Overturn Trump’s Unconstitutional Muslim Ban

Targets: U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell

Goal: Oppose Donald Trump’s ban on Muslim asylum seekers and immigrants traveling to the United States.

Donald Trump has signed an executive order banning refugees and citizens from seven predominantly Muslim nations: Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Iran, Sudan, Somalia, and Libya. Refugees will be banned entry for four months, except refugees from Syria, who will be banned indefinitely. All immigration from those nations will be banned for three months. This includes the entry of green card holders, visa holders, and men, women, and families already granted refugee status.

Nicknamed the “Muslim ban” because of its discrimination towards Muslims and its overt preference towards Christian refugees, this executive order is unconstitutional. In barring one religion from entry, this ban goes against the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause. This clause forbids the federal government from preferring one religion over another.

Currently, men and women en route to the United States are being illegally held by border patrol at airports, including JFK Airport. America was founded upon freedom of religion. It is a nation founded and filled by men and women fleeing persecution. This ban is not only unconstitutional, but it also goes against the very moral and ethical foundation of this country. Sign the petition to demand that the leaders of Congress uphold our nation’s Constitution and protect Muslims from blatant discrimination by opposing and overturning this ban.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Speaker Ryan and Majority Leader McConnell,

On Holocaust Remembrance Day, the same day on which he released a statement vowing to never again let such evil take over our world, Donald Trump signed an executive order barring refugees and citizens from seven predominantly Muslim nations from entering our country. Refugees from war-torn Syria are banned indefinitely. Nearly 80 years after America turned away Jewish refugees, sending them back to Europe to their deaths in concentration camps, we seem to be repeating that dark moment in American history.

This “Muslim ban” enacted by Trump is unconstitutional. It violates our First Amendment, in which there is a clause that states no religion shall be discriminated against by the federal government. As the leaders of Congress, you should and must immediately disavow these actions by the president and make it clear that they are in blatant violation of the United States Constitution. We are a nation founded on the freedom of religion. We are a nation founded upon equal protection under the law. Under this new administration, we are a nation that seems to be losing its grip on right and wrong and love and hate. I demand that you push to overturn the unconstitutional Muslim Ban immediately.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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12 Comments

  1. Kathryn Irby says:

    Impeach Trump NOW!!

  2. Brenda Denno says:

    This ban is outrageous, horrifying, unconstitutional, and should be overturned immediately. Trump brands Muslims generally as terrorists by doing this. It deflects attention from the TRUTH which people are awakening to all over the world – the truth that ISIS and some other terrorist organizations are CIA and Mossad operations!

    • Barry Jerrison says:

      When you make a baldly false statement like “ISIS and some other terrorist organizations are CIA and Mossad operations” in the same breath as your condemnation of trump’s unconstitutional Muslim ban, you discredit yourself and an otherwise very important point.

      Of course trump is violating the Constitution, and that the ban is, in fact, horrifying and should be vigorously opposed. But your use of “alt-facts” can discredit your otherwise important and accurate point.

  3. neil moorcroft says:

    I welcome all Muslims and sharia law etc, i think the wife will look sexy in her burqa. #sarcasm….

  4. I’m signing this with the knowledge that it is futile. The Republicans: fake Christians, law and order, Constitutionalists, small business, deregulation, and on, and on, and on have exactly what they want. An illegitimate President that pushes the envelope to see how powerful he is. A sick little man who wants to prove he is the most powerful man on earth. And Ryan and McConnell are just sitting back waiting for the shit storm to hit to give them the opportunity to prove their power. Muslims are only the latest enemy and persecuted group. In the past it was Irish, Polish, and any “others.” Fear of the unknown frightens all these powerful men and makes them defy the Constitution that they purportedly love and respect above all.

  5. It is not a Muslim ban. It is a ban on 7 countries that have exported terrorists. It is TEMPORARY. And it IS constitutional! The 7 countries are the same ones that Obama had restrictions on during his tenure in 2011. Is anybody paying attention to what is happening in Europe? And you want that here? I sure don’t.

  6. What a bunch of non-thinking stupid comments on here. The ban is not on muslims, people, it’s on anyone from countries that are known sponsors of terrorism. And there will be more added later, I would think. And it is not against our Constitution or our laws…clinton and others have done similar things many times in our history. Having taken two FEMA anti-terrorism courses in recent years ( under the obumma administration ) maybe I simply take a more detailed look at our open borders and the people that we have allowed for years to just stream in…unlike any other country on earth.

  7. Wendy Morrison says:

    So glad that I did NOT vote for this idiot!

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