Friday, July 21, 2017

US State Department Blames Israel’s “Settlements” for Palestinian Terrorism - Breaking Israel News | Latest News. Biblical Perspective.

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Comments: Please pass on to Jason Greenblatt, David Friedman, Jared Kushner and members of the Trump Administration who can influence foreign policy.

After reading about the State Department's annual report to Congress on terrorism, it seems quite clear that Rex Tillerson and the State Department have a bias against Israel.

Let us set the record staight!

As MK Tzippi Hatoveli pointed out, the Palestinians are oppressed by their own leaders who keep their people in refugee camps and whose corrupt leadership has over the years pocketed billions of dollars.  They have ongoing policies awarding terrorists and their families with generous stipends..
 

And Tillerson is blaming the Jewish Settlers for the unrest? Shame on him! 

 Tillerson's recommendations to empower the Palestinian Authority and blame Israel is actually hurtful to the Palestinians themselves who rather than being encouraged to better their lives with opportunities living peacefully under Israels Sovereignty are taught to glorify jihad and commit jihad and hate Israel and America. 

The State Departments report seems to justify Arab aggression while putting blame on Israel for defending herself. 

Are Jewish lives Hefker (of no value)? This bias endangers the lives of peaceful Jewish settlers whose only crime is defending themselves and building homes and lives for themselves and their families in Judea and Samaria their ancient Biblical homeland!

What a disappointment. Wish there was someone in charge in the State Department on Israels side whose vision wasn't so off.

In addition, the State Department should reevaluate funding they have given to Palestinian Police. I would recommend that they contact David Bedein investigative journalist who has found that the sophisticated training and weapons supplied by the USA has been used against Israel.  What else would you expect from highly trained soldiers whose education from an early age, even in Israel proper and in the Palestinian territories has been to hate Israel and the West?

David Bedein has done comprehensive research and produced videos of UNRWA funded schools and training camps and translated their textbooks. Rex Tillerson and the State Dept are ignorant of facts on the ground and should be thoroughly briefed.

Dear Mr. Tillerson, 

One need only to look at the celebrations and dispersal of candy following 9/11 in Palestinian territories in the West Bank (as designated as such by State Dept) to understand that those who blame the Jewish Settlers also blame the USA. 

Dont expect sincere expressions of gratitude for your report on their behalf. They, Palestinian police, are for good reason, suspect to have no compunction using your aid to shoot or stab any American who they consider a kfir (an outsider to Islam in the name of Jihad). 

The values of the leadership of the Palestinians are not consistent with what we in America take for granted as they are not consistent with the laws of universal morality. This is reflected on the constant terror attacks against innocent civilians. Israel's response to defend itself is totally justified and should not be perceived as aggression nor murder!

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Fwd: AIPAC Proclaims It Supports Israel's Policies- Yet Isn’t Supporting Taylor Force Anti-Terror Bill or Jews in Judea/Samaria- Both Israel Supports

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All I could say is investigate and follow the money trail of AIPAC and its officers.  There is no other explanation for their lack of support of something so obvious. 

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Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) President Morton A. Klein released the following statement:

Whenever I've asked AIPAC's top leadership why AIPAC took certain positions or remained silent on issues that were important to Israel's rights or security, AIPAC's leadership always stated to me that AIPAC supported those positions that the Israeli government supported.  That's why, AIPAC explained, they reversed course from opposing negotiations with terrorist Yasser Arafat to supporting it and the Oslo Accords, and supporting the unilateral expulsion of Jews from their homes in Gaza and a Palestinian State.

AIPAC's leaders have given the same explanation to board members and others.  Yet AIPAC has not supported the Taylor Force Act (Senate Bill S. 474; House bill H.R. 1164), which conditions U.S. aid to Palestinian Authority (approximately $500 million each year) on the PA ending its practice of spending $355 million/year on large pensions to Arab terrorists and families of terrorists who murder Jews or Americans on a visit to Israel.  The PA also gives top PA government jobs to these killers when they leave prison.  

Amb. Ron Dermer: I'm the ambassador of Israel to the United States, so my job is to speak for Israel in the United States. And I can assure you that... Israel would be concerned if the Taylor Force Act didn't pass...In Judea/Samaria the Jewish people are not occupiers, they're home.

