SCOTUS’s death blow to #NeverTrump or the Ruling on the Edge of Forever

by Datechguy | June 24th, 2016

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SCOTUS's death blow to #NeverTrump or the Ruling on the Edge of Forever

Mr. Spock: This is how his­tory went after McCoy changed it. Here, in the late 1930s. A grow­ing paci­fist move­ment whose influ­ence delayed the United States’ entry into the Sec­ond World War. While peace nego­ti­a­tions dragged on, Ger­many had time to com­plete its heavy-​water exper­i­ments.
Cap­tain Kirk: Ger­many. Fas­cism. Hitler. They won the Sec­ond World War.
Mr. Spock: Because all this lets them develop the A-​bomb first. There’s no mis­take, Cap­tain. Let me run it again. Edith Keeler. Founder of the peace move­ment.
Cap­tain Kirk: But she was right. Peace was the way.
Mr. Spock: She was right, but at the wrong time. With the A-​bomb, and with their V2 rock­ets to carry them, Ger­many cap­tured the world.
Cap­tain Kirk: No.
Mr. Spock: And all this because McCoy came back and some­how kept her from dying in a street acci­dent as she was meant to. We must stop him, Jim.

Star Trek The City on the Edge of For­ever 1967

Yes­ter­day old friend Lonely Con­ser­v­a­tive asked a rel­e­vant ques­tion con­cern­ing Don­ald Trump as the GOP nominee

Trump him­self isn’t giv­ing me any rea­sons to vote for him. He con­tin­ues to give me many rea­sons to stay home and not vote at all, but he hasn’t done a damned thing to earn my vote. Call­ing Hillary Clin­ton a crook doesn’t count. I know she’s hor­ri­ble, but her short­com­ings (for lack of a bet­ter word to describe how dread­ful she is) don’t make Trump any bet­ter. As far as I’m con­cerned, they’re both evil. Trump hitch­ing his wagon to the Repub­li­can Party doesn’t change who or what he is.

This type of argu­ment has been a sta­ple of the #nev­ertrump crowd and her ques­tions about Trump as Pres­i­dent are not with­out merit:

So tell me, why will Don­ald Trump be a great pres­i­dent? How is he a good man? How is he a good role model? What will he do to get the boot of the fed­eral gov­ern­ment off of our necks? What will he do for the free mar­ket, or to pro­tect reli­gious lib­erty? How will he restore our stand­ing in the world? (His cozy rela­tion­ship with Vladimir Putin doesn’t count, nei­ther does his admi­ra­tion of the world’s worst dic­ta­tors.) How is a man whose prin­ci­ples change with the weather going to hold up to the pres­sures of the pres­i­dency?Really, I want to know how you think the orange faced wanna be dic­ta­tor is going to Make Amer­ica Great Again?

How­ever while in the­ory, not stain­ing one­self with a vote for Trump might make one feel bet­ter, yes­ter­day the Supreme Court deliv­ered the prac­ti­cal real­ity of what will hap­pen if Hillary Clin­ton is elected pres­i­dent vs Don­ald Trump:

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thurs­day blocked Pres­i­dent Barack Obama’s plan to spare mil­lions of immi­grants in the coun­try ille­gally from depor­ta­tion in a split rul­ing that heart­ened polit­i­cal foes who had accused him of over­step­ping his powers.

But the most impor­tant words con­cern­ing this result come from the very first page of the rul­ing:

PER CURIAM. The judg­ment is affirmed by an equally divided Court.

