OPINION -- Recently I’ve been finding myself in a very unusual position. I’ve been forced to defend President Donald Trump.
Long before he was involved in politics I found the man to be loud, arrogant, and clown like. I believe he will say whatever it takes, at the time he is saying it, to accomplish his goal. I don’t believe he is a true conservative, nor do I believe he really stands for anything.
Having said that, I find the outrage over his political decisions to be troubling, if not downright ridiculous.
We have all become use to politicians saying one thing during the campaign, and not following through on their promises after they are elected. I believe many people were counting on this to happen again with Trump.
However, Trump is not forgetting his campaign promises, he is actually following through, and that is a good thing!
We should be praising any politician who is elected, and actually follows through with their promises. Let’s not forget that he was democratically elected by the people of the United States, and we should respect their wishes, regardless of your personal beliefs or wishes.
Let’s start with the “Muslim Ban”. Can we please stop calling it that?
It’s not a Muslim ban; it’s a travel ban for people from seven countries. The fact that they are majority Muslim countries is not the point.
Foreigners do not have the right to enter any country they wish. It’s a privilege that can be taken away at any time by the host nation. The overwhelming majority of world Muslims can still travel the USA
By the way, what Trump did is nothing new, world leaders ban travellers all the time.
There are 16 countries that prohibit Israeli passport holders from entering their countries.
What about Lebanon? You can’t enter if your passport has a stamp or a Visa issued by Israel, regardless of your nationality.
Where is all the anger, and protesting? I’ll wait patiently, but I won’t hold my breath, for news of the upcoming protest at the offending embassies.
Don’t get me wrong, I think Trump made a mess of the issue. The ban could have been rolled out in a much more efficient and less confusing manner, but I believe he has the right to issue the ban.
As for the court intervention in the matter, I believe the court has no business getting involved.
First, the affected people are not American, and therefore are not protected by any American laws. Second, the court is putting the government in a precarious position. The government is forced to either break the law by sharing classified information in a public forum in order to satisfy the court, or it has to fight the battle without all the pertinent information.
I don’t believe the courts have any business deciding who the government should allow into the country. It sets a very dangerous precedent.
Another hot button issue is the building of the wall.
Do I think it’s a good idea; No. I think its idiotic, and a waste of money.
But once again I find myself defending Trump because the main stream media continues to write stories that aren’t objective, and as result, the general public is misled.
Building the wall, or wanting to build the wall, does not make Trump a racist, as so many media accounts have portrayed him to be.
First for the easy one, Mexican is not a race. Therefore, it isn’t a racist act.
Second, Nations are entitled to erect physical barriers at their borders, and countless do just that. It doesn’t make the leader, or the people, of that country, racists. Once again where is all the outrage for the other countries that have physical barriers at their border?
Don’t forget, he promised to do this on the campaign, and people elected him based on his promises.
As I mentioned above, we should be praising him for actually doing what he said he was going to do, and giving the people what they want.
Trump has also been portrayed as a racist because he wants to deport illegal immigrants.
Once again, this does not make him racist. Every nation deports people who enter their country illegally. The fact that the overwhelming majority of illegal immigrants in the USA are Mexican is irrelevant. Every country will have one group that they deport more than any other.
There has to be someone at the top of the list. Illegal immigration has so many negative effects on a countries economy, that it should be a topic of high importance for the leader of any nation.
There are countless people at protests claiming Trump is racist based on the wall, and his position on illegal immigration. They believe this because they have been brainwashed by the main stream media who appear to be biased, and continue to produce misleading stories.
As I said at the start of this article, I don’t like the man, but I respect him for respecting the voters, and doing what he said he would do.
As a result, I find myself having to constantly defend him against biased, inflammatory, and inaccurate reporting.
I hope things change soon, although I’m not counting on it, because I really don’t like defending Trump.