The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals reassured worried Democrats that they have nothing to fear: Their liberalism will continue to guide them in their legal decisions, so Trump-haters don’t have to be concerned about pesky things like “the law” when it comes to the president’s agenda possibly going through. In the court’s second time at bat on President Trump’s travel ban, they came to the same conclusion they did the first time around. This time, they managed to come up with a different, slightly less ludicrous reason, but it didn’t make their decision any less absurd than it was the first time.
Trump wasted no time blasting the decision on Twitter.
“Well, as predicted, the 9th Circuit did it again – Ruled against the TRAVEL BAN at such a dangerous time in the history of our country,” he wrote. “S.C.”
The “S.C.” presumably stands for Supreme Court, which will be the final arbiters of whether or not President Trump will be allowed to exercise the full authority granted to every single one of his predecessors.
He’s certainly right about this being a “dangerous time” for courts like the Ninth Circuit to be engaged in resistance-style politics. Terror attacks in Britain and ISIS plots to blow up airliners demonstrate why it’s so important for the U.S. to be second-to-none when it comes to national security. The question is whether or not we’re currently doing enough to keep potentially-dangerous individuals from infiltrating our shores, and it is up to our president to err on the side of caution. If that means that – for 90 days – a few less people from Iran get to visit the Grand Canyon…well, is that not the tiniest price to pay for a country free from suicide bombings?
There is nothing in the First Amendment that prevents the U.S. government from banning travel from a terrorism-hellhole like Yemen. These judges apparently believe that citizens all over the world deserve the same constitutional protections as a family in Idaho. They don’t. This is part of the same skewed vision of the Constitution that allows Democrats to insist that illegal immigrants should be afforded the full rights of U.S. citizens. It’s a joke, and it makes a mockery of our Founding Fathers.
Worse than whatever these decisions do to tarnish those noble reputations, however, is the impact they have on the here and now. And IN THE here and now, these decisions have profound consequences on our national security. If and when a terrorist sneaks through our inadequate vetting processes, their accomplices will be known. They are sitting behind judicial benches in Washington, Hawaii, and Virginia.