Three individuals, Baxter Henderson from Melbourne Australia, Ron Jenkins who lives in San Antonio TX and myself have been friends for over 20 years. I met Baxter in Australia in 1995. Ron and Baxter were friends when Ron was General Manager for the Lottery Commission. Ron is a retired Air Force Officer. Baxter was a Manager for GTech, the company who managed the lottery and one of my consulting and training customers for many years. I established this explanation so you can understand and hopefully appreciate the following exchange between Ron and Baxter that might help you understand what is happening on several issues we are watching with a new face in the White House. I try to learn something every day. Ron’s responses provided me with new knowledge today. I hope you enjoy the exchange. C Brewer
Baxter, I have many questions for you; first:
1. How is a court in Washington State able to stop a national order and not just within its state?
Ron: It is a Federal, District Court. The rulings apply in all US federal government jurisdictions. FYI, The US judiciary is divided into 12 regional circuits and further into 94 Federal Districts, which are subordinate to the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS). The next court down the chain is the 9th Federal Court of Appeals and includes federal courts in the nine western US States, plus Hawaii, Alaska, Guam and the Mariana Islands. The Federal Court that the Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) was issued from was a Federal District Court (Judge Robard presiding). The US Justice Department, at the behest of President Trump, had to appeal judge Robard’s ruling to the 9th Federal Court of Appeals. BTW, ruling’s by the 9th are the most overturned court decisions in the country because it is packed with Liberal Judge Appointees who believe the US Constitution is out dated and should be more active in interpreting the law in this era.
2..(Baxter) They (the plaintiffs) are from Washington and Minnesota) said it was a civil rights issue.
(Ron): Not exactly. The TRO was issued by Judge Robard’s based upon his interpretation of the US Constitution, specifically the “establishment Clause” and the right of “due process”. The issue of “legal standing” was glossed over in his ruling.
(Baxter) How does an order which is only effective outside the USA become a civil rights issue within the USA?
(Ron): This court was chosen by the plaintiff’s because the judge is a Left leaning Liberal, activist, judge. He was sympathetic to the argument that Non-citizen’s (i.e., Green Card holder’s and Visitor’s Visa holder’s) are included in the protections and constitutional rights afforded to legal US citizens. I don’t believe that is true and will be the reason why SCOTUS will take up the case. (only about 2 % of the eight thousand plus cases annually heard by the Federal Appeals Court are accepted for hearing by SCOTUS.)
3.(Baxter) I would have thought that USA courts could only deal with issues that would affect people within the USA.
(Ron). That issue will probably be the reason that this case will be elevated to the SCOTUS ASAP. We Conservative’s believe a refugee from Syria or immigrant from Somalia, does not have the same legal rights, under the US Constitution, as a legal US citizen; the Left believes otherwise.
4.(Baxter) If this is allowed to stand is this the end of U.S. democracy?
(Ron). NO. Our three branches of government (Executive, Judicial and Legislative) are independent and have certain powers that provide the “checks and balances” that are designed to keep the country on the right path, according to the will of our Representative Republic’s electorate.
5. (Baxter) From now on what will stop any court in any State (or District), from doing what Washington has done?
6.(Baxter) Then every one of Trump’s executive orders will be denied until it goes to the Supreme Court.
(Ron). The worst case scenario would be a legal challenge to any and all Executive Orders. While that is possible, at some point, the courts will refuse to hear every case or the electorate will rebel against the “not so loyal opposition” and vote their members out of office and out of power, ala the TEA Party’s rise during the 2007 campaign.
7.(Baxter) The office of President will be effectively dead.
(Ron). Again, I hope that won’t happen, although, in recent years the President has, in some eyes, usurped more power than some believe is within his authority, based upon the limitations of his position, based upon the Constitution and it’s system of checks and balances.
8.(Baxter) All of the talking heads are only spending time on this immigration issue.
(Ron) Yep, that is their role. To me it goes much further. Regardless of the merits of the case, the Democrats could just get one of the District courts to declare an order to be illegal and the whole country will come to a stop.
(Baxter) I don’t hear any of them talking about that.
