Dates are important in emphasizing the import of an event. President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Immigration Act of 1965 on October 3, 1965. I looked at the signing, of this legislation, through the eyes of Cong. Barbara Jordan and Booker T. Washington. “You must be just before you are generous.” Donald Trump is looking at immigration through the eyes of a “demagogue.”
In view of the 2016 presidential sweepstakes, Trump would be a “formidable opponent.” I knew that Trump was up to something in 1986. “White vigilantes” lynched Michael Griffith for trespassing, as a “constitutional squatter,” in Howard Beach, Queens. Queens was Trump’s home turf. He was “building walls” in New York City. These walls were inspired by the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850.
Since Scott v. Sanford, 19 How. (60 U.S.) 393 (1857) lies at the heart of immigration. Immigrants may be the victims but Blacks will be the targets of; namely, “martial law” and the “death penalty.” Ethics would be the “Achilles heel” for Blacks. Trump would demand that Blacks “police themselves” under the Second Amendment.
Donald Trump’s war, with Presidential Barack Obama, was based on the doctrine of jussoli. A name, like “Barack Obama,” for Trump, would raise questions about the authenticity of his presidency. Article II requires strict adherence to the doctrine of jus soli. The doctrine of jus sanguinis was not an “option.”
While Trump belatedly raised the “white flag” on the authenticity of Obama’s presidency, he would turn his attention to building the “Mexican wall” to keep Mexicans out of the United States. Mexico will never contribute to the building of a wall. It violates the UN Charter.
In 1882, Congress passed the most significant restrictions, since slavery, on immigration in U.S. history; namely, a series of Chinese Exclusion Acts, which instituted a “ban on Chinese travel.” This was a revival of the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850. Slave Codes Matter.
In 1849, the United States needed Chinese labor for the construction of railroads. The impetus was the 1849 California gold rush in addition to the Louisiana Purchase. Chinese travel was met with hostile opposition. “Everything has its place and there is a place for everything.”
The problem, faced by “Chinese families,” was supported in the “citizenship clause” of the Fourteenth Amendment. Any Chinese child, born on U.S. soil, would “automatically” become a U.S. citizen. This is similar to Trump’s ban on Muslims and Asians. It “smacks” o of slavery.
This selective discrimination against Asians gave rise to Yick Wo v. Hopkins, 118 U.S. 356 (1886). The government of China would challenge the constitutionality of these anti-Chinese laws under the U.S. Constitution. It would take “public opinion,” arising out of World War II, to end this legal friction. Japan was an “agitator.”
Trump’s construction of Scott v. Sanford supra, emerged in the “Central Park 7” case. Although Blacks focused on the dictum in Dred Scott, the missing element was in its dictumthat says: “for every right there must be a corresponding responsibility.” Males and females (boys or girls) “have no rights that a white man is bound to respect.” Trump is fascinated with “enthymemes.”
A “wall” had also been erected in Central Park which is a playground for “white residents” and an attraction for “white tourists.” When Central Park was known as “Seneca Village,” the residents were Black. Frederick Law Olmsted precipitated “Negro Removal.” Central Park: “For Whites only.”
The Compromise of 2017 included President Donald J. Trump’s “first one hundred days” from January 20, 2017. For any Black person who embraced my “political forecast” on October 3, 2015, there would be “ample opportunity” to get ready for Mr. Trump’s inauguration as the 45th president.
My website constituted a “hot bench.” A “hot bench” means a “well-prepared judge.” The appellate judges in Central Park 7” except one, were ill-prepared to decide the appeals. The lone exception was Judge Vito Titone of the New York Court of Appeals, the state’s highest court. No Black person should file a notice of appeal absent a “pressure group” and anamicus curiae brief.
Thus, the Compromise of 2017 is designed for Blacks to hit the ground running on January 20, 2017. The “key elements to learning is a combination of a “textbook” and a “classroom.” Investors in freedom will peruse Compromise of 2017 in a classroom and in a heartbeat. No similar textbook exists on presidential politics. A textbook allows for “presidential planning.”
Charles M. Blow, Op-Ed, “The Power of Disruption,” N.Y. Times, February 13, 2017 at A.2, succinctly, advances the basic premise of Compromise of 2017. With the exception of Indians, no other ethnic group has more grievances against the United States than Blacks. No Black person should leave home without, in some way, addressing and advancing, a grievance, daily, under the “Doctrine of Preferred Freedoms.”
Compromise of 2017 is still awaiting the finishing touches. The textbook requires “editing.” Among other things, there must be a “table of contents” and an “index.” There must be “proofreading” and “editing.” It was released, in stages, so that Blacks could hit the ground running on January 20, 2017.
On the other hand, CNN published Unprecedented. This book, in its final form, provided no assistance to Blacks in addressing First Amendment issues prior to the presidential inauguration. It was only made available, after January 20, 2017, and it was published with a budget. Whites view “freedom” as a business. Blacks view “freedom” as a “hobby.”
Compromise of 2017, on the other hand, had to not only publish the textbook, without a budget from Blacks, but also “in spite of Blacks.” The Freedom Party’s Steering Committee is still working, with the purported landlord, to cause the eviction of Alton and Leola Maddox. On this late date, no “attorney” has been retained and no “title search” has been attempted. Bystanders are sitting in the bleachers with popcorn and sodas.
“If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.” A textbook, on presidential elections, will be available for the “2020 presidential sweepstakes.” This “textbook” was done for Black and Latino children. The Congressional Black Caucus, with “deep pockets,” has made no efforts to publish a textbook on presidential elections.
Compromise of 2017 was written for our children. It was not written for “retirees.” Their lives are behind them. This is the view of Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. The lives of children are ahead of them. It provides them with the “strategic tools” to maneuver into a favorable position and retain the “power of leveraging” to increase “voting power” and make “new laws.”
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