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Donald J. Trump released a statement on Monday for the United States to bar all Muslims from entering the country until the nation’s leaders can “figure out what is going on.”
Too Radical? Too belligerent? Politically incorrect? Yes to all–in normal circumstances, but we are not in normal circumstances–not after the massacre in San Bernardino, not after discovering that a most-likely ISIS terrorist, a woman no less, had taken advantage of our lax immigration screening processes to enter the United States under the guise of being a Muslim man’s fiancé, intending to marry him, get a green card, and become a permanent resident blending in with the rest of us, raising a family, living the American dream.
Turns out it was a ruse, a thinly veiled plot to kill Americans–the infidels. Anyone believe they are the only ones here in our country planning the same when the opportunity arises? Is there anyone that blinded by their liberal bias they refuse to see the light?
The liberal left were not long in disparaging Trump. At first, MSNBC hosts and guests were almost speechless for an hour or more. Chris Mathews sputtered, spittled, and otherwise fumbled with a rebuttal of Trump’s belligerent, anti-Muslim immigrant stance, knowing full well that he could easily get himself into hot water if he outright jumped on Trump’s rhetoric, knew that the majority of Americans were mad as hell and tired of the apologist in the White House, knew that the prevailing liberal views of the media may no longer be accepted. Mathews was careful not to further jeopardize his failing ratings instead opting to have others rant and rave against Trump’s position.
Other lesser-known liberals came forward immediately. Nancy Morawetz, professor of clinical law at New York University School of Law specializing in immigration: “This is just so antithetical to the history of the United States… I cannot recall any historical precedent for denying immigration based on religion.”
Nancy is one of those left-wing academicians, a majority at American universities, living in the world of make-believe, refusing to face reality–Muslims have openly declared war on the United States.
Nancy, would you feel the same had you been in that conference room? Would your unabashed liberalism be so professed if those Muslim terrorists had brutally killed your husband, your child? Would you, Nancy? I think not!
Nancy is a modern-day Nero–fiddling away as our country’s citizens are gunned down. Lost in her melody of kumbaya, feeling safe in her citadel, New York University School of Law, everyone else be damned.
“Not all Muslims are terrorists!” you say. Perhaps not, but those who aren’t in the actual ISIS army sympathize with them to a great extent and are not truly our friends and allies in the world–and especially not in the war on terrorism. The unbridgeable chasm of their cultural differences combined with their professed hatred of Christianity, and especially Judaism, place them in that so-called “grey area” of believing that the United States is evil though they may not favor attacking us. So I say to you, “No, surely not, but all terrorists I see are Muslims!”
This is manifested in their refusal to assimilate in Europe and here in the United States. Those who immigrate are in favor of sharia law, veiled faces, and their extreme customs they bring with them and refuse to abandon though they are contrary to American values. We do not subscribe to honor killing and the like.
Most Muslim immigrants want to come to the United States to escape the oppression of their native countries, but not to become Americans; they have no intentions, in most instances, of doing so.
Speaking at a rally on Monday night aboard the USS Yorktown in South Carolina, Trump drew continuous cheers from the exuberant audience as he read his just-issued statement on Muslim immigration. Trump’s position: A total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on.
Mr. Trump: “We have no choice… Our country cannot be the victim of tremendous attacks by people who believe only in jihad.”
On her 6 pm PST show, Rachel Maddow, a liberal on MSNBC’s staff, began her show visibly furious with Donald Trump. She could barely contain her anger, and set out to disparage Trump. At one point she suggested that Trump’s statements were designed to get him banned from the Republican Party so he could escape the prospect of possibly being elected. “God help us if that were to happen!” she opined, meaning if Trump were to become our next president. Is it appropriate for a television journalist to invoke God to determine who will, and will not, be our president?.
With one guest, Richard Engle, she reported that American Muslims abroad could not come home if Trump’s proposal was to be effected–fear mongering in its most detestable form, and not at all what Trump said. Engle whined that foreign leaders of Muslim countries would be watching. Richard, what do you not understand about Americans in the mainstream being fed up with worrying about the opinions of those in the Middle East and other Muslim dominated regions? We will not, need not apologize for anything American, nor will we tolerate leaders who insist on doing so–leaders such as our president himself who began his first term with a trip abroad where he denigrated America, apologized for our history, and, on bended knee, lowered our nation’s esteem markedly and seemingly with intent. Yes, Richard, as the song goes, “… the times they are a changin’!”