(Ron) So far, I am totally un-effected; the trains are still running, the economy is humming along and the prep school antics of the Democrat’s will ultimately fail. The current case has many options from cancelling the contentious E/O and issuing a revised version that is narrower and Specifically exempts the issue of the religion of Islam from any new Executive Order (E.O).
(Baxter) I am afraid for your country Ron.
(Ron). Things have been much worse in past eras. The Civil Rights and Viet Nam eras were more contentious, more violent and had more civil unrest. We survived and some vital lessons were learned. To wit, never compromise on your core beliefs and or give in to threats. That being said, we have numerous international as well as domestic challenges facing this Administration. Thank goodness, we have a strong and resolute leader and he has or soon will have, a senior staff of highly experienced men and women to advise and guide him down a treacherous road, despite the sniping from opponents in his party and by Democrats.
The print and all other forms of media will continue to lean Left because that is their background and training. The only exception is FOX News. Every other Television Network and News outlet is overwhelmingly Liberal and their bias is palpable in every report, every story concerning Trump or any Conservative idea. FOX News is emphasizing the decision by the three judge appellate court didn’t even comment on the statutory authority, in the US Code, that the President cited as his authority to issue the E/O in question. His two major choices are to rescind and re-issue a new E/O that is crafted in better legalese or merely let it go to the SCOTUS, after his nominee (Neil Gorsuch) is confirmed and balances out the court to a 4-1-4 position. Ron
I hope everyone that reads this enjoys it as much as I have. As always if you disagree or wish to add or comment on this article please do it on the blog so I can hopefully respond. This provides commentary, disagreement, questions etc. This way everyone can follow the discussion. C Brewer
Watching “Left-Coast” Progressive-Liberal judges play games with the safety of our people is the craziest attempt to gain face time in my 86 years. These people are no more abreast of what our intelligence agencies know than Putin or the Mullah’s in Iran. This entire stage show is about a group of Americans who are blessed with lifetime jobs and pissed off because Trump was elected President. Just another example of how politicized our entire government has become.
We just got rid of an Attorney General that limited prosecution to white conservatives. We finally got rid of a race hating unqualified President that wanted race riots. I am sick of watching Democrats in Congress make an ass of themselves doing everything possible to stop any actions to get this new government before it gets started. If Trump is so unqualified, possessed with wealth, biased and crazy, they should just shut up and watch him self-destruct. Why hurt all Americans with stupid delaying tactics if Trump is that inept. People need jobs, jobs, jobs and more jobs Mr. Schumer, Mrs. Pelosi, Mrs. Warren, Mrs. Waters, Mrs. Feinstein, Mrs. Boxer, etc.
Now let me share the real tragedy that has created the entire brouhaha. The media, even Fox News, has overtly failed to report what really caused this politically impacted power play. Congressional Democrats used the recent approval process for our new Education Secretary and stirred up every education related agency and union for support, to keep the real reason for this covert facade hidden.
It does not take a Harvard Professor or a Genie with a magic wand to ferret out what “Left Coast” industries, teachers unions nationwide, Congress and the media are hiding from the folks. They made one mistake and then created enough uproar to hide it and so far keep it out of the news. My true American friends the reason is that our education system has been a total failure and companies like Amazon and Microsoft slipped up and admitted that they can’t operate without bringing in aliens from these seven Muslim nations. What I would like for the Democrats to explain is why they did nothing for eight years. The real failure is our education system that is so inundated with unqualified teachers, union morons and greed that we can’t provide industry with enough capable employees to function.
Just study the facts of how American students have systematically diminished in ability for the past 30 years. We no longer teach American History in most schools. A real tragedy is we no longer teach cursive writing and high school graduates do not even learn how to sign their names. This is not a nationwide failure, yet. Some States and some school districts within even failing States have excellent education programs in the math and sciences. The problem is we do not have enough quality education programs to support Americas needs.
Give the Democrats credit as they have duped the Judiciary, education leaders, state leaders to panic and join in on the onslaught of diversionary tactics to try to oust the elected President of the United States. They know if Trump proves that he can re-unite Americans and we can educate our youth and provide jobs instead of welfare to real Americans, they will lose more seats in Congress in 2018.
