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Trump Already Draining the Judicial Swamps

Trump Already Draining the Judicial Swamps

The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit building is seen February 6, 2017, in San Francisco, California. (Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)

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Tuesday, 14 February 2017 11:46 AM Current | Bio | Archive

"The assault by the judicial supremacists against the Constitution and the rule of law is the most serious issue facing our political system today. If unchecked, judicial supremacy will continue to grow like a cancer and destroy our republic."
— Phyllis Schlafly, "The Supremacists" (2004)

After President Donald Trump signed an order stopping foreigners from entering America, there was general outcry from liberals. This was expected.

What happened next was expected too: the left ran to court seeking a like-minded traveler to enact their preference. They found him and, a few days later, a federal judge in Washington state decided that he would set national policy on foreigners entering America. He suspended the lawful action of the executive branch and imposed his own policy preference. His ruling, by his design, has national impact. At the least, the judge’s decree was overbroad; at worst, it was extra-constitutional.

Happily, President Trump seems ready to face this judge head on and, as such, to take on one of America’s pressing problems: an out-of-control judiciary. It is high time.

The American system of federal government was designed to include, among its three branches, a weaker branch: the judicial. With no authority to raise its own money and no authority to enforce its own rulings, the courts were supposed to play a very limited role. (Because it is intentionally weak, the judicial branch was given something that neither the executive nor legislative has: lifetime tenure for its members.)

Today, the federal courts, filled with too many Black Robed Oligarchs, are completely out of control. They uphold Obamacare on made-up grounds; they make up definitions of life and marriage; and they decide what foreign policy they prefer.

Again, Schlafly in "The Supremacists": "Textbooks still say that we have three balanced branches of government– but textbooks are badly behind the times because one branch has assumed authority over the other two. Today, we are suffering from the oppressive rule of judicial supremacists who have replaced the rule of law with the rule of judges."

Draining the swamp must include taking on the judiciary. The call to arms starts with that Washington judge and ends at the Supreme Court. We stand behind President Trump in this fight.

Ed Martin is the author of the 2016 New York Times bestselling book "The Conservative Case for Trump." In January 2015, the late Phyllis Schlafly named Ed to be her successor as the President of Eagle Forum, the pro-family organization she founded over 60 years ago. Ed previously served as Chairman of the Missouri Republican Party and as Chairman of the St. Louis Board of Elections. Ed is the editor of the critically acclaimed series of books "Phyllis Schlafly Speaks." For more of his reports — Click Here Now.

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Draining the swamp must include taking on the judiciary. The call to arms starts with that Washington judge and ends at the Supreme Court. We stand behind President Trump in this fight.
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