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Looking at the current judicial approach to President Trump’s Executive Orders on Immigration, the courts are very outspoken about their ability to rely on his statements made during the campaign in order to determine the intent of the Orders. It may violate judicial precedent and certainly is contrary to the facts of the case, nevertheless, reason and logic has not been allowed to intrude on these Federal Court Decisions (9th and 4th Circuits) unconstitutionally removing a legal power from the executive branch.

Whether they take it now or wait until the conclusion of the Circuit Courts’ legal proceedings, eventually this issue will be facing the Supreme Court. During the campaign, at about the same period of time as President Trump’s campaign statements, one of our SCOTUS justices spoke out publicly against candidate Trump. Justice Ginsburg made some fairly extreme statements indicating that she did not like him at all. http://nypost.com/2016/07/11/ruth-bader-ginsburgs-unhinged-assault-on-trump/

Since judges are required to recuse themselves in circumstances like these, and although Supreme Court Justices are exempted, there is really no good reason why this should be so. If anything, recusal should be mandatory for justices also. The cases they decide are far too important and affect far too many lives to be decided with any justice who is too biased, opinionated or Politically motivated to objectively evaluate the facts, weigh the merits fairly or render a logical Constitutionally based decision. It is bad enough that Justice Ginsburg actually feels such animus, but it is beyond concerning when she cannot keep her mouth shut about it in front of the media.

So, (to quote my grandparents) what’s good for the goose is good for the gander. Or maybe we should change judicial thought and say, what is said in the campaign stays in the campaign!

60% of Refugee Arrivals Since Judge Halted Trump’s Order Come From 5 Terror-Prone Countries

By Patrick Goodenough | February 16, 2017 | 4:20 AM EST

60% of Refugee Arrivals Since Judge Halted Trump’s Order Come From 5 Terror-Prone Countries

(CNSNews.com) – Sixty percent of the refugees admitted into the United States since a federal judge halted President Trump’s executive order designed to prevent “foreign terrorist entry into the United States” originate from five of the seven countries identified by the administration and its predecessor as most risky.

Of the total 2,576 refugees resettled in the U.S. from around the world since U.S. District Judge James Robart’s February 3 restraining order, 1,549 (60.1 percent) are from Syria (532), Iraq (472), Somalia (363), Iran (117), and Sudan (65). No refugees have arrived from the other two applicable countries, Yemen and Libya.
Of the 2,576 refugees to have arrived since Feb. 3, 1,424 (55.3 percent) are Muslims – 817 Sunnis, 132 Shi’ites, and 475 refugees self-identified simply as Muslims, according to State Department Refugee Processing Center data.
Of the refugees hailing from the specified countries of terrorist concern, Muslims accounted for the overwhelming majority of those admitted in all cases except for Iran.

Muslims comprised 99.6 percent of the admissions from Syria; 73.5 percent of those from Iraq; 99.7 percent of those from Somalia; and 93.8 percent of those from Sudan. Of the Iranian refugees admitted, by contrast, only 9.4 percent were Muslims, while just under 60 percent were Christians of various denominations. Trump’s Jan. 27 order barred entry to the U.S. of all refugees for 120 days; prohibited entry to refugees from Syria indefinitely; and blocked all entry – immigrant and non-immigrant – by nationals of Syria, Iraq, Iran, Somalia, Sudan, Libya and Yemen for 90 days. (The order does not itself name the seven countries, referring instead to “countries referred to in section 217(a)(12) of the INA, 8 U.S.C. 1187(a)(12).” 

That law, signed by President Obama in Dec. 2015, required additional security for arrivals from Syria, Iraq, Iran, and Sudan and any other country designated by the Department of Homeland Security as a source of legitimate terrorism concerns. Two months later Obama’s DHS added Somalia, Yemen and Libya to the list of “countries of [terrorist] concern.”)
In the week between Trump’s inauguration and his Jan. 27 executive order, a total of 2,090 refugees were admitted to the U.S., of whom 918 (43.9 percent) were from the identified countries: 296 from Syria, 218 from Iraq, 211 from Somalia, 155 from Iran, 37 from Sudan, one from Yemen and none from Libya.

