Tuesday, December 22, 2015

To see oursels as ithers see us …

… Rex Murphy: Don’t blame Trump … blame America | National Post.

Whatever Trump has said on immigration is not more dismaying than the fact that the U.S. has for decades paid no respect to its own borders. A nation that does not respect its own territorial integrity, and protect the idea and status of citizenship as its first value, cannot expect others to respect it. It is not Trump who is the outrage. Rather it is the political class of both U.S. parties, which have for decades temporized, dodged, euphemized and evaded the question of the country’s sovereignty and the impact of illegal immigration on it.
See also:  A Country Founded by Geniuses but Run by Idiots.

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