Skip to comments.Trump: Muslim Ban 'Just A Suggestion'
Posted on 05/12/2016 12:55:23 PM PDT by Cyberman
Donald Trump, who issued a December press release "calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States," said Wednesday such a ban "hasn't been called for yet" and it was "only a suggestion."
It's the latest lightning-speed evolution for the real estate tycoon as he pivots from the provocateur who upended the Republican primary to a general election candidate....
(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...
“What weve been trying to tell everyone for MONTHS”
Stop getting yourself worked up. The article is not honest and you know it. You know what the truth is; you’re just trying to make hay out of something the Clinton News Network is saying.
Get your Ted Cruz doll and go to bed.
I knew from the start that it was more of a campaign slogan than a policy proposal. But from that starting point it’s certainly possible to construct a constitutional, effective, fair policy that would severely limit immigration from population that include a disproportionate number of terrorists. It’s not Trump’s job to figure out the details of that; there will be phalanxes of various kinds of experts who will slave night and day to come up with something. The point is his priority is protecting us, not the would-be immigrants.
But it was so over the top, everyone understood it was an exaggerated expression of his deep concern about the Muslim threat.
That concern hasn’t changed has it?
It is unconstitutional to be anti-muzzie
Of course all that will change when the first truck bomb goes off on Times Square and the walls are dripping with blood like they are in Baghdad today.
Original Trump Statement:
“Donald J. Trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country's representatives can figure out what is going on,” a campaign press release said.
That means UNTIL the Government run by Trump figures out how to handle Muslims coming to the US, none will come in.
THEN yesterday Trump announced this:
Donald Trump said Wednesday that he may tap Rudy Giuliani to lead a commission on terrorism that also would study his controversial plan to block Muslims from entering the US.
Now all the NeverTrump crowd say he is backing down. Again, BullenScheisse!
“He said he wanted to stop it until we could find a better way to vet people coming in without documentation, that we dont know who they are, or where they come from...”
Yes, and that would not be a ‘religious test’; it would be a common sense winnowing-out of those whom we have reason to suspect of treachery.
It might just be a suggestion, but it’s a very good one.
I couldn’t agree more. We desperately need a break from immigration, legal and illegal.
He can write an EO to halt Muslim immigration for National security reasons. No judge can make him let Isis into the US if it endangers the US with terrorism and war.
Looks to me that he’s going to be a disappointment. We’ll see.
I’m just taking Trump at his spoken word...
His first statement was pretty clear on what he wanted to do and why...just like you posted...I agree with it...
Now it’s a Suggestion....because it’s almost impossible to implement...
He changed his position....not very surprising, expect lots more position changes as he gets to understand how Congress works and the Byzantine laws we operate under, some by legislation or court ordered...
For some strange reason his most ardent supporters think he can bypass Congress, current laws, court decisions to keep his promises...
I’m sure he will try, but it’s a huge task to make good on promises he made off the top of his head...
Banning muslims is legal under the Immigration and Nationality Act (1952), which gives the president authority to suspend the entry of any and all aliens deemed detrimental to U.S. interests:
Whenever the President finds that the entry of any aliens or of any class of aliens into the United States would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, he may by proclamation, and for such period as he shall deem necessary, suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants or nonimmigrants, or impose on the entry of aliens any restrictions he may deem to be appropriate.
I think people need to recognize that part of “The Art of the Deal” includes telling people things that fit in with their perception (for example a “wall” - it might be more like a fence, or even just stronger security - but some people think of a 50-foot tall wall like the Great Wall of China).
The other is start your negotiations high. So even while legal to ban all muslims, it is probably unrealistic. Just as it is probably unrealistic to round up all the illegals and put them on ships back home. Weeding out the worst of them would be a start.
Trump thinks from the general to the specific.
If there’s an unstoppable fire, the first thing he’s going to say is that “we’ve got to stop this fire.” That frames the subject, it establishes the starting point so that a solution can be found by comparing ideas to that standard for proper evaluation of potential effectiveness.
If the end result is, therefore, to run from the fire because it can’t be stopped, it is incorrect to say that the premise of stopping the fire was wrong. Rather, one can say that by the time running away is decided upon, one knows, for a fact, that there was no other alternative. In that way, failure analysis is automatically accomplished, and learning and future prevention and ideas for ongoing modification of behavior automatically take place.
So you mean when you read a whole statement, instead of a snippet.....you get different meaning???
Boy some people on FR should earn a degree in this.
Additionally, we need to stop giving legal immigrant visas to people bent on causing us harm. From the 9/11 hijackers, to the Boston Bombers, and many others, our immigration system is being used to attack us. The President of the immigration caseworkers union declared in a statement on ISIS: We've become the visa clearinghouse for the world.
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