(OR: The master salesman’s magical tongue in cheek.)
It is just marvelous to watch Trump manipulate the manipulative media. What is more interesting is to watch the other candidates just sit there dumbfounded. What he simply said was that “we” had to stop immigration of Muslims until “we” figure out how to cope with their hatred of us. Wow, of wows, everyone screams that he is in violation of the 1st Amendment. Wrong. He is not. Very clever how he slips in between the issue.
The first Amendment says;
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof… “
What Trump said is “We” which includes Congress. If they do not act then what he says goes no place. Also only the last part of the Amendment is applicable to this debate. That is, is he advocating stopping the free exercise thereof? No, he is talking about immigration thereof. That’s one part. Our country has always barred or otherwise stopped undesirables. If you carry a contagious disease you stay out. Hatred of us can qualify as being undesirable, and is worthy of being considered a contagious disease. He really never got close to the issue of religious persecution.
Moreover, even if we all agreed he was talking about persecution of “Religion”, the definition of that word is most important. It is unthinkable that the founders included in the word “Religion” a belief system which is anti- constitution, anti- President, anti- free enterprise, anti- congress, anti- freedom of speech, anti- jazz, anti-other religions, anti- anti. Islam is all these things. In fact it can be well argued that the Constitutional word “Religion” does not apply to Islam at all, because Islam is a Religament. A Religament is a combination of religion and government.
Most importantly, Islam is exactly what the first part of the 1st Amendment says we cannot have, that is the establishment of a government run religion. Islam’s Allah demands the destruction of all non- believers and the establishment of a governmental religion. In my new book, which will be out in a couple of weeks, I discuss how the Quran, declared war, a long time ago, on all other belief systems, religious or secular. This means they want to destroy all ways of life that are not Islam, and establish their own Sharia law. This is exactly why my distant relative, Governor Bradford left England with the pilgrims. He and his folks were trying to avoid Government run religions. Islam is the mirror of that thought. It is a Religious run Government, and that is not the word” Religion” as used by our Founders. Definition is everything and words have meanings.
PROTEST: Fly the Betsy Ross flag. It is the one flag where all the States supported the Constitution.
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