President Biden’s poll numbers seem set in quicksand. Now the special counsel’s justification for not recommending charges against Biden for having “willfully retained and disclosed classified materials” is damning: Biden’s memory has such “significant limitations” that the special counsel believed he could not convince a jury that Biden has a “mental state of willfulness” that a serious felony (or, presumably, serving as president) requires. Cue the campaign commercials. Continue reading →
If 19 terrorists can inflict $8 trillion dollars’ worth of damage on this country, imagine what 300 could do.
With no regard to the danger, this White House has thrown open the gates to a stampede of evildoers. Almost 300 people from our Terror Watch List have already been caught. But have they been kept? Just this week, a Pakistani national that Border Patrol captured in November was found wandering around Los Angeles after his January release, stunning immigration officials. “Imagine how many cases like this one get through without us knowing,” one Homeland Security official told the Daily Caller anonymously.
In most cases, it takes “more than three months for an agency to determine if someone is/was a known suspected terrorist,” another agent cautioned. “Who knows how many after-the-fact realizations were made after releasing someone into the country?” He admitted, “We may never know until they are encountered by law enforcement at a later date. Very well after it’s too late.” Continue reading →
* House Republicans keep calling it quits, even though they’re in the majority.
* Several GOP committee chairs are retiring, and younger Republicans seem to be giving up.
* It comes after a year in which chaos and lack of productivity reigned in the lower chamber.
On Tuesday, Republican Rep. Mark Green of Tennessee achieved a goal that he’s been overseeing all year, and that narrowly eluded House Republicans last week: the impeachment of DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.
The very next day, Green — the chairman of the Homeland Security Committee — called it quits. Continue reading →
When I open my eyes in the morning, the first thing I lift my head to see is the clock sitting on the nightstand beside me. If it’s even a minute past six, I’m up and out of bed…
Yes, I’m aware that retirement offers me the luxury of keeping myself attached to the pillow, eyes closed, drifting in and out, without caring to which number of that clock the short hand is crawling. Problem is though, that over the course of fifty years I’ve developed the impossible-to-break habit of getting up early – despite the fact that I no longer have a proverbial timecard to punch.
So, sun-up or not, when that hour comes I swing my feet over the side of the bed and onto the floor, stand as noiselessly as my creaking knees will allow, and very quietly – so as not to awaken my still-dreaming wife – navigate down the hall and into what we call the “back bedroom.” There I have access to the two drawers and three feet of closet space not being used for seasonal storage, and which hold a few pairs of well-worn old jeans and a small, folded stack of t-shirts and sweatshirts good for just hanging out. Continue reading →
The meme below perfectly captures the downfall of a once thriving nation, before the Deep State/CIA murdered John F. Kennedy, ushering in the welfare/warfare state, built upon debt, consumerism, egotism, and technological distraction. The image is sad, deeply disturbing, and accurate.
The ongoing degradation and decay are a consequence of the nation turning its back on personal responsibility and service to community as reflected in JFK’s viewpoint of, “Ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country”. LBJ’s Great Society encouraged the destruction of the family – particularly black families, while setting in motion the accumulation of current and unfunded welfare debts. What can your politicians give you to buy your vote. The selling of feminism to females further destroyed the traditional family and has resulted in the state raising our kids in their indoctrination centers, to the detriment of society. Continue reading →
America’s ‘Last Best Place‘ Is Overrun by Mexican Cartels Because Gangsters ‘Can Charge 20 TIMES the Price for Drugs‘ – With Overdoses ‘SURGING’
Mexican drugs cartels have expanded all the way north and are targeting America’s ‘last best place’ by preying on vulnerable Native American communities in Montana.
A recent report showed Montana to be the second most ‘addicted’ state with 18.2 percent of the state’s population using illicit drugs in 2021 – a figure that has only been rising as time goes on.
Drug cartels from Mexico are drawn to the state of Montana because of how much money they can squeeze out of residents…. (Continue to full article)
Denver Slashes $5M From Its Parks and Rec Budget as It Prepares to Spend $180 MILLION to Shelter Migrants in 2024
Denver officials warn that the 38,464 migrants they have served since late 2022 are increasing every single day. The Mile High City is one of a number of Democrat-run metropolises that have seen
The city is one of many that migrants are routinely shuttled to after entering the US, with weak southern border policies allowing December to shatter the record for CBP migrant encounters at over 302,000.