The following seven-day period – from the day of the executive order to the day before the judge’s restraining order – only 19 refugees were admitted from the countries of concern (18 Somalis and one Iraqi, all but two arriving on the actual day of the order). Those 19 comprised just 2.2 percent of the total 861 arrivals over that period.

The next week, from Feb. 3 to Feb. 9, saw 1,180 refugees arrive, 882 (74.7 percent) of whom were from the countries of concern.

Last Saturday, Trump tweeted that 77 percent of refugee admissions since Robart’s ruling, which was subsequently upheld on appeal, “hail from seven suspect countries.” (The actual figures at that time, according to the Refugee Processing Center data, were 402 refugees from Syria, 340 from Iraq, 155 from Somalia; 115 from Iran; 38 from Sudan; and none from Yemen or Libya, amounting together to 71.7 percent of the total admissions.)

Since then the proportion of refugees from the countries of concern has declined somewhat, although the countries continue to account for a disproportionate number of the total contingent of refugees admitted since Feb. 3.
While those five countries alone – Syria, Iraq, Iran, Somalia and Sudan – have provided 60.1 percent of the refugee arrivals from Feb. 3 until today, another 22 countries have together accounted for the remaining 39.9 percent.
Those 22 countries are Afghanistan (25), Bangladesh (2), Bhutan (96), Burma (147), Burundi (2), Central African Republic (12), China (1), Cuba (17), Democratic Republic of Congo (347), El Salvador (23), Eritrea (48), Ethiopia (15), Honduras (3), Moldova (10), Pakistan (24), “Palestine”(2), South Sudan (6), Russia (22), Tanzania (1), Uganda (4), Ukraine (213) and Vietnam (8).

Apart from the majority of 1,424 Muslims, other religions represented among the refugees admitted since Feb. 3 include Christians, (including Catholics, Protestants, Orthodox and evangelicals, from countries including Iraq, Iran, DRC, Ukraine and Burma), Buddhists (mostly from Bhutan), Hindus (from Bhutan), Baha’i (from Iran), Yazidis (from Iraq) and Ahmadis (from Pakistan).

RePosted From RECLAIM OUR REPUBLIC

We hear about the Political arguments and the Constitutional arguments over President Trump’s temporary ban but this post by Reclaim Our Republic, one of my favorite blogs, boils the issue down to what is important. We should consider why the President has plenary power over immigration.

I’m putting up a partial transcript, as this video is being deleted fast. One deletion said it violated a “hate-speech” policy, meaning “, we can’t let the truth slip out!!!”

Steven Gern, a 10-year veteran of the Marine Corps working in Iraq, uploaded a video to his Facebook page on Wednesday talking about President Trump’s immigration order and Gern’s own experiences asking locals how Americans are dealt with in the countries that were on the watch list. 
In the short time it’s been on Facebook, the clip has been viewed over 35 million times, racked up over 1.4 million shares, 250 thousand “likes,” and almost 60 thousand comments.

Here’s the transcript of Gern’s viral statement:

“I work currently in Iraq, which is one of the countries that’s on the list. Obviously, in the United States, a lot is going on – and over here, this is a lot going on, as well, just a lot of things y’all don’t see.
The other morning, we were having a discussion on the executive order, and a lot of the Iraqis showed their displeasure in this executive order, and why they feel like they’ve been betrayed by the United States…

So, I listened to what they had to say, and after they were done yelling and screaming about their opinion on things, I asked a simple question, and I got an answer to that simple question, and I got it without hesitation. My simple questions was, ‘As an American, if I went out in town right now, would I be welcome?’

They answered me, and said, ‘Absolutely not, you would not be welcome.’ And I said, ‘Okay, what would happen if I went in town?’”

They said the locals would snatch me up and kill me within an hour. I would be tortured first, and after they were done torturing me, I would probably be beheaded. It would go on video for everybody to see as an example.

The point I’m trying to make is – this is the local populace that would do this. This isn’t ISIS. This isn’t al-Qaeda. So, my question to them was pretty simple after that.

If you would do this to me, in your country, why would I let you in my country? All this means to me is that if you had the opportunity to take the life of an American, you would do it.

