and Germans, and later on had to deal with the undesirables known as the Eastern and Southern Europeans. Thrown in the Chinese, Japanese, Assyrians, and Vietnamese, and you have a mix of races and ethnic groups who were considered “foreign” but eventually became part of our nation’s fabric.

  35. Corvinus says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    “No, Corvinus the two things are not the same. Exercising his powers as Commander-in-Chief of armed forces against an invasion…”

    He said there is a national emergency, one that he is playing around with. See, if it was an actual emergency or invasion, Trump would have made his play long ago. Does he have the stomach to go through with his declaration and face Congressional, constitutional, and legal scrutiny?

    “is quite different from single-handedly impementing a Socialist health plan.”

    You mean a national health plan in light of white people dying at an alarming clip. That is the emergency here.

    http://www.unz.com/article/opioids-and-the-crisis-of-the-white-working-class

  36. KenH says:
    @Hail

    Right, with the implication being that it’s impact on whites and white communities comes in third if at all. For all of Trump’s pathetic race based appeals to blacks and hispanics and minority ass kissing I can’t wait until 2020 to see that 95% of blacks and 70-75% of Hispanics voted against him in favor of the Democrat.

    Eighty percent of Trump’s votes come from whites, so he has to be the stupidest SOB alive or he’s received the customary lobotomy after living in Tel Aviv on the Potomac for any length of time.

  37. Anonymous[200] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anonymous

    On the contrary, I was expecting this any minute now. Somebody had a dumbass attack and decided to go ahead.

    “Generative Adversarial Networks” are becoming better at generating believable pictures fast.

    https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/12/14/ai_created_photos/

  38. Sowhat says:

    Looking ahead, does anyone think Americans in 2030 are going to be more concerned about the border between North Korea and South Korea, or Turkey and Syria, or Kuwait and Iraq, or Russia and Ukraine, than about the 2,000-mile border between the U.S. and Mexico?

    Great article. TRUMP WILL WJN. AMERICA WILL WIN. DEMOCRATIC BOBBLEHEADS WILL LOOSE.
    THANKS Mr. B

  39. Anonymous[200] • Disclaimer says:
    @Christo

    Take that, Trump! Russia finishes ‘The Wall’ on Crimea-Ukraine border

    It’s less a wall than an airport fence with add-ons, but …

    While certain politicians are still having difficulties getting their walls built, Russia has announced it had finished a border barrier between Ukraine and Crimea. Construction took just over a year and less than $3 million.

    The fence is also reportedly equipped with high-technology surveillance devices, from vibration sensors to night vision cameras.

    Bids for building the two-meter tall, 60-kilometer long fence separating the peninsula from Ukraine opened in September 2017. The Federal Security Service (FSB) announced the project’s completion on Thursday. The contract was estimated at approximately 200 million rubles, or $2.87 million at current exchange rates.

    Among other remarks was the suggestion by one self-described American Russophile that Russia should be given the contract to build Trump’s wall. If the price of the Crimea fence were extrapolated for the length of the southern US border, that could be done for about $150 million, he said.

    Of course, there is running operational costs to consider afterwards…

    I also strongly suspect that if something moves near that fence, flying things will swoop down on it from a great height. This will not be the case on a “Southern Wall” where kinetic response will be more lacklustre.

  40. athEIst says:
    @Anonymous

    Surely this within their 1st amendment rights and always remember Corporations are people too.

  41. @Christo

    I wonder how much money has already been spent on TSA equipment, personnel and training so that brutish, power-crazed, knuckle-draggers can harass and intimidate law-abiding residents and tourists coming into the US in the correct manner via the airports?

    What is the sense in scrutinising those people’s phones and luggage while undocumented migrants burrow under or climb over the border without even any record of their identities or numbers? Was it 12 or 20 million undocumented migrants reported in the last census? Who can keep count?

    • Agree: RVBlake
    • Replies: @Biff
  42. CMC says:

    Think bigly.

    It’s not an emergency because the danger is not imminent.

    Rather, it’s exactly the type of foreseeable problem the legislative branch should and could address.

    To call it an emergency to get around the legislature would be wrong because the Constitution gives Congress the power of the purse. Congress is the sovereign of the purse. It’s decisions on spending are not appealable to either of the other branches. When it comes to spending, they are the king. Right?

