In my book "Trump’s War," I offered wisdom and warning for Donald Trump as he took on the role as president. I urged President Trump to, “make sure GOP doesn’t mean Grand Old Party, but Government of the People.” Then, I implored the president to be cautious of those who claimed to support him, those who alleged to represent the policies he set forth, calling upon the words of Shakespeare, “Et tu, Brutus?”
Today, as Republicans join with Democrats to demand an end to separation of families as the illegals cross the border, we see the warning I put forth coming to fruition. Congressional Republicans as well as high-profile conservatives have caved to the emotional outcry championed by the Leftist media. Oddly enough, their concern for these children has only come about under the Trump administration as this practice was largely ignored in the Bush and Obama eras.
In fact, Democrats stalled attempts to stop this practice in 2014, when Senator John Cornyn of Texas introduced a bill to help the inundated Department of Homeland Security as a surge of illegal children reached the border. From there, laws and courts have further complicated the policies for border detentions.
Not only has congress rejected efforts to remediate these practices, but they have also failed to replace the largest immigrant family detention center, T. Don Hutto, that was closed in 2009. Since that time, only one family facility has remained open in Pennsylvania. Our lawmakers have neglected this issue for nearly ten years, and now when it’s politically expedient, are exploiting these children at all costs.
Yet again, we witness the media, the Democrats, and even Republicans persuaded by madness. Public figures are attempting to influence the masses with outrageous statements and exaggerations. Most irresponsible came from former CIA director Michael Hayden as he compared this policy to Nazi Germany. On Twitter, he wrote, “Other governments have separated mothers and children,” along with a black and white photo of the Birkenau concentration camp and death-camp in Poland.
As one commenter pointed out, “There were no cafeterias and teachers and video games in the concentration camps of Germany! The kids in our amnesty detention facilities have all of this and more. This is nothing but leftists trying to avoid the real issue of a need for the Democrats to sign onto legislation that will address our immigration laws.”
Another found irony in their hypocrisy, and he wrote, “The National Socialist German Workers Party, AKA N A Z I party murdered 6+ million innocent Jews who committed no crime. The National Socialist American Non-worker AKA democrat party has slaughtered 60 million innocent babies chopped them up their tiny bodies and sold the parts with the same zeal shown by their ancestors in the SS who pulled gold out of the teeth of their victims. For me the moral outrage from the common useful idiot on the left rings just a touch hollow.”
Rather than a logical debate on our nation’s policies, we are once again dragged into an emotional hysteria that will undermine our nation’s borders. Where we may have been able to deter the wave of illegals trespassing onto our nation, our representatives would rather send a signal to the world that we are even more welcoming and inviting to these invaders.
I along with many other Americans would not choose for children to be separated from parents, but then again, we would all choose to live in a world where all parents were responsible, attentive, and caring to their children. Unfortunately, we do not live in such a place.
How is this different from the drug addicted mother who is sent to rehab or the father sent to prison and whose children are removed by Child Protective Services?
Couldn’t we argue that these people are so-called victims too? Victims of the pharmaceutical companies, victims of their circumstances, and the list could go on from there. It does not override the fact that these parents have made a choice to commit a crime and the decision they have made has consequences for them as well as their children.
Now, some may argue that those who are attempting to cross the border are simply doing so as ‘asylum seekers’ but with a 27 percent jump in new applications in 2017 alone, we would be foolish to not recognize that this is simply a ploy to avoid deportation.
It’s always about the children. How do we know how many of them are fronts for gangs? How many of these kids are bringing in drugs? How many of them are bringing in other contraband under the guise of family separation? Of course, the Left ignores this and simply screams in chorus that we must let them all in and not separate children from their parents. Well, that sounds very compassionate on paper, however, we have millions of American people of all races who are poor, broken with nothing, without housing. We have bums all over the streets of New York, San Francisco, and many other cities. Well, don't we have an obligation to take care of our bums before we take care of the third world's children? You might say, ‘well, we’ll do it all.’ But we can't do it all. The solution to the border problem is the wall that we were promised.
We must not listen to the hysterics that are screaming that you can't separate children from their families. We must not allow the forces at work to entice us into an emotional compromise. We have to have the guts to stand up and say, ‘I'm sorry but the lifeboat is full.’ We have to take care of our own poor first. When we detain people at the border with or without children, we must say ‘You're going home. We're giving you a care package. We’ll give you clothing, but you can't come in the lifeboat; it’s full.’ That's how you stop illegal immigration. That is how you support your national sovereignty and that is how you support your nation’s identity.
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