Sunday, February 05, 2017

TRUMP AGENDA - Being Unconstitutional

"Trump Wants To Blame Judges For Terror Attacks" by Ben Dreyfuss, Mother Jones 2/5/2017

On Friday, a federal judge in Seattle put the brakes on Donald Trump's widely-reviled "Muslim Ban." The next day, Trump attacked the judge personally on Twitter.  Later Saturday night, an appellate court rejected the government's request to lift the earlier judge's stay.  So, as of Sunday, Trump's executive order is not being enforced because multiple judges have found it not to pass legal muster.

In response, the president took to Twitter with what may be some of his more ominous statements yet (Tweets):
  • Donald J. Trump ? @realDonaldTrump
    The judge opens up our country to potential terrorists and others that do not have our best interests at heart.  Bad people are very happy!
    4:48 PM - 4 Feb 2017
    25,479 25,479 Retweets 112,775 112,775 likes
  • Donald J. Trump ? @realDonaldTrump
    Just cannot believe a judge would put our country in such peril.  If something happens blame him and court system.  People pouring in.  Bad!
    12:39 PM - 5 Feb 2017
    18,525 18,525 Retweets 79,676 79,676 likes
  • Donald J. Trump ? @realDonaldTrump
    I have instructed Homeland Security to check people coming into our country VERY CAREFULLY.  The courts are making the job very difficult!
    12:42 PM - 5 Feb 2017
    17,509 17,509 Retweets 83,901 83,901 likes
Needless to say, people are not "pouring in."  Only travelers who already had been vetted and issued visas are coming.  (It's really hard to get a visa!)  But if America suffers a terror attack, Trump will blame the judicial branch—which, with Congress largely standing pat, happens to be the one real check on his power, just as the founders intended.  He's telling us this in advance. 

As former Obama aide Jon Lovett put it (Tweet):
  • Jon Lovett ? @jonlovett
    Trump signaling his intent to blame checks on his power for terrorist attacks is his most explicit threat against our democratic system yet. …
    12:56 PM - 5 Feb 2017
    7,002 7,002 Retweets 9,583 9,583 likes

Trump does NOT comprehend that the Judiciary is a separate, independent, branch of our constitutional government whose function is to tell EVERYONE when they have stepped over constitutional bounds, INCLUDING the President of the United States!  It's the Rule of law!

Mr Trump, you are NOT a king nor a dictator 😡

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