    But just as the congress is the final, unappealable authority in terms of expenditures, the president is the final, unappealable authority on the disposition of the armed forces.

    Or isn’t he? Under the Constitution he’s commander in Chief, right? So is it true that, like George Washington camped the army in valley forge, Trump could order troops to camp along the border? What would stop him? What would his limits be, aside from the part in the bill of rights against quartering troops in private homes?

    How many troops would it take to patrol the whole border 24/7/365?

    Is it possible he could concede the point about emergencies but at the same time leverage it? Like, ‘Ok, since you won’t spare me a measly five bills for our wall, I gotta bring some troops home.’ And then make the most radical force redeployment since… since who knows when? Out of Afghanistan, out of Syria, out of Germany, Europe, Japan, Korea?

    And freak out the neocons and invade the world invite the world crowd to no end?

  43. lavoisier says: • Website
    @KenH

    We’re now past that point and we’re now in a low level war that could quickly escalate due to fake news stories about “white supremacy” or any number of reasons.

    That is the problem. We are in a war but only one side is doing any of the fighting.

    • Agree: Joseph Doaks
  44. llloyd says: • Website

    Trump isn’t alive today. I suspect if you went through the day to day events of Jackson’s Presidency, you would find his first two years a lot more messey and compromising than our telescoped views of Jackson. Jackson represented the non elite white American men. That was normal in 1840s. They were the majority of the electorate. In 2010s the non elite white American men is perhaps a quarter of the American electorate.

  45. @Corvinus

    Of course, Patrick conveniently forgets that the WASPs erected their own wall, a legislative one, to keep out the Eastern and Southern European riff raff. Certainly that invasion diluted our Anglo-Saxon heritage.

    Sadly, that wall wasn’t high enough and immigration from those swarthy lands has destroyed Traditional America.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
  46. Corvinus says:
    @Chris Mallory

    “Sadly, that wall wasn’t high enough and immigration from those swarthy lands has destroyed Traditional America.”

    I didn’t realize that Eastern and Southern Europeans were so “dark” in your world. But I’m glad to know that you are still hanging on around these parts with your anti-white attitude.

    • Replies: @Chris Mallory
  47. Trump fails to understand the true nature of the enemy. Clear logic and sweet reason will get him nowhere.

    Leftism is a secular religious cult. Both it and Mohammedanism are on the ascendancy, while Christianity is the inherently weak horse that is fading fast and may not even survive. For a leftist, in any conflict between morality and logic, or morality and law, or morality and truth, or morality and reality itself, their so-called morality always takes precedence. Leftists are eager to sacrifice you, your family, and your nation on the bloody altar of their holy fantasies.

    Trump will continue to accomplish nothing until he stops defending and stops trying to make deals. There is only one effective tactic against the insane zealots of the left: attack with deadly force until they are completely eradicated.

  48. @Diversity Heretic

    Pat neglects to mention that Mr. Trump had TWO YEARS to get the House to approve funds and start building his Wall. Yes, cucked Speaker Ryan was against it, and has now conveniently left office, but I find it hard to believe that, if Trump had seriously lobbied House Republicans, he couldn’t have secured the votes. Lincoln and FDR acted quickly upon taking office. Trump did not do so, and lost his brief moment.

    Why did Trump wait until the Dems had taken control of the House before he demanded the Wall be built? Does it have more to do with running on this issue in 2020 than actually building it? As with anything that Trump says there is probably an ulterior motive. I love that he keeps bashing the Fake News Media, but don’t trust anything that he says. And I’d like nothing more than to be proven wrong.

  49. @Wally

    Mr. Trump has had some smaller successes, but he has not gone after the big stuff that he promised. How about actually ending the wars and making peace with Russia? Instead we got Israel-first war hawks Pompeo and Bolton, and cruise missiles lobbed into Syria for chemical weapons attacks that never took place (at least by the Assad govt.). Since Trump took credit for the big bull run of the stock market, he must now take the blame for its 2008-like fall. That article you reference was little more than GOP talking points.

  50. @Christo

    You make a much more intellectually honest argument than most. I’m especially struck by your environmental concerns and about the natural movement of animals being prevented. The last thing we need is more endangered species.

