You have to give P.T. Barnum, Jr., b/k/a Donald Trump credit. Barnum, Jr. has a flair for the dramatic. Barnum, Jr. has just thrown an immigration bomb(*) into the national discussion, from Donald J. Trump :
(New York, NY) December 7th, 2015, — Donald J. Trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on. According to Pew Research, among others, there is great hatred towards Americans by large segments of the Muslim population. Most recently, a poll from the Center for Security Policy released data showing “25% of those polled agreed that violence against Americans here in the United States is justified as a part of the global jihad” and 51% of those polled, “agreed that Muslims in America should have the choice of being governed according to Shariah.” Shariah authorizes such atrocities as murder against non-believers who won’t convert, beheadings and more unthinkable acts that pose great harm to Americans, especially women.
Mr. Trump stated, “Without looking at the various polling data, it is obvious to anybody the hatred is beyond comprehension. Where this hatred comes from and why we will have to determine. Until we are able to determine and understand this problem and the dangerous threat it poses, our country cannot be the victims of horrendous attacks by people that believe only in Jihad, and have no sense of reason or respect for human life. If I win the election for President, we are going to Make America Great Again.” – Donald J. Trump
As events have shown, in Boston and now San Bernardino, we either are unable or unwilling to vet Muslims, who in turn kill their hosts. For example, the Deportment of Homeland Security had eighteen months to vet Tashfeen Malik yet were apparently unable to discover Malik’s association with violent radicals, The same associations the lame stream media uncovered in matter of days. Barnum is right, our immigration system is broken, or not being used.
Unlike his fellow circus barker, Dim Won, b/k/a Barack Obama, Barnum’s proposal would actually work. Dim Won wants to ban people on the “No-Fly List” from obtaining firearms. Malik was not on the regime’s “No-Fly List.” Dim Won doesn’t want to protect you. He wants to take your guns On the other shoe, Malik couild not have killed anybody in San Bernardino if she was still in Pakistan. Give one to Barnum, Jr.
I stand with Trump in so far as to his opposition to unvetted immigration. Where do you stand?
[*] Unlike the Tsarnaev brother’s bomb in Boston, Barnum, Jr’s bomb is purely figurative. Not that expect the lame streamers to make note of the difference.