“We support and commend President Trump for following through on his campaign pledge to protect the American people by stemming migration into this country from high-risk places posing a security threat to America and Americans. Beyond doubt, it is the first and most important duty of a President, or any leader, to protect the lives of a country’s citizens, especially where a possibility exists of terrorists being embedded within a particular immigration flow.
“Securing a country’s borders until a more fool-proof method of vetting is established is unassailable and vital, especially in light of how in Europe and here in America lax vetting has resulted in horrendous explosions and deaths of dozens of innocent people as seen, for example, in Orlando, St. Bernardino, Columbus, Paris, Nice, Berlin, Boston, and Barcelona, as well as other places infiltrated by terrorist plants within certain immigrant groups. Some unvetted or poorly vetted migrants or their offspring may possess ideological and religious hostility to Americans and our way of life and our laws. Saving lives of American citizens is a religious, historic and civic duty.
“There is no parallel between the Jews who fled Europe in the 1930s, who were, as Jews, specific targets for death and Nazi concentration camps, and many today wishing to escape civil war and turmoil in their Mideast countries. There were no Nazi agents embedded within the fleeing Jews nor did any of the Jews harbor a cultural or religious ideology wishing to sew physical destruction on the American people. There were no rabbis in the 1930s sending forth commands worldwide to destroy the ‘infidels’.
“Many initial roll-outs are subject to some confusion and mishaps; however, we believe that protecting a country’s borders and thereby its citizens is an age-old and reasonable imperative as demonstrated in Scripture, which warns of the need to be wary ‘Lest those that may be your enemy enter your domain and become thorns in your sides and pins in your eyes’.
“Hopefully the situation will one day change, but until then, we applaud President Trump for doing what is in the best interests of the American people.”
Rabbi Aryeh Spero is a spokesperson for Jews for America
Saudi Arabia, Egypt and other countries not named by President Obama may have been because of confidence President Obama had in these governments to sort the good guys from the bad guys. Al-Sisi in Egypt and King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia like America. By contrast al-Bashir, head of Sudan, last week locked up Christian pastors for as much as 20 years. Leave your Bible home if you travel there.Opponents of President Trump ask ….How many Americans have been killed here from these seven countries? That was not the criteria which caused President Obama to designate them.
The attack on President Trump for naming the same countries President Obama selected is one more example of the those on the Left losing their minds. Senators boycotting important Cabinet vettings, masked black-clad Berkeley “protesters” burning cars and inflicting $100,000 damage and Senator Al Franken’s vetting comments on Attorney General nominee Sessions are other examples.
Franken embarrassed Democratic colleagues who had to listen to his rant that Sessions did not ‘lead” the four civil rights cases but only provided office space and secretarial support in moving the cases along…..Franken’s comments came from something that happened 30 years ago!
Session’s helped those cases. He did not hinder them. Everyday Democrats are abandoning the leadership that subverted the traditional Democratic compassion for “the little guy,” which Donald Trump has now won over……welders, farmers, truck drivers and others of the 70% who do not have college educations, are drawn to him. Looks like the union leaders enjoyed their Oval Office visit as well.
When Everyday Democrats see the compassion in the GOP health plan and how it rescues them from the Government Driven Affordable Care Act (ACA) the exodus will accelerate.
Most Democrats cherish a tradition of Patient Driven vs. Government Driven health care.
Let’s all of us promote Civility.
Together We’ll Get There!