Friday, December 11, 2015

Immigration and National Sovereignty

Every nation has a right to make laws governing immigration. Every government has the duty to protect its citizens by maintaining border security. Exercising caution in this regard does not make someone a Nazi. Immigration is not a civil right. From Tom Piatak at Chronicles:
The outcry over Donald Trump’s proposal to end Islamic immigration, at least for a time, is a reminder of how far we have moved from those principles. Ben Rhodes, the Deputy National Security Adviser, told CNN that ending Islamic immigration is “totally contrary to our values as Americans. You know, we have in our Bill of Rights respect for freedom of religion.” Not to be outdone, Dick Cheney told Hugh Hewitt that, “Well, I think the whole notion that somehow we need to say no more Muslims and just ban a whole religion goes against everything we stand for and believe in.  I mean religious freedom’s been a very important part of our history.” (Cheney does, however, find bombing and invading Moslem countries to be perfectly acceptable). (Read more.)

1 comment:

julygirl said...

It seems the press takes whatever Donald Trump says and runs with it and expands upon it. The Terrorists events dating back to the Twin Towers in NYC on Sept 11th 2001 have placed our country in a state of war against Terrorism. When a country is in a state of war it is imperative that it protect its borders from the danger of further threats. This precedent was set during WWII. Check your history. People coming in from countries who have spawned Terrorism are all suspect. Since it is impossible to 'vet' each and everyone the least complicated method is to refuse entry to all.