Monday, February 13, 2017
Trump must stand strong against the liberal judiciary or forfeit his presidency
By Doug Book, editor
Two attorneys--Robert Barnes, a California trial attorney and Alan Dershowitz, a famed, highly-esteemed Harvard law professor and member of the legal profession--have come to the same conclusion: President Trump will prevail sooner or later with his immigration Executive Order. The opinion of attorney Barnes appeared in his February 4th article, prior to the 9th district decision to uphold the anti-Trump ruling of Seattle federal judge James Robart. It is apparent from his article that Mr. Barnes believed the 9th District would side with President Trump and do the right and legal thing by adhering to precedent set by the 9th circuit itself! Of course, it can hardly be deemed a surprise that 9th district judges did no such thing. Accommodating the agenda of fellow leftists, however unconstitutional and no matter how it may fly in the face of legal precedent, must come first.
Alan Dershowitz, “correctly predicted that the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals would uphold the suspension of the ban,” writes Mike Miller in his February 10th, Independent Journal Review article. Credit Dershowitz with knowing both the mind and the predictably shameless ways of the left. He is, however, convinced that the Supreme Court will decide in favor of the president and overturn the lawless rulings of the West Coast judiciary.
But when will this happen? Will America have to wait until President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee has finally inched his way through the morass of traps and delays manufactured by senate Democrats?
In the interim, Donald Trump will be made to look hopelessly weak. In his ruling, Judge Robart not only extended a ridiculous grant of standing to the State of Washington, his intruded on immigration policy, the power over which has been granted to the Executive branch by the Constitution.
Liberal judges throughout the nation have now learned that after an outraged Donald Trump bellows and tweets, he will take the path of least resistance and depend upon a fair shake—that is, a ruling grounded in law—from the next court in line; a hopelessly naïve dependence upon just and proper treatment by the radical left. It is a policy which invites the left-leaning judiciary to make a farce of Donald Trump’s presidency by perpetually tying his hands with endless legal wrangling. There can be no quicker, more definitive way to lose the respect and support of the people who put him in office. And the left knows it.
In the face of this unexpected exhibition of weakness on the part of the American president, Mexico’s former Foreign Minister Jorge Castañeda has vowed to create “ad campaigns advising migrants in the U.S. to take their cases to court and fight deportation if detained.” The plan is, “to double or triple the backlog [in U.S. courts] ‘until [U.S. President Donald] Trump desists in [his] stupid [immigration ban] idea.’” Castaneda will have an unlimited supply of liberal judges eager to assist, along with some $50 million allocated by the Mexican government to finance the strategy.
And what will it all mean for the American people? Consider the fact that, “since 9/11, 72 individuals from the seven mostly Muslim countries covered by President Trump's ‘extreme vetting’ executive order have been convicted of terrorism, a finding that clashes sharply with claims from an appeals court that there is ‘no evidence’ those countries have produced a terrorist.”
It makes me wonder. Is Trump encouraging the liberal judiciary to dig its own grave? Is he patiently waiting for the inevitable terror attack to claim the lives of thousands of Americans, knowing that on that day, future “legal” interference from the left will not be tolerated by the voting public? Certainly a cold and cynical thought on my part and I can't imagine that this is what the president has in mind. But Donald Trump can hardly be described as credulous. He is well aware of the dishonest, hypocritical, take no prisoners mentality of the American left. It’s difficult for me to believe that he will blithely allow such people to unravel the carefully considered agenda of his presidency.
I would advise Trump to ignore the unconstitutional overreach of the left coast judges. Reserve 30 minutes of air time, explain to the American public both his reasoning and why the law is actually on his side and instruct federal employees to abide by his wishes. What the hell. The left is going to demonize him anyway. President Trump might as well display the courage and patriotic spirit that got him elected.
I knew the first 100 days would be interesting. How interesting remains to be seen.