SCOTUS Upholds The Muslim Ban: Profoundly Disappointed, But America Is Still The Beautiful

Trump’s Racist Tribalism Is Only An Aberration

In the Name of God: The Exceedingly and Everlastingly Loving and Caring

The Supreme Court has spoken. In a 5–4 decision, the Supreme Court upheld President Trump’s Muslim Ban. The decision was historic (and likely historically infamous). And I’m profoundly disappointed.

I still do not understand how the five justices could look past all the openly and overtly racist and anti-Muslim statements made by our President. I still do not understand how the five justices could not see that this was really a ban on Muslims entering the country. I still do not understand how they could not see what was patently obvious.

To God we belong, and to Him we shall return.

Now, had the justices ruled the other way, striking down the ban as unconstitutional, we would all be celebrating the decision as the triumph of American values, of American decency, of American fairness and equality before the law.

Well, nothing of that truth has changed, this horrible ruling notwithstanding. America is still the best country in the world. America is still exuding with decency, fairness, and goodness. On the very same day the ruling came down, I was greeted with such kindness from fellow Americans. This ruling is not America. America is still the beautiful, and history will judge the Roberts court very, very harshly for this ruling.

To God we belong, and to Him we shall return.

Take the national reaction of utter disgust at the Trump Administration’s policy of separating children from their parents at the Southern Border. That is the real America. That is the truth of our people. That is proof that, whatever this Supreme Court rules, America is still beautiful, and one day God will right this historic wrong.

Justice Sonia Sotomayor said it best when she wrote this in her dissent:

By blindly accepting the government’s misguided invitation to sanction a discriminatory policy motivated by animosity toward a disfavored group, all in the name of a superficial claim of national security, the court redeploys the same dangerous logic underlying Korematsu and merely replaces one ‘gravely wrong’ decision with another.

Only God ultimately knows best why the Court decided the way it did. And, whatever the effects of the ruling, God is still in charge, and I seek refuge in Him from any untoward aftermath.

The bottom line still remains this: the racist tribalism underlying this euphemistically called “travel ban” (read: Muslim Ban) is an aberration. It’s not the truth of America. America is still the beautiful.