The left does not want you to believe it, but the majority of American voters support the Trump administration’s travel ban. This fact may come as a surprise to those who regularly receive their news from the establishment media — but it is true. The Politico-Morning Consult poll revealed that 60% of voters agree with the Trump administration’s latest ban on immigrants from six predominantly Islamic nations. Only 28% of voters opposed the ban.
The executive branch previously issued two executive orders which imposed a temporary moratorium on immigrants and refugees who wished to enter the country. The lower courts blocked the implementation of both executive orders, but on June 26, the Supreme Court ruled that the temporary ban could be implemented as long as it exempted visa applicants with a “bona fide relationship” to a person already residing within the United States. Ever since the Trump administration issued its first executive order, the travel ban has been a contentious issue.
True to form, the left has portrayed the ban as Islamophobic and racist. The establishment media launched attack after attack on the president’s efforts to prevent radical Islamists from entering the country. The flawed implementation of the first executive order only gave the left more ammo with which they could attack the Trump administration. However, after the Supreme Court’s decision, it seems that many Americans have changed their minds. While they may not agree with all of the Trump administration’s policies, they do understand that we need to take appropriate measures to ensure our safety.
The problems that Europe is facing is an example of what can happen if a country fails to protect itself. They have dealt with numerous terrorist attacks on their soil — and it does not appear that the violence will abate anytime soon. The European Union has forced countries to take in a seemingly unlimited number of refugees and immigrants from Middle Eastern nations without properly vetting them first. Their policies have created a situation where radical extremists can infiltrate the country and blend in while they plot their attacks. The United States would do well to learn from Europe’s mistakes.
Despite their best efforts, the left has not been able to convince the American public that Islamic terrorism is not a threat. Their usual method of labeling those with whom they disagree as bigots has not been effective — and it is easy to see why. Americans know that organizations like the Islamic State wish to spread terror throughout the Western World. They have grown weary of the type of policies that allow groups like ISIS to grow. Americans have seen the carnage that radical extremism has wrought upon the United Kingdom and other European nations — and they will not allow it to happen in the United States.