Let’s just imagine that America’s immigration policy is changed to temporarily prevent Muslims from entering the country; just temporarily, until our government can figure out how to tell the radicalized Muslims from the peaceful ones.
That doesn’t seem like a bad idea when you consider the death and destruction that is almost routinely, caused by radicalized Muslims.
You’d never know it from listening to the broadcast or cable news, or even by listening to Trump himself, but that is exactly what Donald Trump is suggesting. Now Trump, being Trump, doesn’t make proposals that sound reasonable – when he talks, he is talking to the people who are just totally pissed-off about the way our government does things so he uses harsh words and makes wild faces that will energize his followers.
Donald Trump, politically speaking, is not a very smart man! He talks off the top of his head and I seriously doubt that he listens to any rational advice he is given by his political advisors — either that or he has hired a bunch of “yes men” as advisors who do nothing but stroke his very large ego.
There is no doubt in my mind that what Trump is suggesting:
“A total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on.”
is the germ of a good idea, but I get the impression that Trump believes, like he believed about his ‘deport every Illegal Alien’ proposal, that it is something that could actually happen. Even if Trump were to become the next president, it is unlikely that he could shut down Muslim immigration completely — there is just too much opposition to that idea in both the Republican and Democratic parties as well as in the Supreme Court and in the general public.
In a perfectly rational world, Trump’s proposal would be hailed as a ‘great idea’ but here in America, we are far from being in a perfectly rational world. Americans long ago lost their spirit and their ability to think clearly! What we have now is a “go along to get along” mentality that shrivels at the thought of being thought of as anything other than ‘generous, accepting and forgiving’. We have an entire generation of liberal “Stepford Wives” controlling the country’s direction.
No, I don’t believe we need (or will ever get) Trump in the White House, who we need is someone who is on the same “wavelength” as Trump but will apply common sense and logic to his propositions. Someone who understands what is doable and what will never get done. Someone who understands the damage that Liberal politicians and a dysfunctional Supreme Court are doing in the United States
Guess what! We have that very person running for the presidential nomination in 2016. He’s as rebellious as Trump and shares many of the same BASIC positions as Trump, but he is not as impractical, as infuriating or as ego driven:
Ted Cruz has been openly, vocally opposed to the kind of destructive legislation and proposals that have been coming out of the White House since Obama was first elected. A Ted Cruz presidency would bring the United States back, in a sensible manner, to a strong, prosperous, safe place in the world where our enemies fear us and our allies would be willing to work with us and would benefit by being our partners in this dangerous world.