ELDER PATRIOT – The beauty of a Democracy is that we have elections. And, those elections have consequences, especially when the candidate who wins intends to keep his campaign promises.
So when President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Friday establishing sweeping new orders that tighten our country’s refugee and visa policies it should have come as no surprise. This extreme vetting decree was something that had been a centerpiece of his campaign and it was one of the reasons he was elected in a landslide.
Enforcement of the vetting process began immediately and that sent the left and its propaganda arm – the mainstream media – into a frenzy. They immediately did what the left always does, they took to the courts and to the streets to revive the now tired comparisons to Hitler by screaming that it was an unconstitutional ban on Muslims and therefore simply intolerable.
Unfortunately for the suicidal left their hypocrisy is being exposed by the new media who refuse to obfuscate the facts and spread fake news in the same way that the mainstream media does.
President Trump signed the order, “to keep radical Islamic terrorists out of the United States of America,” by suspending visa entry into the U.S. from seven countries that have been hotbeds of Islamic terrorists. They include: Syria, Iran, Iraq, Somalia, Libya, Sudan and Yemen.
The mainstream propagandist media immediately exploded in rage claiming it violated the Constitution on a number of grounds in their continuing attempt to paint the former businessman as ill equipped to hold the high office of president.
The only thing their outrage proved was their unwillingness to report the facts when those facts are inconvenient to their narrative.
Trump had asked former prosecutor and terrorism expert Rudy Giuliani to “Put a commission together, show me the right way to do it legally,” according to the former NYC mayor. Giuliani put a panel together that included former federal Judge Michael Mukasey, Rep. Peter King and Texas Rep. Michael McCaul to come up with a plan that placed the emphasis on threats not religion.
Giuliani told Fox News that they focused on “The areas of the world that create danger for us, which is a factual basis, not a religious basis. Perfectly legal, perfectly sensible.”
But here’s the real kicker, while the mainstream media went apoplectic screaming that it was Muslim ban on “refugees” from Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Libya, Yemen and Somalia, the executive order never mentions those countries by name.
Giuliani had brilliantly constructed Trump’s Executive Order using this reference: “I hereby proclaim that the immigrant and nonimmigrant entry into the United States of aliens from countries referred to in section 217(a)(12) of the INA, 8 U.S.C. 1187(a)(12), would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, and I hereby suspend entry into the United States, as immigrants and nonimmigrants, of such persons for 90 days from the date of this order.”
If you’re wondering what the heck section 217(a)(12) of the INA, 8 U.S.C. 1187(a)(12) refers to you might want to ask Barack Obama and members of both houses of Congress who overwhelmingly passed the Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act in 2015, which required additional security scrutiny on anyone traveling from Syria, Iraq, Iran, and Sudan and any other country designated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to be a source of legitimate terrorism concerns.
Obama signed it into law in December of the same year and his Department of Homeland Security added Yemen, Somalia, and Libya to the list in February 2016.
Boom! Trump used Obama’s own list!!! And, the reaction of the mainstream media just exposed how they protect the duplicitous Washington cabal that enacts legislation to cover their collective ass but privately agree not to enforce it.
How about senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham who supported the bill when they sent it to Obama to be signed but now decry the same action by President Trump? Their reaction seems awfully similar to Chuck Schumer’s don’t you think?
Brilliant!!! This is why they fear Trump so muc