Ohio Gov. John Kasich recently made an appearance on CNN’s Newsroom where he made a statement concerning the Caravan rapidly approaching the U.S. southern border that likely made conservatives all across the country roll their eyes.
According to Kasich, “the Lord doesn’t want” Americans to build walls around the country, but to welcome the migrant caravan with open arms.
Well, first of all, there’s a big chunk of the country that doesn’t support him. So let’s — let’s just kind of look at where things are inside the Republican Party, it’s shrunken. And you know, look, things have also become very tribal. Here’s what bothers me. You know, we have a caravan coming north. We don’t want all those people coming across our border, and there are ways to deal with it. I believe if we could check those who are legitimately in need of asylum, could be vetted before they even get to the border. But you know what? We’re born in America. You know how lucky we are to be born in America and not be born in Guatemala where they would say to your daughter, you know, if you don’t do what we want, we will rape your daughter or we will kill your son if he’s not a drug mule? Now they’re marching north, and you know what? It could easily have been all of us, that we’re in the caravan, that we’re marching north trying to save our families and save our children.
We’ve got to start putting ourselves in the shoes of other people. We’ve got to start thinking about the consequences that others suffer. And if we have been spared those by the grace of God, let us be appreciative, let us count our blessings, and let us reach out to those who have less. And let’s stop putting up walls around ourselves and not understanding the plight, the trouble, and the problems of others. It is not right. And the Lord doesn’t want it, and our people at their hearts want to reach out to others. Look at what they do in these storms. They go and they rescue people they don’t know. They put them in their homes. They feed them. That’s America. Not all this garbage and this division and yelling and screaming and hatred on all sides. I guess I feel strongly about this. This stuff’s been bubbling up in me for a long time.”
Kasich might just be a tad bit mistaken. It seems abundantly clear that the vast majority of Americans want leadership in this nation to put their own citizens first instead of providing all of our resources to those who are coming here, most of them illegally, from other countries.
This was a very successful part of Trump’s platform that many seemed to relate to, so it seems Kasich’s analysis might be off here. We’ll find out for sure in 2020 when Trump comes up for reelection.
Source: Daily Wire
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