"Unlike many Americans, immigrants like Khan appreciate what a difference rule of law makes, even when it is far from perfect in application. Khan emigrated from Pakistan, where the military overthrows civilian governments that displease it. Intelligence agencies operate with impunity and in cahoots with Islamist terrorist organizations, while critical journalists are beaten and sometimes killed. So the Khans were thrilled to come to a country where the words 'rule of law' had a meaning. 'We believed in American democracy,' Khan told the convention. He pulled out a small pocket copy of the Constitution and asked whether Trump had even read it, including the words 'equal protection of the law.'"