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Author:  Bob Webster
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Date:  August 8, 2019
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Who is really behind sowing the seeds of division in the USA?

Democrats and their friends in the news media claim President Trump is divisive and his rhetoric is responsible for mass killings like the one in El Paso, TX. Are they right?

Whose rhetoric is really fueling discord and division? President Donald J. Trump? Or is the rhetoric of Democrat candidates and their media water-carriers far worse than anything President Trump has actually said (most of his claimed “hate speech” is in the mind of the claimants)?

According to the Cambridge Dictionary:

invasion (noun:  an occasion when a large number of people or things come to a place in an annoying and unwanted way:  the annual invasion of foreign tourists

An illegal alien is anyone who enters a nation illegally, either using forged documents at an official border entry point or entering illegally at any point other than an official border entry point. The use of euphemisms such as “undocumented immigrant” by politicians and their news media water-carriers to describe an illegal alien is a tactic commonly used by charlatans who want to muddy the waters by creating a false impression that such persons are not acting illegally. Charlatan politicians evidently believe most people are just too simple-minded to see through their word games.

When President Trump talks of an “invasion” of illegal aliens across our southern border, he is referring to aliens crossing our southern border en masse at any place not specifically designated for legal crossings. He is not engaging in “inflammatory rhetoric” or “racist” rhetoric or “xenophobic” rhetoric. He is speaking the plain truth. His is not engaging in “anti-immigrant hate speech” as falsely claimed by his adversaries.

But that plain truth is inconvenient and uncomfortable for Democrat politicians who created the border crisis decades ago and who stubbornly refuse to lift a finger to fix it. Why? Because its intended purpose is to increase the Democratic Party’s political power by restocking inner city “voter plantations” being abandoned by American Blacks as they move up the economic ladder and realize they've been used by the Democratic Party since LBJ's "War on Poverty" designed to concentrate Black Americans in urban areas controlled by Democrats, keep them in poverty, assure they had a poor education, and tell them they were victims of Republicans so that they could bus them to polling places each election and have them reliably vote Democrat.

The annual invasion of illegal aliens into the USA is costing American taxpayers dearly.

  • It facilitates drug trafficking across the porous border.  “Drug overdose deaths rose … to 70,237 in 2017.”  While in 2017 the “overdose death rate from synthetic opioids (other than methadone) more than doubled, likely driven by illicitly manufactured fentanyl.”

  • It costs US taxpayers a bundle each year. “A new study authored by Yale University’s Dr. Mohammad Fazel Zarandi estimates that there are 22.8 million illegal immigrants in the United States.  This is over double estimates compiled by the Department of Homeland Security, which claims 11.1 million illegal aliens live in America.” (source of quoted material). The annual cost per illegal entry is roughly $8,000 and that does not include the cost of drug-related deaths enhanced by our porous southern border and supported by some of those illegal entrants. $8,000 times 22.8 million is $182.4 billion per year. Cost estimates based on the much lower and unrealistic Homeland Security estimate also project the tax revenues from working illegal aliens at $19 billion per year. Assuming the same proportion of tax revenues from illegal aliens, the $19 billion figure increases to $39 billion. So the net cost to US taxpayers is $143.4 billion per year. There are approximately 138.3 million taxpayers, so the annual tax burden of each tax filer to support illegal aliens amounts to $1,036.88. This does not include the costs associated with illegal drugs.

    It would cost taxpayers less to simply pay each alien attempting to cross illegally $10,000 if they agreed to return home and never again attempt to enter the USA illegally. Why not offer the same reward to every resident alien who self deports if they made the same agreement? Participants would be identified, photographed, and put in a record in the event they tried to cross illegally again. Profitable self-deportation would end the massive recurring costs inflicted on US taxpayers by the illegal alien invasion, saving taxpayers more than $1,000 annually. A great idea for a "tax cut"!

If you want to hear “hate speech” then just recall some of the hateful speech of Democrat presidential candidates:

You get the idea. Yet this dishonest Democrat name-calling is not considered divisive even when it is patent nonsense that cannot be rationally supported with any evidence, despite the best attempts by the hair-on-fire lunatics on the Left.

