Progress is desirable and possible, but not on the basis of pseudo-scientific theoretical novelties and fads which are in many cases merely alibis for moral responsibility and moral training. Science is a mighty weapon, a glittering sword in the hand of civilization. But if civilization permits science to rob it of its moral foundations it will be a case of suicide by falling on its own sword.
With a large percentage of the mayors, city officials, and some high-profile residents of the major Sanctuary Cities taking serious umbrage at President Trump consideration of releasing detained illegal aliens in those cities and only in those cities, are we at sanctuary’s end?
The short answer is, of course, no. These Left-wing politicians and celebrities are not self-aware enough to even recognize their own hypocrisy. Hence, they will maintain the status quo if at all possible so that they can have it both ways, each whenever it suits them.
It’s quite true that illegal immigrants come to America with far more and far worse than the clothes on their backs. They invade our nation carry with them a plethora of diseases and parasites, putting our people – especially our elderly and our children – at risk.
And again, this is quite true despite our domestic enemies’ and their dutiful intelligentsia’s repeated claims to the contrary. Their refutations are nothing but claims that there has been to-date “no significant” impact upon American society from immigrant-borne diseases and parasites. But by what criteria does one judge significance? And, when has America ever had to deal with an invasion of illegals at the scale that we now face?
Our domestic enemies certainly have no consistent of objective answer to the question of significant impact. Just refer to how the scream about measles outbreaks and vilify the anti-vaxxers as some sort of apocalyptic plague bringers. And this is measles we’re talking about, not something far worse for either the victims or society as a whole.
Measles Mortality Risks:
1:10,000 (0.01%) of measles cases are fatal
3-3.5:10,000 (0.03–0.035%) of measles cases result in seizure
1:20,000 (0.005%) of measles cases result in measles encephalitis
1:80,000 (0.00125%) of cases result in permanent disability
7:1,000 (0.7%) of cases are hospitalized
Yet they utterly ignore America’s most lethal and widespread disease, the common, ordinary, nameless Flu, which has an 18% mortality rate and claims the lives of 36,000 Americans annually, again mostly small children and the elderly.
Yeah, those sorts who will say anything to refute the clear and present dangers and health risks that illegals present to Americans have no measurable basis for their stance on the issue. Then, like with most things, our domestic enemies’ stance on this is based upon Identity Politics and hate, not statistics or other repeatable facts.
Yeah! Certain sorts that Americans are still having to deal with came up with this as a doomsday scenario in the event that President Trump used his lawful authority to close the US-Mexico border in response to the growing crisis there. Avocados! We won’t have Avocados!
Holy guacamole, indeed! But then, this sort of hysterical lunacy is what happens when our domestic enemies try to come up with some sort of compelling reason that closing the US-Mexico border would be bad for- and/or somehow harm the American people.
Admittedly, in the past some Dems have made more cogent, if heinous, arguments for keeping that border as open as possible while, perforce, not changing immigration laws.
Well, even if Pelosi has never read anything else, she seems to have read and internalized Obama’s Audacity of Hope. Her attitude towards reaching any form of compromise with President Trump and thereby ending the current partial government shutdown certainly match Obama’s prescription for similar things.
Or, it could be mere coincidence. After all, Pelosi has the only reason she needs to refuse to do anything resembling responsible leadership of the House – Donald Trump was elected as POTUS.