    To me, it never made much sense to build a continuous 2,000 mile wall. But we need a high tech barrier in populated areas and where it is more easy to cross. Most of the border is barren often mountainous land. What sense does it make to build one in the desert? People could try crossing there, but it often leads to death by exposure or dehydration, as many corpses have attested. And the whole southern border of Texas is marked by the Rio Grande. How do you build a continuous wall all along that border without preventing Americans from enjoying the river?

    It is IMPOSSIBLE to stop all border crossings, just as it is impossible to stop all murders. But there is a lot that can and should be done to minimize them – short of building a continuous wall.

  51. @peterAUS

    A nearly impenetrable barrier is important (in certain areas) but its detrimental effect is mostly symbolic. Of much more importance would be changing our immigration and asylum laws (but with the D’s now in charge of the House, forget it). As they are so easily manipulated by leftist lawyers, why not do away with asylum laws altogether? If they know that they can’t get asylum, would these caravans of Hondurans even form in the first place? And it shows how dysfunctional and self-destructive this country has become by continuing to allow Birthright Citizenship and ridiculous policies like a diversity lottery and family reunification. If he’s serious about the migrant crisis, why hasn’t Trump lobbied for repeal of the 1965 Hart-Celler Act, which has so remade and destroyed the country?

  52. Meanwhile, not a word from anybody on enforcing the laws currently on the books. This is the court fight Trump should wage if he wants to secure the border and end illegal immigration, never mind it would be anathema to our big corporate bosses ( just like fixing those high drug prices, Mr. President, promises are promises).

    • Replies: @follyofwar
  53. @Achmed E. Newman

    America belongs to its citizens, which includes you and I.

    Serious answer. I’m trying to show the power of esoteric meaning, and the ineffectiveness of slogans here, not trying to criticize your post.
    Q: Includes us and who else?
    That’s the important question. Let’s suppose that we have a political party that is partial to esoteric reading.
    (By “esoteric reading”, I refer to reading that uses definitions restricted to some particular leadership group, as opposed to the meanings used by the follower group, or any outside group for that matter, which reading by an ouside group is called “exoteric reading”. A common example of esoteric vs exoteric meaning is legal terminology, with the esoteric group being practicing lawyers and the exoteric group being the rest of us. Laws, even amendments to the US Constitution can be changed completely by a simple change to esoteric meaning. The 2nd Amendment is perhaps the best known case. It went from “everybody gets enough firearms to re-fight the Revolution” to “Nobody gets guns unless they are in the military” to “Everybody gets guns, but not enough to re-fight the Revolution without _one word_ being changed in the actual Amendment.)
    OK, a political party partial to esoteric reading. Several readings are possible for “America belongs to its citizens, which includes you and I.” (and this is not an attack, I’m just listing possibles here.)
    a) You and I are citizens, and _so is everybody else in the world_.
    b) You and I are citizens, but that gives us only the right to pay taxes (and ride the subway if we have the fare, one of the few universal human rights).
    c) You and I are not citizens as we understand it, but in fact “citizens” have a load of guilt from the “original sin” of the United States, and must _all_ pay for that. (This is pretty much the real reading just now. Think of the “national debt” we owe.)

    Or, 2nd example:
    “American belongs to the people”
    Q: What right does ownership bestow?
    a) No rights at all. Everybody owns everything, but actual control goes to the people who supervise everything. Obey them or die.
    b) We control it utterly, but are responsible for injuries to our immediate neighbors. (the Enlightenment answer)
    c) We’re guilty of taking stolen property from the American Indians, and will be arrested tomorrow.
    d) We have the right to pay taxes (and take the subway again, if taxation leaves us the fare.)

    So: my point was that “America belongs to the people” has turned out not to be much of a rallying cry, or have much effect. It’s like the old “Power to the People”. Everybody is a “people”, and everybody wanted a little more “power”, so it was a popular slogan. It might has well have been “Power to the Rocks!” The slogan didn’t even slow down the re-making of America into a society in which the vast bulk of the population is politically powerless. ( Story: Just how powerless hit me over a decade ago, when I read of a Southern town that had accidentally diverted its sewer system into its drinking water system. Residents had complained about paper fibers in the water, which eventually revealed the mistake. _Not once change was made in city government!_ _That’s_ political power on the one side, and political impotence as well.)