Real Americans are not stupid and “all lives” must matter in America. It seems impossible that one wicked war criminal like George Soros can completely control the entire Democratic Party, all of the main stream media, CNN , PBS and every liberal Federal Judge in America. When he says jump they all jump. God save us from ourselves and please give Trump a chance make America great again. C Brewer
Watching the destruction of property by anarchists these past two weeks is unbelievable in America. Lawlessness by both mobs and individuals is against the laws of this land. The recent activity in Berkeley California was especially sickening. Watch the destruction of property by a group of thugs with mask was just being observed by the police who never did anything to stop this was sickening.
Apparently the people of California have adopted the need to destroy public and private property and succeed from the United States. As one old man 86 years old I hope they are successful. They have elected a group of politicians who are as dumb as a sack of rocks.
What a pleasure it would be to watch Nancy Pelosi, Maxine Waters, Barbara Boxer and Diane Feinstein the cream of California’s dissidents have to return home to the “Land of Fruit and Nuts”. Let these Progressives go to Hollywood and sell their acts to movie makers. They have more face time on the “Leftmedia”( a new word to better describe ) ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, MSNBC, CNBC and PBS than all of the “true” conservatives combined. I used the word “true” as there are more Progressive RINO’s on the “Leftmedia” attacking Trump than Demoncrats on certain days. I am sick of McCain, Graham, Murkowski and Collins openly trying to split the Republicans in Congress.
When we have the supposedly Leaders in Congress openly urging these dissident idiots, most paid to destroy by Soros, to disrupt, destroy, attack and kill or maim other Americans. Folks this is “Anarchy” not freedom of speech or right to assemble it is against every law of the land and must be stopped. If the “Leftmedia” and even Fox News would refuse to report this mayhem it would be stopped immediately by law enforcement. The media and people like the ACLU have made enforcing the law more the focus of criticism than the idiots that have become anarchist. To make sure I don’t ignore the real trainers of our anarchist youth let me travel back to the 60’s and the likes of the Clinton’s during the Viet Nam war. The tenured professors in all major colleges and universities have openly created this growing army of brainwashed youth.
If the Progressives, Demoncrats, RINO’s, ACLU and the “American Anarchist Army” continue this use of mass destruction no one will ever save our Republic. The people have spoken and given Donald Trump the power to stop the race to Socialize America. Now we have several Liberal Federal Judges join the battle to support the mayhem and safety of the people by stopping every action Trump will try to do to restore safety and order. Sadly we have a Political Supreme Court sit on their robed asses and do nothing as they are deadlocked 4 to 4 and useless.
One thing Trump, Congress, the courts and the three million lobbyist have not mentioned so far is our spoiled, under-educated, brainwashed and poorly parented young who carry out the anarchism. To my knowledge only one free country in the world, Israel, has used common sense and what most of our enemies employ to eliminate this senseless and destructive violence. These countries have adjusted for the lack of parental training and the courage of their youth to ignore tenured professors. The simple solution is mandatory military service for at least six months at 18 whether they graduate from High school or drop out.
I can imagine how the ACLU, the “Leftmedia” and the Political left-leaning Federal Judges would explode should this common sense solution were proposed. I would love to see Trump sign an Executive Order for this immediately and watch the games begin.
It is sad to watch so many Americans get worked up, paid to destroy property, block traffic, and challenge law enforcement who try to do their job because Trump tries to stop the flow of eventual terrorism with a ban on certain Muslims. He will be challenged even more when he starts to send the army of illegal Hispanics who are draining our resources with free medical, free food, free housing, etc.
What really bothers this old American is that Congress, the Supreme Court, the ACLU, misguided youth, college professors and especially the “Leftmedia” and even FOX News only have consistent concerns for immigrants’ rights. None of the these misguided “Turkeys” have any concern for the millions of real American veteran who are homeless, untreated mistreated by the VA and forgotten heroes who served and fought for their right to protest.
Oops, I forgot we do have a few leaders who have been motivated to care by our new President Trump who will help the veterans get rights at least equal to illegals. That is if the Demoncrats led by Chuck Schumer will get off their asses and help.
I have one question should any other concerned American read this article. Do you agree or disagree with me? If you disagree and can write, please correct me with facts, not feelings.
