Trump Takes Bold Action to Save U.S. From Europe’s Tragic Fate
You probably can’t boil Donald Trump’s election victory last year down to any one specific issue, but if you could, you’d be hard pressed to name anything other than immigration. It was on this issue that Trump recognized what his fellow Republicans – to a large extent – could not or would not: That the unrestrained acceptance of illegal immigrants and refugees from dangerous countries around the world would mean certain doom for our country. Maybe not tomorrow or the day after, but very soon. And for proof of that fact, one need only look across the sea to Germany, France, and other European nations who realized too late what Muslim immigration had done to their communities.
Even in an environment where terrorist attacks have become commonplace, of course, globalist leaders like Angela Merkel refuse to take concrete steps to protect their countries. That is why, despite Merkel’s re-election last week, Germany put AfD party representatives in parliament for the first time. The far right is gaining steam in Germany, and there can be no doubt as to why. Citizens, “liberal” as they may be in regards to many other issues, see all too clearly that the people they’re letting into their country do not share their values. Even those who would not dream of bombing a concert hall want to implement restrictions on speech, women, and other Western liberties.
Last week, in a move that invited predictable criticism from the United Nations and the liberal media – the very same critics who think everything is just peachy in Europe – President Trump signed two orders that will prevent the U.S. from repeating our allies’ mistakes. The first, an update of the travel ban that expired last month. The new ban drops Sudan from the list of banned countries and adds Chad, North Korea, and – to a limited extent – Venezuela. The second, a new limit on the number of annual refugees the U.S. will take in. The old limit, in excess of 100,000, has been dropped in favor of a 45,000 individual cap. The actual number, given the increased vetting promised by this administration, could turn out to be much lower.
In his speech to the UN last month, President Trump outlined the reasons why limiting refugee acceptance was not only crucial, but sensible from a humanitarian standpoint.
“Over the long term, uncontrolled migration is deeply unfair to both the sending and the receiving countries,” he said. “For the sending countries, it reduces domestic pressure to pursue needed political and economic reform, and drains them of the human capital necessary to motivate and implement those reforms. For the receiving countries, the substantial costs of uncontrolled migration are borne overwhelmingly by low-income citizens whose concerns are often ignored by both media and government.
“For the cost of resettling one refugee in the United States, we can assist more than 10 in their home region,” Trump continued. “Out of the goodness of our hearts, we offer financial assistance to hosting countries in the region, and we support recent agreements of the G20 nations that will seek to host refugees as close to their home countries as possible.”
Critics of the Trump administration paint the new policies as coldhearted, racist, and antithetical to the spirit of America. They couldn’t be more wrong. The hard truth is that the U.S. is only a beacon of freedom, might, and wealth to the world as long as we maintain our strength. It does no one any good – except the Islamists and the socialists – for our country to go down with the ship. And as long as we have President Trump in the White House and a grassroots movement dead-set against turning this country into just another liberal nation of fools, the U.S. will stand strong and tall while the rest fall.