Archive for January 2017
Based on this New York Times article, he seems like someone who will respect the nation’s need for secure borders and controlling immigration. But also, he’s a Harvard Law School graduate; not some legal lightweight like Harriet Miers (who W’s own Republican Party refused to support).
If #NeverTrumpers had their way, Hillary Clinton would be President now, and she’d be appointing an extreme liberal who sees racism everywhere.
I warned you in June that liberals would use a liberal Supreme Court majority to force open borders onto the nation without Congressional approval.
We see that with the Brooklyn judge, and the former acting Attorney General, how the forces of the left would twist legal interpretation to get the open borders results that they want. We were only saved from a huge disaster because Trump won the election and Republican Senators hung tight and followed Joe Biden’s prophetic advice from the 1990s to not approve a new Supreme Court justice until the next president came into office.
When Trump names his new Supreme Court nominee, it’s the immigration issue that’s most important. The Court split 4-4 in June. A fifth justice who believes that the country is allowed to enforce its borders and place restrictions on who is allowed to immigrate here is essential.
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Regarding the executive order by Trump to deny entry visas to people from seven countries, the Obama administration previously placed travel restrictions on those same countries because they have terrorist training camps or are state sponsors of terrorism, and no one on the left had even the slightest complaint. It’s within the President’s authority on matters of immigration both based on the Constitution and statutes passed by Congress for Trump to expand those restriction to deny all entry visas. Jimmy Carter did the same thing in 1980 with respect to Iran, and he didn’t need Congress to approve it, and it didn’t violate the Constitution.
So don’t be fooled by the mainstream media into having even the slightest doubt that Trump did something wrong here.
The only problem is that it’s only a very small step in addressing the bigger problem of immigration from all over the world, and yes, especially from Islamic countries. Look what happened to France after they allowed Muslims to become too large of a percentage of the population.
The Constitution doesn’t protect citizens of other countries who don’t live in the United States. That’s why Obama could order bombs to be dropped, thus killing a lot of people in other countries, whenever he deemed it necessary to protect the United States. Compared to killing people with bombs, not allowing them to immigrate here is minor stuff.
Regarding the First Amendment, when the Founders wrote that Amendment, there were only Christians living here who were able to get along with each other without resorting to inter-sect violence, plus a tiny number of Jews who kept to themselves and didn’t bother anyone. The Founders never envisioned that liberals 230 years in the future would say that the First Amendment requires us to allow unlimited Muslim immigration when an alarmingly high percentage of Muslims believe in jihadist terrorism.
It’s interesting to note how the liberals support a “living Constitution” when it suits their interests, but then argue strict adherence to the text when it also suits their interests.
And anyway, the Supreme Court has always held that immigration policy is for Congress and the President and not to be interfered with by the judicial branch. In Harisiades v. Shaughnessy (1952), the Supreme Court upheld a Congressional statute to expel non-citizens who were former Communists. If that didn’t violate the First Amendment, then the lesser action of not allowing non-citizens into the country in the first place because of their beliefs doesn’t violate the First Amendment. In fact, based on Harisiades v. Shaughnessy, we can logically conclude that it would be Constitutional for Congress to pass a law requiring the expulsion of non-citizens who are Muslim, even those with green cards. And therefore, the lesser action of banning all new Muslim immigration would certainly be Constitutional.
From a Google translation of an article at La Presse
People around him say he was bullied at school. “In high school, he and his brother did not really have friends. Alexander, especially, had an antisocial personality, testifies Stéphanie Guimond, who did all his secondary course with the suspect. As he was always apart, he attracted taunts. He responded with insults, and the confrontations seemed to amuse him. He treated girls of whores, for example. The two brothers did not go to their graduating ball, the young woman added. When they were 14 or 15 years old, they boasted of creating computer viruses to sabotage corporate networks.
“When we talked about him and his twin brother, they were called” the villain “and” the gentile. ” His brother was much more amiable, “testifies Marc-André Malenfant, who also knew Alexandre Bissonnette in high school. “What I retain most of him is his arrogance. ”
“He was a quiet guy, not at all violent. I never imagined that he could do anything like that, “commented Marius Valentino, who occasionally attended Alexandre Bissonnette and his twin brother for several years. “I saw him about two weeks ago. We had a beer together. He liked to talk about politics, but never had anything inappropriate. He never expressed admiration for extremist politicians. ”
Police investigators spent the afternoon at the home of Alexandre Bissonnette’s parents in Cap-Rouge, under the incredulous eyes of neighbors in this wealthy and quiet neighborhood.
