It was a windy morning, but way warmer than it has been. We headed out to Dove Mountain at the Ritz Carlton for a walk in the Tortolitas. Today's route was Upper Javelina. It's steep in places. We walked out to where the trail intersects Wild Mustang, and then returned to the truck via the hotel spur. I can't decided which is worse, the spur or doing an out and back on Upper Javelina. Both have boulders and loose rocks. It was a glorious day.
It's day 9 of the new administration. A blogger I read often said, "It took nine days to break nearly everything this country stands for." She's right.
The executive order to ban Muslims was signed Friday at 4:30 pm, despite its illegality. Illegal since 1965. People from the seven banned countries were either summarily deported, or detained. Lawyers swarmed the airports and the courts. A seven day stay was put in place by Judge Leonie Brinkema of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia on Saturday. As of Sunday night, Homeland Security's Customs and Border Patrol is still defying the order and will not allow lawyers in to see some of the detainees. This is called breaking the law. Without the rule of law, we get dictators.
Citizens are back in the streets protesting. The Republicans are not condemning this. It's disgraceful. It's also important to write it down and remember it.