A Reuters/IPSOS opinion poll released on Tuesday, Jan. 31, found that roughly one in two Americans backed the ban. It also found that 53 percent of Democrats said they “strongly disagree” with Trump’s action while 51 percent of Republicans said they “strongly agree.” This is typical, the Democrats opposed the ban and the Republicans supported the ban.
In a national Morning Consult/POLITICO survey conducted Feb. 2 through Feb. 4, similar results were found: Fifty-five percent of registered voters said they approve of the immigration order, while 38 percent disapprove. So according to two different polls, Americans approve of this ban of Muslims.
But who cares about the citizens and the safety of the U.S.? A President George W. Bush appointed federal judge, Judge James Louis Robartof the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington ruled in favor of a temporary restraining order on Trump’s EO 13769.
In Trump’s first major presidential upset, a Federal appeals panel on Thursday unanimously rubbed salt into the wounds of the President by rejecting Trump’s bid to reinstate his ban on travel into the U.S. from seven largely Muslim nations.
The verdict, handed down by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit by a left-leaning three-judge panel, Judges William C. Canby, Richard R. Clifton, and Michelle T. Friedland in San Francisco suggesting that the ban did not advance national security.
The Ninth Circus has a pretty dodgy past, in 2012 86 percent of its decisions were reversed by the U.S. Supreme Court. The Godless Ninth Circus previously struck down the Pledge of Allegiance. Why? Because the Godless Ninth Circus is anti-God, it contained the phrase “under God.” The Ninth is also anti-American and anti-Constitutional, it found that citizens have no Constitutional right to own guns. Anti-Second Amendment?
What should Trump do? Well, his EO 13769 wasn’t struck down because it was a ban on religion as Trump campaigned on. It didn’t violate the Establishment clause as many arm-chair Constitutional scholars make the EO out to do. Nowhere does Trump’s EO 13769 explicitly mention “Islam” or “Muslims.”
Really, all the judges of the Ninth Circuit said, in a nutshell was we didn’t like the language of the Executive Order. Clean it up. Reword it. Be specific.
Where were these activist judges when Obama and senators from both parties of Congress passed a law unanimously on December 18, 2015? This is the same, exact law that Trump is using. The seven countries on the Travel Ban are the same ones that Obama listed.
But not a peep. Only crickets could be heard one week before Christmas.