And the folks at Hotair note how much had to go right to reach that point:

A lot had to go right to get to this point. The plain­tiffs ended up with a Bush appointee, Judge Andrew Hanen, at the trial level; Hanen issued a pre­lim­i­nary injunc­tion against Obama’s DAPA amnesty, which granted legal sta­tus and work per­mits to an expanded class of ille­gals. The feds appealed to the Fifth Cir­cuit, and the luck of the draw at that level pro­duced a three-​judge panel of one Rea­gan appointee, one Bush appointee, and one Carter appointee. Result: 21 to uphold Hanen’s injunc­tion. Then the plain­tiffs had to hope that Anthony Kennedy, who pro­vided the deci­sive vote else­where this morn­ing in uphold­ing the Uni­ver­sity of Texas’s affir­ma­tive action scheme, would resist the urge to tilt left on this one too and form a clear 53 major­ity for O’s order in the name of pro­vid­ing cer­tainty to the mil­lions of ille­gals cur­rently in DAPA limbo. The Court doesn’t say how the jus­tices voted but it’s a safe bet that Kennedy came through.

And amid all of this, bor­der hawks had to hope that Mitch McConnell and Sen­ate Repub­li­cans would con­tinue to hold the line and refuse to con­firm Mer­rick Gar­land, who surely would have done his friend Barack a solid by pro­vid­ing the fifth vote to uphold his order. Every­thing had to go right for Texas and the other plain­tiffs. It did.

Now after this elec­tion there will be a new pres­i­dent and that 9th seat on the Supreme Court is going to be filled. If Hillary Clin­ton fills that seat Exec­u­tive Amnesty will be the law of the land.

There were many argu­ments against nom­i­nat­ing Don­ald Trump, I made some of them, there are also con­cerns about what a Don­ald Trump pres­i­dency might look like, I wrote a par­ody song about it but no amount of soul search­ing, no about of prin­ci­pled dec­la­ra­tions and no about of dec­la­ra­tions of the unfit­ness of Don­ald Trump (valid or not) will change that prac­ti­cal result of either stay­ing home or vot­ing Gary John­son is to elect Hillary Clin­ton and guar­an­tee her the abil­ity to appoint the decid­ing vote on the Supreme Court.

It may be that my friend Karen, and oth­ers like Erick Erick­son et/​al are right, but like Edith Keeler they are right at the wrong time, because the prac­ti­cal result of #nev­ertrump is the elec­tion of Hillary Clin­ton and if you care about reli­gious free­dom, if you care about the 2nd Amend­ment, if you care about the rule of law to remain #nev­ertrump you have to be will­ing to say:

“I am will­ing to give the Democ­rats who are will­ing to use the power of the gov­ern­ment to per­se­cute repub­li­cans, oppressed reli­gious believ­ers and in total denial about Islamic Ter­ror con­trol of the Supreme Court for gen­er­a­tions to come in order to keep Don­ald Trump from being elected.”

I sus­pect a lot of #nev­ertrump peo­ple see­ing this rul­ing at the Supreme Court will decide this is a bridge too far for them.

Every per­son much make that deci­sion on their own and I’m not going to ques­tion Karen or any­one else who decides they just can’t vote Trump, but if one makes that deci­sion it has to be made with eyes wide open.

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Mr. Spock: This is how history went after McCoy changed it. Here, in the late 1930s. A growing pacifist movement whose influence delayed the United States’ entry into the Second World War. While peace negotiations dragged on, Germany had time to complete its heavy-water experiments.
Captain Kirk: Germany. Fascism. Hitler. They won the Second World War.
Mr. Spock: Because all this lets them develop the A-bomb first. There’s no mistake, Captain. Let me run it again. Edith Keeler. Founder of the peace movement.
Captain Kirk: But she was right. Peace was the way.
Mr. Spock: She was right, but at the wrong time. With the A-bomb, and with their V2 rockets to carry them, Germany captured the world.
Captain Kirk: No.
Mr. Spock: And all this because McCoy came back and somehow kept her from dying in a street accident as she was meant to. We must stop him, Jim.

Star Trek The City on the Edge of Forever 1967

Yesterday old friend Lonely Conservative asked a relevant question concerning Donald Trump as the GOP nominee

Trump himself isn’t giving me any reasons to vote for him. He continues to give me many reasons to stay home and not vote at all, but he hasn’t done a damned thing to earn my vote. Calling Hillary Clinton a crook doesn’t count. I know she’s horrible, but her shortcomings (for lack of a better word to describe how dreadful she is) don’t make Trump any better. As far as I’m concerned, they’re both evil. Trump hitching his wagon to the Republican Party doesn’t change who or what he is.

