Birth of a State Poor Sequel

1)  According to Donald Trump, Indiana born U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel allegedly could not rule impartially because of his Mexican heritage.  Donald Trump would settle that lawsuit against Trump University by paying plaintiffs in the neighborhood of $25 million.

2) President Trump fired acting Attorney General Sally Yates for declining to defend the travel ban that numerous federal judges appointed by both different presidents have concluded as unlawful.

3) According to President Trump, U.S. District Judge James Robart in Seattle, nominated in the year 2004 and confirmed by a vote of 99 to 0, is a “so-called judge” who made a “ridiculous” ruling, and Press Secretary Sean Spicer called Robart’s ruling “this outrageous order” before later amending the statement with the deletion of “outrageous.”

Disagreement, dissent, failing to follow quickly and without question, and one is demeaned, ridiculed, discredited, punished, and terminated.

One, two, three, examples of freedom such as history notes only with different names in describing the birth of an authoritarian or totalitarian state.

Words for thought:  First they came for…I did not…for I wasn’t…finally they came for me…and no one was left….