Buchanan: Trump Must Break Judicial Power

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Submitted by Patrick Buchanan via Buchanan.org,

“Disheartening and demoralizing,” wailed Judge Neil Gorsuch of President Trump’s comments about the judges seeking to overturn his 90-day ban on travel to the U.S. from the Greater Middle East war zones.

What a wimp. Did our future justice break down crying like Sen. Chuck Schumer? Sorry, this is not Antonin Scalia. And just what horrible thing had our president said?

A “so-called judge” blocked the travel ban, said Trump. And the arguments in court, where 9th Circuit appellate judges were hearing the government’s appeal, were “disgraceful.” “A bad student in high school would have understood the arguments better.”

Did the president disparage a couple of judges? Yep.

Yet compare his remarks to the tweeted screeds of Elizabeth Warren after her Senate colleague, Jeff Sessions, was confirmed as attorney general.

Sessions, said Warren, represents “radical hatred.” And if he makes “the tiniest attempt to bring his racism, sexism & bigotry” into the Department of Justice, “all of us” will pile on.

Now this is hate speech. And it validates Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s decision to use Senate rules to shut her down.

These episodes reveal much about America 2017.

They reflect, first, the poisoned character of our politics. The language of Warren — that Sessions is stepped in “racism, sexism & bigotry” echoes the ugliest slander of the Hillary Clinton campaign, where she used similar words to describe Trump’s “deplorables.”

Such language, reflecting as it does the beliefs of one-half of America about the other, rules out any rapprochement in America’s social or political life. This is pre-civil war language.

For how do you sit down and work alongside people you believe to be crypto-Nazis, Klansmen and fascists? Apparently, you don’t. Rather, you vilify them, riot against them, deny them the right to speak or to be heard.

And such conduct is becoming common on campuses today.

As for Trump’s disparagement of the judges, only someone ignorant of history can view that as frightening.

Thomas Jefferson not only refused to enforce the Alien & Sedition Acts of President John Adams, his party impeached Supreme Court Justice Samuel Chase who had presided over one of the trials.

Jackson defied Chief Justice John Marshall’s prohibition against moving the Cherokees out of Georgia to west of the Mississippi, where, according to the Harvard resume of Sen. Warren, one of them bundled fruitfully with one of her ancestors, making her part Cherokee.

When Chief Justice Roger Taney declared that President Abraham Lincoln’s suspension of the writ of habeas corpus violated the Constitution, Lincoln considered sending U.S. troops to arrest the chief justice.

FDR proposed adding six justices to emasculate a Supreme Court of the “nine old men” he reviled for having declared some New Deal schemes unconstitutional.

President Eisenhower called his Supreme Court choices Earl Warren and William Brennan two of the “worst mistakes” he made as president. History bears Ike out. And here we come to the heart of the matter.

Whether the rollout of the president’s temporary travel ban was ill-prepared or not, and whether one agrees or not about which nations or people should be subjected to extreme vetting, the president’s authority in the matter of protecting the borders and keeping out those he sees as potentially dangerous is universally conceded.

That a district judge would overrule the president of the United States on a matter of border security in wartime is absurd.

When politicians don black robes and seize powers they do not have, they should be called out for what they are — usurpers and petty tyrants. And if there is a cause upon which the populist right should unite, it is that elected representatives and executives make the laws and rule the nation. Not judges, and not justices.

Indeed, one of the mightiest forces that has birthed the new populism that imperils the establishment is that unelected justices like Warren and Brennan, and their progeny on the bench, have remade our country without the consent of the governed — and with never having been smacked down by Congress or the president.

Consider. Secularist justices de-Christianized our country. They invented new rights for vicious criminals as though criminal justice were a game. They tore our country apart with idiotic busing orders to achieve racial balance in public schools. They turned over centuries of tradition and hundreds of state, local and federal laws to discover that the rights to an abortion and same-sex marriage were there in Madison’s Constitution all along. We just couldn’t see them.

Trump has warned the judges that if they block his travel ban, and this results in preventable acts of terror on American soil, they will be held accountable. As rightly they should.

Meanwhile, Trump’s White House should use the arrogant and incompetent conduct of these federal judges to make the case not only for creating a new Supreme Court, but for Congress to start using Article III, Section 2, of the Constitution — to restrict the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court, and to reclaim its stolen powers.

A clipping of the court’s wings is long overdue.

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Stan522's picture

Idiot's in black robes....

