Today’s post will not endear me to a lot of people. In fact, it may cost me blog readers and Facebook followers. I hope it doesn’t cost me any friends—but, as a patriotic American concerned about my fellow citizens, I think it needs to be said.
Let me make it clear that I’ve never been a fan of Donald Trump. I think he’s an egomaniac and at times a loose cannon, and I have grave concerns about his fitness to occupy the White House.
Let me also acknowledge that not all Muslims are terrorists. Maybe even less than half of all Muslims support terrorism. Neither I nor anyone else has reliable figures to establish that percentage.
Having said that, I find that The Donald is frequently the only figure on the political horizon who exhibits the courage to say things that need to be said. We’re all so wrapped up in political correctness that we’ve come to the point we’re afraid to say night is darker than day for fear of offending someone.
The media is currently in a frenzy—along with all other Presidential candidates of both parties—over Trump’s statement that we should halt all Muslim immigration to the United States. Have any of us thought this through instead of just having kneejerk reactions to the lack of political correctness?
Having acknowledged that not all Muslims are terrorists, I must also point out that all members of ISIS—and Al Qaeda and Hezbollah and the PLO—are Muslims. There are no Buddhists or Mormons or Christians in any of these organizations. They are 100% Muslim. And they’re the ones who fly planes into buildings and blow up cafes and train stations and gun down peaceful citizens in San Bernardino.
I think we can all agree that we can’t afford to continue allowing terrorists free access to our country so they can carry out their misdeeds with impunity. That brings up the question, “How can you tell the peaceful Muslims from the terrorists?” The honest answer is that you can’t. I can’t, and neither can you—or the CIA or Homeland Security or anyone else.
Yes, it’s harsh to say no Muslim immigration at all. I realize that will exclude some who would be peaceful citizens. But I also realize that if we had not had any Muslims in this country at all, the Twin Towers would still be standing, and several thousand people would still be alive. If there were no Muslims in Europe, 130 dead Parisians would still be alive. Nearly 200 Spaniards in Madrid would still be alive.
It sounds humane to allow Syrian refugees free access to Western countries, but do we know for certain there are no latent terrorists hiding among them? How many innocent citizens of Western countries will be slaughtered in the future because of our rush to embrace these refugees?
It’s time to ring the death knell of political correctness. It’s time to use a little common sense about protecting our own countries and our own citizens. It’s time to put a stop to all Muslim immigration to Western countries, whether they’re seeking citizenship, student visas, political asylum, or whatever.
It’s time to stand up and say, “Enough is enough.”
Benjamin Franklin, exiting Constitutional Convention:
“We’ve given you a republic, if you can keep it.”
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David, my hat is off to you. While I may not agree completely with your viewpoint, I too am concerned about terrorism. I think you have done a nice job of stating your viewpoint in a palatable manner. Bet this surprises you!
Yes, it does, Sis. Even a partial agreement surprises me. Thanks.
I think its time to think about putting a halt on immigration completely right now. We have done it in the past, when our nation and our people came before the need to sound right. Our nation is in turmoil. Why invite more people to an already bad situation? When we get the current issues resolved, then open up the gates and we’ll have even more to offer.
I couldn’t agree more, Jane. We’ve given so many immigrants citizenship in the last 40 years it’s scary.
I’m with you 100%. It’s time we stop being politically correct. Be able to talk about the elephant in the room intelligently and with compassion. Yes, both objectives can be achieved. And sometimes, the temporary solution to the problem will not be popular. But this is a new kind of war. If we can’t admit we’ve entered a war, and react appropriately, then we get what we deserve.
Thanks, Nancy. You’re right.
David you are so right, we have to protect ourselves, because, for sure no one else will. I really appreciate you saying it like it is, and Donald Trump is scary as a presidential candidate.
You’re right. Here in the UK, the numbers of Muslims is staggering, our government are always pandering towards their demands. Great post!
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Thanks, Seyi. I thought long and hard about repercussions from the political correctness community before posting it, but I decided I had to.
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I’m grateful that you have the courage to express your opinion. Nevertheless, our country for hundreds of year has been a safe haven for those seeking religious persecution. I do feel that too many illegal immigrants are being allowed to remain in our country. Those being allowed to remain need to be thoroughly checked out and monitored. The sheer numbers make keeping an eye on these people almost overwhelming. I have no problem with our spying on and monitoring these people if it enables the American people to be safer..
David, you’ve not lost me as a reader. Much of what you have written has gone through my mind as well. Wish I had more words of wisdom, but I don’t. God bless you. God bless the USA. May we glorify the Lord–Creator of ALL humans–in all that we do. Amen.
Thanks, Shannon. You’re absolutely right – we need to glorify God in everything.