As you’re likely aware, it was the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals that struck down Donald Trump’s travel ban.One is left to wonder how they came to the conclusion that the travel ban is unconstitutional, given that the constitution only applies to U.S. citizens.
Criticism of the 9th circuit’s decision came instantly from both sides. Liberal lawyer Alan Dershowitz said that the decision had more to do with politics than constitutionality, while Trey Gowdy was a bit more explosive, stating that “It seems clear to most of us — not on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals — there is no right to come to this country for non-citizens of the United States. It also seems clear judges are neither in a position, practically or jurisprudentially, to second guess national security determinations made by the Commander in Chief. There is a reason we elect the Commander in Chief and do not elect federal judges.”
If you think you can do the 9th Circuit’s job better than their judges can, you’d be right.
All you’d have to do is flip a coin and you’d be statistically 36 percentage points more accurate than they are, given that 86 percent of their ruling were overturned in 2012).
In light of their recent ruling, a certain Thomas Sowell quote from 2003, that again proves just how ahead of the times he always was, is going viral.
The truth ain’t too far off. They’ve ruled in the past that there’s no constitutional right to own firearms…. which is a constitutional right that’s pretty hard to miss.[Note: This post was authored by Matt Palumbo. Follow him on Twitter @MattPalumbo12]