Opinion / Politics

President Trump’s Impact on Life, Mideast Peace, and the American Judiciary

trumpWho knew how President Trump was going to govern when he was elected? Amongst his appeal to voters was his global business experience and the fact that he was not Hillary Clinton. Beyond him running as a Republican, he had not yet held public office and there was no ideological track record to document any policy decisions.

Who knew he would evolve into what some are calling the most pro-life president in history? It is hard to question that description when you consider some of his accomplishments supporting life: working to defund Planned Parenthood, requiring health insurers to disclose whether the plan covers abortion, clarifying that abortion is not a civil right and exempting private employers and educational institutions with sincerely held religious beliefs or morals against providing contraceptives or abortifacient drugs.

Who knew he possessed the statesmanship and foreign policy expertise to successfully negotiate historic Middle East peace pacts between Israel and the United Arab Emirates and Israel and Bahrain, with the promise of more to come? Would you have used the words “Nobel Peace Prize nominee” and “Donald Trump” in the same sentence when he announced his candidacy for President in 2015? Be honest.

Perhaps the most significant impact President Trump has made domestically is his incredible remake of the American federal judiciary. While the Supreme Court is much higher profile than federal circuit courts, it only hears less than 2 percent of the several thousand cases it reviews each year. The U.S. Court of Appeals heard nearly 50,000 appeals across its 11 regions in 2019 (not counting the DC and Federal Circuits). In terms of maintaining the rule of law and upholding the Constitution, the U.S. Court of Appeals’ influence is immense.

President Trump’s remake of the court has been stunning. Over 200 federal judges have been nominated and confirmed. These judges, mostly under the age of 50, have the potential to reshape the courts for generations. This effort includes his two successful Supreme Court nominees, Neil Gorsuch, and Brett Kavanaugh.

Now, a full one-quarter of all active federal circuit judges have been appointed by President Trump and he did this in just four years. We are already seeing movement at the U.S. Court of Appeals Second, Third, and Eleventh Circuits with the majority shifting from Democrat to Republican. The influential, and notoriously liberal, Ninth Circuit has been flipped with confirmed Trump judicial nominees.

President Trump believes that the judges he nominates for these courts put the Constitution above “political prejudices” and ideological biases and will do what “the law demands.” He also believes that this effort will stop activist judges from using nationwide injunctions “to block the policies of a democratically-elected President.”

Elections do indeed have consequences and President Trump’s important work with the judiciary only continues with his reelection. The Republicans face a challenge to retake the House, but if they are successful in holding both their Senate majority and the White House in November, the legacy-making rebuild of these critical courts will persist. And that is good news for Americans for generations to come.

Andrew Mangione is Senior Vice President for AMAC’s advocacy affiliate, AMAC Action. He leads AMAC’s grassroots efforts, represents AMAC’s membership in Washington, D.C., and helps chart the association’s policy course. He also serves as a national spokesperson.

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1 month ago

What an excellent summary of the President’s accomplishments. This should be republished as a campaign brochure. We need 4 more years. Contemplating what would happen if the senate goes to the democrats is frightening. We should be so busy promoting life and liberty that we don’t have time to think of a blue sweep. If it happens, we will survive. BUT it should not be because we didn’t tell the story over and over again. I was heartened to see that in Sitka, Alaska last week the public space was filled with black and blue balloons, the American flag and… Read more »

Phil Hammersley
1 month ago

Isn’t it great to have a president who actually DOES something, not just talk about it? It had been law for years that the embassy was supposed to be in Jerusalem but both DIMMs and RINOs refused to move it! TRUMP ACTED!!! Same thing on the economy, religious freedom, and getting OUT of wars not into them.

Patriot Will
1 month ago

President Trump, a very positive patriot who loves the USA, has the energy and work ethic to take his job very seriously. He is very proud of his country and sees himself as a cheerleader for the American Constitutional Republic and the American Way. He loves the American people as he loves American history. It’s not at all surprising he has accomplished so much. If we do not fall to Communism, President Donald Trump will go down in history as one of the great American leaders in both domestic and foreign policy.

1 month ago

Great story. Without Amac membership, I might not have even known about this. Thank you

John Hunt
1 month ago

If BH Obama got a Nobel Peace Prize, DJ Trump deserves 3 or 4 that he has actually earned.

1 month ago

Trump is the best president this country has ever had.If the people and Washington got behind him like they did Reagan he would make the America great again.

Texas Resister 64
1 month ago

Let’s change the language from Democrat to legislate-from-the-bench and Republican to originalist-Constitutionalist.

John A. Fallon
1 month ago

We now need to work on flipplng state and local courts and politics to further strengthen our rights and freedoms to MAGA, “WE THE PEOPLE” are the government and WE need to start acting like it and MAKE our CIVIL SERVANTS do the jobs they were elected to do.

1 month ago

Just look at his accomplishments and then consider the demeaning way the mainstream media covers his daily affairs, choosing to concentrate on any barely conceivable error or conflation of anything he says in such a manner that if one relied on the stream of suppositions that they pass off the news of the day, one would think he was a hopeless bumbling idiot instead of the effective, loquacious active and sensitive leader he has proven himself to be. He increases his value each day he serves. He and his wife must have the patience of Job to withstand all the… Read more »

John A Bird
1 month ago

President Trump has been a God send for America/Americans! Had hillary won the election this nation would have been transformed and we would be under the OWO/NWO with no Constitution, Bill of Rights, Rule of Law, Sovereignty, or Freedoms. Under the 14th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America, President Trump has the right to arrest and imprison the mayors, governors, politicians (democraps & rinos) and state legislators for insurrection. They have backed and allowed the terrorists, looting, burning, and unlawful acts, this nonsense needs to stop!

1 month ago

Simply stated. Great man and President. Loves America and it’s people

Josephine pooley
1 month ago


Rex Croson
1 month ago

Who would have thought President Trump could do so very much as he has. The accomplishments are beyond all expectations, no other president in my lifetime has done so much for peace in this world as he has. This country needs to support him and Mike Pence for another four years. And lets see the great thangs to be done then.

Lois Keel
1 month ago

I worry that seniors will believe he’s not going to keep Social Security funded. Our “swing state” needs to hear about that and his healthcare provisions. I’m sure we’re not alone. Heard ABC Town Hall re: healthcare and know it & Social Security needs to be played up to counter Democratic ads.

1 month ago

Let’s go America, it’s time the Silent Majority of Real Citizens supports this President and returns Our Country to what the Forefathers imagined and not a failed socialist democrat controlled disaster!
We need a LANDSLIDE VIctory, nothing less!

Joann M Evjen
1 month ago

I think President Trump is doing a great job. I cannot figure out what the “left” is talking about. His 20,000 lies etc. No proof. Most people that I talk to who “hate” President Trump say that he is a womanizer, and they don’t like his tweets, and he is a bully, and he’s arrogant, and I ask, well do you like what he’s doing with China, with NAFTA, with the Middle East, with Jerusalem, with the economy, with pro life? I get crickets!!!!

1 month ago

Well stated.

Jeff Noncent
1 month ago

this is awesome the way the president did this.

1 month ago

Democrats are losing there grip on ability to use lawfare to get their way. So now they will go insane in an attempt to sew up the elected bodies. Courts they will simply ignore when this occurs.

Stephen Russell
1 month ago

Abraham Accords: from OT Genesis Bible, more nations to join, seed for 666 & Tribulation OT NT Bible
Super 2 for 2 for Peace in 1 year.

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