SAN­I­TIZ­ING THE GRIM RE­AL­ITY

The Washington Times Daily - - POLITICS -

“After Lon­don Bridge, the world is sick of politi­cians down­play­ing ter­ror­ism,” writes Me­gan Oprea, a for­eign pol­icy con­trib­u­tor to TheFed­er­al­ist.com. “Our po­lit­i­cal lead­ers are ba­si­cally telling us that this kind of ter­ror­ism, ran­dom and deadly, is the price we have to pay for their poli­cies of mul­ti­cul­tur­al­ism and po­lit­i­cal cor­rect­ness.”

Un­re­al­is­tic im­mi­gra­tion poli­cies are to blame, she says, along with po­lit­i­cal speeches that talk of na­tional unity even as op­pos­ing po­lit­i­cal par­ties con­tinue to fight.

Though she says Pres­i­dent Trump does not get ev­ery­thing right all the time, Ms. Oprea praises his call after the Lon­don at­tack to ad­dress “the busi­ness of se­cu­rity for our peo­ple,” and ac­knowl­edge that the pub­lic is not pre­pared to ac­cept vi­o­lence as the sta­tus quo.

“When­ever po­lit­i­cal lead­ers do dare to talk can­didly about some of these prob­lems, there’s in­tense push­back and out­rage,” she con­tin­ues. “When Trump un­veiled his travel ban ear­lier this year, Amer­ica prac­ti­cally de­voured it­self with protests at air­ports, counter-protests, and a wave of law­suits. The re­ac­tion robbed us of any real chance of hav­ing a con­ver­sa­tion about the ways in which we might need to re­con­sider our im­mi­gra­tion poli­cies for the sake of na­tional se­cu­rity.”

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