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SCOTUS Rules On Controversial Travel Ban, Will Allow Parts To Stand - Trump Declares Victory

The US Supreme Court dropped a major bombshell on Monday, and it has to do with one of President Donald Trump’s most contentious executive orders to date. The order would temporarily put a halt to inbound travel from six terror-prone nations so that the US can get a handle on the vetting process. Trump’s order was struck down by lower-level courts, but SCOTUS has finally chimed in.

As the Daily Mail shares, the Supreme Court has ruled that the ban can go into effect immediately, albeit on a temporary basis. The court plans to examine the issue in full detail this fall to determine if it is in fact constitutional. While there’s no guarantee how that ruling will pan out, Trump is nonetheless taking the decision as a clear victory.

“Today's unanimous Supreme Court decision is a clear victory for our national security,” a statement from the president read in part. “It allows the travel suspension for the six terror-prone countries and the refugee suspension to become largely effective.”

The order has been a serious bone of contention among Trump detractors. It’s been portrayed as being somewhat racist in nature, and scores of protests were organized to express opposition. Detractors were also able to get their opposition heard in left-leaning lower-level courts, which ruled that the ban was unconstitutional.

“As President, I cannot allow people into our country who want to do us harm. I want people who can love the United States and all of its citizens, and who will be hardworking and productive,” the statement continued. “My number one responsibility as Commander in Chief is to keep the American people safe. Today's ruling allows me to use an important tool for protecting our Nation's homeland. I am also particularly gratified that the Supreme Court’s decision was 9-0.”

It seems pretty amazing that the president was not given at least the slightest benefit of the doubt here. As commander-in-chief, he has access to information that the average citizen will never be aware of. Doesn’t it seem likely that he was acting on some actual concerns? It’s a gigantic leap to suggest that any sitting president is making a decision based on the fact that they simply feel like discriminating against people. Nonetheless, that’s the Democratic party line - and they’re sticking to it.

“Donald Trump's Muslim ban is an unconstitutional and un-American assault on our country's foundation of religious freedom,” a statement from Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Perez read in part. “As a nation, our diversity is our greatest strength, and we cannot allow such prejudice to shut the doors of progress. Democrats will continue to fight this hatred every step of the way.”

Absent in Perez’s logic is the fact that the US constitution only applies to citizens within our borders. He’s attempting to say that it applies to everyone around the world, and he’s embarrassingly wrong. Thankfully, the Supreme Court is much more well-versed on how the constitution actually works, as well as its proper application to legal proceedings.

Source: Daily Mail
Photo: YouTube, Donald J. Trump/Twitter

Trump quickly declared victory.

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