Intellectual Ammunition for Monday, January 30

After Donald Trump signed an executive order on Friday temporarily banning immigration and travel, as well as refugees, from seven (Muslim-majority) countries, the political left used it as a way to claim that everything they've ever said about him was right.

But are they right? Probably not.

One of the big early mistakes with this order was including "Green Card" holders among those to be barred from entry. On Sunday, new DHS Secratary John Kelly reversed that stupid policy - apparently the brain child of Steve Bannon, but protests are about much more than that.

Republican members of Congress are all over the map:
http://www.denverpost.com/2017/01/29/republicans-on-trump-travel-ban/

Canada is offering refuge to those stranded by Trump's order:
http://time.com/4652977/canada-temporary-residence-trump-immigration-ban/

But despite early victories in courts regarding those caught up in the initial net, Trump's order is likely to be upheld by courts as legal:
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/444371/donald-trump-executive-order-ban-entry-seven-muslim-majority-countries-legal

President Trump offered a statement on the chaos following his order:

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