Many on the left and some on the right have taken issue recently with 2016 Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump’s proposal for dealing with the threat of terrorism here at home. The candid billionaire candidate has proposed refusing to accept Muslim immigrants until Americans can “figure out what’s going on.”
The proposal has predictably had its fair share of attackers. However one feels about the proposal though, it remains clear that at the very least, Donald Trump is tackling an issue that has been conspicuously avoided by Democrats (and many Republicans) for far too long.
In essence, he’s proposing an imperfect solution to maintain national security while Americans assess and strengthen our national security measures. Some might call it discrimination, but those who do neglect to realize that there exists no human right to immigrate to America. We are the deciders of who gets to come and stay and who does not.
If we compare Trump’s policy proposal and rhetoric to that of 2016 Democrat presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton, it’s clear who is taking this threat seriously and who is not.
As she spoke in Iowa to drum-up support for her meandering, stalled campaign, Clinton offered canned rhetoric about the need to stop terrorism. When a man interrupted to ask her about the country’s attitude towards accepting Muslim immigrants, Clinton broke from her rehearsed phrasing and offered a lovey-dovey utterance, saying,
“We’ve got to do everything we can to weed out hate and plant love and kindness.”
Though it is undeniable that this world can do with quite a bit more love and kindness, such sentiments are not nearly enough to combat the very-real threat of jihad in America.
This is hardly the first time Clinton has embraced gooey sentiments instead of offering real solutions. Recently, Clinton told a group of lawyers that justice means “standing beside love.”
I truly have no idea what the heck that is supposed to mean. But it likely sounds good to those with unicorn murals on their wall.
In Atlanta, Clinton promised black ministers that she would run on a “love and kindness platform.”
Because polls consistently rank Hillary as “loving” and “kind” and not at all “untrustworthy” and “cold.”
“I think most voters see her as warm and cuddly as a porcupine,” said Republican pollster Nicole McCleskey. “It has a hollow ring to it.
Trump’s proposal may have irked some people along the way, but at least it’s a realistic idea worth considering.
Clinton’s urging to embrace love and kindness as a weapon against ISIS and those who favor stopping Muslim migration is not only less-than-soothing, it is downright scary to believe that this woman may someday control our foreign policy.
Clinton’s response sounds more like a preposterous line from a Saturday Night Live skit. It seems clear that the Democrat Party has become a sad parody of itself.