In order to make these absurd statements, these candidates and their news media water-carriers adopt a classic tactic of the Left. They take something Trump has said, deliberately mischaracterize it, and then attack their own mischaracterization.

A good example is how Democrats and the news media treated President Trump’s statement on the Charlottsville clash in August 2017.

  • What President Trump said:

    I just met with FBI Director Christopher Wray and Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The Department of Justice has opened a civil rights investigation into the deadly car attack that killed one innocent American and wounded 20 others. To anyone who acted criminally in this weekend’s racist violence, you will be held fully accountable. Justice will be delivered.

    As I said on Saturday, we condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence. It has no place in America. And as I have said many times before, no matter the color of our skin, we all live under the same laws, we all salute the same great flag, and we are all made by the same almighty God. We must love each other, show affection for each other, and unite together in condemnation of hatred, bigotry and violence. We must rediscover the bonds of love and loyalty that bring us together as Americans.

    Racism is evil. And those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs, including the KKK, neo Nazis, white supremacists and other hate groups that are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans. We are a nation founded on the truth that all of us are created equal. We are equal in the eyes of our Creator. We are equal under the law. And we are equal under our Constitution. Those who spread violence in the name of bigotry strike at the very core of America.

    Two days ago, a young American woman, Heather Heyer, was tragically killed. Her death fills us with grief, and we send her family our thoughts, our prayers, and our love. We also mourn the two Virginia state troopers who died in service to their community, their commonwealth and their country. Troopers Jay Cullen and Berke Bates Exemplified the very best in America, and our hearts go out to their families, their friends and every member of American law enforcement. These three fallen Americans embody the goodness and decency of our nation.

    In times such as these, America has always shown its true character: responding to hate with love, division with unity, and violence with an unwavering resolve for justice. As a candidate, I promised to restore law and order to our country, and our federal law enforcement agencies are following through with that pledge. We will spare no resource in fighting so that every American child can grow up free from violence and fear. We will defend and protect the sacred rights of all Americans, and we will work together so that every citizen in this blessed land is free to follow their dreams in their hearts and to express the love and joy in their souls. Thank you, God bless you, and God bless America. Thank you very much.”

    (Note: Trooper Pilot Berke Bates and Lieutenant Pilot Jay Cullen were killed when their helicopter crashed into a wooded area while they were monitoring civil unrest occurring in Charlottesville, Virginia)

    How would President Trump's statement be taken if it had been uttered by any Democrat? It would be hailed as an appropriate act of statesmanship and a calming voice of reason for the nation.

  • How did the news media and Democrat politicians represent Trump’s remarks on the Charlottsville protest?

    President Trump is a racist white supremacist (see statements quoted above)

This kind of childish name-calling behavior has been characteristic of the fake news media and Democrat partisans since election night in 2016. And it is getting way beyond tiresome.

So who is really fanning the flames and sowing the seeds of division in this country?

President Trump?

Or those who haven’t the maturity to put the interests of the USA above their own partisan anger and accept President Trump’s election with grace and dignity?

Bob Webster
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Biography - Bob Webster

Bob Webster, a descendant of Daniel Webster's father, Revolutionary War patriot Ebenezer Webster, has always had a strong interest in early American history, our Constitution, U.S. politics, and law. Politically he is a constitutional republican with objectivist and libertarian roots. He has faith in the ultimate triumph of truth and reason over deception and emotion. He is a strong believer in our Constitution as written and views the abandonment of constitutional restraint by the regressive Progressive movement as a great danger to our Republic. His favorite novel is Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand and believes it should be required reading for all high school students so they can appreciate the cost of tolerating the growth of unconstitutional crushingly powerful central government. He strongly believes, as our Constitution enshrines, that the interests of the individual should be held superior to the interests of the state.

A lifelong interest in meteorology and climatology spurred his strong interest in science. Bob earned his degree in Mathematics at Virginia Tech, graduating in 1964.


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