I’ve seen multiple reports now of Customs and Border Protection defying the court order to allow green card holders into the United States.
Apparently Donald Trump has told the Department of Homeland Security to ignore the court orders, and the union representing Border Patrol agents has applauded the executive order, which even conservative lawyers call malevolent and incompetent. Trump apparently is saying to the judge, “you have issued your order, now enforce it.”
We shall see. A President who feels safe in ignoring the courts, who feels that rule of law no longer applies to him, is a President who is no longer a president, he is a strongman dictator. Tomorrow is going to be… interesting. In the Chinese sense of the word.
As for the order itself, as former Vice President Dick “Darth” Cheney put it:
“I think this whole notion that somehow we can just say no more Muslims, just ban a whole religion, goes against everything we stand for and believe in. I mean, religious freedom has been a very important part of our history and where we came from.”
When even Darth Cheney thinks you’re evil…