Opinion written by George McClellan:
Clearly some judges on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals are bereft of any understanding of Constitutional Law. It would be churlish to call them “Progressives” but, three Court of Appeal judges, collectively and laughingly agreed that the ‘opinion,’ not a ruling, but the opinion of a Federal District Court Judge. Robart, stood the test of Constitutionally concerning the authority of the President to do his lawful job. Maybe the smoke from California’s cannibus laws has risen to the highest levels of progressivism, the judges chambers. Maybe!
Judge Robart, took ten minutes to issue his nationwide injunction against the President’s temporary travel ban on Islamic Jihadists without once referring to any case law, prior courts decision, or other ruling that have in fact, empowered the President to do just exactly what he did. This is simply an attack on Trump, a determined effort by the Progressives to stop Trumps “drain the swamp” programs. Simple as that! It’s all anti-Trump and anti-American.
The President’s oath is to protect us from all our enemies, foreign and domestic. Apparently the oath of judges of the 9th Circuit is to prevent the President from doing that, at all costs. Who is going to protect us from activists judges who have presumed a judicial supremacy over the Constitution, the Executive and the Congress, an authority that is not theirs?
Trump realizes, if Democrats do not, that the Constitution is not the key to allowing unvetted terrorists into America, but is the authority to keep ‘em out. As far back as Thomas Jefferson, the issue of Presidential authority was tested. Jefferson, in response to a court ruling that opposed what he was constitutionally authorized to do simply defunded that court until they understood the message of what the courts real job was. It was not to set policy. Andrew Jackson in defying his court said: “The courts have made their decision; now let them enforce it.”
In The Federalist, No. 78, Alexander Hamilton wrote that the judiciary is the “least dangerous” branch of government because it “has no influence over either the sword or the purse,” i.e.: the President or the Congress. What changed that? They’re supposed to be three equal branches.
Trump could, like Andrew Jackson, ignore the court ruling, but he won’t. The Progressives with their media lackey’s would scream bloody murder, dictatorship, fascism and hateful totalitarism against Trump and the Republican party. It’s all fake news. They have nothing else to stem the sea change that came with Trumps election as President. They will pay dearly in the end.
Under the Progressives, the judiciary became increasingly bold, deliberately moving America away from the Constitution, an old, out of date parchment document not in keeping with modern times, by issuing screwy decisions that empowered the inmates and caged the normals. It’s coming to an end and, it will be brutal in the meantime. Get ready to resist!
The point here is the courts are actually powerless to enforce their edicts because they serve at the grace and favor of the President. To ignore the 9th’s decision would be a reminder of their actual impotence. To defund them would be a better reminder. “To consider the judges as the ultimate arbiters of all constitutional questions is a very dangerous doctrine indeed and one which would place us under the despotism of an Oligarchy.” Thomas Jefferson, 1820.
How about that? Rationalizations outside of the rule of law does not Trump the Constitution. Trump can end it, if he chooses to. Remember, freedom is the goal, the Constitution is the way. Now, go get ‘em. (11 Feb 2017)