LowerSlowerDelaware_LSD's picture
LowerSlowerDelaware_LSD (not verified) Stan522 Feb 10, 2017 9:46 AM

Yes, the Super Politicians (similar to Super Delegates?) are the judges. They have to be stopped as they are no longer judges of the LAW. They are rewriting the law.

petar's picture

ZeroHedge propagnda against the judicial branch. Shame on you Daniel Ivandjiiski.. 

Arnold's picture

Political agenda is not ajudicating the law.

Arnold's picture

These guys figure they are Judge Dredd.

NoDebt's picture

"This is pre-civil war language."

Yes.  I've said for years on here that this is not going to be settled at the ballot box.


xythras's picture
xythras (not verified) NoDebt Feb 10, 2017 10:00 AM

Lame BLM and ISIS friendly judges.

Today starts the trial in the BLM kidnapping case. Let's see what judge will rule.

Suspects in the BLM Kidnapping to Appear in Chicago Court


erkme73's picture

I don't think Gorsuch is a wimp.  I think he's another chess player that realizes comments like that will help him capture the more moderate left.  He needs to assure them that he's not a Trump puppet.  Saying those things is the price of admission.  Once he's in, he can fall in line with Trump.  I hope.

Billy the Poet's picture
Gorsuch spokesman denies that 'demoralizing' remark was about Trump


A spokeswoman for Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch on Thursday disputed reports that he called President Trump's attack on a federal judge "demoralizing."

While former Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) confirmed that Gorsuch used such language in a meeting with Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), she said it "was not in reference to any specific case."

“Judge Gorsuch has made it very clear in all of his discussions with senators, including Senator Blumenthal, that he could not comment on any specific cases and that judicial ethics prevent him from commenting on political matters," former Ayotte (R-N.H.) said, according to Frank Thorp of NBC News. Ayotte is helping guide Gorsuch through his meetings with senators.



Akzed's picture

Why believe the likes of Blumenthall, a proven liar?

The Merovingian's picture

Thanks for the link. Hard to find the 'other side of the story'. MSM simply shouts 'Gorsuch calls Trump Dissappointing!'.

I am really getting sick and tired of just getting kicked in the teeth with all the non-stop lying by MSM and Dems.

CJgipper's picture

That's part of the Trump strategy.  His opponent's main weapon is now out of ammunition.  No one is listening to their hysterics anymore.

I am more equal than others's picture


If they had hoods to go with their robes, they would be the Clueless Clucks Clan. 

To quote Blazing Saddles.."we don't need no stinking badges..."

shovelhead's picture

Well being called a "so called judge" was very hurtful and uncaring.

Multiple boxes of Kleenex were destroyed by Trumps comment.

Kirk2NCC1701's picture

"... Once he's in, he can fall in line with Trump."

Poorly worded, or wrong sentiment! 

Correction: "Once he's in, he can remain true to his proven track record as a Conservative Judge."

Which is all that Trump, we, and the GOP want: that he be like Scalia, not like the two-faced Roberts. 

brianshell's picture

The courts are in the business of upholding the laws. But the laws are made of a million minutea that allow games oflawters to sway the decisions by wordsmithing rather than mathematics.

Simply put, the devil is in the details. The devil writes the details. The devil is a lawyer. Federal court justices are lawyers.

MisterMousePotato's picture

Thank you, Mr. Buchanan.

Believe it or not, I once made a drunken spectacle of myself at a party saying (overloudly) this very thing more or less word for word.

Actually, more than once. (I wonder if Mr. Buchanan was at one of those parties?)

I no longer am invited to parties.

shovelhead's picture

I'd be perfectly happy if he was a strict Constitutionalist and and ajudicated based on law.

That way no matter what his personal politics may be, they would not be a factor in his decisions.

waspwench's picture

Roberts was either bribed, blackmailed or threatened. Certainly he was made an offer he couldn't refuse. One day we may find out.

Apocalicious's picture

Yep. We're too worried about WWIII that we won't see CWII coming...

MisterMousePotato's picture

Actually, it would be Cival War I.

The first (The War of Northern Aggression) was not a 'cival war'.

A Cival War is a war over control of the government. The South did not want to take control of the Federal Government.

They wanted to be left the fuck alone.

business as stusual's picture

I think the entire issue is going to be pre-empted by the unannounced arrival of an ice age.

Kind of hard to talk politics, law, and justice when you are being buried under increasingly deeper and longer winters.

The unintended solution will be massive diaspora by 2020 at the latest.

shovelhead's picture

No problem.

I liked Sid the Sloth.

MisterMousePotato's picture

You are incorrect. As a matter of demonstrable scientific fact, it will begin in 2030. Researh the work done by Valentina Zharkova and her colleagues at Northumbria University in Newcastle, UK.