Alongside the $5 million being slashed from the two departments’ budgets, Denver officials are also set to take $10 million from contingency funds and $15 million from city-wide maintenance projects.
But with those costs only totaling $30 million, there remains a $150 million shortfall caused directly by the migrant crisis… (Continue to full article)
Biden Issues Threat Over Border Bill…
Will Let More Illegal Immigrants Stay in U.S.
Republican lawmakers slammed President Joe Biden and his administration after the White House threatened that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) would reduce removal operations of illegal immigrants if Congress refused to pass the Senate’s border bill.
During a press gaggle aboard Air Force One on Wednesday, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre claimed that ICE will “be forced to reduce operations because of budget shortfalls” in the “coming weeks.”
The press secretary appeared to shift the blame Wednesday for the border crisis that has taken place under the Biden administration’s open border policies. Jean-Pierre argued that congressional Republicans are prioritizing “partisan politics” instead of U.S. national security by “refusing to pass the bipartisan national security agreement.”… (Continue to full article)
Chinese Migrants Now the Fastest-Growing Group Trying to Cross Into the U.S.
The number of migrants arriving at the southern border is unprecedented. Last year, U.S. Customs and Border Protection recorded two-and-a-half million instances of detaining or turning away people attempting to cross into the United States from Mexico.
So what’s the fastest growing group among them? Chinese migrants. Yes, you heard that right…Chinese. We saw large groups, including many from the middle class, come through a 4-foot gap at the end of a border fence 60 miles east of San Diego.
House Republicans Push To ‘Deport’ Alejandro Mayorkas
The House Homeland Security Committee’s report on impeaching Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas says it is about “deporting” him from his position.
“This Committee, through these articles of impeachment, begins the process of deporting Secretary Mayorkas from his position on account of his failure to comply with his official duties, and thereby allow his position to be filled by someone willing to enforce the Nation’s immigration laws once again,” the report says.
…and too many pussified Republc-RATS chose not to support this endeavor – thus far – it has failed… (Continue to full article)
The Unprecedented Situation at the US-Mexico Border
What is behind the surge of people trying to cross the border and what dangers do they face?
Record levels of migration are straining an immigration system left nearly broken by decades of congressional inaction.
Republicans have spent years amplifying scenes of turmoil and tragedy at the southern border, but Democratic leaders are also worried now, particularly big-city mayors and blue state governors who are demanding more federal resources to shelter and feed an influx of migrants.
With many voters now saying immigration is a top priority, what exactly is happening at the US border to make so many people concerned?… (Continue to full article)
Texas Stripped of Powers in Border Security Bill
Conservatives have attacked a provision of the new border security bill that would only allow legal challenges to be made in Washington D.C.
The bill would strip the power of Texas and other states to challenge some of its provisions in their local federal court.
Conservative commentators were quick to denounce the provision, contained on page 221 of the bill. Bill Shipley, who was a federal prosecutor for over 20 years, decried the its court provisions on X, formerly Twitter, on Sunday.
The Texas governor, an outspoken critic of Biden over immigration issues, has vowed that the fight “is not over” and called the razor wire “an effective deterrent” in a post on X, formerly Twitter, despite the legal blow. He also issued a statement declaring Texas’ “right to self-defense…. (Continue to full article)
Greg Abbott Rages at Texas Being Stripped of Powers: ‘Unacceptable‘
Texas Governor Greg Abbott has responded with fury to a provision in the new bipartisan Senate border security bill that would block the state of Texas from challenging some of its provisions via the local federal court.
The bill sets out the circumstances under which suspected illegal immigrants can request a judicial review of their deportation orders, stating: “The United States District Court for the District of Columbia shall have sole and original jurisdiction to hear challenges, whether constitutional or otherwise, to the validity of this section or any written policy directive, written policy guideline, written procedure, or the implementation thereof.”
In addition to the immigration reform, designed to address a surge in illegal crossings across the southern border, the bill would provide an additional $60 billion in aid to Ukraine, along with assistance to Israel and Taiwan.
