These are Real National Emergencies



The Popular Vote Loser is apparently going to announce a National Emergency on February 15, 2019, with regards to the flow of illegal immigrants crossing the Southern Border so he can take funds from other departments (Defense for example) in order to build his antiquated wall.

Never mind that there are greater risks at our Northern Border and ports of entry for illegal aliens that are considered potential terror suspects and drug trafficking.  There is a greater case to be made for declaring a National Emergency in those locations than at our Southern Border. Someone needs to tell the KKK endorsed candidate that a criminal is not always Hispanic. All he has to do is look at all the people in his 2016 campaign that are on their way to jail to realize that.

There are other problems that can justifiably be determined to be a national emergency. These include:

  • Our crumbling infrastructure (roads, airports, railways, shipping, and public schools)
  • Addressing climate change and mass producing cleaner forms of energy.
  • Our growing (thanks to Republican-Trumpist fiscal policies over the last 38 years) national debt.
  • Protecting our Democracy from cyber attacks and Fascist-Authoritarian sympathizers.
  • The high level of children in poverty and homelessness.
  • The opioid crisis hurting our most vulnerable.
  • As Speaker Pelosi indicated yesterday, mass shootings across the country, including our schools.

With the precedent Mr. Trump will set tomorrow and if this move survives the lawsuits that will inevitably arise from this action, his Democratic successor in 2021 should declare a national emergency on all these areas and take care of the real problems facing this nation as well as maintaining border security with modern methods and highly trained personnel on our southern, northern, eastern, and western boundaries.

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David Gordon
Living in Arizona since his family moved to Tempe from New York in 1982, David Gordon has three degrees from Arizona State University and the University of Phoenix in History, Political Science, and Secondary School Administration. A highly qualified Social Studies instructor and Certified School Principal, Mr. Gordon owned his own charter school, Grand Canyon College Preparatory Academy from 1997-2016. The school served students in grades 6-12 in the East Valley of Maricopa County. Many of the graduates of GCP earned college credit for free while still attending high school, some completing the first year of college before graduating. Among the speakers at the school's graduations were noted figures in Arizona Politics like Harry Mitchell, David Schweikert, Juan Mendes, Andrew Sherwood, and John Huppenthal. Mr. Gordon also participated in the revisions of the Arizona History and Social Studies standards. In January 2017, Mr. Gordon started the political blog Twenty-First Century Progressive Bull Moose. It has a global following and routinely comments on the political events of the day. Mr. Gordon also helps administer the Facebook page Living Blue in Arizona. He is also currently writing a series of Young Adult science fiction novels which incorporate the themes of time travel and its impact on history. Mr. Gordon is very happy to be asked to join the Blog for Arizona team and hopes to spread the progressive word to make Arizona a better place for everyone.