Additionally, AIPAC does not support the right of Jews to live anywhere in Judea/Samaria, which Israel does support.   AIPAC even refused to support releasing Jonathan Pollard from prison.  (AIPAC simply refused to take a position on these two issues.)  AIPAC also remained silent about the prospect of anti-Israel Cong. Keith Ellison becoming the Chair of the Democratic National Committee and numerous other anti-Israel people being confirmed to important posts.  AIPAC didn't speak up in support of pro-Israel attorney David Friedman becoming U.S. Ambassador to Israel. 

Accordingly, the ZOA urges AIPAC (the American Israel Public Affairs Committee) to join ZOA in supporting two vitally important matters that Israel clearly strongly supports: (1) The Taylor Force Act, and (2) the right of Jews to live in Judea/Samaria.  Israel's Ambassador to the U.S. Ron Dermer confirmed that Israel strongly supports these two matters, during his eloquent speech at the CUFI (Christians United for Israel) Annual Washington D.C. Summit to Honor Israel on Monday evening (July 17).

Supporting Israel's rights to Judea/Samaria is especially important today in light of anti-Israel groups' efforts to falsely brand Israel as a "foreign occupier."

And Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC), who sponsored the Taylor Force Act in the Senate (along with 15 bi-partisan Senate co-sponsors thus far) correctly noted that the Taylor Force Act is a "moral imperative."  The House version of the Taylor Force Act, sponsored by Congressman Doug Lamborn (R-CO), has garnered 76 House co-sponsors thus far. 

At CUFI, Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Ron Dermer, on behalf of the Israeli government, clearly and adamantly declared that Israel supports the Taylor Force Act, saying:

"Fake news always ignores the poison that has been taught, preached, and broadcast to a generation of young Palestinians since the Oslo Accords were signed 25 years ago.  Fake news refuses to expose the Palestinian glorification of terrorists, the naming of public squares after mass-murderers, and the ghoulish practice of the Palestinian Authority paying a lifetime salary to terrorists who murder Jews.

"Now that members of Congress, led by Senator Lindsey Graham, are actually trying to do something about this ghoulish practice by passing the Taylor Force Act, the purveyors of fake news don't quit.  Just three days ago this was the fake news headline of a Reuters story: 'Israel Frets Over Congress Push to Slash Palestinian Aid Over Terror Payments.'

"Fret? Ladies and gentlemen, I'm the ambassador of Israel to the United States, so my job is to speak for Israel in the United StatesAnd I can assure you that Israel is not the slightest bit concerned that the Taylor Force Act will pass.  Israel would be concerned if the Taylor Force Act didn't pass.

"Israel believes that the United States should end economic assistance to any government that pays people to kill Jews.  Period."  (Video, starting at minute 1:21:50)

AIPAC's "Revised Bill" Excuse:

The Jerusalem Post reported a few days ago that AIPAC now says regarding the Taylor Force Act that AIPAC "is working toward a revised bill that would attract bipartisan support."  AIPAC's statement is both troubling and puzzling because the current bill already has broad bi-partisan support.  Democratic Senator Joe Manchin (D-VA) has joined many Republicans as a co-sponsor.  Also, numerous members of Congress have personally told me that if the Taylor Force Act came to a vote as is, it would pass overwhelmingly, with every Republican vote and with many votes of Democrats who are not official co-sponsors.  Moreover, "bi-partisan" support is not needed for this much-needed bill to pass.

AIPAC's "revised bill" could water down the bill in such a way that it would gut the entire impact and purpose of the Taylor Force Act.  A "revised" bill could continue hundreds of millions of dollars of U.S. payments to the PA (supposedly designated for other purposes), even if the PA continues to make its "pay to slay" payments.  Since money is fungible, such a "revised" bill would enable the PA to continue using U.S. tax dollars to "incentivise and reward" Palestinian terrorists who murder Jews, Israelis and Americans. 

Attracting unneeded additional "bipartisan" votes or sponsors is not a good reason for weakening the Taylor Force Act's effectiveness.  All payments to the PA need to be cut in order to stop the PA from using $355 million/year of American tax dollars to reward Arabs to murder and maim innocent Jews and Americans.

