Democrats Confused About Constitution

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.

About Jacques Delacroix

I write short stories, current events comments, and sociopolitical essays, mostly in English, some in French. There are other people with the same first name and same last name on the Internet. I am the one who put up on Amazon in 2014: "I Used to Be French: an Immature Autobiography" and also: "Les pumas de grande-banlieue." To my knowledge, I am the only Jacques Delacroix with American and English scholarly publications. In a previous life, I was a teacher and a scholar in Organizational Theory and in the Sociology of Economic Development. (Go ahead, Google me!) I live in the People’s Green Socialist Republic of Santa Cruz, California.
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15 Responses to Democrats Confused About Constitution

  1. Warren Gibson says:

    The Constitution also guarantees the right to an abortion and the right to same-sex marriage, says the Supreme Court. In which clauses do we find those “rights”? The Ninth Amendment is the only possibility I see, but I doubt that Amendment was cited in either of those cases.

    • It would be extraordinarily difficult for the liberalist liberal to show anything in any part of the Constitution that says or implies that Muslims have a right to immigrate into the US.

  2. Constitution was highly adapted from Qur’an passages when it was drafted by the founding fathers!!!!

    • Halal (I love your prefix!): I like a nice story but that one isn’t true. I encourage you to use this blog to show me wrong.

      • Thanks for the response. I also urge you to do further research. The basic principles and basic layout of the constitution comes from the Qur’an, not the exact verbatism or anything like that. The concept of constituion and basic principles such as basic rights and freedoms come from that, not from London, which from where our founding fathers came from. They wanted the government to run for them people by the people!

      • Halal: Interesting but, when someone affirms anything that sounds outlandish to ordinary people of culture (me, for example) it’s usually up to the affirmer to shoulder the burden of proof. Here is the first, obvious objection: in the eighteenth century there was hardly anyone in America or Europe who had any familiarity with the Koran. There was probably not a single trustworthy translation available in a European language. Accordingly, the way in which the best English, French and Italian minds of the 18th century – that I know well – dealt verbally with Islam demonstrates deep ignorance. I am intrigued and open minded but you do the work, please.

      • Thank you for being open minded, heheh I guess that helps both of us. President Jefferson owned a copy if the Qur’an in 1765, which is currently still being used by Senator Keith (MN). Many of Jeffersons ideas and concepts by structured by many books & Qur’an.

        Also I don’t mean to say that founding Fathers took everything, but they did take some aspect of it from that.

        That is all I am saying!!!

      • Halal: I am glad you stated something verifiable about the Koran in the 18th century. I wonder whose translation it was. Correct me if I am wrong but the Koran is arranged from longer to shorter items, if I am not mistaken. That’s a common enough layout implying no copying. Jefferson wrote about everything, including raspberries. Wouldn’t he have written about that source of inspiration?

      • Well Qur’an is compiled from long chapters to small, as you stated. About the source, you have to realize during that time, there small number of Muslims in the Western world. For example if you started something new, would you really like to give anything/anyone credit, especially at that time, there was no net, so communication (especially globally) was unheard of. I also believe the founding fathers used various texts as well such as Bible, Qur’an, and others.

        Also another reason he may not have used sources, because when the constitution and declaration were created, besides their names, date(s), and articles/laws are written on it, but there are no sources sited.

      • OK. I don’t know how much of this is factual but none of it is absurd. Does your prefix mean that you are allowed or permissive? (OK, that’s an impertinent question. I am an old man; I can say whatever I want!)

      • Halal means allowed and permissible. When it comes to food, “halal” is stating its clean and cut accordingly (clean environment, clean knife, and no pain was cause to the animal while being cut/slaughtered).Halal in products such as cosmetics and etc, means there is no pork or any other animal or human blood or ingredients, no alcohol, and cruelty-free.

        Thank you Sir, for taking time and responding back and forth. I really appreciate that. I too lear in that process, so thank you!

      • Halal: You are underestimating me and therefore missing my impertinent question. Just as well!

      • I do apologize, as I believed I answered you to what I believed the question to be

      • No need to apologize. No offense. I just knew what Halal means. I wish you would read my story: “A Muslim Woman and the Sea.”

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