Thursday, November 10, 2016

Some Thoughts On The President Elect

Yesterday, across the nation, ignorance once again reared its ugly head. People protesting against the legal, constitutional election of Donald Trump to the Presidency staged violent protests in at least 19 cities, setting fires and vandalizing businesses. At least one police vehicle was burned and several officers were injured.

The left screams that Trump is so bad, that he encourages violence and racism. So they protest him by destroying other people's property.

Trump has been called a misogynist, a xenophobe, a homophobe and a racist – none of which are true.

Misogyny is defined as “dislike of, contempt for, or ingrained prejudice against women.” Because Trump has made derogatory comments about women in the past, including the comment he made in a supposed private conversation that was recorded without his knowledge, he is labeled a misogynist. Yet thousands of women who know him and/or work for him say that is simply untrue. And who would know better – those women who know him or the media?

Unlike Hillary, Trump actually pays women equally to their male counterparts. In some cases he pays women more. Does that show dislike of, contempt for, or ingrained prejudice against women?

Xenophobe is defined as “one unduly fearful of what is foreign and especially of people of foreign origin. Trump has been labeled that because he wants to stop illegal immigration and wants to prevent potential terrorists from entering the country without proper vetting. That's not xenophobia – it's intelligent management of our borders.

Why would American citizens want foreign nationals in the country illegally? We have to obey our laws and the laws of other countries we visit. Why don't they? Have you paid any attention to the protests against Trump in the last year? You see Mexican flags being waved throughout the crowds – people in our country waving a foreign flag. If they love that other country so much why are they here?

Trump doesn't want Muslim refugees brought into the country until they're properly vetted – if that's even possible. Some think that's xenophobia. Have you taken a good look at Europe? Europe is currently in turmoil because they opened their borders to Muslim refugees. People, women in particular, are being assaulted in record numbers by Muslim men. Why would we want that here? Do you really believe it will be different just because they come to the USA?

One person told me recently that Trump is going to outlaw same-sex marriage. I'm not sure where that idea came from (like the main stream, left-wing media) but Trump's stance on same-sex marriage has always been to leave it up to the individual states. He has said that over and over. But some don't seem to understand.

And no, he's not going to overturn the Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage. He does not have the authority, as President, to overrule the Supreme Court. That can only be done two ways – a Constitutional Amendment or a new Supreme Court ruling. And neither of those are going to happen despite what the media says.

Finally – Trump is being called a racist for comments he made about the Southern border and Muslim refugees. Trump said rapists and murderers are crossing our Southern border from Mexico. That is absolutely a fact. Not everyone who enters the country illegally is a rapist or murderer, nor did Trump say they were. But how many are OK? Ask the parents of Kate Steinle, who was murdered in California last year by an illegal who had been deported five times yet was living in the sanctuary city of San Francisco. Or ask the family of Marilyn Pharis, the 64 year old woman who was murdered by an illegal alien after she was raped.

I could undoubtedly make a long list on this page but I shouldn't have to. As I asked above – how many are OK?

It's probably not worth pointing out that Islam is not a race therefore, wanting to prevent Muslims from entering the country is not racist. But why would anyone want to prevent terrorists from entering the country? Do you enjoy the bombings and mass shootings that are being perpetrated by Muslims? Would you like more of them? I don't get it.

The desire to secure borders is not racist. We are the only country in the world who doesn't enforce our immigration laws. It's not only ridiculous it's pathetic. We allow foreign nationals to flood over our border unimpeded and unvetted to our own peril. And spare me any statement that “Obama has deported more illegals than any President in history.” I know Border Patrol agents who verify that's simply untrue. Why do you think it is that the Border Patrol union endorsed Trump?

Trump is far from perfect. He wasn't even my choice for President initially. He's crude, rude and often obnoxious – although when he speaks from a prepared speech he does pretty well. Gee – so does the current President...

Trump will surround himself with people who get things done, just as he does in his business. Sure – he's filed a few bankruptcies. Big deal. Chevrolet and Chrysler took government bailouts to prevent them from doing that very thing. Are they bad? Business is business and Trump's successes far outweigh his few failures. He didn't become a billionaire by failing.

Trump hasn't been given a chance to do anything yet. His plan for his first 100 days in office is quite sound and worth reading if you haven't. He wants term limits for Washington politicians. What could be bad about that? He wants to renegotiate trade deals so that the United States actually benefits from them instead of losing. Gee, that would suck. And he wants to repeal Obamacare and create health care savings accounts that Americans can participate in without being forced to buy something they don't want or being fined... er, uh.... taxed if they don't. And he wants to eliminate the state borders that currently prevent insurance purchases outside one's state. Heartless.

Donald Trump has been elected legally and constitutionally. Those who are violently protesting are proving how ignorant they truly are. Typical, unwashed, liberal tolerance at its best. Perhaps, once they get finished destroying things they can retreat to their safe spaces and just stay there. Quietly.

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