AIPAC Should Finally Tell Congress They Support the Right of Jews to Live In Judea/Samaria

During his speech at CUFI, Israeli Ambassador Dermer also eloquently affirmed that Judea and Samaria is the Jewish people's home.  It's time for AIPAC to join ZOA in likewise affirming the Jewish people's rights to Judea/Samaria and support the Jewish communities in Judea/Samaria.

Ambassador Dermer said:

"Dealing with fake news is bad enough.  But Israel also has to deal with fake history.  Two weeks ago, UNESCO voted that the Cave of the Patriarchs was a Palestinian Heritage Site. . . . The place where Abraham, Isaac and Jacob are buried has been declared a Palestinian Heritage Site.  That's funny.  I could have sworn that when Jacob was blessed after wrestling with the angel, he was given the name 'Israel,' not 'Palestine.' [Audience cheers.]  What a complete and utter joke. 

"Ladies and gentlemen, Palestinian leaders and their fellow travelers falsify history because they know that even the smallest kernel of truth will collapse the entire edifice of lies they have painstakingly built to justify their ongoing war against Israel.  To them, the Jewish people are colonialist occupiers who stole their land.  To them, we are modern crusaders, who like the previous crusaders, will eventually be forced to leave.  But in Judea and Samaria, the Jewish people are not occupiers.  In Judea and Samaria, the Jewish people are home.  [Audience cheers.]  This is the land where our patriarchs prayed, our prophets preached, and our kings ruled.  This is the land where Abraham bound Isaac atop Mount Moriah; where David felled Goliath, and where Jeremiah prophesied destruction and redemption

"My friends, the people of Israel have been fighting fake news and fake history for a long time.  Once we were falsely accused of blood libels; today we are falsely accused of war crimes.  Once we were condemned well poisoners; today we are condemned as foreign occupiers.  But just as Israel persevered despite those ancient lies, I am fully confident that Israel will persevere in the face of today's lies, and that our future will be brighter than ever."  [Audience cheers.]  (Video, starting at minute 1:29:45.)

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Fwd: Democrat support for abortion rising Travel Ban update -- Martin Landau RIP -- Socialism trips to Venezuela -- Republican Obamacare failure


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Today's Commentary:  Democrat support for abortion rising  -- Travel Ban update  -- Martin Landau RIP -- Socialism trips to Venezuela -- Republican Obamacare failure

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Robin,

Interesting analysis of the trends in support or opposition to abortion over the past 20 or so years. Even though the nation as a whole is about equally divided on the issue, support for abortion among Democrats has risen to 71%. The party faithful have gone so far into the "pro-choice under all circumstances" tank that a moderate Democrat with views like those of the more pro-life Independents that Dems need to attract could never hope to win a Democratic nomination.

Democrats who wonder why they keep losing, and blame it on everything from sexism to Russia, might want to consider that maybe they're becoming like the mock rock group, Spinal Tap: they aren't losing their audience. Their appeal is just becoming "more selective."

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Travel ban update

By Mike Huckabee

The Trump Administration is seeking to bypass the Ninth Circus Court of Appeals and go directly to the Supreme Court to overturn the federal judge in Hawaii who thinks he has the power to rewrite SCOTUS rulings. In this case, to declare that the Trump travel ban that was upheld on all but close family members applies to everybody from in-laws to third cousins twice removed (I assume that includes even those twice removed from the US by ICE).

Let's hope the SCOTUS acts immediately. This judge not only should be overturned, he should be removed from the bench until he can pass a test on the federal judicial system organizational chart and realize that he's at the bottom of it.

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Martin Landau RIP

By Mike Huckabee

One of Hollywood's best and most well-liked actors, Martin Landau, died Saturday in Los Angeles at 89. His acting career spanned over six decades: In the '50s, he appeared in "The Twilight Zone" and Hitchcock's "North By Northwest," leading to multiple Emmy nominations for playing the master of disguises on "Mission Impossible" in the '60s. After that, he suffered a long period of bad roles before reemerging as a great character actor in such films as "Tucker," "Crimes and Misdemeanors" and his Oscar-winning role as Bela Lugosi in "Ed Wood."

