The Democrats are trying every trick in the book to stop President Donald Trump. That’s no great secret. It’s also no great secret that the members of the donkey party have been clamoring for the man’s tax returns for a number of years, thinking for some reason that they are entitled to see them.
Lawmakers in California went so far as to pass a law that says the most recent five years of tax return must be published to appear on primary ballots, obviously a move targeting the president.
This week a federal judge handed California a loss in the matter after the Trump team sued the state.
U.S. District Judge Morrison England Jr., a George W. Bush appointee, sided with Trump on Thursday. While England said he would issue his final ruling by the end of the month, his actions signaled that the final decision would likely end up favorable to team Trump.
As reported by the Los Angeles Times, England “took the unusual step of issuing the tentative order from the bench.” After hearing consolidated arguments made in five separate lawsuits filed in response to the bill, Trump’s among them, England issued the junction, explaining that the law would cause “irreparable harm” for Trump and other candidates if he did not provide “temporary relief.” He also suggested that allowing the states to add various additional criteria to appear on the ballot might “create a hodgepodge of laws around the country.”
While the Trump camp is happy with this result, the Democrats in California are not. However, the judge has a point. The states cannot simply compel a candidate to release private and personal information just because they want to know the answers to questions that are none of their business. The Democrats don’t like President Trump. That is understood. Conservatives did not like Barack Obama, but put up with him. It’s called being an adult.