On immigration it includes a provision that illegal migrants can be removed with little legal recourse if the number detected rises above an average of 5,000 per week, or 8,500 in a single day… (Continue to full article)
Gov. Eric Holcomb deploys Indiana National Guard to Mexico border
In the Rio Grande Valley of Texas, border agents (pictured here alongside a temporarily deployed National Guard unit) patrol the area for undocumented immigrants entering from Mexico. Credit Photograph by Kirsten Luce
Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb announced Friday morning the deployment of 50 National Guard soldiers to the Mexico border in Texas as part of a border security mission.
Holcomb got a detailed briefing about the border crisis along with 13 other governors earlier this week according to a press release. Texas Governor Greg Abbott requested help from other states as a means to secure the border.
“Federal negligence enforcing immigration law and the failure to secure our country’s border jeopardizes national and economic security, affecting every state, including Indiana,” Gov. Holcomb said. “We’ve worked too hard in Indiana attacking the drug epidemic for more Hoosier lives to be put at risk by a constant supply of killer drugs spilled over an open U.S. border. The only way to resolve this is to stop the historically high flow of illegal immigrants crossing the border.”
These soldiers will begin mobilizing for the mission immediately and will arrive in Texas in mid-March… (Continue to full article)
The Dramatic Turn of Events: Rep. Al Green Saves the Day with a Decision Altering Vote
In a whirlwind of political drama, the halls of Congress witnessed a breathtaking showdown as a Republican-led push to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas came down to the wire on Tuesday. The outcome hung in the balance, teetering on the edge of history, until Democratic Rep. Al Green of Texas swooped in, quite literally, to cast a deciding vote and thwart the Republican effort.
The tension reached its zenith as the final vote tally stood at a razor-thin margin of 214-216. With just a single vote separating success from failure, the chamber held its breath. Three Republicans dared to defy their party line and joined forces with all present Democrats in opposition to the measure.
As the dust settles and the echoes of the day’s events reverberate through the hallowed halls of Congress, one thing remains clear: the fate of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas hangs in the balance, and the political drama shows no signs of abating… (Continue to full article)
GOP Gains Critical Vote to Impeach Mayorkas as Scalise Plans Return
House Majority Leader Steve Scalise (R-La.) will return to Congress after more than a month of cancer treatment and recovery, his office said Thursday.
Why it matters: It puts Republicans one step closer to impeaching Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas, which could happen as soon as next Tuesday.
With Scalise absent and all Democrats present and voting against impeachment, the vote ended in a tie after three Republicans defected… (Continue to full article)
Abbott Vows to Expand Texas Border Standoff With Biden Admin
Texas Governor Greg Abbott is expanding southern border security as Congress can’t reach an agreement for a massive federal immigration overhaul.
A comprehensive 370-page, $118 billion bill negotiated behind the scenes for months didn’t make it out of the U.S. Senate earlier this week due to Republican opposition, namely due to a provision within the legislation requiring the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to shut down the U.S. border only if migrant crossings exceeded a 5,000 daily average in any given week.
“In Texas, we’ve been able to achieve a decrease in illegal crossings only because of great teamwork,” Abbott said Thursday at Shelby Park in Eagle Pass, on the southern border. “Part of that teamwork is our partnership with the Texas National Guard, and we are currently working with the Texas Military Department to add more razor wire, anti-climb barrier, and personnel… (Continue to full article)
80% of Asylum-Seekers Rejected, DHS Official Says
About 80 percent of asylum-seekers who come to the United States are being rejected and sent back home, according to Luis Miranda, Assistant Secretary for Communications with the Department of Homeland Security.
“In general, most of the people who arrived in the United States during the last three years have been deported, expelled or returned to Mexico,” Miranda said during a video news conference on Wednesday afternoon.
He stated those who could not be immediately sent back face removal proceedings that can take years… (Continue to full article)
Immigrant Rights Group Reacts to Lamont’s Offer to Deploy CT National Guard at US Southern Border
Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont made headlines during a televised interview with CNBC, where he announced his readiness to deploy the state’s National Guard to assist at the U.S. border with Mexico.