But one fascinating fact that many fans might not know is that he didn't start out as an actor. He wanted to be a newspaper cartoonist, and he not only pursued it, he was very successful at it. It's dismissed with one line in most of his obituaries, but here's a very interesting interview with Landau by comic book writer and historian Mark Evanier, in which Landau talked about his little-known days as a cartoonist and his love for comic strip artistry.

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Socialism trips to Venezuela

By Mike Huckabee

This might be funny if it weren't so chilling: a reporter from Campus Reform asked college students their opinion of socialism. Proving that they were paying attention in class when their professors were spouting leftist idiocy, they wax rhapsodic about how great socialism would be in America. It would spread the wealth and make things fairer. It's just gotten a "bad rap." But then comes the second question: What, exactly, is socialism?

Uh……….

Might I make a modest proposal that college students who think socialism is a great idea should be encouraged to take a field trip to Venezuela? One suggestion, though: they might want to take along their own food. And toilet paper. And a bulletproof vest, in case they have any interactions with representatives of the benevolent socialist government.

Republican Obamacare failure

By Mike Huckabee

Some Republicans are starting to talk about working with Democrats to bail out the floundering exchanges and save part of Obamacare. But that would be an utter betrayal of their promise to voters to repeal Obamacare and come up with a market-based alternative that brings back consumer choice and lowers premiums.

As Rand Paul points out, Obamacare was a predictably (some think deliberately) unworkable money sink from day one. It's collapsing of its own accord, and the last thing Republicans should do is try to prop it up by throwing bales of taxpayer money at it. We have enough big government entitlement programs sucking the taxpayers dry already, and in case they've forgotten, we already have a $20 trillion national debt. As for this growing idea that some form of single-payer government health care is "inevitable" so we might as well go along with it, I'd suggest they look at the example of Charlie Gard and his parents and remember why Americans think decisions about their health should belong to patients, not DC bean-counters.


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Sunday, July 16, 2017

Re: Jews Seize Rare Opportunity to Pray on Temple Mount. Muslim Brotherhood calls for Intifada. Terror on Temple Mount. Israel responds by closing Mount for Security on Friday. Yasher Koach to strong US condemnation of Terror. Reexamining Status Quo? Halvai!

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As Muslims Boycott Temple Mount in Protest of Increased Security, Jews Seize Rare Opportunity to Pray

https://www.breakingisraelnews.com/91681/jews-pray-temple-mount-islamic-waqf-arabs-boycott-holy-site-metal-detectors-photos/#MIUehqWVEGe0jb13.99


Muslim Brotherhood Leads Calls for "Intifada" Against Israel

by IPT News  •  Jul 17, 2017
https://www.investigativeproject.org/6418/muslim-brotherhood-leads-calls-for-intifada The Muslim Brotherhood called for an "Islamic Intifada" – a violent uprising – against Israel Friday following the day's deadly Palestinian terrorist attack in Jerusalem.

"The Muslim Brotherhood calls upon the sons of the Islamic Umma (nation), its Ulema (Muslim religious scholars), figures and blocs for an Intifada in order to stop the (alleged Israeli) violations of holy sites...," the Brotherhood wrote on its official Arabic-language website and translated by the Investigative Project on Terrorism (IPT).


From Israel: Terror and the Temple Mount.
Arlene Kushner  16/07/2017
...The Mount was closed on Friday for security reasons – including an extensive search for additional weapons and an investigation into possible assistance the terrorists had from inside the Mount. Friday is the Muslim sabbath and many come to the Mount to pray; the site remained closed over Shabbat.

While partial closures do occur, this total closure was considered unprecedented, not having happened since 1969.
...I rather liked what Minister Miri Regev (Likud) had to say (emphasis added):

"The murderous terror attack which occurred today…forces us to examine thoroughly the Temple Mount's status quo.
...President Trump released a similar statement about terrorism the next day; he even supported Israel's move to temporarily close the Mount and urged Muslim nations to be patient. I saw this as a welcome show of support for us. Additionally, however, and totally predictably, he "applauded" the decision to retain the status quo. What else would he be expected to say?


US Ambassador to Israel: Terrorism must be condemned, defeated
US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman says terrorism must be 'defeated,' expresses shock at terror attack.


