By Jason Taylor
A U.S. judge on Tuesday blocked President Donald Trump’s executive order that sought to withhold federal funds from so-called sanctuary cities, dealing another legal blow to the administration’s efforts to toughen immigration enforcement.
The ruling from U.S. District Judge William Orrick III in San Francisco said Trump’s Jan. 25 order targeted broad categories of federal funding for sanctuary governments and that plaintiffs challenging the order were likely to succeed in proving it unconstitutional. Courtesy REUTERS
Donald Trump really needs to get an advisor who understands constitutional law. You know, someone who doesn’t tell him how brilliant he is. Someone who gives him the actual facts and not just a sycophantic yes-man, or woman. His bully pulpit approach to democracy just isn’t working out for him. This is what happens when you have an executive who tweets and campaigns using blatantly discriminatory language (thus suggesting a disregard for the 14th Amendment) and then tries to issue orders as fulfillments of those tweets and promises.
This intervention had to be made. Before we turn ourselves into a total police state, it’s good to have the legality of every single Executive Order this president loves to sign because it bypasses Congress or current laws on the books.
If Congress had done their job in 2013 and passed comprehensive immigration reform, this would have done much to address the terrible problems with tacitly allowing illegal immigrants to stay, profit from their labor, and then when someone like Trump gets elected, just round ’em all up without warning, oversight, or regard for local jurisdictions.
Can this administration actually do anything right? I’m waiting for Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III to blather about some judge in some so-called state that is near but not exactly in the ocean. I can imagine the tweetstorm this will produce, in the dark of night as Trump’s tiny little fingers furiously bang out the rage and frustration of a yet again disappointed wannabe dictator. He must be seething, he might go back to a tirade about Arnold’s ratings. Or he’ll just throw a tantrum like he does every time reality gets in the way of his imagined exceptionalism.
When will the cornucopia of crimes and constitutional violations he and his cohorts have committed be punished? Why do we wait for them to pile up so wide and deep? Prosecuting Flynn is just the tip of the iceberg, and that’s by no means certain. The best we can get is he “may” have committed a crime.
Poor Donald. He just can’t get past all these so called judges. You’d think that Trump would have learned something by now. Hang in there Mr. President, one of these days you might get something right. You need to find a job that you know what you are doing. Being president is so complicated.