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Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Trump On Muslim Immigration: Too Far Or Not Far Enough?

The Horse Sense Blog compares the nonsense in today's news with good ol' fashioned horse sense.

Here's the Nonsense:  Trump is too extreme.  America is a melting pot and we have no right to close our borders to any group of people.  After all, we are a nation of immigrants.

Here's the Horse Sense:  Trump's statement that we should stop Muslim immigration temporarily to get immigration under control and protect our nation is clearly one of a man who wants to protect America.  But the bigger question is whether Trump went far enough.

Breitbart is reporting, in a not so surprising move, that Donald Trump is calling for a complete shutdown of Muslim immigration into the United States.  The media, the Democrats, the establishment Republicans, and virtually all of the other presidential candidates are having fits about it.  They are all saying the same thing, that this is not who America is.  Some are accusing Trump of everything from insanity to racism.  But is Trump wrong?  Did he go too far?  Or did he not go far enough?

Former Vice President Dick Cheney is taking the position that it goes against everything we stand for and believe in.  Many other presidential candidates taking a stand against Trump's statement. Even the mayor of St. Petersburg, FL has spoken out banning Trump from his city.

And we can't forget Democrat presidential candidate Bernie Sanders who said that we are fighting a war, but it's against climate change (leave it to the Democrats to be so out of touch with reality that they come up with that garbage).

And with all this, I have little doubt that Trump's stature will grow once again with American voters. has reported that ISIS is trying to infiltrate the U. S. as refugees.  Certainly that's the core reason that Trump wants to get control of our borders.

But all those decrying him as a racist are more concerned that America not offend anyone than they are about our safety. 

Pat Buchanan has warned for a long time about the dangers of uncontrolled immigration.  In fact, just last summer he wrote an article saying it was the issue of the century.

It couldn't be more obvious that Trump is simply trying to protect America.  He did say that Muslims who are already here can stay and he'd halt new Muslim immigration temporarily.  It's not like he said he'd ban them from ever coming to our country.  And that's why the American people will support Trump, because he's interested fulfilling the number one job of the federal government, which is to protect our nation.

But I have a question.  Did Trump go far enough?  If we really want to make our country secure, wouldn't the smartest answer be to halt all immigration until we have control of this situation?

Throughout history nations have controlled their borders, and the main reason has been for security.  Why should America be any different?

And since we don't know who is a Muslim and who isn't, how would a government make sure those are the people they are keeping from immigrating?  We've heard enough stories of people from many northern European nations who have joined ISIS.  How do you know whether a blond haired, blue eyed Swede has become a member of ISIS or not?

You can't tell who is safe by looking at someone.  And we know that Islam teaches that it is okay for their followers to lie if it is beneficial for Islam.  So, why would we leave any door open?  Why wouldn't the smart thing be to shut down all immigration temporarily until we know how to deal with all of this?

The politicians and politically correct will argue that it's not who we are.  But my question is how anyone, especially a politician who wants to be a leader in our government, call themselves an American if their number one priority isn't to protect our nation, regardless of who it offends?