Palestinian Media Watch. Fatah Facebook rebroadcasts Abbas` call to prevent Jews "in any way" from "defiling our holy places"

Abbas: "We must all carry out Ribat [religious conflict] in the Al-Aqsa Mosque... We have to prevent them, in any way whatsoever, from entering the Sanctuary... They have no right to enter it. They have no right to defile it. We must prevent them. Let us stand before them with chests bared to protect our holy places." 
[Official Fatah Facebook page, July 15, 2017, 
rebroadcast of Abbas' speech on official PA TV, Oct. 17, 2014]

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Saturday, July 15, 2017

Fwd: Daniel Greenfield's article: America is Not a Nation Ruled by Judges


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Daniel Greenfield's article: America is Not a Nation Ruled by Judges

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America is Not a Nation Ruled by Judges

Posted: 14 Jul 2017 07:10 PM PDT

When President Trump tweeted that his measure to protect Americans from Islamic terror was a "travel ban" and that it should never have been watered down, he was right.

Calling it a pause hasn't appeased a single of the radical judges abusing their authority. It doesn't matter what the lawyers call it, when courts insist on referencing President Trump's campaign rhetoric instead. Watering down the ban achieved nothing. The judicial coup can't be appeased with a "moderate" ban.

Stripping Iraq from the list of countries undermined the effectiveness of the measure considering that the vast majority of refugees being investigated for terror links in this country are Iraqis.

Most of the rest are from the other countries listed on the travel ban.

And the failure to protect Middle Eastern Christians by prioritizing them as refugees is a left-wing war crime. The lawyers, activists, media bosses and judges responsible for it have blood on their hands. Even as they mouth hollow platitudes about compassion, they have become complicit in Islamic genocide.

Waiting on the Supreme Court didn't work. The temporary compromise measure violated presidential authority while giving the left the room it needed to continue its judicial coup by expanding "prior relationship" to mean anything while unconstitutionally undermining the refugee cap.

There are legitimate debates about the limits of presidential authority in every administration. It's fair to question whether any president, of any party, should be able to engage in military action without Congress because the Constitution grants the legislative branch the authority to declare war. But there can be no doubt whatsoever that President Trump is acting within his legal authority under the Immigration and Nationality Act which grants him the authority to "suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants or nonimmigrants" for as long as he thinks it's necessary.

Obama made use of this power to temporarily halt Iraqi migration. So have other presidents in the past. Immigration is in the hands of Congress and the White House. It is not up to judges to decide who can come to America.

Our entire system of immigration "discriminates" based on religion and national origin. It allots visas and refugee status based on national origin and membership in persecuted religious groups.

If the judicial coup succeeds, elected officials will lose their authority over immigration. And that means that the American people will lose all control over immigration.

The implications go far beyond the travel ban.

Judge Derrick Watson, an Obama pal, didn't just go after the ban, but asserted that he had the authority to decide how many refugees should be allowed in. The Supreme Court chose to split the difference there. It's a short hop and a skip from there to judges deciding that they have the constitutional authority to set the annual number of refugees and immigrants to prevent "discrimination" by the elected branches.

If you want to imagine the end of America, that's a good place to start.


Federal courts have been unconstitutionally treating states like this for far too long, intervening in everything from elections to prison populations, but now they're using the general anti-Trump hysteria to assert judicial supremacy over the elected branches of government.

If this judicial coup is allowed to stand, anything that any White House official or member of Congress says at any time in the past, can and will be used by Federal courts to seize control over any policy.

And then we will be living under a permanent reign of judicial terror.

This was the nightmare loophole that opened up when we declared that preventing discrimination was such a compelling interest that it could be used to override nearly everything else. Now the legal butcher's bill might be coming due. And when it arrives, the Bill of Rights will cease to exist and the elected branches of government will wither under the shadow of black robes and falling gavels.

That is what is at stake here.

President Trump isn't just defending us against Islamic terror. It's up to him to defend government of the people against two political coups; one that seeks to reverse the results of the election with a manufactured scandal based on a Hillary conspiracy theory and the other that aspires to make elections irrelevant through a judicial ruling class.