C Brewer, an 86 year old veteran who cares.
She said she will resign if Trump was elected President, and now when he got elected, and with a month until the inauguration, she will be resigning.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg took some time to reflect on its future composition, which will chiefly depend on who is elected president in November. Asked on Thursday about the prospect of Donald Trump being handed the job of selecting the next crop of justices, she seemed uneasy at the thought.
“I DON’T WANT TO THINK ABOUT THAT POSSIBILITY, BUT IF IT SHOULD BE, THEN EVERYTHING IS UP FOR GRABS,” SHE TOLD THE ASSOCIATED PRESS IN A WIDE-RANGING INTERVIEW THAT ALSO TOUCHED ON THE LOSS OF HER DEAR FRIEND ANTONIN SCALIA AND SOME OF THE COURT’S BIGGEST RULINGS IN THE TERM THAT ENDED IN LATE JUNE.
“I REALLY DISLIKE THAT MAN FOR A NUMBER OF REASONS, AND ALTHOUGH I AM NOT SUPPOSED TO PUT FORTH MY PERSONAL VIEWS BECAUSE OF MY POSITION, I STILL FEEL OBLIGATED TO DO WHATEVER I CAN TO LET THE PUBLIC KNOW THAT THERE’S STILL TIME TO MAKE THE RIGHT CHOICE,” SHE ADDED.
“DONALD TRUMP IS A MAN WHO HAS ACCUMULATED HIS VAST WEALTH NOT BECAUSE OF HIS BUSINESS PROWESS, BUT BECAUSE OF THE FACT THAT MUCH OF IT WAS INHERITED FROM HIS FATHER AND GRANDFATHER. IN FACT, WHEN IT COMES TO MAKING IMPORTANT DECISIONS, I DON’T RECALL HIM EVER MAKING THE RIGHT ONE, AND THAT’S NOT THE TYPE OF MAN THAT SHOULD BE AT THE HEAD OF THIS COUNTRY.”
AFTER OPENING FIRE AT THE PRESUMPTIVE REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE, GINSBERG TURNED TO HER OWN PLANS SHOULD DONALD TRUMP ACTUALLY BECOME THE NEW PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.
“THERE’S NO NEED TO BEAT AROUND THE BUSH, SO I’M JUST GOING TO GO AHEAD AND SAY IT – I WILL RESIGN MY POSITION AS A JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES IF THAT HAPPENS. I CANNOT IMAGINE PERFORMING MY DUTIES UNDER THE CONSTANT PRESSURE OF WAKING UP IN THE MORNING AND HAVING TO GO TO WORK KNOWING THAT EVERY RULING WE AS AN INSTITUTION MAKE WILL BE VIEWED THROUGH THE PRISM OF A TRUMP PRESIDENCY. I CAN TOLERATE THIS CHARADE OF A PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN, BUT I COULD NOT LIVE WITH HIM AS PRESIDENT,” SHE SAID.
“I AM A WOMAN WHO HAS LIVED LONG ENOUGH, AND I AM PROUD TO SAY I’VE HAD A PROSPEROUS AND FULFILLED LIFE,” JUSTICE GINSBERG ARGUED.
I would like to add that it is time to replace Ms. Ginsburg as she has always used politics instead of law and the Constitution to make decisions. It is a shame the other three and Justice Roberts all resign for the same political reason. How nine Justices can’t read the simplistic Constitution the same way is astounding.
This reflects that some of our law schools have now replaced the Constitution and Bill of Rights with their own set of laws to educate lawyers. It is a fact that these same schools have perfected their courses on; “How to Chase Ambulances”. “How to Get on the Government Gravy Train”. “Use of Covert Methods to Get Elected to Congress.
Trump promised he would consider “Term Limits” for Congress”. This is one subject that will never be an option. This is the only way America has a chance to become united again but the people will never get a chance to vote.
I have spent over five years writing nearly 1000 articles for several reasons. This started with a challenge from my old friend “Tadpole” Keel to use my knowledge gained having worked and visited in so many countries worldwide and in forty-nine of our fifty states.