    Esoteric reading is getting a bit old; it fools nobody at this point.

    You might want to see:

    0:30 / 2:32:57
    Stephen Hicks – Explaining Postmodernism In 2018″

    Hicks’ book is excellent as well.

    Hicks underestimates the gravity of our current situation, but he’s the best I’ve seen on how we got here.

    Counterinsurgency

  54. How does orange clown know that “the wall” would be any more cost effective than, say, hiring 100 more border patrol agents and buying $50 million dollars worth or IR equipped drones, or something like that?

    Where’s the study that orange clown commissioned that first of all defines the problem that “the wall” purports to solve; that addresses the reasonable concerns raised by opponents of the wall; and by way of a thorough and compelling cost-benefit analysis, shows that “the wall” is the best way forward?

    AFAIK there is no such study.

    Finally why did orange clown wait until the democrats had control of the house before making an issue out of it?

    Apparently one of the biggest opponents of the wall is orange clown himself. He and his handlers don’t actually want the wall; rather, they only want to talk about it, and they want the democrats to get the blame for no wall.

    • Replies: @follyofwar
  55. @Corvinus

    I am very pro white. I am anti Wog and the Wogs begin at Calais.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
  56. @Harold Smith

    Perhaps your comments would be worth reading if you didn’t use “orange clown” in every sentence.

  57. Corvinus says:
    @Chris Mallory

    Wow, just wow. I truly did not realize it until now, but you are decidedly anti-white. You have an sick aversion to Italians, Poles, and Greeks.

    That’s not who we are.

    You have to go back.

    • Agree: RadicalCenter
  58. @follyofwar

    Perhaps you could keep your orange-clown-deferential eyes off of my comments.

    • LOL: follyofwar
  59. Art says:

    When Trump pulled the troops from Syria – in the Jew mind, that threatened Israel.

    The Jews will never let Trump have a second term – PERIOD!

    They will oppose everything he does – end of story.

  60. Biff says:
    @NoseytheDuke

    brutish, power-crazed, knuckle-draggers can harass and intimidate law-abiding residents and tourists coming into the US in the correct manner via the airports?

    They do that now coming AND going.

    Thieving, robbing, pricks they are.

    • Replies: @RVBlake
  61. Biff says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    the US Army to guard our border

    That was already tried and tested – the result was dead Americans. The military is only trained wreck and destroy shit, NOT to police a border

    https://www.nytimes.com/1997/06/29/us/after-marine-on-patrol-kills-a-teen-ager-a-texas-border-village-wonders-why.html

  62. Biff says:

    What happens when a foreign(outside the U.S.) country elects the wrong person?
    The media collectively goes into campaign mode to demonize the new leader, and the people who elected him.
    Examples:
    Hugo Chavez and the Venezuelans
    Putin and the Russians
    Orban and the Hungarians
    Closer to home – Trump and the deplorables – you are now treated like a foreign country.

    Wall? You’re already on the outside looking in.

  63. @SafeNow

    “But all statutory grants of power are subject to judicial review.”

    That does not mean that a court engaging in the review is not acting ultra vires, and it is not outside the prerogatives of the Executive Branch to tell a court to stuff-it and ignore that court’s findings and rulings, particularly of the Federal courts inferior to SCOTUS when ruling on a national scale on a national matter.

  64. RVBlake says:
    @Biff

    They do it on flights within the U.S., let alone international. I once saw these chimps frisk a little girl in a wheelchair.

  65. MEexpert says:

    When Trump pulled the troops from Syria – in the Jew mind, that threatened Israel.

    Two things: 1. US hasn’t pulled troops out of Syria yet, not really. 2. US is putting more troops at the Iraq-Syria border. They can be redeployed anytime. Furthermore, why is US sending Navy Warships towards Syria, if they are pulling troops out of there.

    Israel has nothing worry about. “Our master” will be well protected.

  66. @Random5499

    Campaign promises are just made to get votes, an exercise a con man like Mr. Trump is so good at. They are worthless and designed to be broken. Any fool (and I’m not calling you one) should know this.