Lamont emphasized the far-reaching impact of the immigration crisis, asserting that it affects states beyond those typically associated with frontline border issues, such as Connecticut.
The conversation comes as Democratic U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy from Connecticut has sparked a contentious debate with his bill addressing national security and immigration. The bill failed to pass the Senate on Wednesday, amid heightened tensions between Republicans and Democrats surrounding the management of migrant crossings at the southern border… (Continue to full article)
Texas on Track to Build More Border Wall in State Than Trump
Texas is on track to build more of Donald Trump’s infamous border wall than the former president’s own administration put up in the state, Gov. Greg Abbott said Thursday.
“Texas is the first and only state in the history of the United States of America to build our own border wall,” Abbott said during a press conference in Shelby Park.
“If you look at the amount of wall already constructed and the amount of wall that is going to be under construction, Texas will have built more of the Trump border wall than even Trump built in the state of Texas,” the governor boasted.
The Lone Star State has additionally erected roughly 160 miles of barriers — including razor wire fencing, anti-climb barriers, Conex boxes and buoys in the river — that do not include the wall, according to Abbott… (Continue to full article)
Map Shows How Much Undocumented Immigrants Cost in Each State
Record numbers in illegal immigration have resulted in United States taxpayers bearing the burden of tens of billions of dollars going toward paying for migrants and their families.
The federal government is at a political standstill following Senate Republicans’ rebuke of a $118 southern border bill claimed by advocates to be among the most comprehensive immigration reform in four decades. The bill included emergency powers for the federal government to deter migrants in large numbers, changes in asylum laws in addition to tens of billions in foreign aid to Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan.
With no new legislation in place and more than 1 million migrant encounters at the U.S. border since the new fiscal year began on October 1, states like Texas are leading the way in trying to enforce their own laws. Texas Governor Greg Abbott said deployment of his state’s National Guard has reduced daily encounters from a couple thousand or more to less than a dozen per day… (Continue to full article)
Steve Vaus ~ We Must Take America Back
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The refrain from Edgar Allan Poe’s poem “The Raven” suggests an alluring title for curious reasons; it encapsulates sentiments I’ve held for a very long time and leads in some fascinating directions.
In Poe’s poem ‘The Raven,’ the Raven symbolizes a mournful, never-ending remembrance and sorrow for his lost, perfect maiden, Lenore, who is the driving force behind his conversation with the Raven.
* If you’re interested, you can find the poem on the interweb; perhaps you have the book.
The maiden Lenore, in my case, is the republic as I learned it, and my sweet remembrances of the lovely maiden it was. Maiden, in this case, refers to a female virgin – someone not sullied, soiled, or tarnished.
“What a train wreck it is for the democrats! What an unholy mess! It is an unmitigated disaster, the sinking of the Titanic multiplied by that plane crash where the soccer players ate each other.”~ Jeff Childers on the Fani Willis case.
As Donald Trump consolidates his election mojo — defying the forces arrayed to destroy him — and more of the country turns against the creepy apparition in the White House purportedly running against him, you hear evermore chatter that a panicked Democratic Party will insert Michelle Obama in a last-minute convention switcheroo next August.
The explications I hear in the chat media all sound lame one way or another. For starters, how pathetically weak is the party that such a walking fiasco as “Joe Biden” is allowed to even pretend that he can run this race? His campaign is an obvious sham, a place-holder in hopes that one or another of the half-assed lawfare court cases against Mr. Trump might knock him off the game-board — and that’s not looking so great now since Fulton County DA Fani Willis screwed the pooch in her giant RICO action and Special Counsel Jack Smith is getting smacked around week after week on esoteric points of procedure. Continue reading →
It never ceases to amaze me at how little so many people in this country have done to train their minds to critically analyze information. They have eyes to see and ears to see, and yet, somehow the truth of any major issue still seems to evade them, or they simply refuse to recognize the truth with it standing right in front of them, slapping them in the face.
So many things are currently plumb damned fouled up by this Biden regime and going awry on their own through the dynamics set in motion by this anti-American, lawless regime, that it’s nearly impossible to properly address them all in a single commentary. But I’ve tried to give the Reader as comprehensive an assessment as I possibly can with this piece.
