Encore of Revival: America, February 13, 2017

Upheaval continues to take from in both protests and weather. Houston immigrants are in near panic and, now, the Oroville Dam in California is in trouble and 188k people are evacuating.

Trump’s executive actions have a long history of basis, including Congress having given the president indefinite power concerning national security, Presidents Lincoln and Jackson having arrested dissident judges—more extreme than anything Trump has done so far. Trump is complying with the rulings of the courts, even though he presses on.

The Senate has the “Constitutional Option”, often called the “Nuclear Option”, where the president of the Senate, the Vice President, can call the Senate to vote without the Senate’s consent where “matters of the Constitution” are concerned. This means that the standing majority of Senators will be able to approve judges. Problems of Senate rules have come up, seemingly that the Senate has made rules that tie its own hands. That itself is a Constitutional question: Can the Senate write its own rules making itself unable to function?

In the end, all objection and opposition to Trump will make the Republican case stronger, including the protests from dissident constituents in Republican Congressional districts. Even if Trump did not have the majority support of the country, the Republicans in the House and Senate do. It seems clear that the minority is loud and the silent majority is busy at work, having finished their project in November. Still, dissidents have the evidence they need to encourage themselves to carry on. Difficult times remain ahead.

BREAKING: No word when evacuation order for 188,000 will be lifted as Oroville threat remains | Sacramento Bee

Sheriffs Still Looking for Clarity on Deportation | Pew

Pure Bunk: Trump Is Merely the Latest President to Challenge a Judge | American Spectator

The Left Hates You. Act Accordingly. | Townhall – Kurt Schlichter

Read the letter Coretta Scott King wrote opposing Sessions’s 1986 federal nomination | WA Post

Will the Ninth Circuit Punt — for Now — on Trump’s Travel Ban? | National Review

Trump White House Sends Smoke Signals Urging Justice Kennedy To Resign | Daily Caller

Wave of fear strikes immigrant communities in Houston, across Texas | Houston Chronicle

Republican town halls attract swarming crowds and hostile questions as opposition to Trump executive orders mobilises | UK Independent

White House hints at NEW travel ban order to dodge court battle | Daily Mail

Commentary: Trump’s criticism of courts certainly not unique | East Bay Times