A civil war is underway. Trump, like Lincoln, isn't just fighting an elitist Democrat ruling class embedded in secessionist enclaves of gated communities surrounded by political plantations of minority poor.

Both Republican presidents had to face off in a civil war against judicial supremacy.

During the Lincoln-Douglas debates, Abraham Lincoln asserted that the decision of the Supreme Court in the Dred Scott case did not suffice to "have the citizen conform his vote to that decision; the member of Congress, his; the President, his use of the veto power".

Lincoln then quoted Thomas Jefferson's warning that, "to consider the judges as the ultimate arbiters of all constitutional questions" would be "a very dangerous doctrine indeed, and one which would place us under the despotism of an oligarchy".

And that is exactly what judicial supremacy has done.

Thomas Jefferson cautioned that judges have "the same passions for party, for power" and "their power is the more dangerous as they are in office for life, and not responsible, as the other functionaries are, to the elective control."

He stated firmly, "The Constitution has erected no such single tribunal, knowing that, to whatever hands confided, with the corruptions of time and party, its members would become despots. It has more wisely made all the departments co-equal and co-sovereign with themselves."

Both the first Democratic-Republican and the first Republican presidents rejected judicial supremacy. They did so because it undermined a government of the people and imposed a judicial oligarchy.

What of the first Democrat president? In his veto of the Bank of the United States, President Andrew Jackson affirmed Jefferson's "co-equal" and "co-sovereign" principle stating that, "the Congress, the Executive and the Court must each for itself be guided by its own opinion of the Constitution."

Jackson's portrait now hangs over President Trump in the Oval Office. It is up to Trump to defend Jefferson, Jackson and Lincoln's understanding of the Constitution against judicial supremacy.

For too long the conservative position has been that we must defend the Constitution from judicial activism by putting the right sort of men on the Supreme Court. This approach has been somewhat successful. But trying to solve the abuse of judicial authority with judicial authority is like plugging a leak with water. Conservatives seek judicial saints who will never overstep the boundaries of their power while the left merely needs to find judges who will have no compunction about abusing their authority.

That is the judicial coup which has placed us in a political stalemate. Conservatives hope that the Supreme Court will follow the Constitution. And if it doesn't, a whole new "law of the land" appears.

Even if the Supreme Court does the right thing, the challenges won't end. And the judicial coup will have proven that its members can freeze any presidential policy for the better part of a year while the administration runs a gauntlet of political appointees who deliberately humiliate and undermine it.

And they won't stop now.

Conservatives should continue seeking judges who will respect the Constitution. But truly respecting and protecting the Constitution means rejecting judicial supremacy. And the battle against judicial supremacy can't be fought and won in the courts. Only the White House can defy the courts.

The Civil War was fought over the supremacy of the Constitution. Then, as now, the Democrat secessionists privileged the Supreme Court's interpretation over the written text of the Constitution.

In his inaugural address, President Lincoln opposed judicial supremacy, warning that if government policy for the entire country is "irrevocably fixed by decisions of the Supreme Court... the people will have ceased, to be their own rulers."

During the Civil War, he rejected a decision by Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger Taney and arrested Judge Richard Bennett Carmichael. Judge William Matthew Merrick, an Associate Justice of the D.C. Circuit Court, was placed under house arrest and had his salary suspended. Merrick, like today's secessionist Democrat judges had attempted to undermine the war effort through legal obstructionism.

The Civil War should have settled the question of judicial supremacy. But Democrats snuck their judicial fetish through the back door until it has become the greatest threat to our rights and our freedoms.

And it must be defeated again.

Lincoln and Jackson defied judicial supremacy by rejecting its illegitimate authority. President Trump must do the same. The travel ban is within his authority. No serious legal challenge has been made to that authority. It is the legality of his motives that has come under constant attack, but the President of the United States is not obligated to justify his motives to a paternal court to exercise his authority.

By ignoring the courts, President Trump will restore respect for his authority, for the separation of powers and for the power of the people to rule themselves.

And he will be following in the tradition of Jefferson, Lincoln and Jackson.

The majority of Americans support his policy. The law, in both the legislative text and judicial precedent, supports his actions. As the death toll in Europe mounts, they are waiting for him to do the right thing.
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