Maybe that’s something y’all need to think about back there. If this is the way some of these cultures feel… about Americans, why would you be so naive to believe that, if they came to the United States, they would do anything any different than what they would do right here in their own country”

I’m just trying to inform you about what’s actually happening on the ground in one of the ‘banned countries’ – something you should probably think about. I can’t go out in town here. Why should they go out in town in my country?”

Gern’s Linkedin profile reveals a long and decorated career as a Marine and security specialist operating in the Middle East. The profile summary reads:

Driven, exacting and self-motivated professional with 10+ years of distinguished service in the U.S. Marine Corps and 10+ years as a Personal Security Specialist in a High Threat Environment. Embody and reinforce core values that define success in team building, training, program management, and continuous improvement. Respected as a sound Leader, professional program manager, and technically and tactfully competent security consultant. Skilled in identifying and correcting flaws, deficiencies and gaps in security in any High Threat environment.

Our Liberal Outreach: Watch, and then Share with a “liberal” so that they Might Come to Know the TRUTH…

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Religious Test?

So what exactly do those democrats mean when they claim that we are violating the Constitution by applying religious tests to refugees? 

Do they mean that the Constitution applies to all people everywhere instead of just United States Citizens? 

Do they mean that exterminating every one of the Christians in the Middle East is preferable to discriminating against Muslims? 

Do they mean that anyone in the world has a right to come here if they want to? 

Do they mean that American Citizens should have no say and no control over what kind of people come into our country? 

After seeing the democrats in action, specifically the appalling way that they twist the Constitution to serve their purposes and ignore it when they can’t, I really shouldn’t be surprised.  We absolutely can apply religious tests to immigrants and refugees. They are not citizens and are not under the authority and protection of the Constitution. As a sovereign nation we have every right in the world to decide who would make good citizens and assimilate well into our culture and who would not. 

As a nation established on Judeo-Christian values, it is perfectly understandable if we should choose to bring over the very few remaining Christians in the Middle East since they have practically been eliminated by ISIS and are cruelly tortured, small children are being crucified, whole families are massacred and they have vanished entirely from certain areas. 

I am not at all interested in the crowd size of the protesters or what they are chanting. I am very sorry that some unlucky travelers got caught up in the limbo of bad planning and inexperience. Also, let’s face it the President is working at a disadvantage since he doesn’t have the large majority of his cabinet yet. He will make mistakes, but he is taking steps in the right direction and doing his best to make his countrymen safer. I trust that the situation will be corrected soon. Honestly, it probably could have been fixed easier and with less red tape if there had not been all of these protests and marches.

 As a common ordinary citizen from flyover country I am tired of the media exaggeration and spin. I am impatient with politicians who assume we are all naive and rather stupid. Finally, I am sick of the liberals who seem to be determined to destroy my beautiful America. 

VIDEO Muhammad: The White Prophet with Black Slaves

Sept 16, 2016 by Kristi Ann The FALSE prophet muhammad was a Pedophile / Child Molester / Rapist / Racist / Fascist / Terrorist / Murder of Christians and Jewish People!! Please Pray for the Holy L…

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That Damn Broad Brush!

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I am very tired of being painted with the broad brush of Southerner. We have toilets, we don’t marry our cousins,we have more cities than Memphis, Atlanta and New Orleans and we don’t walk around talking like bad tv actors.

People also use that broad brush to paint me with the bad temper and explosive emotions that red hair is alleged to bless one with. It is not true that all redheads are bad tempered, but we all get the label.

All republicans are painted with the broad brush of crony capitalist, Washington Beltway type, racist, religious zealot. I am none of those things and yet I tend to favor and vote republican. I am a Constitutionalist, but we do not have a conservative party.  I vote my conscience and what I believe is best for my country.

I work in retail and love what I do, but I resent being painted with the broad brush of stupid retail worker. I am also a retired lawyer, however everyone I work with is a talented individual with gifts and uncommon grace under pressure who deserves this label even less than I do.

Americans are well informed and intelligent. We understand that Isis has murdered millions of Muslims and is every bit as much an enemy of Islam as it is of Christianity or Judism. It is insulting for our nation’s leader to constantly assume US citizens are too stupid and unsophisticated to understand the difference between Islam and Islamism/Isis/Isil/Radical Islamism. 

Obama is painting his entire country with the broad brush of stupid, it does not apply and does not work!

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