Republican Candidate Donald Trump has stirred up quite the controversy again this week in regards to his “future policies” towards the Muslim people. It has not been uncommon for Mr. Trump to make such bold statements , after all, he has done it all throughout his entire campaign but perhaps this is the statement that officially draws the line
“Until we are able to determine and understand this problem and the dangerous threat it poses, our country cannot be the victims of horrendous attacks by people that believe only in Jihad, and have no sense of reason or respect for human life.”
Trump has proposed many ideas such as banning Muslims traveling to and from the U.S, Muslims having to wear a symbol to show their beliefs, but recently and what fired the internet this week was banning a group of people in general.It is important to note that when running for presidency all candidates that will potentially be the president pledge.
Presidential Oath “I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”
To which the constitution clearly states:
Amendment 5: The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized. That is you cannot banned a group of people (especially citizens) without a probably cause
Amendment 14 , Section 1: All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside. No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.
In response to this proposal , White House press secretary Joshua Earnest thinks that these statements definitely disqualifies someone for being president.
“Now, I know that each of the Republican candidates has already taken an oath pledging to support Donald Trump for president of the United States if he wins the nomination. But the fact is, the first thing a president does when he or she takes the oath of office is to swear an oath to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States. And the fact is, what Donald Trump said yesterday disqualifies him from serving as president.”
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