tl;dr - I think Trump's a demagogue#anyonebuttrump
As reference, Trump's press release: https://www.donaldjtrump.com/press-releases/donald-j.-trump-statement-on-preventing-muslim-immigration
I'm a political nobody. I don't volunteer nor do I, as a general rule, donate to any candidate or party. However, I do feel strongly about the ideals this great country is founded on as well as the esprit de corps of being an American. This fellowship does not mean we are of one mind on topics and issues, far from it! We have several contentious issues that have been divisive and continue to be debated.
Trump has been and will likely continue to be a blow hard. The latest utterance is so completely over the top and so antithetical to my values as an American that I was taken aback. While couched in a safety justification, it merely covers the rankest of bigotry which reminds me of the history of our country from No Irish Need Apply to Whites Only. Have we, as a country, not moved past this yet?
Yes, we are a melting pot with a diversity of culture, religion, and race. When will we, the collective we and not the pockets of individuals, start to embrace and celebrate our differences instead of attempt to use it to divide us?
As a final note, I would like to remind everyone that Trump's idea to bar immigration based on religion IS constitutional in so far that the SCOTUS decision on Chinese Exclusion Act was never overturned.#iwillridewithyou#PorteOuverte#youaintnomuslimbruv