Beware the ides of March.
The Grovel Ban is a solution in search of a problem. So why not a Shorty Ban? Then there would be easy vetting, courtesy of Gallover's Travellers. But playing pretend is fine for children.
Back in the real world, the gentleman from New York says we need "extreme vetting." Extreme vetting is a phrase for the afraid, who act with malice toward all and with charity for none, and it may catch on with the courts if there were a definition. Yet, as of today, the current process takes a mere eighteen to twenty-four months; and afterwards, that fraction of a percentage of people can come pouring in, well, trickling or dripping in. But maybe "extreme vetting" will catch on with the courts when the Intelligence Community stops issuing reports based on facts.*
The Grovel Ban is pure politics. Its purpose is to sow fear and stoke hatred, sow fear of--and in--the Other and stoke hatred among those who Belong. That is the SOP of despotism or, as the course is called, Introduction to Tyranny.
The Fatherland or H_ _ _land is an exclusive place where the Other is easy to ID. And there is no profile involved, except the courage of the gentleman from New York who can see that they do not look like him nor share the same views. The Other is Muhammad Ali, Jr., a natural born citizen, who was questioned upon his return to the States about his religion--and a second time, after his testimony on Capitol Hill.^ And there was an Other who did not leave home, because Khizr Khan's travel is banned.~ For who knows when that naturalized citizen and Gold Star father might reach into his breast pocket and pull out the supreme law of the land? But, of those who Belong, the gentleman from New York refuses to use the term "radical white terrorists" or refer to them as "natural born killers."**
"Extreme vetting" is all the rage. But an emotional misdirection of such magnitude is best described as totally upsetting.
The Gavel Ban is next. Siege Mueller gave the word on Face the Nation.
"...(W)e have a judiciary that has taken far too much power and become, in many cases, a supreme branch of government....
"The end result of this, though, is that our opponents...will soon see as we begin to take further actions, that the powers of the President to protect our country are very substantial and will not be questioned."
Because he played hookie in elementary school, Siege learned how to make white power signs and brag about his superior genes, but missed the lesson on what Chief Justice John Marshall said in Marbury v. Madison.
"It is emphatically the province and duty of the judicial department to say what the law is."
Herr Mueller also spoke on Fox News Sunday lest there be any misunderstanding, except on his part for not having studied.
"This is a judicial usurpation of power. It is a violation of judges' proper roles in litigating disputes. We will fight it. And we will make sure that we take action to keep from happening in the future what's happened in the past."*~
"Whoever attentively considers the different departments of power must perceive, that, in a government in which they are separated from each other, the judiciary, from the nature of its functions, will always be the least dangerous to the political rights of the Constitution; because it will be least in a capacity to annoy or injure them. The Executive not only dispenses the honors, but holds the sword of the community. The Legislature not only commands the purse, but prescribes the rules by which the duties and rights of every citizen are to be regulated."
Alexander Hamilton continues in the same vein and then reaches a conclusion about virtue on the bench.
"...(T)he judiciary is beyond comparison the weakest of the three departments of power.... But it is easy to see, that it would require an uncommon portion of fortitude in the judges to do their duty as faithful guardians of the Constitution...." (The Federalist Papers, No. 78; emphasis added)
Superior genes are under Siege. Perhaps they should suspend der position, or maybe Herr Mueller should stick to Levi's. And does anyone have the heart to tell him that those Others picked up the chaff on long-range scanner ages ago?
And when the gang fails again, Press Secretary Shorn Parsley will no doubt do a good job of
’splainin’ everything in his high-pitched voice.
"Rest assured, steps will be taken to stop the Tooth Fairy from coming into the country and, after breaking and entering, leaving money under the pillows of little children."
But to those professionals who enforce these so-called Executive Orders, what Constitution are you upholding?*^ Put these words above your looking glass--WANTED FOR COURAGE. You will need it. And then go out and meet history's high standard for heroes.
I'm starting with the man in the mirror
I'm asking him to change his ways
And no message could have been any clearer
If you want to make the world a better place
Take a look at yourself, and then make a change
Doofus, ask questions later. Day fifty-five of Billy Bob Flapjack being in violation of the Constitution.
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