The deep state took a deep hit Monday. The deep state is comprised of the unelected, unaccountable, and irresponsible bureaucrats, regulators and legal authorities who bear little or no consequence nor suffer any hardship while they enforce policies that they feel are correct, in spite of legislation, executive orders, and public policy decisions. As they are unelected, they cannot be voted out of office, only removed by impeachment or legislative review. The deep state is the political class who have insulated themselves from the decisions that they impose on the public, while pursuing a progressive liberal agenda (a more specific explanation of their ideology would be another essay) with little fear of consequences.
President Trump issued a travel ban on immigrants from 6 primarily Islamic countries for a limited time, while the U.S. government sorts out the screening procedures. Several courts packed with “activist judges” ruled that the president could not impose such a ban. Of course, the courts had no standing, in policy and had no authority to represent the interests of immigrants. From my essay, “Unqualified Policy Makers Facilitating Potential Terrorists,” quoting “first, aliens have no constitutional right to enter the U.S.; second, American citizens have no constitutional right to demand entry for aliens; third, the decision to deny admission of an alien must be upheld if it is based on ‘a facially legitimate and bona fide reason.’”
President Trump stated: "Today's unanimous Supreme Court decision is a clear victory for our national security," as reported online in USA Today, June 26, 2017. There are some restrictions, being if the immigrants have interests within the U.S., which would be understandable. Not to put too fine a point on my profound ability to predict judgments, but as I said in the same article cited above: “My money says the U.S. Supreme Court reverses the Fourth Court’s decision, and hopefully reprimands the court as well.” No reprimand, but it is time for the activist judges in the courts to shut up and start serving the American people, maybe they remember them, the people who pay their salaries? They need to stop thinking about how to get people into this country and start thinking about the citizens who already are in this country. We have enough problems without the nonsensical, precedent-ignoring judges making unconstitutional (remember they lost in the Supreme Court case) policy decisions for which they have no authority nor responsibility.
In many professions, when someone in that profession does something totally out of line and out of their purview, many of their colleagues will suggest that they were so far out of line, they no longer understand what they are doing, and need to resign, both for themselves before they make more decisions that they have no authority to make, as well as get themselves into trouble by making them. We’re talking here about ethical professions, of course, so law wouldn’t apply in this instance, and certainly not judges who think that they control the world.
The decision was unanimous. There will be more consideration in the fall Supreme Court session, but, if I may be so bold to predict again, the deep state will lose once more. Were it me, I would have requested the judges deciding these cases to step down, but that’s just me. The decision had already been made in Kleindienst v. Mandel, but the deep state folks showed their true colors and their primary mission by disrespecting and disregarding the precedents that had been established. The new ideology is disrespectful and disobedient to established laws and protocols, and will ignore any laws that constrain their agenda. The deep state’s interest is to change the U.S. in ways that the voters and citizens do not see as beneficial, but the deep state has no interest in following laws, traditions, or, for that matter, ethical and constitutional restrictions. The deep state wants to get it done, ram it down the throats of the U.S. citizens, all the while collecting their generous salaries living in their safe gated communities.
The decision has been made, and it was unanimous. The Supreme Court stopped before reprimand, but I wouldn’t and I would encourage Trump not to. It is time to remove the obstacles and the agenda-driven deep state appointees. Part of the deep state mission has failed, and I for one (aside from predicting it) am quite happy about it. President Trump more than likely was following the advice of his security advisors when he initiated the temporary travel ban, but the deep state mission cares little for the safety of the U.S. citizen, nor does it consider the expenses involved in following its policies. The unelected, unaccountable, and irresponsible bureaucrats, regulators and legal authorities who bear little or no consequence nor suffer any hardship while they enforce policies that they feel are correct have lost, and my hope is that they not only continue to lose but they are removed from public life, where they will have to rely on their private sector pals who owe them many favors and who they have helped line their pockets.The deep state needs to stop being citizens of the world and start being citizens of the United States, the people who pay their salaries, and the men and women who keep them safe.
God bless the Supreme Court of the United States.