Wednesday, December 9, 2015

So Trump wants to restrict Muslims... What's that you say? Obama wants to restrict Christians...tsk, tsk, shame on him!

The Trump Comment Trumps All Naysayers
By Norman E. Hooben

This from CNN: "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," a campaign press release said."
CNN continued with their negative slant towards Mr. Trump and even quoted the White House’s adverse opinion:
Obama administration condemns proposal:Obama's deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes reacted to Trump's call Monday on CNN, calling it "totally contrary to our values as Americans" and pointed to the Bill of Rights' protection of freedom of religion and pointing to the "extraordinary contributions" Muslim Americans have made to the U.S.
So let’s stop right there (you know that I could go on with all the other high profile candidates running for the presidency and their not-so-thought-out comments…and yes, this includes Hillary Clinton, Karly Fiorina, Jeb Bush, and all the rest) for Obama’s (dba Ben Rhodes) comments are simply not true.  What does Obama mean by ‘contrary to our values as Americans” and "extraordinary contributions" Muslims have made to the U.S.?  Name one, Obama, name just one positive contribution Muslims have made to America. 

So all the know-it-alls running around the news media trouncing Donald Trump for something he said he was going to do with the Muslim problem in America…and it is a huge problem.  And then there’s Obama using Trump’s idea to prevent Christians from entering the country.  The last I knew, I never heard of any Christians blowing up buildings, shooting and beheading people all over the world.  The Muslims…yes, they’re the problem.

Now if I may borrow the opening paragraph from s’ January 7, 2015 editorial, “No room in America for Christian refugees”:
‘At the end of World War II, the Jewish survivors of Europe’s Holocaust found that nearly every door was closed to them. “Tell Me Where Can I Go?”, was a popular Yiddish song at the time. Decades later, the Christians of the Middle East face the same problem, and the Obama administration are keeping the door shut.’ 

From the outside looking in, it appears Obama and most of the main stream media don’t give a damn about Christians*, but let’s stick to the refugee situation and all the negativity towards Trump.  Will all the naysayers (Trump haters) apologize if they found out that whoever the President is, whether it is Obama or Trump, that the president has the authority to restrict the entry of any class into the country that would be detrimental to American interests?  I dare say that Obama uses this authority just the opposite of what the intent of the law… Wait!  Did I say, “Law”?  Is there a law that covers this controversy?  You bet!
8 U.S. Code § 1182 - Inadmissible aliens
(f) Suspension of entry or imposition of restrictions by President
Whenever the President finds that the entry of any aliens or of any class of aliens into the United States would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, he may by proclamation, and for such period as he shall deem necessary, suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants or nonimmigrants, or impose on the entry of aliens any restrictions he may deem to be appropriate. Whenever the Attorney General finds that a commercial airline has failed to comply with regulations of the Attorney General relating to requirements of airlines for the detection of fraudulent documents used by passengers traveling to the United States (including the training of personnel in such detection), the Attorney General may suspend the entry of some or all aliens transported to the United States by such airline.
Not that it matters to the un-informed naysayers but this law has been around since 1952 and it was signed into law by, you guessed it, a Democrat, Harry S Truman.
Note: This commentary is in no way whatsoever an endorsement of Donald Trump for President…I'm just trying to set the record straight.


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