The Left’s Hysteria on the “Muslim Ban”

It is truly saddening to watch these people on the Left lose their minds with the actions of Donald Trump amidst his first month of the presidency. With the media turning the dial to an 11 on every single one of his actions, it is sure to be a long presidency with constant tears from these ideologues who are truly uncompromising and could not care less for reason or statistics.

Trump’s most recent move, an executive order dealing with refugee immigration, has been called a “Muslim ban” amidst the hysterics, tears, and protests of Leftists who suddenly have an interest in American values after spending the last year attacking police officers and white Trump supporters.

Truth be told, I don’t think these people have read the executive order. They’re so vehemently opposed to Trump they fight against everything he does because their dogmatic ideological adherence to the religious cult known as Leftism blocks any entrance of reason and logic into their minds.

To quote the wording of the executive order itself:

“To temporarily reduce investigative burdens on relevant agencies during the review period described in subsection (a) of this section, to ensure the proper review and maximum utilization of available resources for the screening of foreign nationals, and to ensure that adequate standards are established to prevent infiltration by foreign terrorists or criminals, pursuant to section 212(f) of the INA, 8 U.S.C. 1182(f), I hereby proclaim that the immigrant and nonimmigrant entry into the United States of aliens from countries referred to in section 217(a)(12) of the INA, 8 U.S.C. 1187(a)(12), would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, and I hereby suspend entry into the United States, as immigrants and nonimmigrants, of such persons for 90 days from the date of this order (excluding those foreign nationals traveling on diplomatic visas, North Atlantic Treaty Organization visas, C-2 visas for travel to the United Nations, and G-1, G-2, G-3, and G-4 visas).

The Secretary of State shall suspend the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP) for 120 days. During the 120-day period, the Secretary of State, in conjunction with the Secretary of Homeland Security and in consultation with the Director of National Intelligence, shall review the USRAP application and adjudication process to determine what additional procedures should be taken to ensure that those approved for refugee admission do not pose a threat to the security and welfare of the United States, and shall implement such additional procedures.”

Trump’s order is clearly not a Muslim ban. It targets seven Muslim nations: Iran, Sudan, Somalia, Syria, Iraq, Libya, and Yemen. Libya and Iraq have been on the list since 1979, Syria a State Sponsor of Terrorism since 1979, Iran on the list since 1984, and Sudan on the list since 1993. There are over 40 Muslim majority nations that are not affected by this order, Indonesia is the most Muslim populous nation in the world and they are not banned. It should hopefully be quite clear that this is not a bigoted Muslim ban, Donald did not pull these names out of a hat.

The ban also suspends the United States’ Syrian refugee program, and rightfully so. It costs, on average, $64,370 to resettle each refugee in the first five years. In Ottawa, Canada, resettling one refugee costs $35,000, and with 25,000 refugees total this equates to $900 million during the first year and $1.2 billion over the course of six years. This is not a cost I want to be paying, diversity is not worth this money. Most of these refugees are fleeing their countries with no regard for limited government, the Constitution, or personal freedom. On top of this, how many refugees are high-skilled and will not water down the market with more low-skilled foreigners?

These people on the Left have next to no regard for the facts. Only now do they care about American values, and even this phrase is not fit for the situation at hand. The President is doing his job with this executive order, his job is to protect the lives of American citizens from potential threats both foreign and domestic. It is not anti-American to protect and defend the very country that you were voted in to serve.

To all those on the Left crying about this, the corrupt mainstream media, the Hollywood liberals who return home at night on their private jets to their mansions, the next time innocent lives are lost in this country from radical Islamic terror, the blood is on your hands. I am sick of morality and your emotions mattering more to you than the national sovereignty of this country and American lives. The last thing we need to be doing as a country is opening up our borders and losing the very cultural identity that men have laid down their lives for over the centuries because your emotionally charged viewpoint on how this country should be gets to dominate policy. We do not need to be turning into Europe.

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Isaiah Minter is a High School debater, editor, and writer, his work largely covering areas of politics, economics, culture, and most of all, social issues. He writes from a Paleolibertarian perspective, promoting ideas of personal liberty, American nationalism, economic freedom, propertarianism, and Western Traditionalism. He is an outspoken critique of Egalitarianism, Feminism, Liberalism, Progressivism, Black Lives Matter, and Democracy.

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