Laddie's picture

ZH is the BEST website on the worldwide web. It covers IMPORTANT issues better than ANY OTHER OUTLET. PERIOD.

The time for democracy, "law" is rapidly ENDING. It was not, really, a good survival tool for White people.
Now it is not easy for me to admit this but it is TRUE.
Our government, our nation was founded BY White people FOR White people. The weakness in our Founding Fathers documents is that they NEVER could imagine Jews and others coming into out nation. The ENEMY used our Laws, our CONSTITUTION against us.

So when the "government" which is a WHITE-HATING, WHITE-GENOCIDAL criminal organization, is made LESS powerful, LESS intrusive, simply LESS, much, much LESS, then it is GOOD for us.

Now if we had a Tsar like Nicholas, the last Tsar, we would have been much better off. Edward Bernays couldn't have done what he did...

We have seen that a common component of Jewish intellectual activity since the Enlightenment has been to criticize gentile culture. Freud’s ideas have often been labeled as subversive. Indeed, “[Freud] was convinced that it was in the very nature of psychoanalytic doctrine to appear shocking and subversive. On board ship to America he did not feel that he was bringing that country a new panacea. With his typically dry wit he told his traveling companions, ‘We are bringing them the plague’ ” (Mannoni 1971, 168).

Mannoni, O. (1971). Freud, trans. R. Belice. New York: Pantheon Books.

"The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country.

"We are governed, our minds are molded, our tastes are formed, our ideas suggested largely by men we have never heard of. This is a logical result of the way in which our democratic society is organized. Vast numbers of human beings must cooperate in this manner if they are to live together as a smoothly functioning society. . . .

"Whatever attitude one chooses to take toward this condition, it remains a fact that in almost every act of our daily lives, whether in the sphere of politics or business, in our social conduct or our ethical thinking, we are dominated by the relatively small number of persons . . . who understand the mental processes and social patterns of the masses. It is they who pull the wires which control the public mind, who harness old social forces and contrive new ways to bind and guide the world. . . .

"Sometimes the effect on the public is created by a professional propagandist, sometimes by an amateur deputed for the job. The important thing is that it is universal and continuous; and in its sum total is regimenting the public mind every bit as much as an army regiments the bodies of its soldiers. . . .

"The systematic study of mass psychology revealed to students the potentialities of invisible government of society by manipulation of the motives which actuate man in the group. . . . So the question naturally arose: If we understand the mechanism and motives of the group mind is it not possible to control and regiment the masses according to our will without their knowing it?

"No serious sociologist believes any longer that the voice of the people expresses any divine or especially wise and lofty idea. The voice of the people expresses the mind of the people, and that mind is made up for it by the group leaders in whom it believes and by those persons who understand the manipulation of public opinion. . . .

"Whether in the problem of getting elected to office or in the problem of interpreting and popularizing new issues, or in the problem of making the day-to-day administration of public affairs a vital part of the community life, the use of propaganda, carefully adjusted to the mentality of the masses, is an essential adjunct of political life."

Edward L. Bernays
1 Wall Street
New York City

Edward L. Bernays
7 Lowell St.
Cambridge, Mass.

He was descended from the Chief Rabbi of Hamburg (late 18th-early 19th century) and was a nephew, on both sides, of that quintessence of FILTH, Sigmund Freud. (born Sigismund Schlomo Freud)

Billy the Poet's picture

Was there a story on Israel legalizing "settlements" on Palestinian owned land last week? If there was I missed it.

shovelhead's picture

Is there a country called Palestine? Last time I looked they didn't want one unless the Jews all left Israel.

Which is a problematic position to take.

MisterMousePotato's picture

"ZH is the BEST website on the worldwide web. It covers IMPORTANT issues better than ANY OTHER OUTLET. PERIOD."

As of my writing, six people had downvoted this.

Not a single one suggested an alternative.

This is why I no longer speak to progressives, except to say "yes" when they ask me if I want fries, or "no" when they ask me for my money.

Liberty2012's picture

The Tsar wish merits a downvote. I was nearly the 7th.

Given a choice between someone that I mostly agree with who also wants a king and someone that I don't agree with much who doesn't want a king, I would tend to choose the latter.

The person who doesn't want a king is more likely to listen to your ideas. The person who wants a king more likely just wants to be led.

mkkby's picture

Lincoln imprisoned thousands for merely being verbally against the war. No trial, no sentence... just a dungeon until further notice. Reporters, politicians -- really nobody was safe. And yet he is hailed as some hero of freedom, with a holiday and statues in his name.

