Banning destitute refugees in countries to which we contributed in their ruins is not protecting ourselves. In fact, it’s allowing our government to take away our freedom. You may not realize it, but the loss of freedom for some is the loss of freedom for all. The government does not have the privilege to do what Trump wants it to do, and our foundational documents outlining our nation’s existential purpose agree. We’re not protecting ourselves. Trump supporters have played themselves in arguing the pedantic technicality that everything Trump is doing with executive orders is legal. It has a macabre familiarity, and that Christian conservatives think the Bible doesn’t explicitly say this kind of anti-human and anti-universal thinking is wrong over and over is a doozy. But the legitimate amorality of Trump’s promises of bans, walls, torture, and bigotry has nothing to do with the Bible. This kind of purposefully hateful offense to the billion+ peaceful humans who practice Islam is going to create the problem it thinks it can solve. You want the rest of our generation’s lives to be filled with Muslim extremism and terror attacks? This blatant division cutting is how you start.
— Levi Olson