Michael Savage, a longtime renown radio host, was fond of noting that “liberalism is a mental disease” and we’re witnessing the result of its heavy utilization for far too many years without being grounded in common sense and a certain amount of pragmatic realism. And so here we are, on the cusp of the final fall of America, short of a miracle from God or true patriots taking a firm stand with rifles in hand and refusing to give an inch of ground and any further movement towards the new world order desired by our amerikkan commies.
It might sound quaint and out of touch with what some have now accepted as “the new normal”, but I say we should all wrap ourselves in the American Flag and send out the clarion call for a rush of strong, capable men to come to the aid of their country, in a manner as never before. ~ J.O.S. Continue reading →
I know about too many things that no longer matter, antiquated ideals like honor, and commitment.
I understand what words actually mean; I use them carefully.
I defend the need for police, law, and order; I embrace the intent of our laws and the Constitution.
I know right from wrong; I learned it from my parents, church, and school.
I know that lying is wrong and I cannot rationalize it as free speech or freedom of expression the way our government or mainstream media does. Claiming that a lie is protected by ‘freedom of the press’ does NOT make it true or acceptable. Continue reading →
How does it feel to have the largest government that the planet has ever seen? When I was growing up, I was taught that we had a capitalist system and that we had a limited federal government. Of course neither of those things has been true for a very long time. Today, the United States has the biggest government in the history of the world, and it gets even bigger with each passing year. Running that gigantic government requires more money than we actually have, and so we are going into staggering amounts of debt.
But there is no way that our politicians will ever agree to reduce the size of the federal government to an appropriate size. So we are stuck with this system until the day when it finally collapses.
We have reached a stage where most U.S. households are at least partially dependent on the federal government.
We very much prefer not to call ourselves “socialists”, but that is precisely what we are. Sadly, if we attempted to go back to the way things were 100 years ago, most Americans would not know how to survive.
The anniversary of the January 6th 2021 riot at the U.S. Capitol Building has come and gone, but the memory of that infamous day that culminated in the murder of Ashli Babbitt, an Air Force Veteran, remains indelibly burned in my mind as it continues to weigh on my heart and made me look anew at the country of my birth. This is the day one might say that America truly died, even as the repercussions and shockwaves from that day continue to echo across America, a nation still under assault from the country’s Democratic Party Communists and the Biden regime. Continue reading →
As Biden’s immigration crisis overwhelms the United States and wreaks havoc on the state’s resources, confidential documents suggest the president’s open border policies were intentional.
The Immigration Reform Law Institute (IRLI) filed a lawsuit against Biden’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS), claiming the agency halted the 287(g) program, which assists in the deportation of illegal migrant child rapists, attempted murderers, assailants, carjackers, and other known criminals. Continue reading →
The video below was published about two hour ago. ~ Editor
Watch as the brave Dr. Meryl Nass, MD EXPOSES exactly how the World Health Organization could turn into a de facto world government by May of this year. This clip is from her speech at the International Covid Summit III.
Fauci admits he approved risky Wuhan COVID research proposal WITHOUT reading it – as he ducks more than 100 questions during shocking Congress grilling
House Republicans heading up the two seven-hour closed-door hearings revealed late Monday that Dr Anthony Fauci’s public health response to the unprecedented pandemic was full of ‘drastic and systemic failures.’
According to the GOP, he denied remembering key details of the response ‘more than 100 times’, revealed that he signed off on millions of dollars worth of grants without reading the experiments’ fine print, and backtracked on his earlier insistence that the US did not fund experiments that could make viruses more transmissible or dangerous, known as ‘gain of function’ research at labs such as the Wuhan Institute of Virology
New emails dated February 1, 2020 show Fauci acknowledged that ‘scientists in Wuhan University are known to have been working on gain-of-function experiments to determine that molecular mechanisms associated with bat viruses adapting to human infection, and the outbreak originated in Wuhan’… (Continue to full article)
Free Health Insurance for Migrants Is Lunacy
In blue state after blue state, Democrats are pushing to give migrants taxpayer-funded health coverage.
Across the globe, millions of people are on the move, defying borders and violating laws to escape poor countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America, and break into rich countries. The United States is their No. 1 destination.
