You have been giving that adult child money, once in a while, to help the child out.
Then, at some point, you drew a line and said - enough.
The adult child then sued you and claimed to the court that, since you've been giving the adult child money all along, you should be made to continue doing it.
Imagine what an independent court would say, based on the law.
If that is an unbiased judge who would follow the law, the judge will say: it was your parent's discretion to give or not to give you money. It does not matter that you got used to handouts, it is still your own obligation to support your own needs. So, lawsuit dismissed - likely, with costs and attorney fees against the adult child for the parent, for filing a frivolous lawsuit.
But, here comes Donald Trump.
Donald Trump's presidency has highlighted a lot of problems in this country, one of them - runaway courts which consider themselves independent from the law and entitled to move as their political sponsors want or in accordance with personal beliefs or whims of judges.
And that's how federal judge William Orrick ruled, here is his preliminary injunction - after, reportedly, raising $200,000 for President Obama.
The combined lawsuit of the City of San Francisco and Santa Clara County in California to block the federal government from stopping the federal funding of the City of San Francisco and Santa Clara County because these entities refuse to abide by federal immigration law highlights a lot of issues and reveals how, in reality, many businesses are financed - because the numerous amicus curiae filed in court, very obviously, do not give a flying duck about the fate of the poor, as they ardently claim, or about the fate of the U.S. Constitution.
Both the City of SF and Santa Clara County are themselves being sued for constitutional violations, and vigorously defend against such lawsuits.
They are, thus, cannot at the same time claim they are somehow advocates for the same people whose civil rights lawsuit they are vigorously opposing.
Moreover, the City of SF and Santa Clara County assert their rights under the 10th Amendment to be free from federal coercion, while at the same time forgetting that under the very same 10th Amendment states not only have a RIGHT to decide about how to provide for safety and health of their residents, but also the OBLIGATION to do that - and to finance that obligation out of their own means.
Yet, in the same way as an adult child suing the parent, the City of San Francisco and Santa Clara County (as well as public schools, police chiefs, cities and counties from other states, technology companies, non-profit corporations) claim that the federal government somehow must fund their endeavors to protect safety and health of their resident and boost economic development of states - which is totally both the right and obligation, including financial obligation, of the states.
And another thing in those strings of arguments completely falls through the cracks. Who are they suing.
When President Trump is being sued in his official capacity - that means, every single one of American citizens, voters and taxpayers, are sued.
Those who live in the State of California and those who don't.
Those who support sanctuary cities in California or anywhere else, and those who don't.
All of us just paid our taxes by April 15.
Judge Orrick ordered those taxes to be used for illegal aliens residing in this country, whether we want that or not, when this country's President has undertaken to put an end to that waste of funds.
Of course, a judge out of one district court has no authority to impose injunction across the country, including jurisdictions where he has no authority to act.
So, let's remember who this lawsuit is against.
It is against all of us.
To San-Francisco, Santa Clara and all other entites and businesses claiming they will suffer "irreparable harm" if federal taxpayers are not shaken up for money in their favor: grow up.
You are not entitled to federal money. You must generate money to fund your own programs.
Use your brains.
Attract businesses, and not with forced federal funding, but by attractive policies.
Provide incentives to businesses.
Do something other than aggressively demanding funds that are discretionary and that you are not entitled to.
Judge Orrick should be impeached for:
- not recusing from a case despite his political fundraising, in violation of his status as a judge, in favor of Obama; and for
- making handouts to parties simply because he shares their political standpoint, even though his decision has nothing to do with the law;
- imposing countrywide injunctions in gross excess of his jurisdiction;
- causing abominable waste of taxpayer funds, against the will of taxpayers and against the existing law.
I am going through the mass of amicus briefs and arguments and will post a full analysis of arguments raised later on.