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CBS Poll Reveals Where Americans are Split on Immigration

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We spend so much time looking at the way politicians talk about immigration or the outrageous way the media selectively covers the situation at the border, that we may have forgotten to stop and ask ourselves: what do we, the people, think about immigration?

Remember, the government works for us, and so does the media. At least…in theory. With November midterm elections looming on the horizons, however, we are reminded more than ever just how desperate both Republicans and Democrats are to keep their poll numbers high and their rhetoric attractive to voters.

Actually getting things done in Washington sometimes seems pretty far down on the list from posturing about what one wants to get done.

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Over the last few weeks, the nation has been bitterly divided over the attention the media has given to the policy of separating children from their parents at the border, largely owing to the fact–let’s be real–that no one likes the idea of small children being detained separately from their parents, if detained at all.

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But the unpleasant fact remains that these aren’t just regular people, these are people who have illegally crossed the border of a sovereign nation that is enforced by a federal agency, and, no matter how many people advocate for this, we simply can’t just allow our border to become so weak that we don’t take legal action when someone is cross disregarding our laws.

Perhaps one of the reasons this issue has been so incredibly divisive is that, as a new CBS poll reveals, pretty much half of all Americans are in favor of sending families who cross the border together home.

The Daily Wire reports:

A new CBS News poll conducted on June 21-22 found that nearly half of Americans surveyed agreed that if a family crossed into the United States illegally, the entire family should be sent back to their native country.

[When] the voters were asked what should be done with families that wanted to enter the United States illegally, the rubber hit the road. 4% of respondents said to arrest the parents and keep the children in a separate detention center; 11% said to arrest the parents but keep the families together in the detention center; 21% said to release the families temporarily and require that they report for a hearing later, but a whopping 48% agreed that the entire family should be released but sent back to their native country.

This is what we often refer to as “the silent majority”. While the media use deceptive language to downplay the fact that these “migrants” are “undocumented”, almost half of Americans see what they hope we don’t: a very simple solution is to keep the families together–on the other side of the border.

What the left doesn’t consider is that just because a person, or even a large group of people, is suffering, doesn’t mean that we can suspend our laws to accommodate them. If we did that, it would (further) expose us to crime and lawlessness that wouldn’t benefit anyone, especially those crossing the border.

It really shouldn’t be that difficult to enforce the law and keep families together, should it?

 

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‘Trump 2020’ Banner Gets High School Cheerleaders Placed On Probation (Details)

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John Salvatore

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High school has to be tough for kids these days. Well, for kids who lean conservative. For liberal kids, life is a breeze. Just slam President Trump and the Republican Party and you’re golden. Check out what recently happened in North Carolina… From Daily Wire: On Monday, cheerleaders from a North Carolina high school were put on probation for the remainder of the football season for posing with a Trump 2020 banner before a football game on August 30. The North Stanly High School cheerleading squad was placed on probation by the #NCHSAA for posing with a #Trump banner before a game. Officials say all #NC schools have a policy against displaying political signs. https://twitter.com/WCCBCharlotte/status/1173982479574851584?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1173982479574851584&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dailywire.com%2Fnews%2F51878%2Fhigh-school-cheerleaders-put-probation-posing-hank-berrien Here’s the photo: The photo was posted on Facebook, prompting some commenters to take issue; one wrote, “Why in the world would the school board allow this to happen. I am sad and very disappointed with NS. This is a High School football game, not a political rally. Shame on them,” as The Daily Mail noted. NCHSAA Commissioner Que Tucker told McClatchy news group that probation is not punishment, but rather, “It serves as a notice of behavior or action that is against NCHSAA Handbook Policy or contrary to expectations of sportsmanship and proper behavior,” according to the Charlotte Observer. She also said, “One of the rules we have is that every contest should be conducted in a wholesome, athletic environment. We take that to mean that it’s in an environment where good sportsmanship is shown, where people feel safe…that respect for all people participating is being shown,” according to thesnaponline. Billionaire vs. billionaire in 2020? If it were up to HBO’s Bill Maher, the answer would be yes. Maher thinks the only person who can defeat President Trump in 2020 is none other than…

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MSNBC’s Joy Reid Argues That ‘Wealthy, White Christians’ Will Use Apartheid Tactics to Keep Power

Such a good Democrat, isn’t she?

John Salvatore

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MSNBC’s Joy Reid is a trip. Then again, she’s simply being a good Democrat. President Trump recently blasted the far-left TV host for being a far-left TV host…and he went IN! LOOK: Who the hell is Joy-Ann Reid? Never met her, she knows ZERO about me, has NO talent, and truly doesn’t have the “it” factor needed for success in showbiz. Had a bad reputation, and now works for the Comcast/NBC losers making up phony stories about me. Low Ratings. Fake News! https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1172858577951821825?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1172858577951821825&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.washingtonexaminer.com%2Fnews%2Fjoy-reid-claims-wealthy-white-christian-americans-will-implement-apartheid-tactics And here comes Ried with the blabbering nonsense… From Washington Examiner: MSNBC host Joy Reid warned at an event for the American Federation of Teachers union that white Christian Americans will cling to power with tactics that echo South African apartheid. Reid said, “No country is an eternal democracy. Democracy is extremely fragile, and multiracial democracy is so fragile, we’re practically the only one that’s pulled it off. This is a very difficult thing to maintain. And when you have a very determined minority, in this case wealthy white men and wealthy, white Christian men and Christian Americans who are of the fundamentalist variety, who are very clear that no matter what happens, if they have to pull the South Africa model to maintain power forever, they will do it. And they’re not afraid of it, and they’re increasingly open about it, and Donald Trump is merely the avatar for this. He didn’t create it, he simply benefited from it.” She added, “And I think the sooner that the majority, the actual numerical majority in this country figures that out and stop treating these elections as just foregone conclusions that you can fix it with just a simple election and that it will be free and fair, the sooner that we will wake up and actually have…

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