Another old friend and mentor, Phil Sizer, who was my boss at OTIS/Halliburton made one of the sojourns that took us to Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Abi Dhabi, Dubai. Qatar, Kuwait, Norway and The Netherlands twice. When I started this blog, he has challenged me to broaden my horizons with challenges to explore clandestine organizations like the Federal Reserve System in America and a scary group called Tavistock. If you wish to broaden your knowledge and see how these two secret organizations function, read my summarizations.
What prompted me to write my first article asking for your inputs was twofold. Any writer functions on feedback. Unfortunately, my efforts have never motivated more than a dozen people to have ever commented, criticized or praised the effort. Currently, there are 612 people worldwide who subscribe to receive my articles. Another 275 friends on Facebook and Twitter.
My second reason was to try another approach asking for you to please respond to this article. Help me find out how many people agree or disagree that burning our flag should be a lawful freedom. Our President-elect has fanned the flames of hate that he feels this flag burning expresses and should be punishable with jail time and loss of citizenship. How do you feel? I would like to use this feedback to share specifically respond.
I will start with my own feelings. With my parent’s consent, I joined the US Navy at 17 and made a commitment to give about four years of my life to my country. We had just ended WWII a couple of years earlier and America was united and everyone loved this great country. Then the bankers created the Korean war that added another year to my committed enlistment. My love for this country has never lessened for any reason.
Sadly, the bankers and one of the weakest administrations in American history got us involved in Viet Nam. This unleashed a new era of communists inspired dissident young Americans to start the hate campaign and flag burning incidents. For those who did not know both Hillary and Bill Clinton were two of these dissidents. The most hate-filled American was Jane Fonda and eventually John Kerry who is our Secretary of State now hugging every Muslim he can find. What he and Hillary have done to suck up to the terrorist world should be punishable by loss of their citizenship in my opinion.
Obviously. I agree with Trump that burning our flag that I learned to salute at 17 should be a federal crime. My punishment would be more severe as I feel that loss of citizenship should be forever and that the offender should be imprisoned or banished. How a Supreme Court allowed this to be legal is beyond belief. I feel certain that if a vote were held today the four Democratic zealots on the current Supreme “Political” Court would uphold this despicable decision.
America needs to be reunited and Trump is the first President to at least try. After eight years of hate-filled rhetoric that has divided America we need peace unification to survive.
Please share your feelings and let me follow up this posting with another article denoting how you feel.
My great friend, Ron Jenkins shared the following scenario which I found interesting and hope you do also. It will be a blast watching a new political neophyte make a bunch of political hacks jump through hoops and run like rabbits. Listening to the new Senate minority leader, Chuckie Schumer, brag how tough the Demoncrats will be will be easy for the Donald. He has the ability and the surgical tools to make these “mossbacks” look like fools. C Brewer
Absorb Ron’s Story
On Nov. 8 at around 1700 hours, Hillary and 400+ Hillary Clinton loyalists gathered with 100+ cases of champagne, a Two-Million-Dollar massive fireworks display in downtown New York. They had a custom-built dome symbolizing the mythical “glass ceiling” and HRC, (or, as her Secret Service call sign reflects, “Broomstick One”) readied to celebrate her victory over Trump.
Celebrating the first female President of the United States had the inner-city welfare army dancing in the streets. They were now certain their welfare checks were going to continue to increase.
Mexico was happy as they could continue to look the other way as gang members and ex-cons illegally entered America.
Isis was happy as they could continue to infiltrate America with innocent Muslim’s and radicalize them in Mosque’s, protected by US law.
Newsweek had already published and shipped the next issue with the cover “Madam President” and a detailed analysis of precisely how the Clinton political machine had captured the Electoral College with a whopping 324 votes. They had her acceptance speech in an article gracefully calling for all Americans to join with her and move forward in Utopian, Progressive Socialism.
Among the 400+ giddy followers were those who had already received confirmation of their future assignments & high paid government jobs in the White House, FBI, Department of Labor, and the list goes on.
Everyone as assured of at least four (4) and probably eight (8) years of lucrative jobs that they had dedicated over 3 years of their lives to achieve. They had all rented or bought housing in D.C. or nearby in Georgetown. Reservations had been made at the Hilton and other five star hotels in New York City for the PARTY.
