By Rick Oltman, February 7, 2019
President Trump’s State of the Union Address (SOTU) to Congress and the country on Tuesday night left no question about his position on border security and illegal aliens. In a speech that sought unity, the President made his point clear:
I want people to come into our country, but they have to come in legally.
Tonight, I am asking you to defend our very dangerous southern border out of LOVE and DEVOTION to our fellow citizens and to our country.
No issue better illustrates the divide between America’s WORKING CLASS and America’s POLITICAL CLASS than illegal immigration.
Wealthy politicians and donors push for open borders while living their lives behind walls and gates and guards.
(He didn’t turn around and look at the fidgeting Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, when he said that last line. But a lot of people were looking at her, because Pelosi does have a wall!)
A few conversations I had afterward about the speech found unanimous support for his overall message of unity, even from one person who was not a Trump supporter. And the issue of stopping illegal immigration was supported by all.
Reciting all the truths about our dangerous southern border had enough examples that everyone could find one issue they could support resolving: sexual assault, smuggling children, selling young people into prostitution or slavery, drug smuggling, violent gangs like MS-13, and of course, Americans killed by illegal aliens.
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra gave a Spanish-language Democratic response to the President’s address with a lie: “They are putting a wall between you and the voting booth. I have news for you: they failed! Last November … .Latinos, especially young people, came out to vote in historic numbers.”
The politics of division and manufactured victimhood is what the open borders crowd will use for the next two years, at least. Look for more statements like Becerra’s as illegal voting becomes an issue in the coming election cycle.
A CBS NEWS POLL reported, 76 percent of viewers approved of what they heard in President Trump’s SOTU speech; 72 percent said they approved of President Trump’s ideas for immigration.
The President also said, “But we must reject the politics of revenge, resistance and retribution — and embrace the boundless potential of cooperation, compromise and the common good.
Good. Let the cooperation begin.
You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life. [Winston Churchill.]
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