This type of argument has been a staple of the #nevertrump crowd and her questions about Trump as President are not without merit:

So tell me, why will Donald Trump be a great president? How is he a good man? How is he a good role model? What will he do to get the boot of the federal government off of our necks? What will he do for the free market, or to protect religious liberty? How will he restore our standing in the world? (His cozy relationship with Vladimir Putin doesn’t count, neither does his admiration of the world’s worst dictators.) How is a man whose principles change with the weather going to hold up to the pressures of the presidency?Really, I want to know how you think the orange faced wanna be dictator is going to Make America Great Again?

However while in theory, not staining oneself with a vote for Trump might make one feel better, yesterday the Supreme Court delivered the practical reality of what will happen if Hillary Clinton is elected president vs Donald Trump:

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday blocked President Barack Obama’s plan to spare millions of immigrants in the country illegally from deportation in a split ruling that heartened political foes who had accused him of overstepping his powers.

But the most important words concerning this result come from the very first page of the ruling:

PER CURIAM. The judgment is affirmed by an equally divided Court.

And the folks at Hotair note how much had to go right to reach that point:

A lot had to go right to get to this point. The plaintiffs ended up with a Bush appointee, Judge Andrew Hanen, at the trial level; Hanen issued a preliminary injunction against Obama’s DAPA amnesty, which granted legal status and work permits to an expanded class of illegals. The feds appealed to the Fifth Circuit, and the luck of the draw at that level produced a three-judge panel of one Reagan appointee, one Bush appointee, and one Carter appointee. Result: 2-1 to uphold Hanen’s injunction. Then the plaintiffs had to hope that Anthony Kennedy, who provided the decisive vote elsewhere this morning in upholding the University of Texas’s affirmative action scheme, would resist the urge to tilt left on this one too and form a clear 5-3 majority for O’s order in the name of providing certainty to the millions of illegals currently in DAPA limbo. The Court doesn’t say how the justices voted but it’s a safe bet that Kennedy came through.

And amid all of this, border hawks had to hope that Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans would continue to hold the line and refuse to confirm Merrick Garland, who surely would have done his friend Barack a solid by providing the fifth vote to uphold his order. Everything had to go right for Texas and the other plaintiffs. It did.

Now after this election there will be a new president and that 9th seat on the Supreme Court is going to be filled.  If Hillary Clinton fills that seat Executive Amnesty will be the law of the land.

There were many arguments against nominating Donald Trump, I made some of them, there are also concerns about what a Donald Trump presidency might look like, I wrote a parody song about it but no amount of soul searching, no about of principled declarations and no about of declarations of the unfitness of Donald Trump (valid or not) will change that practical result of either staying home or voting Gary Johnson is to elect Hillary Clinton and guarantee her the ability to appoint the deciding vote on the Supreme Court.

It may be that my friend Karen, and others like Erick Erickson et/al are right, but like Edith Keeler they are right at the wrong time, because the practical result of #nevertrump is the election of Hillary Clinton and if you care about religious freedom, if you care about the 2nd Amendment, if you care about the rule of law to remain #nevertrump you have to be willing to say:

 “I am willing to give the Democrats who are willing to use the power of the government to persecute republicans,  oppressed religious believers and in total denial about Islamic Terror control of the Supreme Court for generations to come in order to keep Donald Trump from being elected.”

I suspect a lot of #nevertrump people seeing this ruling at the Supreme Court will decide this is a bridge too far for them.

Every person much make that decision on their own and I’m not going to question Karen or anyone else who decides they just can’t vote Trump, but if one makes that decision it has to be made with eyes wide open.

I’d like to think we do good work here If you’d like to help us keep up the pace please consider hitting DaTipJar




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