Hold the line Mr. President

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Hold the line : This term alludes to former military tactics, in which a line of troops was supposed to prevent an enemy breakthrough.

The first week of President Donald Trump’s administration certainly has been interesting. The divide between what the press is reporting and what is actually taking place seems wider than ever. European leaders are in a frenzy, trying to figure out what the US President is up to. They see their status quo falling apart. This is not that way it’s supposed to work.

Germany’s Chancellor Merkel says that the fight against terrorism is no excuse for banning refugees. Luckily for the US, Germany’s Merkel doesn’t get a vote on our immigration and refugee policy. If they did we would see the same staggering rise in rapes, murders, and general disregard for western values and laws. (We have enough of that to deal with already)

There is no inherent right for anyone to just migrate to another sovereign country. We have no obligation. Period!

In London, the Mayor asked for the state visit from President Trump be canceled. Well since the British Prime Minister just made that request it doesn’t seem likely to be reversed. But that wasn’t really his point. London has become a safe haven for radical Muslims and Sadiq Khan appears to support this.

He told Sky News: "I am quite clear, this ban is cruel, this ban is shameful, while this ban is in place we should not be rolling out the red carpet for President Trump.”

How exactly how a ban on people coming to the US is cruel he doesn’t explain. The definition of cruel seems very wobbly in this case.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said: “Donald Trump should not be welcomed to Britain while he abuses our shared values with his shameful Muslim ban and attacks on refugees’ and women’s rights.

Except as Brexit seems to indicate, the Labour party may be in the minority on this issue in Britain. So, it’s no surprise they complain.

The elites are in a tizzy and it is a joy to see. Immigration is an issue that is for the sovereign nation’s own population to decide not foreign agitators. The elites of Europe see their influence diminished with President Trump in office, the Radical Islamist see their potential access to do harm threatened and don’t like Trump in office. The American people we are told by the preening press are divided. We shall see.

The Bloomberg headline says a lot about the coverage.

“Global Criticism of Trump Ban Builds From Germany to Google.”

Google? What country is this?

All the while many in the US and quietly around the world are cheering. Finally, someone with the fortitude to stand for the people. One can only hope he continues and doesn’t lose his spine.

The one note here is that based on the wording of the executive order, legal residents should have been explicitly exempted. While one can assume that was that idea, it was not clear.

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-immigration-germany-idUSKBN15D0FE?il=0

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/sadiq-khan-demands-donald-trumps-9716177

https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2017-01-29/trump-order-on-refugee-limits-draws-iran-retaliation-threat

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