Archives for category: US president elect Unacceptable decrees and eventual policies

A country cannot be directed like a corporation, that is what US president elect if s finding out, itseems even childish to write something like this, but three major changes in”direction” (sic) prove it:

° Change in “policy” (a word that does not fit with this new president) with China, he is eating up his words and accepting “China alone” , not with Taiwan…

° Change in “policy” with Russia’s president Putin, he now wants to keep sanctions.

° Last but not least, he has suffered a severe blow when the Ninth District federal appeal court rejected its abominable anti-immigration decree, but he nevertheless continues talking like a bully when he says he will get it applied anyhow, he said: “SEE YOU IN COURT”, depends on which Court?

To see the legal options I recommend reading NYT‘s 02/10/2017 article: “Trump’s Legal Options in Travel Ban Case”, which I am entirely quoting under MORE at the end of this post.

These major setbacks reveal that this president has to learn what democracy and (good) politics are all about, maybe the TV Reality Show will end, who knows?

US Judiciary is resisting president elect’s trying to pull through by force its unacceptable anti-immigration decree as we had  written in yesterday’s post:“Anti-Immigration cannot consist of totalitarian actions but has to be – effectively – internationally oriented”

The US Ninth District Court of Appeals’ three Judges’ panel unanimously rejected on 02/09/2017 (yesterday) US president elect’s bid to reinstate his ban on travel into the US from seven largely Muslim nations, a big strike to the administration’s claim that the courts have no role as a check on the president, this ruling also rejecting his claim that courts are powerless to review a president’s national security assessments, since the judiciary has a crucial role to play in a constitutional democracy, they said.

It is therefore  most likely that an appeal will be made to the supreme court which for the time being has only 8 acting judges and may end in a 4-4 tie/deadlock, in which case this non decision leaves the anti-inmigration decree whole again and ready to be reapplied!

Bullies need to be stopped: See rapid changes again in relations with China over these first few weeks:US president elect told President Xi Jinping of China yesterday (02/09/2017) evening that the US would honor the “One China” policy, reversing his earlier expressions of doubt about the longtime diplomatic understanding and removing a major source of tension between the US and China since shortly after he was elected.

To obtain more details on above comments please refer to NYT‘s 02/09/2017 article: “Court Refuses to Reinstate Travel Ban, Dealing Trump Another Legal Loss”, coming next under “MORE”

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The Legal battle in the US courts will most probably end in a stalemate and the unacceptable anti-immigration decree will accordingly be finally applied, probably somewhat softened (?)

Discussing lately with a very good friend of mine the posts I have been publishing for over a week of the US president elect’s decree mania, principally the abominable one on anti-immigration, she referred to those who have elected this president – in a lawful election – as frustrated entrepreneurs who had seen in the president elect the “model” of their unfilled aspirations, since it is true that in most Americans there is a “dormant” entrepreneur who for x reasons did or does not see the light.

The US, bis repetita from previous posts, is a very resilient nation with a strong sense of community responsibility which can be called civic committment, this comes from the “pioneers” I believe who “made” this country and had to fight to establish themselves, i.e. the famous “Run to the West” and who are proud of what they have achieved and want to protect it.

The president elect is fooling a lot of unfortunately ignorant masses who believe in a man who uses abominable exhibitionism in his open TV demos signing extremely important decrees, a never before seen type of “reality show”!

It is imperative for the world that the leader of the worldwide leading economy, still, should not be allowed by his fellow citizens to exercise undue power which might destabilize this world’s political face and economy by indirectly favoring giant in population “competitors”.

The US has a history of “non colonialism” (considered as “evil”) and “non mercantilism” (leaving shores to conquer markets abroad), whereas some historical large European countries have had that historical experience: Great Britain, Spain, France and smaller ones like Holland, Portugal too, the US has not and that has always been why it is basically an insolationist country which has a great drawback:

US people feel that whatever is done in the US is “the best” (obviously there are “USers” who know better, generalization is dangerous), I have experimented this kind of, in general, undue “superiority” several times when conducting business, but have in most cases disagreed with it, and explained why it could not work  (even if basically “correct” sometimes), it’s mainly a matter of comunication, that which is absent nowadays politically!

Current president elect has been and is capitalizing on this great drawback which appeals to a great portion of the US population who also is, to a great extent, quite ignorant of matters of  the “world” as such and its history, this has already ensured him a US President’s post and if it continues will endanger the US position as world leader.

The usual  “executive silence” of the EU (European Union) is once more indicative of its “non role” in matters of vital importance like this one, they are  not worthy of their international powerful ancestors, see above, and are rapidly losing, if not lost, any voice in intervening politically in matters such as the one I have been refeerring to.

Why possibly a stalemate in US Justice proceeding on the anti-inmigration decree?

A Justice Department lawyer, Mr. Flentje, on Tuesday – 02/07/2017 – said courts should not second-guess the president elect targeted travel ban, drawing skepticism from a three-judge federal appeals panel weighing the limits of executive authority in cases of national security

He added that the court should not question president elect “motives” (me putting signs), and should confine itself instead to “the four corners of the document” (the “original”) and also said the executive order did not, on its face, discriminate on the basis of religion.

