Dear Mr. President: Your Actions are So Despicable 15 Republican Senators Object

Trump's policy of using innocent children to get his way has drawn ire from at least 15 Republican senators.

Please consider this video:

Dear Mr. President

Instead of blaming the Democrats, why don't you just issue an executive order? Executive orders don't seem to be foreign to you.

Dear Mr. President, you and I both know the answer.

As part of your "art of the deal" tactics, you really do not care how many kids' lives you destroy.

Dear Mr. President, your actions are so despicable that at least 15 Republican Senators are willing to call you on it.

Senators Object

GOP senators, led by Sen. Orrin Hatch (Utah), sent a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions asking for a moratorium of the president's controversial "zero tolerance" policy, which is resulting in the separation of families detained at the border.

"We support the administration’s efforts to enforce our immigration laws, but we cannot support implementation of a policy that results in the categorical forced separation of minor children from their parents," the Republican senators wrote.

In addition to Hatch, GOP Sens. John McCain (Ariz.), Pat Roberts (Kan.), Susan Collins (Maine), Lisa Murkowski (Alaska), Bob Corker (Tenn.), Lamar Alexander (Tenn.), John Boozman (Ark.), Dean Heller (Nev.), Cory Gardner (Colo.), James Lankford (Okla.), Bill Cassidy (La.) and Rob Portman (Ohio) signed on to the letter to Sessions.

The senators added in their letter Tuesday that they've "read with increasing alarm" media reports of immigrant children being separated from their parents.

Ted Cruz

That's 14.

Rand Paul

Republican Sen. Rand Paul released a statement that read, “I strongly support enforcing our immigration laws, securing our border, and protecting our country. At the same time, I oppose the government separating families.”

That's 15.

There may be more that I do not know about. The rest are fools or cowards afraid to speak out.

Cowardly Response

This was the cowardly response from Homeland Security: Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said Monday it was up to Congress to pass legislature to end the policy of separating children from their parents as part of the country's overall immigration procedure.

Excuse me for asking again.

Dear Mr. President

Instead of blaming the Democrats, why don't you just issue an executive order? Executive orders don't seem to be foreign to you.

By the way, 13 Republican Senators believe you can do this by yourself. Not only do they believe this can be fixed by executive order, they are explicitly asking you to do just that!

Let the Taunts Begin

In response to my last post on this subject, I received the expected jackass responses. One person asked me to take in refugees.

Clearly that person cannot read because I never said, "Let them in." Rather, I said, "Don't separate families."

Another commented on abortion and my crocodile tears. I replied the subjects are not the same and I do not accept his definition of personhood.

A third person commented on the "rule of law," and I politely pointed out that slavery was once the rule of law.

So keep the inane comments coming. I will reply to them as time fits.

But before making inane comments I advise re-reading Trump's Immoral Immigration Tactics: What's the Libertarian View?

Oh Well

I expect this:

That's always the risk. And it has happened to me numerous times.

Like Hussman, I prefer to state my views and let the consequences be damned.

I do not play politics. I state my views.

Addendum

As expected, this did not take long:

Mike "Mish" Shedlock

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cecilhenry
cecilhenry

"Think of the children?????"

"Yes, I would like for them to still have a somewhat functional country where they are in the clear majority by the time they're adults."

"NO! Not YOUR children! OTHER people's children!"

cecilhenry
cecilhenry

Mish why are you falling for or promoting this fake news and distortion of the issue??

The US have been invaded by these people's for 40 years and everyone in the media and elites have been complicit. Anyone crossing the border should be punished. PERIOD. Everything else is obfuscation.

Just look at what the Mexcian Presidential candidate said this week.

Immigration is about sharing in the exploitation of the country, not sharing in the building or maintaining it.

Access to White people is not a human right

Ambrose_Bierce
Ambrose_Bierce

Fox threatened to legalize drugs and the Bush people got hysterical. the cartels sell drugs to rich Americans, it would be like gangsters in the 30s when no one in Chicago could afford (or wanted) bootleg whisky and it all went to Canada. you get stuck with the violence and lawlessness and corruption. its really hypocritical to make those statements about coming here 'legally', when the system is stacked against the immigrants path to naturalization. The same thing happened prior to W2 with Japanese immigrants who had been here 20-30 years because the law was an obstacle to citizenship, so when w2 broke out they shipped them all to camps and stole their land.

Wave Watcher
Wave Watcher
Pater_Tenebrarum
Pater_Tenebrarum said: The problem I see with this is not the criticism of the practice of separating children from their parents - let us grant that this should not be done unless it is obvious that the children concerned are in danger for some reason. But it is definitely not "Trump's policy" - it has been firmly established US policy for many years. In other words, it is a concerted media campaign over a topic the US mainstream media curiously never cared to mention under Obama - but it was reported elsewhere. Here are several articles from the left-wing UK Guardian in 2015, complaining about the Obama administration's "record deportations", "sending asylum seekers to their deaths" and of course "separating families". https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/jan/08/parents-us-citizens-deported-despite-immigration-reform https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/oct/12/obama-immigration-deportations-central-america https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/aug/22/immigrant-children-detention-california-judge https://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/oct/14/altar-mexico-how-the-migrant-oasis-for-would-be-border-crossers-became-a-trap https://www.theguardian.com/global/2015/may/17/deported-to-mexico-immigration-america https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/jan/26/migrant-children-border-patrol-ice-boxes https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2015/10/unaccompanied-minors-immigrants/410404/ I would note Trump has now ended the practice via executive order - Obama never did anything comparable.

So, what's the way forward? Excuse Trump because someone else did it?

If being horrible because someone else was horrible is the argument, this does nothing to raise standards.

And the whole promise of Trump was, somehow, elect a walking lawsuit and multiple bankrupt who ruined countless businesses -- because this would raise standards.

Before anyone takes my anti-Trumpism as equating to pro-Hillary: wrong, Wrong, WRONG. They were both terrible candidates.

We need to get rid of this binary, tribal thinking - "the sins of my leader are fine, just so long as it's not your leader in charge." Because a large proportion of the electorate was unhappy with either candidate and voted with a pinched nose, fingers crossed and a winced expression.

Wave Watcher
Wave Watcher

If we hurt children, we are nothing.

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