The Trump administration filed a pair of emergency applications with the Supreme Court seeking to reinstate the President’s executive order temporarily banning travel from countries considered hotbeds of terrorism.
In their filing, the Justice Department argued that several mistakes were made by an appeals court in ruling against the travel ban.
Justice Department spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores stated, “The president is not required to admit people from countries that sponsor or shelter terrorism, until he determines that they can be properly vetted and do not pose a security risk to the United States.”
Read that statement again, and watch the common sense simply ooze right out of it. What is the state of the country we are living in that judicial activists can dictate to the President of the United States that he can’t take measures to prevent terrorists from entering the country?
President Donald Trump’s administration on Thursday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to revive his plan to temporarily ban travelers from six Muslim-majority nations after it was blocked by lower courts that found it was discriminatory.
The administration filed emergency applications with the nine high court justices seeking to block two different lower court rulings that went against Trump’s March 6 order barring entry for people from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen for 90 days while the U.S. government implements stricter visa screening.
The move comes after the Richmond, Virginia-based 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on May 25 upheld a Maryland judge’s ruling blocking the order.
The administration also filed a separate appeal in that case.
Did you catch that at the beginning of the Reuters report? Watch how many media outlets follow suit and refer to the travel ban as being from “Muslim-majority” countries. They are trying to influence not only public perception, but the courts as well.
The ban is not from “Muslim-majority” countries, it’s from “terrorism-majority” countries. It is not the President’s fault that reality dictates a link between terrorism and Islamic extremism.
President Trump vowed from the moment the 9th ‘Circus’ Court of Appeals nixed his travel ban to take it to the Supreme Court. Lo’ and behold, he’s kept another promise.
SEE YOU IN COURT, THE SECURITY OF OUR NATION IS AT STAKE!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 9, 2017
In a brief filed with the 4th Circuit in March, 13 different states argued in support of the travel ban, swatting away arguments that the order amounts to a ‘religious test’ for entry into the country.
“The Executive Order is not a pretext for religious discrimination, as the Order is grounded in national-security concerns and classifies aliens according to nationality – not religion,” it read.
Flores said the Justice Department is “confident that President Trump’s executive order is well within his lawful authority to keep the nation safe and protect our communities from terrorism.”
We are too. Now, we just need to hear the Supreme Court affirm that authority.
Will they? Tell us what you think below!