by Mark Angelides
As is well publicized, a Seattle Federal judge has halted President Trump’ executive order pertaining to temporary travel restrictions. What is not more widely known is who is directly responsible for this halt.
The MSM are hailing Judge James Robart’s temporary halt as a brave decision and a fight back against injustice. What the media are largely ignoring is that a judge only rules on a case, the case is brought by a plaintiff and the plaintiff is represented by a lawyer (or group of lawyers).
The poor downtrodden lead plaintiff in this case happens to be named “State of Washington” and the lawyers just happen to mostly be working for George Soros. This was George Soros’ case against Donald Trump, nothing more and nothing less.
The lawyers involved in this case are working with (or employed by) organizations headed up by the ACLU. The American Civil Liberties Union was formed in 1920 and today has more than a million members, around 200 full time lawyers and more than 2000 volunteer lawyers and their estimated annual budget is around $150 million (this does not include affiliate organizations).
Of their $150 million budget, some comes from the taxpayer, some from settlements but a major part comes from donors. Top of this list is one George Soros. An open grant of $50 million was awarded to the ACLU in 2014 and the money keeps pouring in directly from Soros’ Open Society Foundation and other sources that are also sponsored by Soros.
The OSF has budgeted almost $100 million for US activities in 2017, predominantly to be spent on “Democratic Practice, Equality and Anti-discrimination, and Justice Reform”. The fact that a private citizen will be spending $100 million to enact changes in the democratic process and rule of law in a nation that is the benchmark of modern democracy is quite unnerving.
This is nothing more than an attempt by George Soros to undermine and hinder any policy enacted by the Trump administration. Rule number one in media disinformation is to “put a heart tugging image to the cause”.
In the case of the temporary travel ban, we have seen:
A photogenic Iranian baby in dire need of heart surgery pictured on most MSM sites with the direct intention of influencing our opinions on the validity of President Trump’s order.
A very sad tale of an immigrant mother who actually died when she was turned away from the airport. This story later turned out to be another case of the MSMs fake News as the mother in question had died prior to the travel restrictions being implemented. It did not however, discourage the media from pushing the story.
While it’s true that these stories can be very sad, their purpose is to swell support for organizations and movements that in themselves are driven directly by Big-Money groups with their own interests in mind. George Soros is well used to using lobbying groups to drive his agenda. It’s a shame that the once proud ACLU has become nothing more than a lobbying firm for George Soros