They knew the fix was in: every poll and every media outlet except Fox News, (Eric Bolling specifically) and Drudge was in the tank for Hillary and against Trump. At a rate of 45 to 1 Department of Justice employees had contributed to the campaign over Trump. CNN, NBC, CBS had all supplied Hillary with the debate questions, well in advance. The fix was in over all the scandals and the Wiki Leaks was all the fault of the Russians, who had even changed the language in the emails. The Department of Justice and FBI had cleared Hillary of any criminal conduct.
Almost every media pundit and all of the polls except the LA Times and one other had Hillary with a 1 to 8 point lead. The odds in Las Vegas were 200 to 1 and by election time were still 5 to 1.
The early exit polls were 100% in the Democrat’s favor and the path to victory was clear.
Then, within 5 short hours, it all came crashing down.
Hillary went ballistic; cursing and wailing like a banshee. They were all stunned; told to go home and go home they did, so they could organize riots and proclaim to the world that Trump was not their President.
Imagine the abject depression as the shock that set in. One more political dynasty bites the dust.
“Congrats to All Patriotic Americans that love their Republic, great job!”
One more thing, if California wants to secede, we should let them and let them take their 5+ million Democrat votes with them. That alone would mean a Conservative, Republican, federal government for the next few decades.
Now will come the divisiveness of the Democrat minority, in the Senate, where they will try to derail Mr. Trump’s nominees for his Cabinet and any and all political appointments within his control. Let’s just see how cohesive the Democrats can be over the next 60 days and four years.
Let’s see how they try to block Mr. Trump’s nominee for the current Supreme Court vacancy and the replacements for Ginsberg and Breyer, when they announce their retirements, sometime in the next 4 to 8 years. The court is now four to three, Liberal vs Conservative, with Justice Kennedy usually siding with the Liberal women. The replacement for Conservative Justice Scalia will bring it back to where it was, at 4 to 4, with Kennedy as the tie breaker.
When Ginsberg retires as she said she would and Trump appoints a Conservative, the balance will shift once again and it could stay that way for quite a while.
I hope he appoints Ted Cruz to take Ginsberg’s place and let us enjoy watching a real “Donkey BBQ.
Why is the “Home of the Free and Land of the Brave” now,” A Cesspool of the Government Elite”?
What happened to our strength of “We the People”?
What happened to allow every decision our government makes to be “Politically Connected”?
What happened to allow our entire government to cancel the demands for “Ethics”?
This list of questions should be on every American’s list but we have ignored the immigration laws for so long that I doubt that anyone under 30 and the aliens who are unhappy with our “Rules of Law” know or care? Look at some more questions.
Several State’s are now ignoring the law and allowing illegals the right to vote. Why?
We have over 45 million people who belong to our “Welfare Army. Why?
We have some 30 million dead people on many States lists of registered voters. Why?
We have over 10 million people drawing unemployment, including man illegals. Why?
We have a President who ignores the law so many times you can’t keep count. Why?
We have an Attorney General that openly ignores the laws and even lies to Congress. Why?
We have a President who openly stated he never made a mistake but is married to a “Broom Pilot” who never told the truth. Why?
We have another law breaking “Broom Pilot” on the verge of being elected President of the “Dis-United States. Why?
We have a Congress that ignores “all of the above” and are the only ones who can stop these disasters but refuse to act. Why?
That same Congress is obviously focused on one priority which is re-election. Why?
We elect people to Congress who become millionaires with select benefits that fail to stop the breaking of our laws. Why?
We have a Supreme Court that rarely agrees on any decision and votes using political impact rather than our Congressional Laws. Why?
One fact that you must be concerned about is we are now 20,000,000,000,000.00 in debt with no plan to reduce the debt. Why?
We do have Donald Trump and Mike Pence asking us to make them President and Vice-President and allow them a chance to address every one of these questions except one. No one will ever know why Obama married Michelle except God or Allah.
If you care about any of these questions help elect the only Real Americans that have the gonads to try to attack this mountain of WHY’s. My wife and I have already voted for Trump/Pence. God Save America, Congress has Failed.