Would President Trump's travel ban make the U.S. safer? | The Tylt
After a horrific terrorist attack in London, President Trump tweeted "We need the travel ban as an extra level of safety!" Trump's original executive order barred people from seven majority-Muslim countries from entering the U.S. for 90 days, and banned Syrian refugees indefinitely. The courts have blocked the ban thus far on the grounds of religious discrimination, and critics argue there is no evidence this ban would make us safer. What do you think?
Would President Trump's travel ban make the U.S. safer?
Critics piled on to Trump's response to the London attacks, saying it was unseemly and opportunistic for him to use a terrorist attack in another country to push for unconstitutional restrictions in our own. President Obama's former national security advisor, Susan Rice, argued President Trump's proposed travel ban would do nothing to help American security.
"There's no evidence ... we would make ourselves here in the United States safer," she said.
But others think that political correctness has prevented our leaders from naming radical Islamic terrorism the greatest threat to our nation's safety, and that a ban on people entering the U.S. from Muslim-majority nations could prevent attacks like the ones in Manchester and London.
Political correctness is why we're in this mess. It's why we voted for you. We need you. The democrats put us at risk. Travel ban now.— #ThePersistence (@ScottPresler) June 4, 2017
Critics say Trump should offer condolences and support for our closest ally—not criticize its leaders, share unsubstantiated reports, or rage about political correctness.
Others say the president isn't taking actions that actually could keep us safe.
While other leaders tried to demonstrates calm in the face of the tragedy, Trump was accused of fomenting fear and hate.
But many conservatives think Trump's tone and his focus are spot-on. Blunt talk on terror is what we need right now—if we are hoping to prevent horrific tragedies from happening on our soil.