Once there was a bully named Donald Trump
he built gold towers and sat on his rump
thought he’d kill Democracy
mocked and threatened Liberty
but Lady Justice gave him the face palm
Gotta love my home city. Bravo to Attorney General Bob Ferguson and his team for suing Trump and DHS and winning! You can watch the ruling here by Federal Judge Robart. It’s almost painful to watch the Justice Department attorney attempt to defend something clearly unlawful and unconstitutional. This judge is a Republican appointed by W in 2004. He shuts down the arguments with some clear facts that this attorney cannot dispute, but she tries.
And to wake up and hear that Trump’s appeal of the decision failed is wonderful news. Granted the courts will be dealing with the matter of ruling it unlawful and unconstitutional still, so it will be some time before it is settled fully.
No one is above the law, including and especially the president.
Some mixed blessings coming out of this debacle are:
1) we are seeing people coming out in droves to support charities, to protest, to learn more about our government and participate
2) we are seeing our democracy put to its ultimate test by a plutocrat/autocrat/tyrant/demagogue/fascist and we are seeing it fight back and reject attempts to dismantle the Constitution
Republicans are starting to condemn his actions and violent unsettling outbursts, his bromance with Putin …and now we need more and more of them to grow some spines and stand up for our democracy and what is right for the country and world.
One fight at a time.