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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Airport Protests Not About Fairness, All About Obstruction

By Douglas V. Gibbs
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Honoring a campaign promise, President Trump, over the weekend, issued an executive order temporarily curbing the entrance into the United States persons from seven Muslim-majority countries who have a history or harboring, funding, and promoting terrorist activity.  The liberal left progressive Democrat Party automatons have naturally gone out-of-their-minds and are protesting in community-organizer-Saul-Alinsky-style.  The leftists claim Trump’s executive order violates the rule of law, what America is all about, and human decency.  They claim Trump's executive order is the worst violation of human rights in history. . . an exaggeration at best.  I am never surprised when the liberal left goes over the top, but this definitely ranks among the most insane responses by the Democrats, yet.

These same protesters were silent while Obama bombed parts of the Middle East, or whenever his executive branch was deporting illegal aliens.

The political left in the United States vowed to do everything they could to stand in the way of the Donald Trump presidency.  Never mind that they were accusing the Republicans for being obstructionists when they merely refused to support the Obama doctrine at the congressional level.  The leftists likely knew Trump's executive order was coming.  He telegraphed his intent during the campaign.  And now, they are doing all they can to stand in the way of Trump's attempts to make America safe again.  The question is, are they truly against the executive order, or is this simply a chance to be obstructive to Trump's attempts to secure our national security?

Setting aside legalities for just a moment, let's take a look at the fact that the order only chooses seven countries out of more than fifty Islamic countries in the world.  If this was a racist move against Muslims, would not the order include all Muslim-majority countries?  If Trump's order was meant to target a particular religion, would not that religion be named in the executive order and include all persons who practice that religion, no matter what country the persons come from?

The leftist media, by the way, has found a way to look the other way when it comes to the hypocrisy of the protests.  Where was the outcry in 2011?  The Obama administration stopped admitting Syrian refugees for six months, back then.  It was a full-stop, yet not a single protest.  If this was about being a nation of immigrants who always lets in refugees because that is what we do, where was the outrage when the Democrat President did something similar?

Over a hundred years ago President Teddy Roosevelt banned all Muslims (in the name of banning persons supporting bigamy), and less than forty years ago Democrat President Jimmy Carter banned Iranians from entering the country. In the case of Jimmy Carter, I don't remember any leftist outcry back then, either.

While folks in the media and Democrat politicians say that refugees are vetted already, and that the vetting process through the United Nations is extensive, then how do we explain the increase of terrorism in countries like Germany and France where the number of refugees has also gone up?  Is there a correlation?

Of course, there is.

As for the argument that we have had no terrorist attacks by refugees from any of the countries listed in Trump's executive order, that is simply not true.  Last November a Somali refugee slammed a car into a crowd and then chased them with a butcher knife at Ohio State University in the name of jihad.

Of course, the argument that no refugee from those countries have been involved in terrorism in the United States is an idiotic argument.  That's like saying, "I've never had a car's engine by Japanese automakers burn up on me, so it will never happen (therefore, I don't have to worry about oil changes, anymore)."

Besides, with as many persons from those seven countries entering the country as we've had over the past few years, terrorist attacks by "refugees" from those countries is inevitable.

As for the persons detained as a result of this executive order?  They've all since been released once the questioning was complete.  As the White House Press Secretary, Sean Spicer, said, "Let's keep this all in proportion...coming into this country is still a privilege. We're the greatest country on Earth. And being able to come to America is a privilege, not a right. And it is our duty and it is the president's goal to make sure that everybody who comes into this country to the best of our ability is here because they want to enjoy this country and come in peacefully. And so he takes that obligation extremely seriously."

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

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