You could smell the urgency in the air on Sunday, as scores of Penn students suspended their studies and sped to Philadelphia’s International Airport.
None of these students would be boarding flights; they were going to register their protest to President Donald Trump’s Executive Order, penned to prohibit entry to the United States by citizens of seven Muslim-majority nations: Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Libya, Yemen and Somalia.
The order was decidedly un-American.
Prohibiting the entry of hundreds of millions of people around the world, based solely on their national origin betrays our history as a nation of immigrants.
Tomorrow, at around noon, Donald Trump will become the President of the United States.
The bombastic billionaire, whose improbable promotion to power shattered every political norm from fundraising to gaffe-making, will assume the most important political office on earth.