“When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you. They’re not sending you. They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.” – Donald Trump
When Donald Trump said the above words, most of America cringed. Some were outraged, some were uncomfortable, and some were flat out floored that a candidate would say something like that. Most, however, simply said Well, it’s Donald Trump.
People have been dismissive of Trump’s candidacy since well before day one, and I am one of those people. I do not believe he has what it takes to be the leader of the free world, despite being a worldwide leader in business. However, that doesn’t mean what he said about immigration didn’t reverberate inside my mind. I knew what he said was right, even if he said it in an uncomfortable way. And that’s how you know when you’re being challenged.
As the saying goes (often misattributed to Voltaire, but no one really knows) “To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.” People say that entitlement reform is the third rail of politics, but that has been supplanted by immigration. People are terrified to speak frankly about the negatives of illegal and legal immigration.
Ann Coulter’s new book speaks to this. I’ve never seen her more demagogued in my life than when Audios, America hit the shelves. People are deeply angry.
What Trump said was true. It was perhaps ineloquent, but it was true. We have an open border that has allowed millions of illegal immigrants to pass through. Many of those illegals are decent people, but many are not. Many are drug smugglers, human traffickers, rapists, and murderers.
Francisco Sanchez, an illegal immigrant with seven felony convictions and five prior deportations, recently shot and killed Kate Steinle.
According to ABC7, a San Francisco affiliate that interviewed Sanchez:
“Sanchez said he knew San Francisco was a sanctuary city where he would not be pursued by immigration officials.”
Our federal government has created this situation, fostered it, and then the nation becomes apoplectic when Donald Trump brings up the truth in a brutally honest way.
Now, Trump has surged to the number two spot in the July Breitbart primary poll, second only to Ted Cruz. He was brave enough to say what needed to be said, and that has made him a hero to some.
As Pat Buchanan noted:
“Americans are fed up with words; they want action…Trump is moving in the polls because, whatever else he may be, he is a man of action.”
Whatever you may think of Donald Trump, he is indeed someone who will express exactly what he thinks, and what he thinks about immigration may make many feel uncomfortable, but it’s right.
There are those who are commending Trump, not only Ted Cruz, who said:
“I salute Donald Trump for focusing on the need to address illegal immigration. The Washington cartel doesn’t want to address that. The Washington cartel doesn’t believe we need to secure the borders. The Washington cartel supports amnesty and I think amnesty’s wrong.”
But others saluting Trump? The parents of the dead who have been killed by illegal immigrants.
Sabine Durden, who, according to Breitbart, lost her son in a traffic accident with a previously arrested and released illegal, said:
“…even though Donald Trump didn’t use the words I would have used, and his message is a little rough, okay, but I thank him for bringing this up front, and for having this conversation. And, people’s feelings are hurt? Well, my heart is ripped apart.”
No, I don’t believe Donald Trump has what it takes. I could be wrong; I could be dead on. But his message about illegal immigrants was dead on. Something Voltaire actually said, “It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere,” is becoming a strange reality. We are big freed from the chains that have kept us from talking about this electric issue. Trump is currently leading the way in this category; he is unlocking the chains.
Who would have guessed?