Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) addressed the nation through a series of Fireside Chats, to educate and reassure the American people about the promulgation of the Emergency Banking Act in response to the banking crisis, the recession, New Deal initiatives, and the course of World War II. He did so without interference from the media or his political opponents. Actually, presidents have been given the respect due their office, allowing them to speak unhindered by their political opposition or a disgruntled media, in order to inform and unite the citizens of America…until now.
Yesterday, President Trump tweeted that he would “Address the Nation on the Humanitarian and National Security crisis on our Southern Border. Tuesday night at 9:00 P.M. Eastern.”
Since that time, the media and President Trump’s political opponents have done much to undermine his authority, attack his character (nothing new here though), and sway public opinion before he even addresses the nation. Apparently there are many who fear a thinking public and feel the need to prejudice minds before they even hear what the leader of this nation has to say. A couple prime examples of this would include a USA Today headline: “9 things you should know before Trump starts spewing lies in Tuesday address to the nation.” And TVguide.com reports: “In a statement, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer announced that they will be teaming up to deliver a message that will dispel any "malice and misinformation" that might be contained in Trump's live address, and so far, several networks have agreed to air their segment. After experiencing intense backlash over the initial decision to give Trump unbridled airtime, ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC are all now expected to feature the Democrats' rebuttal in real-time, as are the cable networks Fox News, Fox Business, MSNBC and CNN.”
When have you ever heard of a sitting President addressing the nation, only to have his opponents give a planned rebuttal on the heels of his speech. It’s interesting that they want to “dispel any information,” considering that they are continually rejecting facts. But perhaps they are following congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez’s (D-NY) claims that “It’s Better to Be ‘Morally Right’ Than Factual.”
The Political Insider reported: “It’s clear that leaders in the Party, most notably House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and New York Democrat Chuck Schumer, have no interest in hearing the facts. But the American people will surely be interested.
“Schumer and Pelosi both ignored and rejected facts about criminality and terrorist ties at the border during a recent briefing by Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.
“Nielsen reported that border officials apprehended 17,000 criminals attempting to make unlawful entry into our country last year, including 3,000 people with terrorist ties.
“The American people might be interested in knowing the types of people Democrats are allowing into the country with their government shutdown ploy.”
There are a good many crises that a border wall will help to address and I hope that the President will include them in his speech. But whether he does or doesn’t, it’s important for us to remember that without secure borders we put safety, sovereignty, and citizenry at risk.
There are those who claim that they care about women and children; then they should support a secure border wall. It would hinder the human trafficking (both women and children) and drugs that flow all but unhindered through our nation now.
We hear with regularity the acts of criminal violence that come with those who have unlawfully penetrated our borders and have done so again after being deported, only to commit further acts of criminal violence.
Don’t forget the disease that they can bring with them when they aren’t checked out first. Don’t forget the “masses yearning to breathe free” who are legally waiting their turn in line and going through the lawful and proper channels.
The fact of the matter is, there are plenty of audio-video clips that show various Democrats who were against illegal immigration and for a border wall until President Trump wanted to build one.
Instead of going into a long list of “whats” and “whys,” let’s put it concisely and bluntly: If the Democrats found out that the illegals were going to vote Republican, we'd have a wall in a week.
Tune in tonight and listen to what our president has to say, talk with others about this important topic, and above all, pray for President Trump. Both he and we are in desperate need of those prayers.
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