President Obama declared a national emergency that blocked property of persons threatening the peace, security, and stability of Yemen. I don't mind trying to help out Yemen but it's crazy if a President needs to involve the National Emergencies Act to do it. How does what happens in Yemen create a national emergency for you and me? I truly don't get it. How Trump is attempting to apply it makes more sense than what I saw with its previous usage.
I think the legislation should be scrapped. If you look at the U.S. Constitution, it's very clear who controls the purse strings and that's Congress. Once a budget is established, which also means these legislators have fought tooth and nail for their districts to get the most out of various budget categories like construction projects, for a President to come in and pickpocket various budget items goes against the intent of the framers of the Constitution. It's too dangerous to give presidents this amount of power.
I don't think Trump's trying to do anything nefarious, he's attempting to apply the law as written and The Supreme Court will have the final say. But I've got to say that in my opinion, for whatever it's worth, if you hear any pundits act like they truly understand the legislation and that they know for sure what's going to happen, I wouldn't believe them. The only safe bet is to take The National Emergencies Act off the table and not allow any Democratic or Republican president the power to cherry pick where tax revenues will go.