Christians around the country are embracing the ideas that Donald Trump has floated about temporarily banning Muslims from immigrating into the United States. While it’s far from universal, the opinion polls point to a distinct appreciation of the idea by Evangelicals and Catholics. If they value their own religious freedoms, they should consider the consequences of Trump’s ideas.
I no longer blame Donald Trump. He’s trying to do what he feels is best. I don’t even blame Trump supporters as much as I once did. They’re getting schooled in the art of the sale and are subjected to arguably the best political sales pitch of all time. I do, however, blame the conservative pundits in the country for holding back on the truth in order to keep their ratings up.
There are two choices right now for the GOP nominee for President. Donald Trump is clearly making moves that will endear him to a good portion of the Republican party. He makes the media angry. He makes Democrats angry. He’s a rebel with a cause, and that cause is America.
There’s no need to rehash the announcement that Donald Trump wants to ban all Muslims from entering the country until the government “can figure out what is going on.” You already know all the details you need. Let’s talk about America itself within the context of the situation that Trump has framed.
One of the most common arguments made by those who promote obtuse domestic spying and reduced individual privacy for American citizens is that if we have nothing to hide, we have nothing to worry about. There are plenty of people in Washington DC who espouse these concepts, who believe that the NSA and law enforcement should be given free rein on their activities in order to keep us safe.
Things aren’t usually very black and white when it comes to politics. Then again, we’re not in a time when conventional wisdom offers the right answers. The Islamic State is at war with the United States and by the time the next President comes into office, we’ll need that person to be a wartime President. Ted Cruz is best suited for that job.
There’s a stark difference in the way that liberals like Attorney General Loretta Lynch and conservatives think when it comes to stopping terrorism and ending the unholy rise of the Islamic State. For conservatives, it’s a matter of recognizing the enemy and doing something about it. For Lynch, it’s all about being cautious, halting hate-speech, and running marathons.
According to the Obama administration and mainstream media with their strings by the same puppet masters, the biggest problem we face is not radical Islamic terrorists but rather weak gun laws. Let’s put aside that California has the toughest gun laws in the country or that the threat of radicalization from the Islamic State’s propaganda and recruitment machine is more powerful than anyone is willing to admit. Instead, let’s focus on why all of this happens.
When we think of radical Islamic terrorists, we often picture people in desperate situations who succumb to the pulls of an ideology that empowers them in some way. This western mentality is completely inaccurate and the San Bernardino shooters are most likely examples of the true attributes of radicalization that threatens the world more than anything else. They were living the American dream by most accounts. They had a baby to raise and prospects were good for their future. These facts didn’t chance their allegiance to the Islamic State.
The willingness to admit that there is such a thing as radical Islamic terrorists is not a condemnation of Muslims. However, the unwillingness to even utter the words “radical Islamic terrorists” is a betrayal of reality and demonstrates an agenda that is more politically driven than security driven for the Democrats.