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A Very Judicial Coup

We’ve now entered the Alice in Wonderland phase of America — specifically its judiciary arm.

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has just handed down its decision concerning the Trump “Travel Ban.” Surprise! It affirmed the remarkably daft and erroneous lower court decision concluding that Pres. Trump did not have the authority to restrict immigration — especially immigration from places that produce dangerous people.

The statute in question is one of the more straightforward statutes out there. Not written in typical double-negative bureaucratese, it’s actually understandable to a human being (i.e. not a lawyer). Here’s the important bit.

Whenever the President finds that the entry of any aliens or of any class of aliens into the United States would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, he may by proclamation, and for such period as he shall deem necessary, suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants or nonimmigrants, or impose on the entry of aliens any restrictions he may deem to be appropriate.”

Pretty clearly the president can make most any decision he wants concerning immigration. If he does something squirrely, he can answer to Congress or the people.

However, the Ninth, according to this summary from Law Newz, decided that the president did not have exclusive domain over immigration. In fact, the court seems to have decided to insert itself immigration policy by dismissing the president’s reasons because, well, the court doesn’t approve of restricting immigration.

Well, glad that’s settled.

Actually, you would be hard-pressed to find a decision that was more perfectly wrong than this one. Almost every reason the court uses is spectacularly wrong and misunderstands the law and the Constitution.

For instance, the court decided that the president doesn’t have the power to proclaim the details of policy because he was discriminating against select people.

Wow, imagine that, a law that discriminates.

Oh, wait, that’s what laws do. They discriminate. Murder laws discriminate against murderers — crimping their style, so to say. Theft laws discriminate against thieves. Speed limits discriminate against speeders, etc. And immigration laws in the past discriminated against specific countries such as Eastern Bloc countries or limited the amount of immigrants from countries.

Funny how those laws work…

The court complained that the “travel ban” was breaking up families — declaring a new right that anyone related to an American may enter the country at will.

Now, a federal court ruled that the president doesn’t have the power that a statute clearly delegates to him. Well, then what’s the point of a president if courts can simply insert themselves into policy whenever they wish?

Maybe they think they should be in charge — unelected courts assuming a power they do not have in the Constitution. Judges that cannot be easily removed. Sitting in judgment of Congressionally passed laws, presidential Constitutional duties. No longer satisfied to be blindfolded and follow the law unequivocally, they now offer their thumbs up or thumbs down, like the Roman emperors of old; or maybe the Red Queen.The law means what she says it means.

It is time that these arrogant robed tyrants have their wings clipped. As the Virginia flag says, “Sic Semper Tyrannis.”

Isn’t It Funny?

Isn’t it funny that socialists always insist that they are doing whatever it is they are doing for the benefit of the poor. Yet in case after case it is the poor that ultimately suffer the most under socialist leadership?

Pick a country, any country… Venezuela is a good recent example. They are practically starving to death and they spend most of their day trying to find food.

And to think of it Obama praised the genius behind the decline, Hugo Chavez, “Mi amigo…” And, of course, Bernie Sanders loves what Venezuela’s recent leadership has done with the place.

Trespassing

Liberals are funny on immigration, especially illegal immigration.

For instance, if someone just randomly walked into a liberal’s house, condo or luxury apartment and decided to make themselves at home, the liberal would call the police to remove/arrest the uninvited/self-invited guest.

Yet when that very scenario is transferred onto a national scale suddenly the liberal is all for trespassing.

But then, if anything about the liberal has become clear, it is the vastness of their hypocrisy and complete lack of self-awareness.

Democrats and Double Standards

Have you ever noticed that when anything bad happens that can in any way be connected to Republicans or conservatives, the media immediately grabs any Republican in site and demands to know whether they “condemn” the activity or person?

Yet when some lefty does something, the very same media doesn’t bother to rouse themselves to demand the same of a Democrat? Have you seen any media personage ask any Democrats whether they condemn the string of often violent anti-Trump protests that have festered since his inauguration?

Nope.

I’d use the word “hypocrisy” but somehow that seems to be the equivalent of calling Mt. Everest a molehill.

Riddle Me This — BuzzFeed Discrimination Edition

So now the pop entertainment website BuzzFeed will follow in the footsteps of Google in discriminating between clients (or prospective clients) based on “beliefs.” BuzzFeed has announced it will refuse ads from the Republican party because of Donald Trump. It may have stepped away from $1.3 million of ads that the party may have committed to.

But apparently BuzzFeed will accept Democrat ads.

BuzzFeed founder and CEO Jonah Paretti explained, “The Trump campaign is directly opposed to the freedoms of our employees in the United States and around the world and in some cases, such as his proposed ban on international travel for Muslims, would make it impossible for our employees to do their jobs.” Well, that wasn’t what Trump said, Trump was talking about immigration, especially illegal immigration, not Muslim international travel. A rather ill-informed response by the supposed head of a news website that wants to be taken seriously.

Paretti added, “We don’t run cigarette ads because they are hazardous to our health, and we won’t accept Trump ads for the exact same reason ” Okay, that’s just silly. But it gives you an insight into the mind of the liberal and BuzzFeed that is, if anything, a pack of liberal media jackals. Liberals view anything nonliberal, insufficiently liberal or anti-liberal as needing to be shutdown. And they will shut it down when they can.

BuzzFeed is privately held but a number of its owner/investors have public arms. They need to be pressured, ahem, NBCUniversal. I wonder if all the private equity investors are cool with BuzzFeed possibly walking away from $1.3 million and likely souring the milk for millions of dollars more while Paretti just insulted a large portion of the U.S. population?

Having said that, I actually feel that BuzzFeed is within its to choose what ads to run. But then I also think that bakers and florists and photographers can choose who they’ll provide services to.

Yet, somehow, I don’t think BuzzFeed, always eagerly polishing its liberal bonafides, would grant the same right of discrimination to, say, Masterpiece Cakes or Arlene’s Flowers or the other small businesses that have found themselves under the boot of the government when they exercised a right that BuzzFeed just claimed. Like Google, I suspect the answer from BuzzFeed is “Rights for me but not for thee.”

Does anyone think the Dept. of Justice will be paying a visit to BuzzFeed? That’ll be the day.

Riddle Me This — Urinals in the Women’s Restroom Edition

How long before the trannies demanding access to women’s restrooms and locker rooms began to demand the installation of urinals? They’ll whine that they don’t have time to wait for an open stall and that they don’t always need a stall. They’ll squeal about equal access, discrimination and how the facilities don’t match up with their plumbing.

And our libtard overlords will hop right to it. It’s the only fair thing; its always been part of the goal and only bigots would be against it, they’ll insist.

“We’ve always been at war with East-Asia.”

Don’t say you weren’t warned.

Riddle Me This — Google Discrimination Edition

How is it that, say, Christian bakers and wedding photographers are forced to provide services to those they would rather not serve, under pain of state or federal government penalty, yet Google can say that it now has a policy to not accept ads from payday loan companies? Payday loan companies provide a legal service and they do not discriminate against anyone in need of a loan, if they meet to financial criteria.

Why isn’t Google fielding inquiries about this discrimination from jackbooted state government thugs like Oregon’s Brad Avakian or the federal Dept. of Justice?

Could it be that Google is targeting a group of businesses that liberals, especially the Obama administration, are determined to bring to heel, if not simply destroy?

Sounds like another example of the liberal mantra — laws are for thee but not for me!