Thoughts on the Supreme Court and the Trump Travel Ban

It’s safe to say that most of the time in the last few months, the mainstream media has been pretty anti-Trump. It doesn’t matter what you think about the man, it’s hard to deny that. You can argue that it was deserved if you like, or you can call conspiracy and say the media is trying to sour the public’s opinion on behalf of the establishment. You’d probably be right either way you go, but at the end of the day, that most of the press on Trump has been negative is pretty undebatable. However, today there was a reprieve as the Supreme Court agreed to hear arguments about Trump’s super-controversial travel ban. In accepting the case (which won’t be actually heard until the fall), they also ruled that parts of the ban can take effect despite having been held up in lower courts. If you don’t know what that means, let us make it simple for you: the court ruled that the lower courts had no legal standing to stop what Trump did. Now, the Supreme Court does have legal standing to do it, at least according to the way they interpret the Constitution, federal law, and precedent. We won’t know the answer to that question until probably October.
The press made a really big deal out of it on both sides of the equation. The conservative-dominated media called it a sweeping victory for Trump when nothing at all was really decided. The liberal-dominated media called it another example of bigotry (an argument that the Democratic party still refuses to accept is no longer as effective as it was in the past). The truth is that the Supreme Court did the right thing here. The President of the United States does have the authority to do this. It has been done numerous times before. Carter did it at the height of the Iran crisis. And one President Barack Obama also did it early in his presidency when Iraq was still a major threat. Neither faced any opposition to it whatsoever. Carter because it was before the dawn of the politically correct era, and Obama because the only ones that would have complained supported him. The President can do it, and he doesn’t have to have a mountain of evidence to make it happen. The courts did not have the authority to stop Trump’s plan, and the Supreme Court sent them a rebuke today. They interpret law, they don’t make law. The decision, in case you didn’t know, was 9-0, meaning four liberal-leaning justices agreed with the decision as well. You can bet it won’t be 9-0 in October, no way. But they all agreed that at the very least, Trump has the ability to put this into effect and at least let it play out.
The travel ban doesn’t make a whole lot of sense in a lot of ways. After all the proposed 120 day ban to give the government time to figure out how to go forward never went into effect, but now it’s been that long anyway. Apparently the travel has to stop for them to make a plan. It is also possible that Trump is facing so much opposition on this because there are movers and shakers in the shadow government that very much want the travel lanes to stay open. If you believe in things such as false flags and other conspiracy unicorns, then it follows that a travel ban from an outsider like Trump may actually be directly interfering with the powers-that-be and what they are really planning. Of course, this is speculation, and there is no evidence to support this. But if you think everyone out there is up in arms about the travel ban because they just love Muslims to death, then you are not seeing very much of the issue. In any case, these things will go into motion now, and Trump gets a feather in his cap. But the feather may very well be removed when they hear the case again later this year. Of course, if the travel ban was really only necessary for 90-120 days, then one would think that by the time the case is heard, it wouldn’t matter anymore anyway. There’s a lot of ways to look at the issue.

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