This lawyer is playing a sophist /bully game by trying to turn matters, “second guessing” is not a Justice type “instrument”, its only objective is to throw doubt into a judge’s reasonning, Judge Robart in this case, so “who is second-guessing who” here?

Following judges, assigned by three former US presidents, are those who are conducting the hearings about  the US Justice Court’s appeal against Judge Robart’s decision: Judges Richard R. Clifton, William C. Canby Jr. and Michelle T. Friedland of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

No matter how this US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit rules, a decision to be expected within days and accordingly an appeal to the United States Supreme Court remains as being likely.

NYT writes “That court remains short-handed” (what does this mean- that one Juge out of nine is still “missing” -see below) and could therefore deadlock.

NYT continues: “A 4-to-4 tie in the Supreme Court would leave the appeals court’s ruling in place”.

The US supreme court has 8 unretired members, one deceased, Judge Scalia (2016) and not replaced and had two retired ones, with president elect trying to get Judge Scalia replaced by Judge Gorsuch,who is his pick to fill the current opening.

What this means is that  in the case of a Supreme Court 4-4 tie, this non decision leaves the anti-inmigration decree whole again and ready to be reapplied!

NYT‘s following 02/06/2017 article:“Appeals Court Panel Appears Skeptical of Trump’s Travel Ban” will provide more information on this highly important subject, please read  below “MORE”, next

The legal battle is now underway and this is a step forward since the US newly elect president is seeing that what he thought was his unlimited power was being questioned by the US people very shortly after he “took over” because of  his abusive and abominable anti-inmigration decree showing him that he cannot “direct” the US as he would with his own company. This applies too to some other decrees he has been signing openly before TV as a “reality show”, besides a country cannot be ruled with “twits”…

The main question here is how much independent constitutional authority does the president have over immigration, and how much power has Congress given him?

Excerpts from below near quotes on NYT‘s article

“The case is now before the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, in San Francisco, which on Saturday decined to issue an immediate stay (the act of temporarily stopping a judicial proceeding through the order of a court) of Judge Robart’s order, but it indicated that it would weigh in soon after additional briefs were filed, with the last one due Monday afternoon. After it rules, an appeal to the Supreme Court seems likely.”

“Article II of the Constitution confers authority on the president, the Supreme Court has said, to conduct foreign affairs and addres”

“Constitutional checks on these powers means that while courts generally give more latitude to the political branches in the immigration context, this does not mean that the political branches can act with impunity, that is a basic question and issue.”

It is far better to read below article, its’a difficult issue, but from a legal laymans’s point of view the main point continues being the inadmissible behavior of this “government” (sic) and the danger it may represent to a civilized handling of power by a US president.

Opinions expressed by an apolitical person with large international private and professional experience.

Belatedly, as usual, European Union (EU)’s President warns against US President elect divisive tactics to the detriment of the EU’s stability.

US President elect decrees are mostly unacceptable to the civilized world and a (very bad) first in US’s “governmental” (sic) policies, especially the now nearly universally decried anti-immigration decree which this blog is denouncing for the fourth day in a row.

EU has not managed to construct a “working” political, social economic and not even even financial area (the latter beacuse of the erratic policies of ECB) because it has done mostly everything wrong from the beginning of the instauration of the Eurozone and has also accepted totally disparate membership of 28 member countries who do not ressemble each other in mentality and usus and were prone to be a fiasco, which it is, being unable to agree on practically any important topic and subjecting some nations to undue austerity instead of pushing for badly needed structural reforms .

In the 2000 posts I have written in my blog from April 2011 until October 2016 and my two books I have consistently proposed and described the change from the current EU “mammoth” to a radically new compact European Guidance Unit with a division between Northern countries and Southern ones who have nothing in common, with France somewhat in the middle, and due to huge past erroneous political expansion policies continuing with the inadequate integration of ex-satellite Communist countries which have created havoc with totally different remuneration, taxation and social protection “policies”.

I now, finally, feel that this renewed construction of Europe is also doomed and that it is preferable to go back to a customs’ union and abandon the euro, thus leaving each country to devise its own political and social economic systems, own deficit and indebteness ratios to GNP and be able to take its own eventual financial corrective actions.

If individual countries are having such a hard time governing themselves, blocs of countries will not be able to do their job plus a comprehensive “area” job with an umbrella as the euro which was devised far too early and totally unprepared with countries who had no harmony whatsoever in basic social economic policy structures.

The world has changed enormously and in a meteoric way technologically / innovationwise.

Governances need to adapt to these formidable changes which is very difficult for what seems to be a “lost political generation”.

Lets’count on and turn to the current young one who is in phase with these changes, it’s  a worthwhile bet I believe (as a “senior”…)

Please read below, under More,  NYT‘s 01/31/2017 article:”Trump Threatens Europe’s Stability, a Top Leader Warns”

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