Good News Democrats! Trump is really just a liberal in the mold of that great NY liberal FDR. Just look at what FDR did in 1941 and 1942:
"President Franklin Delano Roosevelt declared that the day of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941, would live in infamy. In February 1942, just two months after Pearl Harbor, President Roosevelt as commander-in-chief, issued Executive Order 9066, which had the effect of relocating all persons of Japanese ancestry, both citizens and aliens, inland, outside of the Pacific military zone. "………" Roosevelt's order affected 117,000 people of Japanese descent, two-thirds of whom were native-born citizens of the United States."
From the link above is a quote from actor George Takei speaking about internment:
"At least during the internment of Japanese-Americans, I and other children were not stripped from our parents," the actor George Takei,….
well, that's true and it has a very different meaning of #metoo than the one that has been in the limelight recently. Let me also point out that America redressed those grievances while most of the victims of the political policies of the Federal Government, one led by democrats with massive majorities in the House and Senate, were still alive.
Here is US Senator Hirono speaking on the illegal border crossing issue: ""Mr. President, have a heart for a change. Take that goddamn pen of yours and do away with this horrendous, inhumane policy of yours that rips children from the arms of their parents," she said."
Not to worry, liberal New Yorker FDR Trump signed an Executive Order today, as requested by members of Congress, the press and the rest of the Borg.
Let me summarize the opinion of the collective: "skreeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!"
A reference in Trump's order was to the Flores decision. Here's a key point: "On March 23, 1993, the Supreme Court announced judgment in favor of the government, voting 7-2 …. held that the unaccompanied alien children had no constitutional right to be released to someone other than a close relative, nor to automatic review by an immigration judge.
I wonder what have the Democrats have been doing for the past 23 years. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reno_v._Flores
To clarify again about the children at the border, guess who are Not American Citizens: Citizens of Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras. Man does it suck to be born there. What did Trump call those places?
Here is what VOX thinks of Trumps EO.
"On a press call Wednesday, Gene Hamilton, a senior official at the Department of Justice, acknowledged that as it stands right now, the Department of Homeland Security “cannot detain children who came with their parents for more than 20 days.” But Trump has signed an executive order that opens the door to doing just that. Hamilton says it’s up to the other two branches of government to resolve the conflict. Either Dolly Gee, the federal judge overseeing the Flores settlement, the court decision that led to the 20-day rule, will accede to the DOJ’s demand to change the rules to allow them to detain children with their parents for as long as necessary. Or Congress will pass a law that overrides the Flores settlement entirely."(emphasis mine)
It is my opinion that this is a very important constitutional point. The President is by his actions stating he can not run the country by Executive Order (see FDR's above) and that he is executing the laws passed by Congress. The left in America, both in elected and appointed offices, the press and their allies in the foreign policy establishment and institutionalized federal bureaucracy see rule by executive order as a rightful expansion of Executive Branch power; one in which both the Legislative and Judicial Branches have been complicit in allowing. That is a more fundamental than the Kabuki theatrics surrounding teens and preteens from Central America as will come quite clear with a look at what has been hiding in plain sight these past years.
Here are the recent comments of US Senator Mazie Hirono on the border issue (https://www.hirono.senate.gov):
"Years from now, stories will be written about this dark moment in our nation’s history and what happened to these children. People will judge what we did and how we responded."(emphasis mine)
Senator Hirono I salute you. Truer words have seldom been spoken. Once before you and other women of courage put them in writing. (Items in bold are my emphasis):
"Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Mazie K. Hirono (D-HI), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) called on President Barack Obama…."
"Your [June 30, 2014] letter requests additional authority and discretion for removal of these unaccompanied children, which is a significant departure from current policy for unaccompanied children from Central America."
"Advocates estimate that approximately 40% of unaccompanied children arriving on our border are girls, many of whom are under the age of 12. Reports about these children—sometimes victims of trafficking and often at risk in the hands of criminal smugglers— conjure images of children and families displaced by war and other disasters around the world. The devastating gang violence and “join or die” gang recruitment practices of minors in Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador are tantamount to forced conscription making such comparisons far from exaggerated. This comparison is reinforced in a recent report from the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees."
Here is a link to an Arizona news report on children in cages: Note the date.
Remember those outragous comments by Trump about countries in Central America like Guatamala, Ecquador, El Salvador? What did Trump call those countries in January of this year?
