I don’t really want to talk about Donald Trump here, but I will have to, since his opponents in the GOP have made him the boogeyman of this campaign. Full disclosure, I’m not a Trump fan. I agree with him (generally speaking) on illegal immigration and the idea that our country has seen better days (and could see better days again). But that’s it. I have outlined my belief that on almost everything else, Donald Trump is actually a liberal, so I won’t be supporting him based solely on illegal immigration and the fact that he is politically incorrect. All of that being said, I like Donald Trump more than I like the GOP right now.
Trump has stirred up another firestorm in recent days with his comments on ending Muslim migration to America. His thoughts on the matter have reignited Democrat cries of racism while also sparking those in the GOP to issue statements outlining their disgust with what Trump has said. GOP Party Chair Reince Priebus, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), John McCain (R-AZ), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), and many others in the GOP have called Trump’s comments “Un-American” and contrary to our “values.”
What is so shocking is that these are the very same people who have argued vociferously to defend the federal government’s warrantless spying on innocent American citizens (in violation of the 1st, 3rd, 4th and 5th Amendments). Rand Paul (R-KY) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) have both been vocal critics of the NSA’s warrantless wire tapping and electronic sweeping of our data, and both men have been excoriated by the GOP establishment for “failing to defend the American people.”
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