In testimony on Monday before the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, an attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union was forced to admit that the only problem the organization has with Trump’s travel ban from terror-tied countries is the president himself. Had the executive order been signed by, say, President Hillary Clinton, it would’ve been totes constitutional.
In an audio clip posted at C-SPAN, ACLU lawyer Omar Jadwat argued that President Trump’s travel ban was unconstitutional because of his previous campaign rhetoric about Muslims and not necessarily the order itself. Judge Paul Niemeyer recoiled at that idea and posed, “If a different candidate had won the election and then issued this order, I gather you wouldn’t have any problem with that?”
Initially, Jadwat skirted a direct answer, but Niemeyer persisted: “We have a candidate who won the presidency -- some candidate other than President Trump won the presidency and then chose to issue this particular order, with whatever counsel he took… Do I understand that just in that circumstance, the executive order should be honored?”
“Yes, your honor, I think in that case, it could be constitutional.”
Judge Dennis Shedd chimed in and asked Jadwat pointedly, “Is [the executive order] legitimate on its face or not in your opinion?”
“I don’t think so, your honor, because the order is completely unprecedented in our nation’s history,” Jadwat replied, ignoring Obama’s similar Muslim travel ban.
Aghast, Judge Shedd asked incredulously, “So, the first order on anything is invalid?”
The audio ends there but it’s enough to display the inherent bias within the so-called civil rights organization of the ACLU. As Powerline blog noted, “As usual, the liberals have no coherent theory. Basically, they believe that anything they don’t like is unconstitutional. And ‘unconstitutional,’ for them, has nothing to do with the actual written document called the Constitution, the charter on which our nation is founded. ‘Unconstitutional’ merely means something they don’t like.”
Exactly. And they don’t like Trump so, “unconstitutional.” Hillary or Obama? Big thumbs up. ACLU is how you spell “clueless.”