Trump’s Muslim Ban and Constitutional Legality

On December 7, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump called for a “total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on.” The announcement came on the heels of the San Bernardino massacre committed by two Muslim extremists one of whom was a citizen of Pakistan who entered the United States on a K-1 (fiancée) visa.

While Trump’s announcement received support from several quarters of the American public and conservative media, it drew immediate condemnation from many on both the Left and the Right — with some even questioning the constitutionality of such legislation.

  • The constitution protects citizens – foreigners are not citizens. Citizens are allowed to choose who will join the club.

    • mobuyus

      Yes but try telling that to liberals. I have a club I would love them to “join”.

  • JoKeR

    I think the Trump critics should all join Islam and then they could criticize him from personal knowledge of what it is really like.

  • Alain

    Let them point out where in their constitution it forbids banning foreign enemy agents. What a crock!

  • V10_Rob

    Oh that’s rich, NOW they’re all in a huff about respecting Constitutional limits.

    • Xavier

      and watching them skirt the religious freedom aspect is delicious.

  • tom_billesley

    On “vetting” of the San Bernardino jihadi shooters.

    Fury at secret US policy that BANNED visa officials from looking at terrorist wife’s social media – where she openly boasted about jihad – because the Obama administration feared ‘bad public relations’
    John Cohen, former acting-under secretary for intelligence and analysis, said policy blocked investigators from reviewing social media
    Last year, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson refused to end secret policy in fear of civil liberties backlash
    Cohen said primary concern ‘it would be viewed negatively if it was disclosed publicly’
    Policy’s revelation comes after U.S. officials learned San Bernardino shooter Tashfeen Malik’s made social media posts
    FBI said those posts included talk of Jihad and martyrdom

  • Raymond Hietapakka

    There is a Law not to let people into the country who don’t respect the Constitution…

    • mobuyus

      Laws are not for leftists.

    • Ottawa Eyes

      If that’s really true, then how did Obama get in?

      • Minicapt

        … anchor baby …


  • terrence

    As the article says, “There is no ambiguity in the law and it leaves no room for
    doubt. If the Commander in Chief recognizes or perceives a danger, he may act
    in a manner consistent with Trump’s December 7th proclamation. Moreover, there is ample precedent for such
    action. On April 7, 1980, in response to the Iran hostage saga, Jimmy Carter
    issued a similar ban on the issuance of visas to Iranian nationals.”

    The difference is that Jimma was a democrat – so the Slime Stream Media would never criticize him. Trump is a republican (possibly and independent), and horror of horrors, an extreme right winger – so he MUST be criticized.

  • Leftists and Muslims are complementary. Both are death cultists, but the Leftists are suicidal and masochistic, while the Muslims are murderous and sadistic. That’s why they get on so well.

  • luna

    It’s a no brainer, I don’t support Trump, but he’s totally correct on this one.

    Only effective vetting process in my mind is to observe their reaction when inquiring about thoughts on “Zionism”. If they oppose the Jewish state on ideological grounds, they will oppose any non-Muslim government for similar reasons.

  • G

    The last ditch defense of the lefty and spoiled brat CINO – the courts.
    What can they do about Donald Trump?

    -They ridicule him and he brushes it off and keeps charging.
    -They smear him and he brushes it off and keeps charging.
    -They have their lackeys in the media attack him and he keeps charging.
    -They gang up on him. He ignores it and keeps charging.

    What to do? None of the usual stuff is working!

    I know! We’ll go blubbering to the courts! Scumbag ivory tower judges can always be counted on to preserve the agenda of the wealthy elitists.

    My guess? If Trump makes it, he’s too much of a fighter to let a bunch of useless, biased, pompous, politically appointed gasbags behind a bench stop him.

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