Sincere seekers of truth will follow wherever logic and facts lead. I want to present a series of logical reasoning and facts to counter the charges of people who are taking the mass shootings on a political spin to blame Trump, Republicans, and conservatives.
CHARGE: Racially motivated mass shootings are condoned by Trump and conservatives.
Example (1) Pete Buttigieg: “There’s no question that white nationalism is condoned at the highest level of our government.”
Example (2) Joe Biden: “We can’t fix a problem if we refuse to name it: white nationalism. An ideology emboldened by a president who stokes the flames of hatred and coddles white supremacists with messages of support. We must do what Trump won’t: condemn this evil and eradicate it from our society.”
Example (3) Cory Booker: “I think at the end of the day, especially because this was the white supremacist manifesto… that Donald Trump is responsible for this. He is responsible because he is stoking fears and hatred and bigotry.”
Example (4) MSN article: “El Paso Shooting Suspect’s Manifesto Echoes Trump’s Language”
FACT: Donald Trump speech at the White House on 8/5/2019: “In one voice, our nation must condemn racism, bigotry and white supremacy. These sinister ideologies must be defeated.”
FACT: The shooter’s manifesto preemptively dismisses the charges: “My opinions on automation, immigration, and the rest predate Trump and his campaign for president. I putting [sic] this here because some people will blame the President or certain presidential candidates for the attack. This is not the case. I know that the media will probably call me a white supremacist anyway and blame Trump’s rhetoric. The media is infamous for fake news. Their reaction to this attack will likely just confirm that.”
LOGIC: This attacker discloses his pre-Trump views. Mass shootings by white people took place under the Obama administration and others before him. This is not exclusive under the Trump administration and therefore the charge is unfounded.
CHARGE: Trump’s policies on immigration motivate racist violence.
FACT: Sovereign countries have policies to control who and how many people enter the country. It is indispensable to national security and necessary for the regulation of the economy and the protection of tax-paying citizens.
FACT: There is a crisis at the southern border that Democrats deny but the Trump administration is trying to fix.
FACT: 303,916 illegal aliens entered in 2017.
FACT: 396,579 illegal aliens entered in 2018.
FACT: 100,000+ illegal aliens entered in March 2019 alone.
FACT: 2019 is not over and total illegal crossings have surpassed 2017, 2015, 2012, 2011.
LOGIC: Immigration control is not a manufactured crisis. The Trump administration does not outlaw immigration. It just says it must be done legally at the ports of entry. Doing so is only fair to immigrants who apply legally and wait for processing.
FACT: Cory Booker crossed the border to help people illegally cross back over the border.
FACT: Elizabeth Warren and other Democratic candidates endorse decriminalizing border crossings.
FACT: All Democratic candidates on the debate stage raised their hands to endorse providing free healthcare to illegal immigrants.
FACT: Democratic candidates endorse sanctuary cities.
FACT: Some aliens bought kids to act as their children so that they can get a free immigration pass. Democrats then denounce separation of children when authorities deal with this issue.
FACT: Democratic candidates and lawmakers denounce law enforcement and immigration officials and encourage illegal immigrants to hide and resist authorities even with court orders for deportation due to criminal activity.
LOGIC: Democrats who engage in the above activities actually INCENTIVIZE mass illegal immigration. This opens the door to a large influx of illegal immigrants and becomes a reason why many citizens are upset, increasing the probability of anti-immigrant shootings that may not happen if there is not Democratic support for the free flow of illegal immigration.
LOGIC: A government has the duty of prioritizing citizens FIRST. Democratic presidential candidates who prioritize immigrants first cannot simultaneously claim that they put Americans first. Candidates should prioritize citizens first, then ACCOMMODATE immigrants.
CHARGE: Trump’s policies are anti-immigrant.
FACT: In 1995, Democratic president Bill Clinton delivered the State of the Union address: “All Americans, not only in the states most heavily affected but in every place in this country, are rightly disturbed by the large numbers of illegal aliens entering our country. The jobs they hold might otherwise be held by citizens or legal immigrants. The public services they use impose burdens on our taxpayers. That’s why our administration has moved aggressively to secure our borders more by hiring a record number of new border guards, by deporting twice as many criminal aliens as ever before, by cracking down on illegal hiring, by barring welfare benefits to illegal aliens. In the budget I will present to you, we will try to do more to speed the deportation of illegal aliens who are arrested for crimes, to better identify illegal aliens in the workplace… We are a nation of immigrants. But we are also a nation of laws. It is wrong and ultimately self-defeating for a nation of immigrants to permit the kind of abuse of our immigration laws we have seen in recent years, and we must do more to stop it.”
Bill Clinton Receives Standing Ovation In 1995 State Of The Union For Tough Stance On Illegal Immigration pic.twitter.com/FbBgszGB8K— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) January 29, 2018
FACT: In 2013 Democratic president Obama delivered the State of the Union address:
“Real reform means strong border security, and we can build on the progress my Administration has already made — putting more boots on the southern border than at any time in our history, and reducing illegal crossings to their lowest levels in 40 years.
Real reform means establishing a responsible pathway to earned citizenship — a path that includes passing a background check, paying taxes and a meaningful penalty, learning English, and going to the back of the line behind the folks trying to come here legally.
And real reform means fixing the legal immigration system to cut waiting periods, reduce bureaucracy, and attract the highly-skilled entrepreneurs and engineers that will help create jobs and grow our economy.”
2013 State Of The Union: Obama Calls For Border Security & Putting Illegals In Back Of The Line pic.twitter.com/txqhPNzezw— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) January 29, 2018
FACT: In a 2014 interview, Obama said: “Our message absolutely is don’t send your children unaccompanied, on trains or through a bunch of smugglers. We don’t even know how many of these kids don’t make it, and may have been waylaid into sex trafficking or killed because they fell off a train. Do not send your children to the borders. If they do make it, they’ll get sent back. More importantly, they may not make it.”
Obama to migrants from Latin America in 2014: “Do not send your children to the borders. If they do make it, they’ll get sent back.” pic.twitter.com/lDRT36KKdi— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) June 20, 2018
LOGIC: Nowadays if Trump delivered such a speech, uninformed people would denounce it as RACIST and ANTI-IMMIGRANTS.
FACT: Democrats have and are tricking people into believing that the Trump administration is anti-immigrant.
FACT: Videos PROVE people are tricked:
People Roast Trump And Then Find Out It Was Obama
CONCLUSION: People are gullible and biased, Democrats are taking advantage, Trump is not anti-immigrants, and mass shootings are not inspired by Trump.