Sunday, February 5, 2017

Trump to Nation: On Immigration I am the Supreme Law of the Land - Courts Have No Jurisdiction Over Me - I Can Do Whatever I Want

Be Afraid America, Be Very Afraid

Instead of just asserting he is complying with the law, the President said that he is above the law, that the courts have no power over him in immigration.  

Acting Solicitor General Noel Francisco forcefully argued Saturday night that the president alone has the power to decide who can enter or stay in the United States — an assertion that appeared to invoke the wider battle to come over illegal immigration.

"The power to expel or exclude aliens is a fundamental sovereign attribute, delegated by Congress to the executive branch of government and largely immune from judicial control," the brief says.
Want more, well there is this if your stomach can take it.  Trump according to this isn't even required to justify anything in the immigration area.

But the government's brief repeatedly asserts that presidential authority cannot be questioned by judges once the nation's security is invoked.
Congress "vests complete discretion in the President" to impose conditions on alien entry, so Trump isn't legally required to justify such decisions, it says. His executive order said the ban is necessary for "protecting against terrorism," and that "is sufficient to end the matter."

Wow, we wonder what conservatives are thinking now because the statement that the President or anyone else is above the law, not subject to the courts, can do whatever he wants is about as opposite of conservatism as one can find.  But since conservatives are hypocrites and since in the situation the President is doing what they want, well they will overlook the complete repudiation of their values.  Limits on the power of government for them only apply when Democrats are in office.

As for the rest of us, well the horror of unconstrained rule has begun.

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