With the President of the United States codifying hate as fast as he can scribble his name on executive orders - and Congress rushing to legislate crimes against humanity, it is fast becoming apparent that the judiciary is the only branch of the federal government where reasonable people can hope for any relief from the madness that seems be consuming America.
Yesterday Judge James Robart dealt the Trump juggernaut a significant blow when he issued a nationwide restraining order on Trump's executive order banning travelers from seven predominantly Muslim countries. Robart is a George W. Bush appointee to the federal bench who was approved by the U.S. Senate 99-0 in 2004. With Judge Robart's order in place, airline carriers are reportedly again bringing visa-holding passengers to the U.S. from the countries on Trump's banned list.
The judge's order predictably set off a Trump tantrum on Twitter. The tweeter-in-chief exploded this morning in bursts of 140 characters or less. The first tweet flew at 6:59 a.m.:
"When a country is no longer able to say who can, and who cannot , come in & out, especially for reasons of safety &.security - big trouble!"The second flew seven minutes later at 7:06 a.m., and though the White House spent much of last week denying the President had issued a travel "ban," that's the word Trump used in this tweet to describe his executive action.
"Interesting that certain Middle-Eastern countries agree with the ban. They know if certain people are allowed in it's death & destruction!"The third tweet came after six more minutes of thoughtful presidential deliberation. It flew at 7:12 a.m., and revealed that the nation's chief executive had worked himself into a name-calling snit.
"The opinion of this so-called judge, which essentially takes law-enforcement away from our country, is ridiculous and will be overturned! "One note of interest is that Trump has taken to equating himself with "country." When he takes an action, it is America acting. When a judge intervenes to safeguard liberty and the Constitution, that jurist is a "so-called" judge who is impeding the vision of America's glorious leader.
With Donald it's always about Donald.