Trump’s abuse of executive power, coronavirus, and “climate emergency”

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What do Donald Trump’s abuse of executive power, coronavirus tyranny, and the “climate emergency” have in common?

In a word… EVERYTHING!

When Donald Trump abused the executive power of the presidency a few years ago to issue a constitutionally questionable national emergency declaration and do an end run around Congress in order to build his imaginary border wall, he laid the groundwork for the destruction of what little remained of the separation of powers and the role of Congress as the representatives of the people.

Trump’s abuse of executive power also provided a blueprint for Democrats to follow that would allow them to do things they couldn’t get done otherwise — a reality that didn’t go unnoticed at the time.

Washington Governor Jay Inslee (D) admitted as much in an appearance on CBS’s Face the Nation — he was running against Biden at the time for the Democrat presidential nomination — when he warned Republicans that Trump’s emergency declaration for border security would set a new standard by which Democrats could govern on issues like so-called climate change.

“Republicans ought to stand up on their hind legs, because they took an oath to the Constitution, not to Donald Trump, and reverse this decision.

“But if there are new rules, the Republicans have to understand that Democrats will play by whatever the rules are, particularly when it comes to climate change.”

Inslee wasn’t alone in this regard because every major candidate running for the 2020 Democrat nomination adopted most, if not all, of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal as a part of their platforms, so it was easy to see how Trump’s abuse of power could lead to Biden issuing a national emergency declaration to advance the far-left’s climate change agenda

Shortly after the 2020 election, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer suggested in an MSNBC interview with Rachel Maddow that so-called climate change could be addressed via the same abuse of executive power witnessed from Donald Trump:

“It might be a good idea for President Biden to call a climate emergency.

“He can do many, many things under the emergency powers … that he could do without legislation.

“Trump used this emergency [power] for a stupid wall, which wasn’t an emergency. But if there ever was an emergency, climate is one.”

It could be that we’re about to see the next steps taken in this direction based on a recent declaration by Inslee in an interview on MSNBC.

“This is the beginning of a permanent emergency. We have to tackle the source of this problem, which is climate change.” (emphasis mine)

If you think the abuse of executive power we’ve witnessed over the past 18 months in response to coronavirus — a “temporary” emergency — was bad, just imagine what’s in store when government decides it needs to address a “permanent” climate emergency.

Speaking of coronavirus, the tyrannical shutdowns and mandates dished out across America in response to the so-called pandemic has served as fertile ground for pushing the global warming agenda.

When the first wave of coronavirus stimulus was being discussed last year, the far-left made a push to include climate change “solutions” like AOC’s Green New Deal in the first package. The Democratic Socialists of America connected coronavirus to global warming, and in an official statement released in March 2020, the organization called the Green New Deal a “working class solution to the COVID-19 crisis.”

On his first day in office, Joe Biden signed an executive order rejoining the Paris Climate Agreement as the first in what will likely be many actions he’ll be taking to address global warming, but that did little more than put America back where she was when Obama left office.

Since winning full-control of Washington in the 2020 election, Biden and the Democrats have endorsed the World Economic Forum plan to address global warming through the creation of a New World Order via the Great Reset.

In March 2021, climate scientists published a report documenting how carbon emissions fell during coronavirus hysteria thanks to lockdowns and other mandates, and they suggested that in order to meet goals spelled out in the Paris Climate Agreement, pandemic lockdowns need to occur once every two years to end global warming and keep the earth at “safe” temperature levels.

Last week, another group of researchers released a report suggesting that America take steps to fight global warming actions so extreme that it would turn America into a Marxist third world country.

Ironically, Sen. Marco Rubio essentially predicted that Trump’s abuse of executive power would greenlight Biden’s to do the same in the name of fighting climate change. In a CNBC interview following Trump’s emergency declaration, the Florida Republican issued the following warning:

“We have to be careful about endorsing broad uses of executive power. If today, the national emergency is border security … tomorrow the national emergency might be climate change.”

Of course, Rubio and the rest of the spineless GOP did nothing to stop Trump’s abuse of executive power, so…

By the way, abusing executive power to deal with the “permanent climate emergency” won’t be the only priority targeted by the far-left using the precedent established by Trump and coronavirus.

Following Trump’s abuse of power gambit, Nancy Pelosi informed Republican that a Democrat president could use a national emergency to advance her anti-gun agenda. And I wrote last week about how New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo used the coronavirus tyranny model to declare gun violence a “disaster emergency” in order to abuse his executive power and deny the gun rights of New Yorkers.

It has become a game of sorts to ridicule the far-left agenda as simply too extreme to be a serious threat, but I remember how many were saying the same thing about the LGBT agenda and abortion. 

Democrat leadership and the socialists running the party have been setting the global warming agenda, and we shouldn’t be too quick to dismiss their “permanent climate disaster” declaration. Nor should we assume they will fail to advance that agenda, particularly in light of the noticeable shift to the left by Republicans who are joining hands with Democrats to endorse it.


David Leach is the owner of the Strident Conservative. He holds people of every political stripe accountable for their failure to uphold conservative values, and he promotes those values instead of political parties.

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