With its embarrassing opinion in International Refugee Assistance Project v. Trump, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals has now joined the ranks of the Ninth Circuit as one of the most out-of-control federal courts in the nation.Its May 25 decision upholding the injunction against President Trump’s executive order implementing a temporary halt to entry of aliens from six terrorist countries was a political decision, not a legal decision.The bias and prejudice that poisons the majority’s political diatribe is encapsulated in an outrageous statement made right on page one.There, Judge Roger Gregory claims that the text of the executive order “speaks with vague words of national security” but “in context drips with religious intolerance, animus, and discrimination.”Then he makes the astounding claim that the executive order violates the First Amendment because it establishes “a religious orthodoxy” and favors “one religion over another.”The rest of the opinion resides in the same imaginary, Alice-in-Wonderland world that Gregory and his cohorts have created in their own minds about this issue.
Is there a Democratic-party alternative to President Trump’s tax plan?Is there a Democratic congressional proposal to stop the hemorrhaging and impending implosion of Obamacare?Do Democrats have some sort of comprehensive package to help the economy grow or to deal with the recent doubling of the national debt?What is the Democratic alternative to Trump’s apparent foreign policy of pragmatic realism or his neglect of entitlement reform?The answers are all no, because for all practical purposes there is no Democratic party as we have traditionally known it.
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