In case anyone needed a reminder why grassroots conservatives support Trump, the divide in the GOP over Trump’s so-called travel ban is conclusive evidence. A group including prominent Republicans from ten, twenty and even thirty years ago, including former New Jersey Governors Tom Kean and Christine Todd Whitman, as well as failed Utah candidate Evan McMullin, were among those at the Supreme Court in April asking the latest vetting standards be blocked. The insiders’ control of the GOP may have eroded, but these filings by “Republicans In the Past Only” show that the Establishment is still fighting back.
Time and time again, from as faraway places as the federal district court in Hawaii, activist judges repeatedly blocked Trump’s new travel restrictions. Hawaii, of course, sees little harm from illegal aliens because so few can travel there, and California already benefits from a southern fence to stem the flow of illegal migration from Mexico.
The Supreme Court has allowed Trump’s restrictions to go into effect during the pendency of this appeal, so the Court should have no difficulty affirming presidential power to control our borders in this manner. President Trump acted properly to suspend - temporarily - migration from North Korea, Syria, Iran, Libya, Venezuela, Somalia and Yemen.
Yet the resistance to Trump’s protection of our country against foreigners continued to be intense, as the briefs filed in the Supreme Court opposing Trump far outnumbered those in support. Even a group of former national security and so-called intelligence officials asked the Supreme Court to strike down Trump’s travel ban, despite how it obviously enhances our security by keeping potential enemies out.
Andrew C. McCarthy, as the former prosecutor of a terrorist, filed a brief in support of Trump’s position. “At the end of the day,” he points out, “it is not the role of the judiciary to intercede in such matters, and this Court should clearly say so.”
Fourteen States, including immigrant-popular Texas and Arizona, weighed in with the Supreme Court to support President Trump’s travel ban. The Court should listen to these States that are on the front lines of illegal migration into our country, and to the grassroots that support Trump.