- - Friday, March 17, 2017

Judge Derrick Watson made his decision on the travel ban. Let him enforce it. 

On Wednesday, President Donald Trump flew to Nashville, where he paid special homage to a president he would model himself after. Perhaps President Trump should take a page from President Andrew Jackson.

While President Trump has been in office less than 60 days, he has already been troubled by an activist liberal federal judiciary more intent on decisions that hurt the Republican president than actually following the law. 

In 1832, the U.S. Supreme Court decided the case of Worchester v. Georgia.  President Jackson was reportedly none too happy with the decision and allegedly made the comment, “John Marshall made his decision. Let him enforce it.”

Donald Trump should say, “Derrick Watson has made his decision. Let him enforce it.”

As much as it would simply be fun to complain that the left-wing judges, such as the Obama appointed Derrick Watson, were asleep the day they taught law in law school, the truth is far different. The responsibility for controlling the borders and the entry into the United States is the responsibility of the Executive Branch of the government. 

Left-wing judges are not making rulings based on the rule of law. They are making policy decisions based on their desire to cripple the Trump administration.

President Trump needs to take a cue from “Old Hickory” and fight back.

When the Constitution was written, the Founding Fathers envisioned the judicial branch to be the weakest of the three branches of government. That is why Article III federal judges were given life-time appointments. In 1803, the same John Marshall that Andrew Jackson complained about authored one of the greatest coups of all time. He created a right for the judiciary to declare a law unconstitutional. 

Since that fateful decision 214 years ago, the scope and power of the federal courts have grown to the point that we are now ruled by a bunch of unelected men and women in little black robes. 

Forget the rule of law in the America that is controlled by a judiciary. Forget the will of the people. If a conservative referendum is passed, the will of the people is simply ignored by a friendly liberal judge who rules in favor of every crazy lawsuit filed by the ACLU. 

In 2008, in California, Proposition 8 passed. By 52 percent to 47 percent, the voters of the State of California decided that marriage should be between one man and one woman. Left-wing groups immediately sued, and one federal judge invalidated millions of votes from the citizens of the State of California.

Eventually, in a later case, five justices decided that there was a constitutional right to homosexual marriage. 

The late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia eviscerated the majority opinion when he said, “A system of government that makes the People subordinate to a committee of nine unelected lawyers does not deserve to be called a democracy.”

While this nation is a constitutional republic, it really doesn’t deserve that name either. We are currently ruled by a black-robed elite. These judges and justices are not elected nor is there any check and balance against their power. 

If there were ever a president to stand up against the over-reaching power of judicial tyranny, it is President Trump.

The real question is, will President Trump go full Andrew Jackson on the liberal judiciary?

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