Donald Trump clearly stated that this would be a temporary measure “until we figure out what’s going on.” This is not the first suggestion that a moratorium on immigration be placed in effect until we sort out who is here, and what danger they may be. Pat Buchanan, in his book, State of Emergency: The Third World Invasion and Conquest of America, published in 2006, did the same although his main concern was illegal immigration from Mexico and the porous borders of our Southwest.
If you want to see how far left we have gone in our media, tune into MSNBC–at almost any hour. This morning on Morning Joe, Nick Halperin grilled Trump, interrupting him repeatedly as Donald attempted to answer Halperin’s questions.
“What about Japanese internment?” Halperin repeatedly insisted of Trump. Wisely, Trump refused to fall into that trap. Japanese internment took place nearly 75 years ago in a time of a World War after Japan ambushed America at Pearl Harbor. Drastic measures were called for then, and drastic measures are called for now when Muslim terrorists can immigrate here, prepare to murder Americans by gathering weapons and thousands of rounds of ammo, and then invade a Christmas luncheon, having just pledged allegiance to the Islamic State and its leader on Facebook, to kill fourteen innocents.
Is Trump way out on a limb? No, according to polls, which show that 56% of Americans believe that Islam is at odds with American values. My guess is that it is much higher excepting some would not honestly respond to a poll that could implicate them as “racist” or worse.
Consternation will rain down in the media, fanned by the liberal left-wing representatives believing themselves to be spokespersons for America. Not the case, it seems. Press popularity is constantly fading. The mainstream do not respect them, nor accept their bias. A revolt against liberalism in journalism is in effect.
The outcry from them that “We are a nation of immigrants!” is erroneous and, even if it were once true, is no longer applicable. If we look across the Atlantic to Europe, we can easily see that unfettered immigration, especially of Muslims, is the wrong course for our country.
Mark Krikorian, Executive Director, Center for Immigration Studies, as presented at the hearing before the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee, on November 19, 2015: The starting point of any policy debate is that the government of the United States has no responsibility to anyone but the citizens of the United States… the president and members of Congress must necessarily put the interests of the American people before the interests of foreigners.
The peril to the United States is now predominantly from persons arriving from overseas. We, the West, are now fighting in a new type of warfare–a global threat posed by a virulent, radical proponent of Muslim extremism recruiting from the disaffected youth of Europe and even here in the United States.
The list of those willing to put their left-wing ideology ahead of American security are familiar to us. They are the ones using such terms as “diversity,” “multiculturalism,” “racial profiling,” and now “religious discrimination” in their emotional harangues of anyone in opposition to unlimited immigration into the United States.
Voices of reason can sometimes, though rarely, be heard in Congress warning, “Our enemy now is Islamic terrorism, and these people are coming from a country filled with Islamic terrorists,” said Representative Peter T. King, Republican of New York. “We don’t want another Boston Marathon bombing situation.”
As for Europe, the grand experiment of multiculturalism has failed. Speaking on MSNBC shortly after the attacks in Paris, Barry McCafferty, retired United States Army general, may have summed the situation up succinctly: “France has a problem; Europe has a problem–unassimilated Muslim youth, a recipe for disaster.” We in the United States need not follow in their footsteps.
Let us observe their problem from afar while standing securely on our Atlantic shores, learn from their botched immigration policies and the myth of multiculturalism, and not import their failures errantly believing we could do a better job than they have. “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” should now be our clarion call to end the folly of such erroneous slogans as “We are a nation of immigrants.” or other equally silly approaches to the problem other than the priority of keeping our borders secure, controlling who we allow into our country, and when.
It is time–long past the time–for our elected leaders to see the light, take heed of our crisis of over-immigration, and recognize it as the problem it has become. No country can endure porous boundaries, immigration glitches such as the K-1 visas for fiancés such as was used by the San Bernardino murderer. And, most certainly, no country can afford the risk of tens of thousands of Muslim immigrants knowing that our country will be faced with the problems seen in Europe now.
Christiane Amanpour, CNN’s globetrotting international journalist of exceptional talent, when interviewing an obviously affluent, educated, suave French lady on the streets of Paris very early the Saturday morning after the attacks there, may have nailed it. Speaking softly, but deliberately, showing little emotion, the French woman said, “Immigration of today is the terrorism of tomorrow.”
Major Dennis Copson is a retired United States Marine and is a resident of Oceanside, California. He is a freelance writer and editor.
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