Originally published at Politichicks.com
In Islamist nations, the Mullahs hold the real power. They assure that, no matter what the Government does, it will always comply with Islamic doctrine. In the U.S., the Left has its Mullahs as well: True Believers occupying positions of power in the judiciary, the legislature, and the bureaucracy.
Unelected bureaucrats, propaganda media, and elected officials all the way down to the hundreds of sanctuary cities, know their stations and play their roles to defy the constitutionally granted rights of individuals and the incoming administration. Recall:
Recently, three judges in two different federal circuits have twisted the Constitution in such a way as to eviscerate its plain meaning, to strip power from Congress and the Executive Branch.
In January, President Trump issued an executive order that temporarily prevented people traveling from seven countries identified by the Obama Administration as hotbeds for terrorism from entering the United States. In doing so, Trump was well within his authority to protect the security of the United States, operating under a clear grant of power from the Congress.
Judge Robarts blocked Trump’s legitimate executive order anyway. To do so, Judge Robarts had to overstep his own authority, ignoring both the congressional grant of power and the ban’s clear language. Subsequently, President Trump signed a second executive order formally rescinding the original “travel ban,” carefully crafting the new order to accommodate Judge Robart’s objections. Nevertheless, a different district court in Hawaii blocked the second executive order.
Five judges on the Ninth Circuit vehemently disagreed, writing an unsolicited statement of support for President Trump’s executive order. The judges’ condemnation was damning (emphasis added):
As the five judges panel note …. A gavel is not a gun; a judge is not the commander in chief. . . . ‘[W]e are judges, not Platonic guardians,’ and the great losers of the 3-panel decision are those that believe elections matter and the rule of law deserves respect, as both were sacrificed for results-oriented judges who ignored the law and evaded the historical precedent to try to reverse the policy outcome of the recent election.
Another federal judge in Maryland also quickly concluded Trump’s order was an unconstitutional “Muslim ban,” ignoring the language of the order and instead sourcing phantom discrimination as the basis for his ruling:
Lee Gelernt, an ACLU lawyer representing those challenging the ban in Maryland, said the ruling in his case was significant in that “two judges have looked at the revised order, and both have come to the same conclusion that it continues to be a Muslim ban.” He said he was also encouraged that yet another judge was willing to look beyond the order itself to the president’s comments and other potential evidence of discriminatory intent.
These judges from the Ninth and Fourth Circuits are asserting themselves as the ultimate power in the United States. And according to their pronouncements, there is no such thing as co-equal branches of government. In their interpretation, the power of the judicial branch trumps the separation of powers, and the Constitution be damned.
Behold the Judicial Mullahs. Their interpretation of the law is holy fatwah.
For the Left, the Constitution is akin to the undead Frankenstein monster, a living breathing thing evolving to suit Big Government’s political need for power over the individual. The concept that the Constitution is a firm limitation on the power of government is anathema.
That is why the prospect of Neil Gorsuch as a Supreme Court Justice is an existential threat to the Left. Gorsuch will faithfully apply what Justice Scalia taught him, that “a judge’s job is to follow the words that are in the law –not replace them with words that aren’t.”
He also underscored his commitment to the separation of powers, stating, “It is for this body, the people’s representatives, to make new laws, for the executive to ensure those laws are faithfully enforced and for neutral and independent judges to apply the law in the people’s disputes.”
He added: “If judges were just secret legislators, declaring not what the law is but what they would like it to be, the very idea of a government by the people and for the people would be at risk.”
From Climate Change to Obamacare, from the IRS’ selective harassment of conservative groups to the FBI’s blind prosecutorial eye, the Left restricts individual rights in favor of a centralized governmental control.
We are witnessing a constitutional crisis, a legal war raging over the soul of our nation. The ideological Left has embedded unelected bureaucrats, propaganda media, elected officials who act in concert to strip power from individuals and exalt the state.
In the political end game, these statist judicial Mullahs confirm the destruction of the Constitution by judicial supremacy. In the words of David Horowitz,
“Congress and Trump’s Justice Department must fight back against the courts once and for all, or we will no longer remain an independent, sovereign, and safe country.”
It is time for Congress and President Trump to impeach these judicial Mullahs so as to check their abuse of power.