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Supreme Court Approves the Travel Ban – for Now

Remind me:

Nearly a year ago, the Trump administration tried to enforce a travel ban on several Muslim-majority countries that a federal district court found to be discriminatory. After multiple lawsuits, the travel ban was stopped from including green card holders and other permanent legal residents, and a modified third version of the order has gotten the OK from the Supreme Court for now.

What’s next?

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hold arguments on the ban this week to analyze its legality. The Supreme Court is aiming to give a final ruling on the issue by the end of this term (June 2018).

Glenn’s take:

Glenn pointed out that if we were truly banning Muslims from the U.S., the ban would have affected travel to and from the most populous Muslim-majority countries, a list that includes India and Pakistan.

This article provided courtesy of TheBlaze.

GLENN: Well, the US Supreme Court has finally, definitely, possibly, maybe, temporarily, but for sure, green lit the travel ban.

So are we ever going to get any finality on this? This version of the ban, the third if anyone is still counting, was issued four months ago. It's currently facing ongoing opposition from two lower courts into separate challenges. Those cases are going to be heard this week. So the temporary win for the administration might end up being a short celebration. But we're not sure because they decided for sure, temporarily, kind of -- it's carved in Jell-O.

You got to give it to the social justice warrior activists, media, politicians, you guys are good, man. Pretty impressive on how you can take any issue at all, it doesn't matter what it is, and turn it into a social justice jihad. Are you pro-life? Well, why do you hate women so much? You pro-religious liberty? What a fascist bigot you are.

I would have loved to have been a fly on the wall on the strategy table, you know, when I heard people start to, how are we going to spin the travel ban? Okay. Guys, what do all these countries have any common? They all have a lot of sand. Trump hates desert climates.

Nice. Nice thought. Maybe we could spin a climate change argument here. Anybody else?

Yeah. All of these areas are conflict zones.

Idiot. Stupidest idea I've heard yet. You can't just say that and then not follow it up with an agenda. Here, let me work with you here. These are unstable areas. A prime example of the effects of global colonialism. Boom. There. That's how you get it done. Wait a minute. Iran. Libya. Somalia. Syria. Yemen. Chad.

Wait a minute. There's a lot of Muslims in these areas. Change the word from Trump's travel ban to a travel ban on Muslim majority countries. Now, we're going to have to find a way to get everybody to forget that North Korea and Venezuela are part of the travel ban as well, and they're not full of Muslims.

If we can just get them to forget, done and done.

Back to reality here for a second. If this truly were a Muslim ban, then why the addition of North Korea and Venezuela? Why wouldn't you add in the most populous Muslim countries in the world? Indonesia is 13 percent of the world's Muslim population. Kind of big. In fact, number one on the charts. Coming in at number two, Muslim populated country is India. Followed with Pakistan at number three with a bullet.

The only country the travel ban -- the only country the travel ban is including that breaks the top ten is Iran. So wait. This can't be a Muslim travel ban. I know. I know. Trump said that. But he's dumb as a box of rocks.

Why are people so comfortable with putting up with a false social justice agenda? Especially when it comes to national security. Maybe it's because the people pushing this will never have to live with the consequences. I mean, how many are going to live in neighborhoods that will have illegal immigrants or refugee resettlements? I mean, we find out really quick when we say, oh, we're going to resettle them in your neighborhood. Everybody is like, oh, now wait. Hold on just a second. You look at Hawaii. The state has become famous for overruling the travel ban, right? The Hawaiians are not going to put up with this. Except since 2010, you know how many refugees Hawaii has accepted? Count them. You can. Because -- well, unless you've lost a finger. Ten. Ten.

That's less than 1 percent. And none of their legal immigrants come anywhere close to those conflicted areas listed on the travel ban.

Oh, but they're all about allowing North Korea to stay on the ban. Yeah, we're going to ban those guys. You bet.

So here's to a little safety. Well, at least until the Supreme Court changes its mind, perhaps later this week.

GLENN

INSANITY: High schooler ARRESTED after not wearing mask at school tells her story

On Thursday's radio program, Grace Smith and her father, Andy, joined Glenn Beck on the phone and provided a first-hand account of Grace's refusal to wear a mask at school.

Smith, 16, began a maskless protest after her school district in Laramie, Wyoming, decided to implement a mask mandate. As a result, Grace received three suspensions, was issued two $500-citations, and was eventually arrested.

"How long were you in jail?" Glenn asked.

Grace said was taken to jail but was never booked nor was she was placed in a jail cell.

Glenn commended Grace's father, Andy, for raising such a "great citizen" and asked if it was Grace's idea to protest. Andy said it was Grace's idea, explaining that they took the position of arguing on the grounds of civil rights rather than the efficacy of wearing a mask.

Grace has since withdrawn from public school and started a home school program. She also told Glenn that she will continue to fight the school district, legally.

You can donate to Grace's legal fund here.

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