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Crying for 'New Americans' from the Lands of Jihad
The executive order by which President Trump aims to temporarily stop the issuance of visas to "immigrants and non-immigrants" from seven hotbeds of Islamic terrorism in the Middle East and Africa says, in the plainest of English, that "in order to protect Americans," it is vital to "ensure that those admitted to this country" clearly "support the Constitution," "do not bear hostile attitudes toward [the U.S.] and its founding principles," do not "place violent ideologies over American law," do not "engage in acts of bigotry or hatred," and do not seek to "oppress Americans of any race, gender, or sexual orientation."
If Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton were to have uttered these same words, the Left would be lauding their sober eloquence. But with things being as they are, the Left is instead apoplectic with both rage and torment. The normally cold-blooded political assassin, Senator Charles Schumer of New York, was reduced – by what he called Trump's "mean-spirited and un-American" action – to sniveling like a little girl who'd just dropped her favorite doll into a muddy puddle. Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright said there were "tears in the eyes" of the Statue of Liberty.
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