By JR on Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Must not mention the facts behind Trump comments
The writer below says that it is wrong to say that Hispanics have a higher rate of crimes, including rapes. But they do. The statistics place them in-between blacks and whites for crime incidence.
And Trump's comments about a halt to Muslim immigration were not unconstitutional. The constitution refers to Americans only. Not people who want to come to America.
And no evidence that Obama has Muslim sympathies? How about the following utterances from him?
#1 “The future must not belong to those who slander the Prophet of Islam”
#2 “The sweetest sound I know is the Muslim call to prayer”
#3 “We will convey our deep appreciation for the Islamic faith, which has done so much over the centuries to shape the world — including in my own country.”
#4 “As a student of history, I also know civilization’s debt to Islam.”
#5 “Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance.”
#6 “Islam has always been part of America”
#7 “we will encourage more Americans to study in Muslim communities”
So the writer below has closed his mind. He wants to accuse Americans of racism and intolerance so he just ignores the real reasons behind Trump's statements. That the things he singles out may simply reflect realism rather than racism he is just unable to think about. He is Jewish and Jews are understandably sensitive about racism but seeing racism where it is not does him no credit
Trump isn’t causing racism and intolerance in this country. He’s revealing racism and intolerance in this country.
When Trump called Latino immigrants criminals and rapists, that should have disqualified him from serious consideration by fair-minded Americans.
When he singled out blacks and Latinos for major crimes, that should have disqualified him.
But it didn’t.
When he called for “a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States,” he was advocating a religious test that goes against the Constitution and everything the United States stands for, and that should have disqualified him.
But it didn’t. Want to know why?
Because, for at least the third of the Republican electorate that is supporting him — and perhaps a sizable number of Democrats who secretly feel the same way — Trump is an avenue to revolt against having to watch what they say all the time.
One poll in September revealed that 66 percent of Trump supporters believe President Barack Obama is a Muslim, despite no evidence that he’s not a Christian.