It’s time for the GOP to denounce Trump, clearly and unequivocally
December 7, 2015 1 Comment
I honestly did not think that Donald Trump could be any more vile and disgusting than he has been since he called Mexicans rapists and murderers during his campaign announcement last June. But today he outdid himself and I cannot remain silent.
Trump’s call to ban Muslims from entering the U.S. is hate speech pure and simple. There is no precedent for barring people from entering the U.S. based on religion. It’s never been done before. And the idea of a religioustest for admission to the U.S. flies in the face of everything this nation stands for as a beacon of liberty and freedom for people facing religious oppression around the word, including millions of Muslims who have been victimized by ISIS, Al Queda and other terrorist gangs.
Trump’s ugly call to ban Muslims from the U.S. raises a host of disturbing questions. How does Trump propose to enforce the ban? What about Muslim immigrants and visitors who are already here? Is he proposing to include them in the racist based mass deportation of Latinos that he has proposed? What about immigrants who convert to Islam after they arrive in the U.S.? What about American citizens who are Muslim?
Trump’s hateful, bigoted call to bar Muslims from entering the U.S. is un-American, illegal and immoral. Where does his brazen hatred stop?
Trump has run a campaign based on hatred and bigotry. He’s aimed his venom at Mexicans, Latinos, women, war heroes and others. It’s high time for the Republican Party, including all the GOP presidential hopefuls, to denounce Trump clearly and unequivocally. No major political party should tolerate such bigotry and hatred from a candidate regardless of his poll numbers. And Republicans should make clear that they will not support Donald Trump even if he is nominated as a result of the primaries.
Unfortunately Donald Trump isn’t the only GOP presidential candidate who is using hatred and fear mongering to round up votes. Ted Cruz’s shameful proposal to place a three year moratorium on refugees coming from Muslim countries where ISIS or Al Qaeda control a substantial amount of territory targets the very refugees who are most in need of protection. Let’s not forget that thousands of men, women and children are fleeing these despicable terrorists who have murdered an untold number of Muslims and Christians. Rather than play on Americans’ worst fears Cruz should stand up and fight for protecting all refugees in need of safe haven.
That’s what America is about.