    • Replies: @Authenticjazzman
  67. @follyofwar

    ” A con man like Mr. trump”

    Look you ignorant cretin, Mr. Trump is dealing with mortar fire from all sides 24/, while walking a tight-rope on one foot with no safety net, while juggling eggs with both hands, and dodging the incoming fire.

    You of course have no problems with all of the lies spewed by your beloved Democrat con-artists as they are on the “right side of history” and they are “what we are”:

    Authenticjazzman “Mensa” qualified since 1973, airborne trained US Ary vet and pro jazz artist.

    • Replies: @lavoisier
  68. lavoisier says: • Website
    @Authenticjazzman

    Trump made promises. He HAS to start keeping them.

    We will stand with the man if he keeps faith with us.

    Appointing Bolton and other neocons to positions of power does not inspire confidence.

    Neither does his backing down from his core promises–build the wall and get the hell out of wars in service to Israel.

    He needs to lead.

    If he does this, and sticks to his guns, we will follow him.

    Right now he is appearing more and more like an incredibly clueless and weak leader who really does not know what his core principles are.

    I hope that you are right about Trump. But I fear that you are profoundly mistaken about the man.

    • Replies: @follyofwar
  69. peterAUS says:

    Right now he is appearing more and more like an incredibly clueless and weak leader who really does not know what his core principles are.

    Sounds about right.

  70. @lavoisier

    My thoughts exactly. Jazzman called me an “ignorant cretin” (and, yikes, a democrat!) for suggesting that Trump was a con man. But, he’s “Mensa qualified” while I’m not, therefore I must be wrong.

    Knowing that he was a con man (which may actually be a worthwhile character trait in a president), I still voted for Trump in 2016 and remain glad that I did. The alternative was just too horrible to contemplate. And I’m prepared to vote for him again in 2020 – unless he starts another war for Israel. At least he’s not an enemy of hetero white males, and I love it everytime he calls the presstitute MSM “Fake News.”

    Still, in our increasingly dysfunctional system, with the 2020 campaign already underway, if you don’t get most of your program accomplished within the first two years, there is little chance of getting much done in the next two (especialy now that the D’s control the House). Victor Davis Hanson may be right when he called Mr. Trump a “tragic hero.”

    • Replies: @Authenticjazzman
  71. Anonymous[241] • Disclaimer says:

    DJT responds:

    • Agree: Hail
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  72. @follyofwar

    I agree with you. I would say that it is much too early to judge the Trump presidency but Harold seems to have made his decision already. The Orange Clown reference might go down quite well at the Guardian or at HuffPo though.

    “The most difficult subjects can be explained to the most slow-witted man if he has not formed any idea of them already; but the simplest thing cannot be made clear to the most intelligent man if he is firmly persuaded that he knows already, without a shadow of doubt, what is laid before him.”
    Leo Tolstoy

    • Replies: @Harold Smith
  73. @follyofwar

    ” and remain glad that I did” : Okay you are forgiven, go and be at peace.

    Personally I feel that DT is a true hero, like nobody who has occupied the WH in eons.

    He knows that he is a walking bullseye, and how the crazies hate him and would love to see him gone, but he only backs down when it is strategically necessary.

    AJM

  74. @NoseytheDuke

    “I agree with you. I would say that it is much too early to judge the Trump presidency but Harold seems to have made his decision already.”

    And I would say that unless you show the same deference to Charles Manson and the Zodiac killer, for example, you seem to have made the decision to become a hypocrite.

  75. Hail says: • Website
    @Anonymous

    Any word on the medium and/or pipeline by which this Buchanan column got to T.?

  76. Anonymous[241] • Disclaimer says:

    One thought is that I would not be at all surprised if Stephen Miller read the Buchanan column here at Unz. (Don’t tell the MSM.)

    My more controversial thought (which may also involve Stephen Miller) is that the person involved is directly or indirectly involved with the “QAnon” operation, which I strongly believe is coming from the Trump team. On January 5, 2019, QAnon posted a variant of the “good night” line from the Dylan Thomas poem that Buchanan and then DJT cite.Or search “WE WILL NOT GO SILENT INTO THE NIGHT” at qmap.pub.

    “QAnon” most definitely put out a version of this line around a week before Trump. For all I know, QAnon may be some diabolical subterfuge, but it sure seems like an ingenious pro-Trump propaganda channel to me.

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