"Fascism and communism both promise "social welfare," "social justice," and "fairness" to justify authoritarian means and extensive arbitrary and discretionary governmental powers." - F. A. Hayek"

"Life is a Bungling process and in no way educational." in James M. Cain

Jean Giraudoux who first said, “Only the mediocre are always at their best.”

If you have ten thousand regulations, you destroy all respect for the law. Sir Winston Churchill

"summum ius summa iniuria" ("More laws, more injustice.") Cicero

As Christopher Hitchens once put it, “The essence of tyranny is not iron law; it is capricious law.”

"Government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it." Ronald Reagan

"Law is where you buy it." Raymond Chandler

"Why did God make so many damn fools and Democrats?" Clarence Day

"If I feel like feeding squirrels to the nuts, this is the place for it." - Cluny Brown

"Oh, pshaw! When yu' can't have what you choose, yu' just choose what you have." Owen Wister "The Virginian"

Oscar Wilde said about the death scene in Little Nell, you would have to have a heart of stone not to laugh.

Thomas More's definition of government as "a conspiracy of rich men procuring their own commodities under the name and title of a commonwealth.” ~ Winston S. Churchill, A History of the English Speaking Peoples

“Laws are like cobwebs, which may catch small flies, but let wasps and hornets break through.” ~ Jonathon Swift

Sunday, January 29, 2017

And Now the Nuisances of America Start Crawling Out from Under Their Rocks

ACLU Sues Over Trump's Order Blocking Immigrants From Terror-Risk Countries

By: James Barrett January 28, 2017

President Trump issued an executive order on immigration this week that temporarily suspends entry of all refugees, and shuts down immigration "from countries compromised by terrorism," specifically Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. In response—and to the surprise of no one—the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has filed a class lawsuit against Trump's executive action.
As he promised he would do on the campaign trail, Trump took steps this week to clamp down on immigration and impose "a more rigorous vetting process." Via executive order, Trump suspended entry of all refugees for 120 days, foreign nationals from seven high terror-risk countries for 90 days, and Syrian refugees indefinitely. As the New York Times chronicles, Trump's order—which the Times underscores was accomplished "with the stroke of a pen" (exactly like every one of Obama's executive orders that the paper never seemed to balk at then)—has already begun to have a significant impact on foreign nationals attempting to make it into the country, reportedly including those with green cards.
Early Saturday, the ACLU, along with other advocacy groups, filed a legal challenge to the order on behalf of two Iraqi men detained on Friday at John F. Kennedy Airport, claiming unlawful detention. "The groups asked that the challenge be given class action status so they can represent all refugees and travelers held up because of Trump's executive order on Friday," AFP reports.

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