Liberals are not known for their powers of logical reasoning. Progressive philosophy resembles a cult more than it does a political system. Liberals hold so many contradictory views on issues that it staggers the mind. Having a rational conversation about policies with liberals is pretty much impossible. Sooner or later a liberal will run into a question they can’t answer and resort to name calling and ascribing nefarious motives to any opposing point of view. During the last election when they couldn’t defend the Democrats record of failure or dispute Donald Trump’s vision of a better America they resorted to personal attacks and name calling. One of the most deplorable (chose that word on purpose) accusations was their insistence that Trump is a racist.
The charge of racism is based primarily on then candidate Trump’s desire to protect America by building a wall on the southern border. In remarks promoting building a wall Trump said, “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you. They’re not sending you. They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people. Liberals and the lap dog media completely ignored the first and last part of that paragraph and concentrated on the bringing crime, drugs, and rapists part of what he said. He NEVER said all Mexicans were criminal rapist drug dealers. That would have been a racist statement. It is not, however, racist to speak the truth.
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) reported, “The number of criminal aliens in federal prisons in fiscal year 2010 was about 55,000, and the number of SCAAP criminal alien incarcerations in state prison systems and local jails was about 296,000 in fiscal year 2009 (the most recent data available), and the majority were from Mexico.” The GAO then went on to state, “In fiscal year 2005, the criminal alien population in federal prisons was around 27 percent of the total inmate population, and from fiscal years 2006 through 2010 remained consistently around 25 percent.”
Liberals love to claim that illegals commit crimes at a lower rate than native born citizens citing a questionable study from the CATO Institute, but even if it is true it misses the point. Any crime committed by someone who is here illegally would be prevented if they weren’t here.
Liberals also cite Trump’s complaint that a Hispanic judge, Gonzalo Curiel, may have been biased against him in a case over which the judge was presiding. No one but the judge can know if he was indeed prejudiced against Trump, but it is certainly possible. Since the left is convinced Donald Trump is biased based on race, why is it unreasonable to think that a judge could be as well? Again, liberals are not strong on logical reasoning.
An even more ridiculous “proof” of Trump’s racism is that he called for President Obama’s birth certificate to be released back in 2011. Prior to that Obama’s long form birth certificate hadn’t been released. Combined with numerous rumors that he was foreign born, such as his grandmother saying he was, and the fact that a bio his literary agent published in 1991 also said he was born in Kenya there was a legitimate reason to ask to see the birth certificate. That had nothing to do with race. With so many other questions about Obama’s sealed school records, a social security number from a state he never lived in, and a dubious selective service document, asking him to release his birth certificate doesn’t make Trump a racist. It is a reasonable request. Even after the White House released a purported copy of his birth certificate there were serious questions about the authenticity of the copy, so when Trump wasn’t totally convinced it was again an understandable response, not a racist one.
To sum up, the evidence the left is using to brand President Trump a racist is neither logical nor reasonable. Any rational person could have the same legitimate concerns Donald Trump has expressed without a racist motive. To assume otherwise is unfair, but that pretty much describes the attacks leveled against our President.
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