by: the Common Constitutionalist
Another week, another Trumpism. It seems not a week goes by where Trump isn’t blowing up the headlines – and the heads of the left and the establishment right. And on occasion we conservatives feel the need to defend him, or at least his statements.
Of course everyone is speaking of the Trump statement (mostly negatively), now heard round the world that he is calling for “A complete and total shutdown of all Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what’s going…”
One of his supporters, standing in a rather long line at a Trump event in South Carolina was asked by a CNN reporter whether she had a problem with the plan. The supporter said: “That’s a very prudent idea and I think that he’s done due diligence when he makes that statement.” She added that, “We have to protect American citizens and the vetting process lacks integrity.” The reporter then says, although not to the Trump supporter, that, “That’s not true. In fact the vetting process, run through multiple agencies, is vigorous.”
Well, Ms. CNN reporter – that may be true, but whether the “vetting” process is vigorous or not is immaterial. If Muslims coming into the country have no “paper trail,” one could “vet” them until the cows come home and still no nothing about them or their intentions. I do though have a problem with the supporters thought that Trump did his due diligence. No he didn’t. He just blurted it out. At least it appeared that way. But this too is immaterial. It takes no due diligence to know a good portion of these Muslims, certainly the refugees, cannot be vetted and therefore should be denied entry.