Hello my readers. After taking about a month hiatus from my blog commentary posts so that I might get As America Fades into print, I am back. Today I am going to start my new commentary series on liberty, America, current events, and cultural destruction.
One of the stupidest thighs to happen recently on the political scene is the verbal exchange between Donald Trump and Khizr Khan. Khzir Khan, with his wife Ghazaal standing silently by his side, spoke at the recent Democratic National Convention. The Khans are ethnic Pakistani immigrants and practicing Muslims. Their son, one Humayun Khan, was a Captain in the U.S. Army who was killed in the (illegal, unconstitutional, and totally unnecessary) undeclared war in Iraq.
From the stage at the DNC, Kzhir Khan criticized Donald Trump, asking if he (Trump) had even read the Constitution, stated that if Trump had been president he might not have let his some Humayun in the country, and stated that Trump had sacrificed nothing.
Trump responded and it deteriorated into a Twitter and TV war of words. Trump stated that he had sacrificed -by working hard and creating jobs. Trump also degraded himself by calling Humayun Khan a hero.
Khzir Khan is a lawyer, who has helped people, including non-white Muslims, to basically buy legal U.S. residency -a first step toward citizenship. Ghazala has spoken out on TV to show that her religion does not prohibit her from speaking publicly. Not that I care what her religion tells her she can or cannot do.
Two things are missing from this. They are law and culture.
First is that the invasion of Iraq was done illegally, without the Constitutionally required Congressional Declaration of War. Iraq had not attacked us, and had no capability to cross thousands of miles of ocean to do so.
For those interested in international law, the invasion of Iraq likely qualifies as a war of aggression by the (very questionable) standards used to try Third Reich officials at Nuremberg.
Second is that regardless of who a Donald Trump administration would or would not have let into the country -the Founding Fathers would not have let Kzhir Khan into the country, let alone allowed his son be an officer in the army! Logical countries are made up of people of similar ethnic stock, speaking the same language, and hopefully sharing the same basic moral code and worldview (usually derived from a shared religion). Multicultural countries have never worked, and never will work.
Truthfully, the Khans never should have been let into America. Humayun Khan is not a hero. What Humayun died for, or thought he died for, is immaterial as it was not for America. My fellow Americans, wake up and stop blindly worshiping the police and the military. Instead embrace the ideology of the Founders!
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