Donald J. Trump has gone full on Big Pink. As on many issues, Donald J. Trump adapts our language over and over. The latest example? Immigration.
Big Media (another phrase Trump has borrowed from us) is all out in attempts to paint Donald J. Trump “yellow” on immigration. The Big Media narrative is that Trump is betraying his supporters and gone coward yellow on his immigration policy. This Big Media assault on Trump even makes strong Trump supporters wobbly.
So what is Donald J. Trump’s immigration policy? What does Donald J. Trump intend to do about illegal immigration? We’re sitting at the head of the class, waving our raise hands frantically to catch teacher’s attention, saying “ooh, ooh, we know, we know.”
Big Pink readers know the answer too. We wrote IN THREE WORDS the Donald J. Trump immigration policy on August 17, 2015 – a little over a year ago. Our article that august August was @RealDonaldTrump Winning Immigration Plan In 3 Words: Enforce The Law! Yeah, ENFORCE THE LAW:
Before you pass new laws you won’t enforce, enforce the law already on the books. [SNIP]
This past Sunday Donald Trump unveiled his Comprehensive Immigration Reform Plan. In three words, all of which have meaning, the plan would “enforce the law.”
There is no point in passing a new law if it will not be enforced. There is no point in having a law if it is not enforced. A law that is not enforced is not a law, it is not even a suggestion. A law that is not enforced is a bunch of words devoid of meaning. That is to say, Barack Obama is the embodiment of the concept – a collection of words without meaning other than self-absorption.
Donald Trump’s detailed Comprehensive Immigration Reform Plan is mostly about illegal immigration. For a candidate that has been mocked as personality “without policy details” the release of the Trump plan has rocked the political class.
Yeah, enforce the law. It’s that simple.
For some, it is not that simple. They are suspicious. We can’t blame the suspicious. After almost eight horrible Obama lying years, we should all be suspicious. But a lot of the suspicions about Trump are rather silly when it comes to illegal immigration and immigration overall.
The concept of “enforce the law” is very simple. To fully appreciate Donald J. Trump and his illegal immigration/immigration policy the fundamental need is the intent. To “enforce the law” it is necessary to respect the law, and want the spirit as well as the letter of the law to be enforced.
Barack Obama does not respect the law. Barack Obama does not like certain laws. Laws that Barack Obama does not like Barack Obama does not respect nor enforce. Barack Obama’s intent is to defy the law. It is gangster government. Obama’s disrespect and violation of law is why the supine courts have repeatedly issued orders to block Barack Obama and his law breaking.
Donald J. Trump by contrast respects immigration laws and wants to enforce the law. That is very simple.
Where it is not so simple is the “how“. How do you enforce the law after years of the chief law enforcer doing everything he could do, from the occupied White House, to violate the spirit and the letter of the law? Barack Obama is a massive injury to the American system of laws. If Donald J. Trump is elected he will have to repair the traumatic injury to the American system of laws.
To repair the American system of laws, in particular, immigration law, Donald J. Trump will have to perform as medical practitioner. That means, stop the bleeding, suture the wound, then proceed to repair the injury to the entire body. This simple series of steps has some in an uproar.
The uproar on Donald J. Trump’s illegal immigration/immigration policy is supposedly due to a Trump appearance on the Sean Hannity show. Ann Coulter among others is upset with Trump about perceived Trump apostasy. We find that perplexing.
The accusation that Trump has now shifted his illegal immigration/immigration policy is buttered with outrage that Trump is now mouthing the same policy as his defeated primary opponents. Of course those opponents were either for illegal immigration amnesty and supported “comprehensive” legislation to implement their pro amnesty desires, or they were long time advocates of Chamber of Commerce style illegal immigration amnesty to lower wages.
We watched the Sean Hannity interview and failed to see the stab in the back policy change Big Media employs as the latest Trump supporter demoralization strategy. Here’s the Hannity interview:
Did you notice that long introduction of Trump and the opening remarks by Trump? All we heard was Trump reiterating his long held determination “we have to stop it” against illegal immigration. Did you notice the poignant/heartbreaking testimonies of the mothers of children killed by illegal immigrants as Trump listened intently to the women he knows well? Did you hear the repeated declarations by Trump about “the wall” and how it will be built and Mexico will pay for it? Did you hear Sean Hannity ask Trump about a shift in position on illegal immigration? Did you hear Sean Hannity ask about the meeting with Hispanic leaders and whether they influenced Trump to go soft? Did you hear? Hey, guess what, we have a transcript. Let’s look and see what Trump said:
HANNITY: I have covered the border now for years on this program. I’ve been from the Rio Grande to San Diego and everywhere in between 12 times. I’ve been down to the — I’ve seen drug warehouses. I have seen tunnels. We’ll show some of the pictures.
My next question is — and this is where you seem to in the last week be revisiting the issue of sending everybody back that is here illegally. Tell us where you stand on that.
TRUMP: We want to follow the laws. You know, we have very strong laws.
(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)
TRUMP: We have very strong laws in this country. And I don’t know if you know, but Bush and even Obama sends people back. Now, we can be more aggressive in that, but we want to follow the laws. If you start going around trying to make new laws in this country, it’s a process that’s brutal. We want to follow the laws of the country. And if we follow the laws, we can do what we have to do.
