It is amazing to me that many in Congress forget the World has YouTube and Google. Nothing any public figure says today is missed in media and is recorded and stays “somewhere” forever. Senator Chuck Schumer from New York has become the central figure in the fight for Immigration Reform from the Democrat Party side. And he has persistently blasted President Trump for all things immigration. Yesterday he vehemently attacked the President for the temporary Immigration stay issued by President Trump in his executive order. In doing so he actually shed tears on camera. I cannot in good conscience weigh in on the seriousness of his tears, but in light of his previous stances on illegal immigration and possible terrorism that could result, I question his authenticity. Nevertheless, he as many other “mainstreamers” play to the “wind of the day” when it comes to their political stances. In fairness, Senator Schumer has been a constant supporter of immigration reform. But he has also pushed for immigration actions to limit terrorists’ access to the United States. Hmmm……I thought that’s what President Trump’s Executive Order was designed to do, right? Well anyway, here’s what the Senator stated a while back about his immigration thoughts:
“The recent attack in Paris was an attack on free peoples everywhere, and the United States must make sure that terrorists cannot enter this country or purchase firearms and explosions” said Schumer. “Congress should immediately take action to guard against terrorists sneaking in through the Visa Waiver program as well as the dangerous and indefensible loophole that allows people on the terrorist watch list to purchase guns and explosives. I will be urging my colleagues to start focusing on the real solutions to the dangers posed by ISIS.” This was obviously said a while ago. In fact he made the statement November 19 of 2015. An explanation of his desires was posted on his senatorial website and states: “U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced a new two-pronged push to ensure that ISIS terrorists are not able to slip into the United States through the Visa Waiver Program or allowed to purchase firearms and explosives. As many as 20 million visitors come into the United States each year through the program, which allows international visitors from designated countries to legally bypass the traditional visa process. Experts have raised concerns about the prospect of an ISIS recruit attempting to travel to the U.S. on a fraudulent paper passport issued by a country that participates in the Visa Waiver Program, which would allow that individual to avoid biometric screening and an in-person interview before departure, which is required of prospective refugees, along with multiple other checks. In addition, Schumer said Congress should immediately close the loophole that allows people on the terrorist watch list to purchase firearms and explosives.”
Short of Senator Schumer’s concerns about ISIS terrorist access to guns in the U.S., President Trump’s executive order not only covers what the Senator wanted in 2015, it even stiffens it a bit. And it is a temporary ban on immigration from those countries with the exception of Syria. His statements from 2015 do not align with his tears of yesterday nor his current stance on stopping terrorist immigration to the U.S.
But here’s what it does do: it lights the fire among low information liberals who do not take the time to find the truth for themselves. Rather they defer to leaders on the Left who continue to demagogue their decisions and choices as the only ones that are right for all. Senator Schumer’s cries that President Trump’s executive order is un-American and the continued cries of that throughout American media only illustrates many American’s unwillingness to find truth for themselves and opt to take the easy way to information — even when it’s false.
I said this on a Facebook post response last night and I’ll say it here: if you have not read President Trump’s executive order in full you do NOT have the right to say anything about it, good or bad. And I welcome all who read it and desire to respond here even negatively to do so. But instead of just crying fowl, please include factual information with references that further explain the fowl you claim. I can and will always respect differing opinions on any topic of discussion you see here. But don’t post bare opinions about this or any other topic unless you have at least researched and have obtained facts about that topic.
President Trump owes Americans the truth. So does Senator Schumer. Please give us facts and trust that we are smart enough to interpret facts ourselves. We are not dogs that need visits to obedience school.