No, they are not "@#$%hole countries" after-all. They aren't Wakanda either. But the Fantasic Four! wrote a strongly worded memo, dated July 11, 2014. What steps did you and the Fantasic Four! take in the US Senate to address the sources of human trafficking and forced gang conscription in Central America Senator Hirono? Where was the Victor of Benghazi and the Liberator of Libya in addressing this issue? In 2014. Just what was preventing you when this was the political reality in July of 2014:
"The 2014 elections gave the Republicans control of the Senate (and control of both houses of Congress) for the first time since the 109th Congress. With 248 seats in the House of Representatives and 54 seats in the Senate, this Congress began with the largest Republican majority since the 71st Congress of 1929–1931." (abc news on the 2014 election)
Uhm, Senators, those elections were in November of 2014.
"What you do in life, echos in eternity."
Of course that is just a line from a movie. An inexpensive piece of entertainment for a day; like your strongly worded memo. How many young girls did you and the Fantastic Four! condemn to human traffickers and gangs because of, what, lack of courage? the polls ? Were the poll numbers in support of immigration amnesty that bad in 2014 – for your fellow Democrats since you were not up for election – that you chose to do nothing? But we know, in 2018, that Trump is Hitler. This is American Genocide! Just like National Socialist Germany. The former Director of the CIA said so – in a tweet! This is just like Obama in 2014 you know, when the Nazi's were keeping people from leaving Germany, so they could be killed.
Perhaps we should ask our NATO allies how to handle mass immigration. Here's the Chancelor of Germany.
Sorry. Wrong socialist. Here she is:
Somehow I don't think Trump is listening. Do you see Prime Minister Abe? "Last time we listened to the Chancelor of Germany we got nuked." is the meme going around the net with that photo. You remember the recent news about nukes? I think somebody had a photo op:
Well, guess we're all NOT dead so maybe somebody can do something about immigration.
Here's the cerebrial news reporting on immigration:
The PBS News Hour report of June 20th (Items in bold are my emphasis)
"For migrants, many from Central America, the United States represents the opportunity for a better life, "…….. "…. then learns more from Jason Marczak of the Atlantic Council."
"Nick Schifrin: The primary reason that men, women, and children risk such a perilous passage north is because it is safer than staying at home. For these people, the United States represents the opportunity for a better life, and the southern border of the U.S. is the difficult-to-reach destination. Many are from the area known as the Northern Triangle of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras, where civil wars in the 1980s left a legacy of weak governance and economies and brutal violence."
"Jason Marczak: There are a lot attempts to improve the problems in the Northern Triangle, but this is a long-term problem." What an insightful observation from Mr. Marczak. Here's a snip of his bio: "Director of the Latin America Economic Growth Initiative at the Atlantic Council’sAdrienne Arsht Latin America Center…. the Center has become known for its insight on transforming Latin America and the region’s strategic role in the global community, including its groundbreaking polling work on US attitudes toward Cuba. He is at the forefront of its forward-looking analysis on issues such as trade and commerce, US-Cuba relations, Latin America 2030, Mexico’sreforms," The Atlantic Council the lite beer of the Borg. How did the experts suggest America handled the "Norther Triangle" for how many years? I'm a few years out of school and don't have the slightest idea how to insert an excel spreadsheet with handy pivot table into this so let me do it the Elmer Fuddy Duddy way:
1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, boy that's gonna get old. Let me try this. 2018 minus 1989 equals, like a whole lot more time than Donald J. Trump has been under investigation because of Russia, Russia, Russia. News Flash: Almost 1/3 of Americans alive today were born after 1989. I wonder if any expert on transforming Latin America in the Reagan, H.W. Bush, #metoo Clinton, George W Bush or Barack Obama administrations had realized that, like, wow! failed states, weak governance and economies and brutal violence? Why you could get a Nobel Peace Prize for giving a speach fixing countries with brutal violence (Afghanistan, Iraq, Egypt, Libya), especially ones that result in things of concern to the American left;
Sorry, wrong children.
Sorry, that was nice; I mean Nice, France and we need Extreme Vetting. Except at the Rio Bravo. Or a voting booth in the USA. Well you know what the right thinks about immigration:
And the left thinks.
And the former head of the CIA has forgotten:
That's some of the generals of the armies (- allied with the Russians and a whole bunch of other countries) – that ended the Holocaust. Perhaps General Hayden's aids could tell hin; and who ever is from Fake News and reading hear feel free to tell the American Left.
Here is your favorite President commenting about immigration. About time, too.
There are a couple more things the PBS News Hour did not cover and Atlantic Council expert Mr. Marczak willfully ignored.
The official position of the Governments of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras as to the treatment of citizens within THEIR countries, how the hell they have failed their citizens and why massive out-migration three decades after the civil wars have ened is the fault of the United States of America. The other: That is what the current American Government has in common with the Governments of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. It was highlighted at the DOJ FBI IG hearings in the Senate and the House. Which is why we are seeing nothing but "for the children" stories from the not Fake News media. Here's five minutes of what you missed:
The Federales couldn't have done it any better. Thanks Lefty.