Over at PowerLine Blog, John Hinderaker has a take on the latest violation of the constitution by the leftist elites that should be both very disturbing as well as clear and obvious. The Deep State is trying to stage a quiet coup to deny the election mandate to Donald Trump. A leftist judge has, once again, declared that the President has no power to control the border or immigration into the country regardless of the wishes of the voters and what the constitution may actually say on the matter. And is should be noted that this is not just about Donald J. Trump.
The elites understand, even if they don’t want to admit, that the election was a referendum by the regular people of the country who have had enough with liberal leftism. As I have already reported in previous posts, the Democrats have been decimated over the course of the last several election cycles going back to the 2010 midterm. The voters have been saying for the last eight years that they want a change and have been replacing Democrats with Republicans during that time in numbers such that the Democrat party is now in the weakest position since the 1920s.
The left does not give up so easily, unfortunately, and they are using every remaining tool at their disposal to undermine, subvert and block the wishes of the people as expressed by the Trump administration. Thus we get this kind of judicial putsch designed to keep the borders wide open in direct violation of the wishes of the American people.
Derrick Watson, a Democratic Party activist who was appointed to the federal bench in Hawaii by President Obama in 2012, has issued a purported injunction barring implementation of President Trump’s travel order. I have not yet read Watson’s opinion, and will comment on it in detail when I have done so. But I have read Trump’s order, and the idea that it somehow can be blocked by a federal judge is ridiculous. The order is absolutely within the president’s constitutional discretion.
What we are seeing here is a coup: a coup by the New Class; by the Democratic Party; by far leftists embedded in the bureaucracy and the federal judiciary. Our duly elected president has issued an order that is plainly within his constitutional powers, and leftists have conspired to abuse legal processes to block it. They are doing so in order to serve the interests of the Democratic Party and the far-left movement. This is the most fundamental challenge to democracy in our lifetimes.
The battle lines are clearly drawn. What Watson has done has nothing to do with the law. It is a partisan coup and must be resisted.