The U.S. needs a strategy to limit the burden on Americans and protect our quality of life. Instead, the Democratic Party merely virtue signals, saying, “Welcome, take whatever we have.”
As of Jan. 1, California is offering Medi-Cal to approximately 760,000 undocumented migrants of all ages.
“Nothing is free, the California taxpayers have to pay for it. It’s treason. No other way to say it.” ~ Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.)… (Continue to full article)
Black Chicagoans Move to Turn Liberal City Red
Chicago residents are fed up with Democrats ruining their once-beautiful city as the burgeoning migrant crisis sucks resources away from native Chicagoans who are suffering under President Joe Biden’s policies.
As the Windy City continues to face unprecedented amounts of border crossers wreaking havoc on neighborhoods, Black Chicagoans are ready for Republicans to flip Chicago red.
More than 26,000 illegal aliens have arrived in Chicago since last year, with nearly 1,200 migrants camping out at the city’s O’Hare Airport as well as several police stations.
Chicago has earmarked nearly $24 million to winterize tents to shelter thousands of illegal migrants who have arrived in the city during the cold months… (Continue to full article)
Andrés Manuel López Obrador also wants the U.S. Congress to approve a 20-billion-dollar plan to promote development in Latin America
Mexico’s President López Obrador attends a press conference, in Mexico City. ~ REUTERS
Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has revealed that he asked the U.S. government to grant visas to at least 10 million Hispanic migrants who have worked in the country for more than 10 years, along with an investment plan to promote “development” in Latin America and the Caribbean. Continue reading →
Figure One: Just stop a few of their machines and radios and telephones and lawn mowers…throw them into darkness for a few hours and then you just sit back and watch the pattern.
Figure Two: And this pattern is always the same?
Figure One: With few variations. They pick the most dangerous enemy they can find…and it’s themselves. And all we need do is sit back…and watch…and let them destroy themselves. ~ “The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street,” Twilight Zone
Will 2024 be the year the Deep State’s exercise in controlled chaos finally gives way to an apocalyptic dismantling of our constitutional republic, or what’s left of it?
“I’ve also lost patience with the Sharia of the political left taking over the entire system.” ~ David Collum
Historians of the future, flash-frying peccary testicles and mesquite pods over their campfires, will wonder at how the archetypal Shining City on a Hill of America’s storied yesteryear got transformed into the roach motel that our country has become on the threshold of 2024 CE. Will they be as stupidly bewildered as, in our time, the faculty at Harvard, the editors of The New York Times, or the directorate of the CDC? Or will they figure out the score by then?
Which is: the nauseating state-of-the-nation is being driven by a cohort of our own fellow citizens lost in an evil crypto-religious salvation rapture that veils their own self-disgust, moral failure, peevish discontents, petty hatreds, willful profanations, compulsive lying, sexual depravity, fraudulence, venality, cupidity, and all-around want of boundaries. They are wrecking the country on-purpose, led by their chosen figurehead avatar, “Joe Biden,” and the horses of many different colors he rode in on. Continue reading →
They don’t mind ruffling a few feathers, so it’s only fair that South Park’s latest episode is set to embrace a hot topic – OnlyFans.
South Park: Not Suitable for Children, is an episode that makes fun of the reactions surrounding OnlyFans, the adult online subscription service used by many adult content creators.
The episode will highlight the parents’ concern after a certain teacher’s online presence is discovered, which is apparently ‘not suitable for children.’
The official synopsis for the special, steaming on Paramount+, reads: ‘After it’s discovered that a teacher at South Park Elementary has an OnlyFans page, Randy is compelled to take a closer look at the seedy underbelly of the world of on-line influencers.’
The episode is a tongue-in-cheek reference to the stories of teachers living double lives as both educators and OnlyFans creators, and who have been pressured to quit when their profiles were discovered…. (Continue to full article)
“What if the rights and principles guaranteed in the Constitution have been so distorted in the past 200 years as to be unrecognizable by the Founders? What if the government was the reason we don’t have a Constitution anymore? What if freedom’s greatest hour of danger is now?” ~ Andrew P. Napolitano
We are approaching critical mass, the point at which all hell breaks loose.
The government is pushing us ever closer to a constitutional crisis.