By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | – – GOP presidential hopeful Donald Trump, having said earlier that he might …
Donald Trump suggests he can circumvent the U.S. Constitution when dealing with Muslims
When I first saw this story, originally on TruthDig, I was even more appalled at Donald Trump that I thought possible. Frankly, I have always hated the guy, but this brought my hatred to a new level. Mostly, I hated Donald Trump because he was a horrible example of a capitalist who had been pimping the system for years, for fun and profit, mostly profit. He has abused every bankruptcy law to make his fortune. Donald Trump has been stomping all over the average American working class person for more years than I can remember. It’s people like Donald Trump that has made me a devout anti-capitalist; something that maybe I should thank him for because I actually feel good about myself hating capitalism with a passion.
It seems that Donald Trump is actually proposing entering the identity of every Muslim in the United States into a central database, so they can be tracked. He has even suggested that it would be appropriate to put some type of mark on these people, just because they’re Muslims. Not only that, but he is actually suggested closing down every mosque in the United States would be an appropriate measure.
Hopefully, you know enough about the history of the 20th century to be reminded of one other time this happened. That was when Hitler and the Nazis started forcing all Jews in Germany to wear a yellow Star of David on their clothing. So, Donald Trump is actually proposing that we do the same thing here, except for Muslims instead of Jews?
To me this confirms one thing I have known for quite a while, Donald Trump is a hard-core racist. Added to that, his latest remarks show him to be a total fascist because what he is suggesting is akin to the fascism that took place in Germany.
This is just goes to show you how much Donald Trump is unqualified to be president of the United States because he doesn’t even know the basics of the U.S. Constitution. If he had a brain in his badly coiffed head, he would know that such a maneuver would be a gross violation of the first, fourth, and probably fifth amendments of the U.S. Constitution.
As anyone who has taken a basic civics class knows the First Amendment right of the US Constitution guarantees that anyone be allowed total freedom of religion. So Donald Trump is actually proposing that it’s okay to circumvent an important part of our Constitution by interfering and infringing upon the rights of Muslims who practice their faith? Whose rights does he propose infringing upon next, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Mormons, Catholics? Who?
The fourth amendment of the U.S. Constitution protects people against unlawful search and seizure, which he would be infringed upon, because forcing a person to surrender their identity onto a central database would be unlawful search and seizure because it would force one group of people to allow themselves to be categorized as criminals. Donald Trump is actually suggesting that Muslims be classified as criminals?
The fifth amendment of the U.S. Constitution protects people from self-incrimination. In other words, if Muslims surrender themselves to be entered into a central database or be forced to wear some type of identified symbol, it would be forcing Muslims to admit that they are criminals, which is something they certainly are not.
No president of United States has the right to circumvent the US Constitution. Nor does Congress, nor does the US Supreme Court. How does Trump actually think he can get away with his ridiculous proposals?