Some day people will look back on Donald Trump’s campaign and admit a few things. Like the obvious ain’t always obvious. And common sense ain’t so common. And to many people “thinking” is a dirty word.
We are talking about illegal immigrants. Fact: Millions have streamed across our borders illegally. Millions are here illegally. They broke our laws.
Fact: Many Americans refuse to call them illegal. They won’t use the word. They cheer when their cities shelter them from authorities. They cheer the President when he says, basically, come on in. They approve of open borders. In fact they prefer no border.
Fact: There could be as many as 30 million illegals among us. Mexico’s former ambassador cited that number. Others say it is more like 12 million. Or 15 million. Who counts them? Nobody. Nobody cares.
Fact: Illegals have committed hundreds of thousands of violent crimes in the U.S. They will commit many thousands more this month.
Fact: We catch about 135 unaccompanied kids a day. Kids! Thousands every month. Who knows how many we never catch?
Fact: We have no control over this hoard. This mass immigration. The feds tie the hands of local police. They hamstring the Border Patrol.
Fact: MOST AMERICANS DO NOT LIKE THIS! Most dislike the idea of no controls on our border. Most dislike the stupidity of sanctuary cities. Trump merely gave voice to what worries the hell out of most Americans.
“I will secure your borders and stop this nonsense!” he says. “Hurrah!” reply millions. It is as simple as that.
Lots of critics nibbly-peck away at his ideas. You can’t build a wall, they insist. Sure we can. If we have a mind to.
You can’t send back 11 million or 15 million illegals. That is unrealistic. Like hell. All we have to do is deport 100,000. And the next 100,000 illegals who get caught twice? Toss them in the clink. And publicize it.
When illegals know they can get deported and jailed they will stop coming in such numbers. And many will return on their own. Right now they know deportation is a joke. No matter how many felonies they have committed. No matter how many times they have been caught.
Fact: Most Americans fear all this. They know that a country with no borders is no longer a country.
Fact: Those who favor sanctuary cities and open borders cannot answer a few questions with sensible answers.
Question: When do you turn off the spigot? At 50 million? At 100 million? At 300 million? And just how will you turn off that spigot? You say a fence or wall is unrealistic? How about the stop signs you plan to put up when we hit 100 million illegals? Dear Central Americans, no mas, por favor.
Fact: Lots of politicians have promised to do something about this mess. Sort of. Once they gather support. Once they negotiate this across the aisle.
They have not done a damned thing about it. The President has flaunted his disregard for the law. Congress has not done a damned thing about that. And millions are ticked off that it has not.
Trump basically asks “How many of you are angry about this?” Millions raise their hands. “How many of you believe all these old line politicians who say they will now do something about this?” The hands drop.
Trump says the emperor is buck naked. Our border policy is as worthless as a day old tamale. It has no teeth. It has no clothes. He says the other guys – the politicians – ignore you when you say you want it fixed. Millions know he speaks the truth.
Millions recognize common sense when they hear it.
From Tom...as in Morgan.