SteveHayes has recently addressed the issue of a country protecting its interests, and I'd like to get my two pesos in on this matter, too. I am soooooo tired of a-holes who don't know the difference between being a country that allows those from other nations in, and just letting ANYONE stop by. I see morons carrying signs saying "We're ALL immigrants." Sigh. I hate it when people don't, or rather, refuse to think things through. Yeah, people can come here from all over, but in the end, it's the United States government who decides who can, or cannot come in, legally. So, for example, protecting our border(s) is not some terrible thing. I don't know of ONE person who has said that no one from Mexico and other countries south of the border, should not be allowed in. As far as the "Muslim ban" is concerned, why the frick NOT? American liberals want us to believe that all religious beliefs are equal, and that everyone from any place in the world, is equally qualified to enter America.
Look, this is not about religion, although it does certainly enter into it. It's about bringing people in who accept principles of freedom. Why would America want to allow those who treat their women poorly, hate gays, and hate Jews, into the country? Liberals seem to think that every nation is equal, except, of course, the United States, which is the source of all evil. Facts do not interest them. They don't CARE about the havoc that Muslims have created in Great Britain, Germany, and other places in Europe. Amazing.
Who gets in, and who doesn't, isn't complicated. Bring IN those who will assimilate, and keep OUT those who won't, and fundamentally don't like the United States Constitution. Traditionally, my country has benefited from immigration. People from all over have brought their traditions, music, art, food, etc. over here. But their loyalties were to their new home. When I see morons during "demonstrations" waving the Mexican flag, I get sick. And the more Muslims that come in, the worse this disconnect with America and other nations that are silly enough to let them in, will be. You don't have to be a student of history to know that the diffence between how Americans and those from the Middle East, look at the world is wayyyy different. We need people who will appreciate freedom, and not just those looking for a different climate, or better cable reception.
The Trump administration is telling everyone that their ban is not a ban on Muslims. Whatever. I'm saying that a ban on Muslims is a GREAT idea! If that makes me a bigot, so be it. This "religion" is centuries behind the times, as are its adherents. Only two or three Muslims have ever won a Nobel prize in science, although there are, what, a billion of them? But there have been nearly two HUNDRED Jews who've picked up the hardware.
Muslims should be kept out of America, IF they want to become citizens. And even if it's just a "visit" it's completely within the authority of the president and our government, to keep an eye on who is coming over here. I get that most Muslims are not terrorists, but these days, most terrorists are Muslims. That's not an opinion.
I don't expect everyone to agree with Trump about immigration policy. But this BS about him being Hitler, or some dictator, is over-the-top, but that's standard for the "tolerant" liberals of today that won't make arguments, but instead engage in smear tactics, because they don't HAVE arguments, and they know the media will cover their sorry butts. Americans with sanity need to stand UP! If someone gets on Trump at work, disagree with them. It's not necessary to get into an enraged argument, but to remain silent is unacceptable, except in certain obvious situations. Most Americans support Trump's policies on immigration, but if you watch the news, you'll get a totally different impression. Making a jerk out of yourself in the streets of our cities, is NOT a reasoned argument. National security comes before political correctness, and putting America first isn't some awful thing. I expect Canada to put their interests first, and the same is true of all nations. There's no reason the United States should have to cower to anyone. We can negotiate in good faith, but in all negotiations, even if it's just buying a car, both sides want what's best for them.
And that's it for now.