(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)
TRUMP: Sean, let me tell you. (INAUDIBLE), we’ve got some great people in this country. They shouldn’t be here. They’re still great people, all right? But we’ve got some really, really bad gang members and some horrible people.
HANNITY: Start with them.
TRUMP: Those people are going out day one. They’re going to be the first order I sign. They’re gone day one!
(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)
HANNITY: All right. I know this question has come up a lot, what about people that work hard, have been here a long time, they own homes, they have their property, and this is a question everyone is going to want answered, what about them, do they have to go back or would you reconsider them?
TRUMP: We are going to follow the laws of the country.
(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)
HANNITY: So they’re going to have to go back.
TRUMP: We are going to follow the law. And we’re going to see who people are. We’re going to see how they’ve done. Do you believe in a merit system, Sean? When people come in, as an example, do you believe in a merit system?
TRUMP: One of the things that’s very unfair with leaving people is that you have years and years of people waiting on line. They’ve gone through a process, and they’ve — they’ve filed…
TRUMP: Legally, they’ve filed. And they’re great people in some cases. I guess in some cases, maybe not. But you have really great people wanting and so proudly wanting to come into our country. And now what you’d be doing is you’d take people away from that line. And it’s really something…
HANNITY: Is there any part of the law that you might be able to change that would accommodate those people that contribute to society, have been law-abiding, have kids here? Would there be any room in your mind, or are you — because I know you had a meeting this week.
TRUMP: I did.
HANNITY: With Hispanic leaders.
TRUMP: I did. I did. I had a meeting with great people, great Hispanic leaders. And there certainly can be a softening because we’re not looking to hurt people. We want people — we have some great people in this country. We have some great, great people in this country.
So but we’re going to follow the laws of this country.
TRUMP: And you know, what people don’t realize — what people don’t realize, we have very, very strong laws.
HANNITY: Yes, but Obama doesn’t follow them.
TRUMP: Yes, they don’t follow them. But we’re going to follow the laws.
Enforce the law, follow the law. At every turn Trump turns to the law as it is and is currently violated by Barack Obama. Hispanic leaders meeting? Follow the law. Great people here illegally? Follow the law. At every turn, even the difficult question of uprooting illegal immigrant families who have been here decades and grown roots, Trump responds “follow the law”.
Will you make some exemptions for illegal immigrants with heartbreaking stories and long roots in this country, asks Hannity? This is Trump’s best answer. Trump understands that some of the illegal immigrants who came to his country came to get a better life and Trump has a soft heart for this situation. But Trump asks and answers the important question. Trump says “follow the law” because Trump says, FAIRNESS.
We believe Trump should make the FAIRNESS argument more explicit. Trump says “now what you’d be doing is you’d take people away from that line” which is a very long way of saying “FAIRNESS!”. Legal immigrants came to this country and endured the burdens of law – yet some want to make exceptions for those who came here illegally. It’s about FAIRNESS. If Trump’s team reads here we strongly suggest they begin to counter the heartbreaking illegal immigrant narrative with the equally compelling counter argument that it is NOT FAIR to permit some to jump the line.
Trump argued that American children should have their dreams fulfilled too and given full opportunity. Trump declared our “dreamers” must get respect too as a counter to the illegal immigrant “Dreamers” argument. But Trump can expand that argument into a fairness argument that fits right into his overall election narrative.
Trump’s appearance on Hannity included the stunning testimony from mothers of slain children. Illegal immigrants slew their children. Trump side by side with these mothers did not appear to us to be weakening in his resolve to “follow the law”.
Likewise, Donald J. Trump will appear with Nigel Farage. Nigel Farage is no shrinking violet. Nigel Farage almost single-handedly forced the Brexit question on the ballot and Farage also led the successful Brexit vote. Nigel Farage led on the Brexit question in large part because of his concern about immigration. Donald J. Trump will appear with Nigel Farage:
Nigel Farage To Tell ‘Brexit Story’ At Trump Rally In Mississippi
The former UKIP leader says he will be talking about how to mobilise “a people’s army” at a Mississippi rally for the Republican.
Nigel Farage will appear on stage with Donald Trump in the US to discuss “the Brexit Story”, says an adviser to the former UKIP leader.
The Republican presidential nominee is due to campaign on Wednesday evening in Jackson, Mississippi, as Mr Farage visits the southern US state.
Mr Farage is expected to talk about how the “anti-establishment beat the establishment” to bring about Brexit. [snip]
Ahead of the appearance, Mr Farage appeared on the radio show SuperTalk Mississippi.
He railed against the political classes and compared Mr Trump’s popularity with the “silent majority” of the British people who voted for Brexit.
He said that just as Brexiteers mobilised a “people’s army”, so too can Mr Trump in the United States.
Mr Farage told the show: “I’m telling a story about Brexit, and it’s a story that if the grassroots Republicans pick up, and if they understand that what they’ve got to do is not just sit in their armchairs, they’ve got to get out, put their walking boots on, deliver leaflets, go out and meet these people in the communities.
“In a sense what I’m saying is that we mobilised a people’s army in the United Kingdom that went out and spoke to everybody and got them down the polls, the same thing can happen here.” [snip]
Mr Trump caused a stir last week with a cryptic tweet in which he said: “They will soon be calling me MR BREXIT!”
A lot of dopes are getting roped. “Follow the law” Donald Trump side by side with mothers of slain children and Nigel Farage is no dope. Trump is not a wobbly candidate, neither on immigration nor anything else.