Here, the brothers Bissonnette, identical twins, are known figures on the Rue du Tracel.
Wow, what an interesting case of nature vs. nurture. The identical twin brother was also a beta-male who was bullied by his classmates, but he wasn’t as bitter or angry as Alexandre, and he didn’t go postal.
They appear to have high IQs, because they allegedly created computer viruses when they were 14 and 15.
That his parents are rich reminds me of Elliot Rodger. But unlike Rodger who killed the people whom he believed were directly responsible for his problems (girls his own age), Alexandre goes the route of white-trash Dylann Roof.
I do believe that this is a crime that wouldn’t have happened if Alexandre’s parents had been able to provide him with a schooling situation where he wasn’t bullied by his classmates. And since his parents, like Elliot Rodger’s parents, were rich, we can’t blame their lack of money or sophistication for their failure to do better for their son.
This changes everything. No longer a conspiracy, it’s just one lone wolf.
Also, it’s possible that reports of the gunman saying “Allahu akbar!” may have been wrong. This is something that Muslims say when they are afraid they might die and thus are about to meet Allah. So it may have been that one of the innocent people who feared for his or her life said it. I believe the same confusion happened in the reporting of the mass shooting in Munich, which I attributed to beta-male rage.
So right now, it looks like Alexandre Bissonnette may be a French-Canadian Dylann Roof. This is unfortunate because leftwing mainstream media journalists will now smugly lecture us that white Christians are the REAL terrorists.
There is has been a lot of whining about this from Trump-haters. “But the 9/11 hijackers came from Saudi Arabia. Trump is stupid.” As if they really would feel better about Trump’s action if Saudi Arabia were added to the list. If that happened, instead they’d be outraged about how Trump has alienated an American “ally” in the Middle East.
In fact, Saudi Arabia runs a tight ship. Although their funding for Wahhabism is not in the interest of the United States, Saudi Arabia does not tolerate any terrorist training camps within its border. Saudi Arabia is definitely not a lawless country. It’s a lot safer in Saudi Arabia than in any inner city ghetto in the United States, as long as you don’t do anything anti-Islamic or anti-government.
The 9/11 terrorists may have been Saudi Arabian citizens, but they trained in Afghanistan, which back then was the location of the Taliban and the worldwide capital for jihadism. That so many of the terrorists came Saudi Arabia may have had something to do with the then-leader of Al Qaeda, Osama bin Laden, also being from Saudi Arabia and favoring his own countrymen for an opportunity to strike a great blow against the infidels in the United States.
Adding Saudi Arabia to the list, fifteen years later, when Osama bin Laden is dead and ISIS has taken over from Al Qaeda as the leading organization for training and inspiring jihadists, would be plain stupid.
Twitter banned a Reuters parody account after The Daily Beast cited its tweet as an authoritative source for claiming that the shooters in Quebec are white supremacists.
The lesson here is that leftist journalists (who are supposedly expert fact-checkers dedicated to only reporting the truth) are as easily fooled by hoaxes that seem to confirm their worldview as are Trump supporters. Even though it should have been obvious that it was not the real Reuters based on the misspelling of Reuters News Break.
Before the account was banned, the account owner posted the following self-congratulatory tweet:
* Two suspects
* One a Moroccan with an Islamic name, the other has a French name.
* One of the gunmen shouted “Allahu akbar!”
* Both suspects college students at Université Laval
Doesn’t sound like French white supremacists. The liberals must be so disappointed. I know they so badly wanted to scream, “look, the REAL terrorists are white Christians!”
Some sort of Muslim gangbanger violence?
Intra-Islamic terrorism because the gunmen thought the mosque was too liberal?
Islamic beta-male rage?
The Obama Administration!
Those countries were previously targeted for “travel restrictions” because of their association with terrorism. That happened under the Obama administration. Trump just enhanced the level of the restriction for citizens of those countries to a total ban.
Thank you commenter “Alex” for this info.
Look at this. Liberal federal judge in Brooklyn rules against Trump’s lawful executive order, although only as it applies to people who already landed at an airport.
The bad news is that the Supreme Court is now split 4-4, (remember U.S. v. Texas ?) and a 4-4 decision can’t overrule an anti-Trump appellate court.
Remember I warned you before how a liberal Supreme Court would enforce open borders. It’s a good thing that Republicans in Congress had the backbone to keep the seat open until Trump took office.