Yes, the courts need to be legally reined in. But not at the cost of creating another dictator.

Kantbelieveit's picture

How refreshing to see virulent American anti-Semitism stated so clearly. There is the small problem of intermarried Jews, but that should be cleared up by detailed geneological analysis. The Hitler-era systems of determining just how much Jewish blood is tolerable should work in America, with some modernization by computer record keeping. ZeroHedge is to be congratulated for encouraging the most vocal American Neo-Nazis to come out and declare their beliefs.

Socratic Dog's picture

It would be nice to see a cogent argument against his statements, rather than that tired "anti-semitism" putdown.  But I ask too much.

Kantbelieveit's picture

The American Founders built religious tolerance into the foundations of our Constitution. The vicious wars of religion in Europe were clearly in their minds when they wrote the prohibition of an established religion into our founding document. It is truly tedious to confront people who cannot conceive that their preferred tribal hatred (e.g., Catholic vs. Protestant, Hindu vs. Muslim, Hutu vs. Tutsi, Yankees vs. Red Sox) is no different from the countless similar hatreds that have drenched human history in blood. There are no effective arguments against people who have constructed an identity out of tribal hatred.

Liberty2012's picture

Individuals are not the group. Ideas and beliefs are the key. Ascribing fault or merit via tangential group characteristics is a mistake.

At the very least, you have to be more precise in using language.

General terms are useful, but not exclusively so.

shovelhead's picture

Neo-Nazis is a bit extreme.

ZH-ers aren't into all that marching business mostly because it's a waste of energy.

Jimmy down the road is a pretty good guy for a Jew. He can country flat-pick a Telecaster right up there with the best of 'em. Smokes a mean rack of babybacks too. I guess he ain't very Jewy for a Jew but living in flyover country kinda bleaches out the ethnicity of everyone til we all meld into good 'ol boys or assholes.

Kirk2NCC1701's picture

"Democracy" wasn't and isn't the problem. White people have only themselves to blame for their slow-motion Hara Kiri, that is now accelerating:

1. They never should have relinquished the power of Money and Credit to non-Christians, nor allowed Usury to weasel and worm its way into banking. 

2. The Beatitudes (Sermon on the Mount) have been weaponized by the enemies of Christianity, and used (all too successfully) against them. (And I say this as a former Christian, now Atheist.)

3. When dealing with Strangers*, you MUST deal with them on a pure Quid Pro Quo basis. I.e., This for That, Value for Value. Be civil and courteous to them, but proceed independent of Trust.  

Even then, the SOP should be (a) Distrust and Verify, or (b) Trust but Verify. Statistically speaking, the level and frequency of Verification should vary inversely to the level of trust. There always comes a time, when you must Verify, to detect human error or malicious intent.

   * Strangers = Non-Christians, or those 'Christians' as yet unproven to adhere to Christian values and norms. You're not "prejudiced", you're just "Cautious with Strangers and partial for Own people". That's the story and text you should stick to, no matter what.

4. Adhere to the Natural Circles of Allegiance and Loyalty: Self, Family (nuclear and extended), Clan, Tribe, Nation, Race (and Species, if dealing with ETs). Whenever the State or dominant religion wants anything otherwise, beware and actively counter (and neutralize) them from repeated efforts of sabotaging Natural Allegiance. 


assistedliving's picture

may agree about ZH but why digress to Jew baiting?

White white white and white hating?  Bad news for you Laddie but the World,

and esp Amerika, is getting browner by the second.  If this is how

you 'deal w/ it' i foresee trouble ahead

dogismycopilot's picture

Look at South Africa as your proof. Complete hell hole since terrorist ANC took over.

AllTimeWhys's picture

No wonder i used to see cartoons that called Pat crazy when i was a kid... because he speaks truth and those in power HATE that.

Post-Truth Society's picture

In the article, Pat says we are in "wartime". Soon the Muslim Anti-Christ Trump will begin rounding up Christians like Pat and put them in camps.  The end is near. His Jew daughter Ivanka and Jew son-in-law Kushner will help unite his Muslim friends in Saudi Arabia (not banned) with Israel for the final battle.


Stan522's picture

Go back to Huff-Po if you don't appreciate truth here.......

Tallest Skil's picture

1. Eat shit. Seriously, go eat some. You deserve it.

2. Go fuck yourself and your activist judging. Every justice that ignores the Constitution needs to be hanged for treason.


shovelhead's picture

No shirts, no shoes, no bomber vests


Hoi Polloi's picture

The 9th Circus are cunts. Case dismissed.