By Bill Maher
Top lawyers – the best! – tell Donald Trump that the president can deport whoever he wants. Of course, Donny T is just pulling that out of his royal heinie, but here’s the first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, John Jay:
"We must erect a wall of brass around the country for the exclusion of Catholics."
You want traditional values? That’s a Founding Father. Eat that, Confederate Battle Flag. Jay, Madison and Hamilton wrote the freakin’ Federalist Papers. It doesn’t get any more constitutional than that.
There’ve always been a measurable percentage of Americans who think horny foreigners, usually Catholic, are coming for our lucky charms. Trump has just tapped into that. The good news is, it only gets you so far.
That’s why I’m not that impressed by Trump. If you’re selling racism, you’ll have customers. It’s a good product. But it doesn’t get you the nomination.
By the way, John Jay’s phrase, “wall of brass,” seems to be from Jeremiah:
“And I will make thee unto this people a fenced brasen wall: and they shall fight against thee, but they shall not prevail against thee: for I am with thee to save thee and to deliver thee, saith the Lord.”
Those goddamn Babylonians – raping, dealing drugs… some I assume are good people.