For John, BLUF: Be careful out there. Nothing to see here; just move along.
This is from Porter at The Kakistrocracy. Here are the first two paragraphs of this Blog Post:
You’re reading a blog post right now, which is a presumptively constitutional act. But what if you’re reading this while dripping with intolerance? That might stain your couch; but does it also place you in legal jeopardy? According to the US Fourth Circuit Court, the answer–by a 10-3 margin–is absolutely yes.The Blogger raises an interesting point. The Fourth Circuit Court has said that your actions as an official (or whatever) must be judged based upon thoughts you have expressed in the past.♠
That was the determination on offer in this ruling, which upheld a lower court’s denial of Trump’s executive order temporarily restricting certain Barbary Coast imports. The appeals court upheld the injunction citing IRREPARABLE HARM to the country if it were allowed to proceed. Life is often too hectic to permit our leisurely indulgences. But more people should take a moment to savor the dense and luscious absurdity of that statement. Ceasing the human traffic flow from Libya, Iran, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen for even just 90 days would cause irreparable harm to an American people whose majority would sigh in gratitude for the respite.
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff
♠ Well, maybe except if you are a Democrat.