Mike Pence on Muslim Immigrants, 2015-2017

None other than J. K. Rowling drew attention to this tweet from Mike Pence from back in 2015:

She then added a Biblical quote, challenging his hypocrisy:

And now he is saying nothing against the executive order. Mike Pence has sold his soul in the interest of power – but what power have you gained if you are the vice president and must keep your convictions quiet? That isn’t really power. Pence is less powerful now than he was in 2015. I wonder if he realizes that.

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  • myklc

    James, there seems to be something missing from your copy of the Rowling tweet! It’s odd, because it shows in the FB link.

    • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/exploringourmatrix/ James F. McGrath

      Thanks for letting me know. I’m not sure what went wrong but I hope I fixed it!

  • Andrew Schefe

    *Except the ban isn’t unconstitutional.

    • Kalim Al-Fadil

      Parts of it certainly are, such as giving priority to refugees of certain faiths.

      • Andrew Schefe

        I’m no lawyer, but I’m pretty sure the constitution applies to US citizens, not refugees ( their rights would be covered by the UN).
        Regardless, you should check out the ‘Opening Arguments’ podcast, as their latest Ep explains the legality of Trump’s decision (one of the hosts is a lawyer, and not sympathetic to Trump either).

        • Kalim Al-Fadil

          From the 14th Amendment:

          “…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.”

          Part of the 14th Amendment talks about citizens then intentionally switches its language to “person.” This interpretation has established legal precedent.

  • Andrew Schefe

    Well it looks like I was wrong, but I’ll take human rights over being right (most of the time).