Judges William C. Canby and Michelle T. Friedland made it abundantly clear, both in their decision and during oral argument, that neither of them understands or respects the law. They should both, at the absolute least, be removed from the bench. For his part, Judge Richard R. Clifton should be removed as well, if only for his cowardice in refusing to dissent.
The Sanders-Cruz debate was a welcome breath of fresh air in our otherwise stagnant national political discourse. Of course, it would be more welcome if Senator Sanders could find the time to take a remedial economics course, but that may be too much to expect from a man who once described the classroom as “boring and irrelevant”1.
While dissent flows naturally from the fundamental, inalienable right of freedom of speech, it does not encompass rioting, looting, assault, and other forms of domestic terrorism. Further, freedom of speech is not a shield behind which those set upon the destruction of our Nation, our Culture, and our Civilization may hide. There are ideologies and there are beliefs so inimical to our ways and to our institutions that they cannot, and will not, be tolerated. It is incumbent upon every true citizen to defend this Nation from all enemies, foreign and domestic, and to hold true to our pledge:
I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
These are not idle words and they are not spoken in vain. By these words we declare, and by these words may others judge, our honor, as loyalty, to our Nation, to our Culture, and to our People. May these words give strength to our allies and strike fear into the hearts of our enemies, may traitors quake at their utterance, and may our heirs, a thousand years hence, still hear our echoes even as they join their voices to the growing chorus. So help us God.
For a number of years now, I’ve been attending most of Stone Brewing’s events in Escondido/San Diego. In my experience, the events have tended to draw large, enthusiastic crowds. As Oakquinox is typically in March (and I am currently not in California), I sent Stone Brewing a message asking for details for Oakquinox 2017 (as the event calendar didn’t have it listed yet). To my surprise, I received the following email in response:
The “President’s Page” is a recurring section in the OC Lawyer magazine (the primary publication of the Orange County Bar Association). In that section, the president of the Association often lays out his priorities, comments on developments in the law, et cetera. In large part, the “President’s Page” presents the president of the OCBA with his best opportunity to address the OCBA membership as a whole.
It is a good sign when the mouth-breathing, yet frequently breathless, toadies over at the New York Times can find nothing worse about soon-to-be-Justice Neil Gorsuch than that he ‘follows the law as it is written’ and can muster no greater opposition than that the seat was ‘stolen’ (a patently false and laughable claim) from Merrick Garland.
While it is, at present, only in the fever dreams of the far (read: insane) Left that President Trump is anything even akin to a dictator, should we, at some future point, find ourselves in a situation where President Trump is on the verge of transcending the restrictions of the Constitution, it will be because of the Left. The response to the handful of Executive Orders issued by President Trump in the last week and a half has been nothing short of actual insanity. What the Left hopes to accomplish with these tactics (if they can even charitably be called that) is anyone’s guess at this point. However, it is worth noting that the actual effects are far different from anything the Left likely intends.
8 U.S. Code § 1182 – Inadmissible aliens
(f) Suspension of entry or imposition of restrictions by President
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. Whenever the Attorney General finds that a commercial airline has failed to comply with regulations of the Attorney General relating to requirements of airlines for the detection of fraudulent documents used by passengers traveling to the United States (including the training of personnel in such detection), the Attorney General may suspend the entry of some or all aliens transported to the United States by such airline.
It is a nice change to have a President who backs our law enforcement officers.