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Fiery Disputes Over Border . . . Smoke Out The Double Standards Used For Illegal Entrants

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PHOENIX — Sometimes illegal traffickers start fires near the international line with Mexico so the smoke will divert attention from their unauthorized border activities elsewhere.
Well, it turns out that flaming diversions aren’t done only by Latino smugglers.
Much began to be smoked out as June advanced about double standards and hypocrisy over the longstanding use of innocent children as pawns for border issues.
It’s entirely legitimate to want to avoid suffering when possible for little ones. However, it’s not the fault of President Donald Trump or his supporters if wandering adult illegal aliens are tricked or sweet-talked by open-borders elitists into bringing vulnerable youngsters to the chaotic international line.
When Barack Obama as president was confronted with a similar problem over minors in 2014, his worshipful media supporters didn’t come howling after him as the villain to be wrestled into submission in the dust.
Even the Obama administration was backed into a corner by a tsunami of new illegal arrivals — although one might argue that his known open-borders preferences helped entice them to the U.S. then.
And no matter the numbers of confused little ones needing care at the border in 2018, or 2014, they nowhere began to approach the tens of millions of innocent, defenseless preborn babies put to cruel deaths over the decades while dominant media screamed their approval of, and insistence upon, this Herodian abortion slaughter.
How familiar it began to sound in June that children shouldn’t be “ripped away from their mothers.” This was leftist hyperbole. The U.S. Border Patrol wasn’t invading El Centro, Calif., or Central America to kidnap toddlers in the plaza. The law enforcers were trying to bring order, as established by the law, to an overwhelming problem of unauthorized entry in their own land.
In many cases these weren’t even family units but illegal traffickers with other people’s children under their control.
A national radio host noted on June 20 that Democrats talked about illegal aliens “as if they’re stateless wanderers” instead of citizens of other countries they’ve left behind.
The talking points never seem to regard the illegal immigrants as having any abilities they can use to improve their native lands, but are only passive victims whose wishes have to be accommodated in every way by the U.S.
As for ripping children from their mothers, conservative, pro-life Mary Ann Kreitzer asked at her “Les Femmes — The Truth” blog on June 20: How about some defense for all the babies at risk of being separated from their moms forever by being torn limb from limb in the womb?
That, of course, mattered not at all for callous pro-abortion media pretenders like Rachel Maddow, sobbing (on cue?) on camera over the far fewer number of unfortunate little ones hauled temporarily to the international line, not their final moments at the wall of the womb.
Kreitzer also noted the current event of the new bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Tucson, Edward Weisenburger, pondering, while the nation’s bishops met in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., the possibility of invoking serious religious penalties against Catholics legally employed as U.S. border personnel.
(See the story about the situation of Weisenburger’s Tucson Diocese elsewhere in this issue.)
However, since he took control of the diocese last November, the bishop failed to call to public account one of the nation’s most notorious pro-abortion “Catholics” in Congress, the left-wing Democrat Raul Grijalva, whose House district includes some of Tucson and a considerable part of the same area of southern Arizona as the diocese.
“As far as I can see,” wrote Kreitzer, “Trump, with all his faults, is more Catholic than a lot of our bishops. How long will the faithful have to wait to see canonical penalties against Catholic politicians who actively champion dragging babies into the birth canal, stabbing them in the neck, and sucking out their brains?”
Illegal immigrants, to be sure, are real people. But do they sometimes lack a realistic view?
A Reuters photo posted along with an article at National Review on May 28 — the article was headlined, “The Truth about Separating Kids” — showed four illegal aliens holding water bottles and looking disappointed as they faced U.S. Border Patrol in Texas in May. They were two young men, a boy and a woman.
The caption didn’t say anything specific about their situation. They didn’t appear starving or wounded, just displeased at being found. A person was left to assume they were some of the latest of endless millions misled into believing that they’re the U.S.’s responsibility.
The four might have been no more conscious of their moral culpability than U.S. readers of vapid entertainment magazines are about the possibly unwise choices they make. But had these four unauthorized entrants ever been asked seriously to consider their responsibility to their homelands?
We’re often told illegal immigrants must come here because their native places are so awful. But it’s an insult to God to think He would create two vast American continents, the North and the South, roughly on either side of the equator, yet He would make only two North American countries among them fit for habitation.
We can be proud many people want to come to the U.S., but we’re not the only game on the planet, nor does God want us so.
As a successful developer, maybe one role Trump can play is to show others how to boost their own nations to achievement. Maybe starting with North Korea?
Even that deprived Hermit Kingdom may provide more hopeful soil for improvement than the sour souls of Trump’s U.S. dominant-media foes.
For a 72-year-old man who’s not notable for following a health regimen, Trump seems to be in such promisingly good shape that he drives his media opponents into an increasingly bad condition, seemingly suffering regular nervous breakdowns.
He already announced that he’ll run for a second White House term in 2020, when he’s 74. The nation gets to watch furious media foes pitifully eating themselves alive with frustration at their inability to destroy the multibillionaire developer turned capable president.
One problem the president may have, though, is with his lungs. With every breath he takes, his seething media foes rededicate themselves to destroying Trump however possible. His very success increases the dark cloud of animosity over him.
How few the weeks have been since January 2017, when he took office, that Trump hasn’t been blasted by big media as a bigoted incompetent dictatorial insensitive oafish offensive racist monster scheming to destroy the world! Or at least the crippling globalist world that George Soros prefers.
Sort of makes sense, given this rejectionist mindset, that a person sees evaluations that Trump receives negative news coverage at around the 90s percentage level, an opprobrium far exceeding his popularity percentage, which manages to maintain at around 50 despite this dirty rain.
Even more frustrating to his foes is that despite every effort to topple him, Trump can register better on the approval scale than his left-wing Democrat predecessor Obama, whom dominant media worshipped, and expected the nation to, as their nearly flawless messiah.
Never one to avoid crowds, Trump truly needs prayers from across the land for his protection as these media try to fan fury among the unhinged who might pose a threat to his welfare. Trump’s Secret Service accompaniment must have among the hardest of tasks.
If there’s someone who poses a strong challenge to a bipartisan established order that had been weakening and undercutting this nation for decades, it’s contrarian Trump. When a new blizzard of hostile coverage erupts, as it did in mid-June over illegal immigrants at the border, it’s just another in a long line of contrived hostilities.
In addition to trying to rid themselves of the president, though, there’s another reason for the barrage: To divert attention from his successes, and also away from the dug-in “deep state” army against him and his pro-America agenda.

