EDITORIAL: Trump should rethink ban

 President Donald Trump issued a temporary ban on non-Christians, traveling with visas from Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Yemen, Somalia, Iran and Libya on Jan. 27.
  After the San Bernardino terrorist attack in late 2015, Trump made a declaration to keep the country safe until we figure out what the hell is going on.
  Trump says this is not a ban and will only last 120 days.
  Although the ban halts travel for Muslims, it should only affect those coming from the aforementioned seven countries.
  Trump should take a back seat from finding things out because The Runner editorial board has figured out what the hell is going on.
  Trump may gloss his immigration ban as a means of protecting the United States from a subluxation of terror caused by Muslim extremists, but it is apparent that Trump has done nothing but make the country show immense support for those affected by this Muslim ban.
  Hours after the ban, airports were clogged with protesters, lawyers working pro bono and a communal effort to bring awareness and help those in need.
  If this Muslim ban has shown anything, it has shown a side of America that was hidden in the popular vote when Donald Trump won the presidency.
  The Runner staff acknowledges the hardships and burden caused by this ban, and we ask that you do the same.
  We ask that Trump lift this ban and rethink his decision to ban Muslims from these seven countries.
 We ask that Trump be accepting of all people not because we were founded on immigration, or because Melania Trump is an immigrant, or even because he wants to build a wall.
  This ban is more than that.
  The aftershocks of this ban will only perpetuate hatred and divide the United States from other countries.
  We have already begun to see a divide between citizens of the United States. The Left and Right go back and forth to defend the ban and its meaning but ultimately the essence of the American spirit is killed in the struggle.
  The American spirit is to be the best country in the world for reasons that transcend militia and money.
  The United States was founded by a group that fled the British parliament because of its rough tactics and if we are not careful, history will repeat itself.
  President Trump should dismantle this ban and rethink his choice to separate the United States from the rest of the free world or the checks and balances will do it for him.