You can find out some wonderful things at the Volokh Conspiracy. For instance I always thought that foreign terrorists didn’t deserve due process or any other provision of the Constitution because they weren’t, you know, citizens. That the pols clamoring for same were merely obstructionists.
Turns out I was wrong. “The Founding generation routinely applied the Bill of Rights as a constraint on U.S. government actions abroad, including those directed at non-citizens. For example, it was taken for granted that suspected pirates captured at sea, whether U.S. citizens or not, were entitled to the ‘due process of law’ guaranteed by the Fifth Amendment.”
Which makes Trump’s travel ban on certain Muslim countries unconstitutional. Even though Bronco Bama got away with it.
Via Volokh Conspiracy
Certainly it’s not worth the $14.99 Amazon is asking for the Kindle version. But Fox’s Chris Wallace, a relatively objective journalism voice, says there’s nothing new in it except the slurs on Trump and his wife.
“One could argue that by getting into the kind of political food fight that James Comey has done more damage to his own reputation than he has to President Trump’s.”
Easily. Now let’s prosecute him, why don’t we, for stealing federal documents and handing them over to the NYTimes. We could all use a little equal justice.
Via The Daily Caller
Hey, but it wasn’t in that omnibus budget the Congress just passed and The Donald signed. No? Guess again.
It was buried under Defense Appropriations. All $1.6 billion of it. What is a border wall if not Defense and National Security? The Dems had to pass the bill to find out what was in it. Now they have.
Via Thomas Wictor at American Digest.
He looks like a bespectacled ferret, or better yet a weasel, but now we know he’s a truly vicious little bastard who deserves all that’s coming to him. Not including his pension which isn’t.
Reminds me of an editor I once knew who dabbled in adultery who got what was coming to him when he hit on a reporter who was, probably unbeknownst to him, a lesbian.
When she rebuffed him, his viciousness came out: he gave her a bad evaluation. She complained to his female boss, with the hint that a lawsuit might be forthcoming, and he got fired. Not sure what happened to his pension, but he probably got it anyway.
Via The American Spectator.
Yep, we’re in Plato’s Cave, awaiting the next shoe to drop in the continuing saga of the phony Hillary-inspired Resistance. McCabe got the boot, as recommended by his own in-house inspector general not The Donald as the Resistance would have you believe.
But now it’s time for Trump to fire Mueller. Yep fire his ass good and proper.
“Harry Truman had a sign on his desk that said, ‘the buck stops here.’ It’s time for Trump to put that back on display, bite the bullet, and do what’s best for the country.”
President Trump has the right idea, finally, about arming some teachers in each school. So the sickos have to worry about bullets coming back at them for a change. And taking down those engraved-invitation, federally-mandated gun-free zone signs.
But it’s too logical for the Dems and RINOs so we’ll see if it gets done. Little Marco already is opposed. As is Democrat Blumenthal, the famous phony Vietnam combat veteran who is still in office. They much prefer a return to 1994’s still-silly assault rifle ban.
J.D. hits a homer with this post on Haiti and other shitholes according to Trump. Haiti: “The more they are given the less they have.”
Thanks, in part, to the Clintons.
But face it, people, anywhere but Texas is a shithole.
Via Mouth of the Brazos.