The following is a CNN editorial for the Our Stories by America campaign, launched in support of gun violence prevention.

President Trump is calling for "a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States." — David Boaz, Cato Institute

No current administration I have dealt with has launched more attack on individual rights than the current one. The President's talk of shutting down all Muslims entering the country is nothing less than contempt for individual liberty and rights, as is his attack on the Second Amendment and curbing the right to bear arms. The President has stepped all over the important constitutional principle of due process which, ironically, he borrowed on his second day in office.

From letting far too many people acquire firearms to having his judicial nominees billyclub conservative judges to serve with him on the Supreme Court, the current administration has broken not just the U.S. Constitution but the foundational principles of republican self-government.

Excerpted from an op-ed published in America magazine on February 15, 2020.