When unelected judges dangerously usurp power by issuing a temporary restraining order against a presidential national security executive order, we have reason to be concerned. It’s ideological tampering that falls under a bully-prerogative geared to disrupt attempts by our newly elected president to lead. The U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, did exactly that. They thumbed their noses at established precedent, our constitution and the wishes of Donald Trump who executed an order banning refugees from seven countries known to export terror.
The Ninth Circuit’s restraining order keeps our borders open to potential terrorists while ignoring the safety of our homeland. People who should not have due process are prioritized over our own citizens. For the record, 72 individuals from those 7 countries have been convicted of terrorist charges since 9/11. Our enemies watch as we bicker over who’s in charge. Is it our newly elected president or three left wing judges intoxicated by their own power who temporarily stopped a presidential travel ban whose explicit goal was to keep America safe?
Trump’s executive order will prevail. He has the constitution on his side.
The court inexplicably concluded there would be no ‘hardship’ caused by their restraining order. They naively insult the victims who suffered injury and loss of life from acts of terror in cities from Boston to New York to Orlando to San Bernardino. Have any of these judges stepped foot in one of those seven banned countries to see what those places produce? Do they understand what’s entailed in vetting a refugee to keep terrorists out. Do they see the onslaught of terror in Europe where open borders prevail?
At a minimum, can they acknowledge what they do not understand? Their actions and judicial overreach represent a deranged pursuit of globalist open borders; madness Trump rightfully chooses to avoid.
If the too liberal, too big nine state circuit wields this kind of power, isn’t it time to whittle them down to size? Trey Gowdy tells us, no one familiar with the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals should be surprised at today’s ruling. The 9th Circuit has a well-earned reputation for being presumptively reversible. By that he means, eighty percent of the appeal court’s rulings have been overturned when challenged in front of the Supreme Court.
There is proposed legislation from Republican Senators Jeff Flake and John McCain to remove six states leaving the 9th with only California, Oregon, Hawaii and two island districts.
Acts of intimidation have been coming fast from the left and are not likely to stop. It’s a desperate attempt to discredit Trump. We’ve witnessed congressional lethargy toward cabinet confirmations intended to slow Trump down. Democrats united to thwart his efforts any way they can. We’ve also seen demonstrations, violence and a whopping $600,000 worth of damage most recently on the Berkeley, California streets against Milo Yiannopoulos, whose self-described ordeal goes like this:
Following the chaos, only one suspect was arrested, and celebrities, the mainstream media, the Mayor of Berkeley, and UC Berkeley administrators blamed the damage on me– a homosexual conservative who was unable to deliver a speech because students, brainwashed by their Marxist professors, decided to set their campus on fire.
Interesting that UC Berkeley objects so strenuously to a bold conservative ‘gay’ speaker whose right to free speech was denied. He was bundled up and herded out of the building, his safety imperiled. Berkeley’s dependence on 370 million in federal funding should give them pause far more than Milo’s right to speak.
Defunding universities that tolerate violence is the ticket to demanding first amendment rights. Campus leftist-control produces robotic progressives who cannot think.
The Department of Education has the financial tools to destabilize universities – a much needed jolt of reality for coddled college snowflakes and tenured radicals.
We don’t have to look too far to see from whence it comes. Sanctioned rage filters down from the top. We observed Obama and Hillary’s obvious ‘heartened’ delight over the 9th court’s action – bully tactics empowered by Democratic leaders who encourage violence and ignore the laws while revealing their utter indifference for the best interests of our country.
The swamp is deep, filled with desperate individuals whose objective is to derail Trump any way they can.
Trump is under assault. General Mike Flynn was forced to resign taken out by individuals high up in the intelligence community who leaked phone transcripts of a foreign national to the media. Flynn was outed in three short weeks, a victim of leakers by Trump enemies, holdovers from the previous administration. Those who leak must be identified, rooted out and punished. Trump’s administration has been subject to a constant stream of leaks which obligates Trump to clean house as fast as possible.
This story gets worse.
We’ve learned that Obama in the final days of his second term issued new rules under section 2.3 of Executive Order 12333, approved by Attorney General Loretta Lynch and National Intelligence Director, James Clapper that expanded the power of the National Security Agency (NSA) to share globally intercepted personal communication with the government’s 16 other intelligence agencies before applying any privacy protections. These agencies had not routinely received this kind of intelligence, not without an explicit need to know. This means, the new rules significantly relaxed longstanding limits on what the NSA may do with the information gathered by its most powerful surveillance operations. It also empowered far more agents and officials to search through raw intelligence data. As a direct consequence the prospect of intel leaks grew exponentially.
This policy change adversely effected former National Security Adviser General Flynn. Trump and Flynn got caught in this pernicious Obama-rule change that lay in wait to entrap them. Trump must immediately revise Executive Order 12333 to stop the intelligence leaks and protect our national security.
Now we know why the Trump administration has been inundated by leaks and though this rule change is legal, it was nothing less than deliberate.
But it escalates again from there.
The New York Post tells us that Obama has a radical Alinsky army of professionally trained agitators, 30,000 we’re told, who will fight Trump’s every move. A shadow opposition government under the auspices of Organizing for Action, with 250 well funded offices across America whose sole purpose is to sabotage Trump’s agenda.
The anti-Trump marches (riots) across our country were organized by Obama in response to Trump’s immigration ban on the seven countries just discussed among other perceived insults.
How do we respond to a former radical left wing president who chooses to disrupt the administration of the current president whose objectives are considerably different from his own. Is this not sedition? Have we ever seen a former president stoop to such combative and subversive tactics as these?
Under these circumstances, Trump is entitled to embrace his own offensive tactics in as unprecedented a manner as Obama has chosen to act.
It’s a fight fire-with-fire scenario. A former president declaring war on a newly elected president – a power struggle. Trump has the military, national guard and cops wholly on his team. Battle lines drawn, if it comes to that.
For now it seems the Democrats control the narrative. Gingrich, Christie and Giuliani are shrewd politicians Trump could use right now. Countering-obstruction is what they do.
How will the majority of Americans respond to a former president who deigns to further debase his stature in this way? Trump supporters will rally behind their man along with others who will move to the Trump camp. The majority will uphold our democracy.
Decency and ethics count. An unimpeded former presidential ideologue who demeans his position will lose the people.
But in Obama’s case, he already lost the people on November 8th. They voted for change. Tin eared Obama doesn’t care.
He never has!