Jump Trump

People are worried about what Trump says of Muslims, yet he only says bluntly and meanly what others say with nuance and softness. 

“Immigration visas & refugees from countries with active terror networks must be halted while we determine how to better secure our borders. (Obama’s) administration is focused on gun laws that won’t stop terrorists while pushing policies that will let more of them in the country,”~~Rand Paul 

“The President should place an immediate moratorium on refugees from countries with a significant al Qaeda or ISIS presence, such as Syria. I’ve introduced legislation to make this happen; it is not a desired step, but a necessary step for the security of the United States.”~~Ted Cruz

C.S. Lewis taught us that some of the nastiest, most evil ideas are spoken “in clean, carpeted, warmed and well-lighted offices, by quiet men with white collars and cut fingernails and smooth-shaven cheeks who do not need to raise their voices.”

That something is said bluntly or callously does not make it bad. That something is said compassionately or winsomely does not make it good. 

Trump shows as much disregard for the Constitution as does our current President, or the previous, or the ones before him. Hardly any of them have spoken of the legislative process, but only of the deals and maneuvers they will do. All of them have spied upon society, encroached upon religious freedom, enacted unconstitutional wars, killed innocent civilians, and expanded the federal government over our civil liberties. Trump may be the “final” death nail in the coffin, but we must ask how we came to be in the coffin to begin with. 

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