The FBI Plot

Inspector General Michael Horowitz had just issued a report showing a plot against Trump far worse than the 1970s’ Watergate “plumbers’” against Democrats, which 1970s media had declared the worst ever. The top levels of FBI officialdom, the premier national law-enforcement agency, had tried to prevent Trump’s election as president in 2016, and to promote Hillary Clinton’s.
Yet what in these media’s eyes is the worst development of the moment that must be hammered throughout news cycles? Trump’s alleged distaste for children at the border.
Coming from leftist media that celebrate the intentional destruction of millions of innocent, defenseless preborn infants, this pitch truly is astounding. Among the pictures of unhappy border youths, where are media photos of the results of these infants’ death agonies?
Come to think of it, yet another liberal cause is to provide abortions for illegal-immigrant females who come here. How’s that for squaring the circle? Bring in people who haven’t been approved for residence, then kill their children who would have become U.S. citizens if allowed to be born.
Maybe the best way to scare illegal immigrants to go back home is to hand out information about the dangers that U.S. leftism would cause for them. Instead of a big picture of a frowning Uncle Sam saying “Go away,” there could be a cartoon of a leering ACLU leftist telling the Latinos, “Welcome into my grasp!”
Maybe the fleeing illegals would kick up so much dust, we could get back to worrying about fighting air pollution.

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