National Public Radio keeps playing in a loop the pathetic speech of that grief-blinded father of a Muslim officer killed in Iraq. The man keeps mumbling about Donald Trump and the constitution, and about “minorities.” It appears that no one has the heart to correct his delusions. Let me do it for you.
The man refers especially to Trump’s proposal (since walked back) momentarily to stop all Muslim immigration into the US. There are several good reasons to oppose the original Trump proposal but it was in no way unconstitutional. There is no part of the US Constitution that forbids excluding immigrants, and even visitors, on the basis of religion. And, by the way, people who live outside the US and (AND) who are not either US citizens or legal immigrants to the US are not protected by the constitution.
And, by the way, a couple of billion Muslims worldwide are not a “minority” in any sense of the term. And, by the more way, Muslims in America are not a minority in any legal sense. They are not, like East Indians are not, fire worshipers are not, and French speakers are not. (Don’t blame me for the existence of legally defined minorities; I am just reporting.)
If you are on speaking terms with liberals who insist on mentioning the US constitution in this connection just challenge them to show you the relevant item or items in the constitution. Go ahead, and put money on it. If you don’t believe me, you read it. The whole constitution has only seven articles. Reading it and all the Amendments will take you about one hour (That’s if you are not the kind who needs to move his lips when he reads.) Go ahead and do it; it will do you a world of good.