U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts lectured the president this week with this statement:
“We do not have Obama judges or Trump judges, Bush judges or Clinton judges. What we have is an extraordinary group of dedicated judges doing their level best to do equal right to those appearing before them. That independent judiciary is something we should all be thankful for.”
Roberts has ventured into buffoonery with this statement. Nobody with half a brain believes the Federal Courts are “…doing their level best to do equal right to those appearing before them.” Some are and for those we are thankful. But more of them decide cases that come before them with their personal political preferences instead of with the law and the Constitution.
The recent blocking by Federal Judge Tigar in San Francisco of Trump’s executive order requiring asylum seekers to enter the U.S. legally before they can apply for asylum is contrary to the the law and Constitution. It’s also clearly wrong for a Federal judge to promote and encourage illegal border jumping. Tigar’s ruling has created unsafe conditions for Federal authorities at our border with Mexico.
Roberts seems to have exposed his own lack of knowledge and understanding with his slam at Trump. Judge Tigar said Trump was acting outside his authority as granted by Congress. He was not. Statutory authority is clear, 8 U.S. Code Sec. 1185 gives the president the authority to exclude aliens from entering the United States whenever he deems it necessary. This statute was adopted by Congress in 1953. Judge Tigar chose to ignore it. I guess it didn’t fit with his political leaning.
Trump responded to Roberts:
“Sorry Chief Justice John Roberts, but you do indeed have ‘Obama judges,’ and they have a much different point of view than the people who are charged with the safety of our country. It would be great if the 9th Circuit was indeed an ‘independent judiciary,’ but if it is why are so many opposing view (on Border and Safety) cases filed there, and why are a vast number of those cases overturned. Please study the numbers, they are shocking. We need protection and security—these rulings are making our country unsafe! Very dangerous and unwise!”
Trump 1, Roberts 0.
The reason Trump supporters love him and will not abandon him is because, unlike every other Republican on the present scene, Trump doesn’t sit still for liberal crap hurled at him by partisan hacks — he fights back.
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