The 4th Circuit Court Of Appeals Upholds Freeze On Trump’s Travel Ban…

High Fives to the 4th Circuit, and a big thumbs down to Trump and Sessions. May the SCOTUS uphold the 4th Circuit Appellate Courts decision.

The Washington Post – A federal appeals court on Thursday left in place the freeze on President Trump’s revised entry ban, handing the administration another legal setback in its efforts to block the issuance of new visas to citizens of six Muslim-majority countries.

The broad, decisive ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit means the Trump administration still cannot enforce its travel order that the government says is urgently needed for national security.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions vowed to appeal to the Supreme Court.

In a 10-to-3 decision, the Richmond-based court said the president’s power to deny entry into the United States is not absolute and sided with challengers, finding that the travel ban “in context drips with religious intolerance, animus and discrimination. (emphasis mine)”

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Virtue -vs- Dishonor

As Memorial Day approaches we leave you with the following to consider. Truthfulness, honesty,  and integrity are virtues worth fighting for and sustaining. If possible. In the Era of Trumpism to fight for these virtues is more critical than ever before. Winning will be difficult. Sustaining even harder. Thinks are not always as they seem to be.

*honesty

Thousands of thousands people
Among the thousands of rows
Waiting for the entry to the show
Of blitz, glamour and corruption.

The first rows are for the VIPs
The middle ones are for the sycophants
As I am neither of them
So my row is the last one.

Front line is for the hypocrites
Middle ones are for the touts
As I am neither of them
So my line is at the end.

I am feeling lonely
And my row is empty
Could you please for few minutes stand with me?
So that I can show you the real delight
Of life in the path of honesty..

Addul Wahab

Honesty Versus Loyalty

Loyalty is being honest to a person;
Honesty is being loyal to a cause.
Loyalty is being faithful
And honesty, being virtuous.
Kumbakarna was loyal;
Vibhishna was honest.
The world is run by loyalty
Rather than by honest.

Rm. Shanmugam Chettiar

Honesty Has A Difficult Time Being Respected

Liars always seem to have their supporters.
Praising them for past deeds and activities.
Although they proclaim themselves,
To have morals and integrity.
With high standards obtained and reached.
But there is something about a liar,
That can teach those who may be disappointed.
A liar in today’s society…
Has been lifted to realms of praise.
It is those who tell the truth and pursue decency,
That are despised and criticized for being arrogant.
And honesty has a difficult time being respected.

Lawrence S. Pertillar

Honesty Killed

Too many people keep their evil disguised.
And they do.
Too many people.
Too many today being evil.
Too many people keep their evil disguised.
And they do.
Too many people.
Too many today being evil.
Gone…
Is the innocence from children’s eyes.
Too many people.
Too many today taught them evil.
Gone…
Is the innocence from children’s eyes.

There is just too many people,
Keeping evil disguised.
And they do.
Too many people.
Too many people thinking evil.
Gone…
Is the innocence from children’s eyes.
Too many people.
Too many people taught them evil.
Gone…
Is an honesty killed by told lies.
Killed by the people.
An evil that defeats the people.
Killed…
To leave no truth recognized.

Killed.
Honesty killed by an evil,
Feeding defeat to the people.

It’s been killed.
Honesty killed by an evil,
Feeding defeat to the people.

Lawrence S. Pertillar