As long as people can own personal records and effects and have that evidence witnessed by a court of peers rather than seized, hidden and/or erased without their consent then the power of government is being moderated. People are watching the government and waiting to see the promised results. Despite a supposed ban of certain dangerous foreigners the government will continue to allow citizens of Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Pakistan to enter the US. I am, frankly, surprised even if I disagree with the fundamental merits and alleged benefits of such a temporary ban.
I think this is worth talking about, Grox. Travel bans will hit us in the pocket book eventually and I do not believe they make anyone more secure, but is it a coincidence that a mosque in Texas catches fire the same day? Donald Trump is not going to write the narrative for the local, state and public response. His travel ban will serve to draw quick comparisons between foreign observers about how those other governments responds to similar events, I think. If the travel ban ends in 120 days and things improve around the world from there, I don't care who is president.