The ‘Migrant Caravan’ Crisis: A Complex Dilemma for President Trump


By Paul Dowling
“Sadly, it looks like Mexico’s Police and Military are unable to stop the Caravan heading to the Southern Border of the United States.  Criminals and unknown Middle Easterners are mixed in.”  —President Donald Trump, stating the truth that the Democrat media refuse to report
“America is governed by Americans.  We reject the ideology of globalism, and we embrace the doctrine of patriotism.”  —President Donald Trump, addressing the United Nations, on September 25th, 2018
The Illegitimate Honduran Caravan
What is being called a “migrant caravan”—80% of whose composition are men under 35 years of age (https://www.infowars.com/fox-news-about-80-percent-of-migrant-caravan-are-men-under-the-age-of-35/)—is making its way towards the US-Mexico border.  Islamic State terrorists, MS-13 gangsters (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIg0Pc2wL4U), and child sex traffickers (https://sputniknews.com/latam/201810261069222784-children-trafficking-migrant-caravan/) are reported to be  among the members of this caravan.  To quote Black Conservative Patriot, “During the Trump Rally in Arizona [on October 19th, 2018: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAQSPySXhzc], Trump said that ISIS and MS-13 are embedded within the Immigrant Caravan coming from Honduras.  He . . . called them ‘Bad’ and ‘Tough’ guys (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIg0Pc2wL4U). ”
Supporters of this so-called caravan of anti-American foot soldiers have been seen to fly the Honduran flag, even as they display an American flag painted with a swastika, prior to burning it (https://www.breitbart.com/immigration/2018/10/22/photo-caravan-protesters-paint-swastika-on-american-flag-burn-it-in-the-street/).  Why should Americans who love their country be expected to welcome such people, many of whom, it turns out, have been paid to help with the invasion (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FzkNY0UdQn0)?  These are not people who love America and who wish to come for freedom.  It would seem, rather, that those coming are on a mission to invade and harm America.  Many are also hurting the women and children they have pressed into sex bondage and whom many are bringing along for the immoral purpose of selling as sex slaves.  In order to defend America and protect the citizenry, President Trump Is dispatching the US military to the border.
September 25th, 2018: Trump Rejects Open Borders & Human Trafficking
Recently, President Trump gave a speech to the UN pushing back against the doctrines of globalism and open borders, saying, “America is governed by Americans.  We reject the ideology of globalism, and we embrace the doctrine of patriotism.”  A little later in his speech, the president says this: “Tolerance for human struggling and human smuggling and trafficking is not humane.  It’s a horrible thing that’s going on, at levels that nobody has ever seen before; it’s very, very cruel.  Illegal immigration funds criminal networks, ruthless gangs, and the flow of deadly drugs.  Illegal immigration exploits vulnerable populations, hurts hardworking citizens, and has produced a vicious cycle of crime, violence, and poverty.  Only by upholding national borders, destroying criminal gangs, can we break this cycle and establish a real foundation for prosperity.  We recognize the right of every nation in this room to set its own immigration policy in accordance with its national interests, just as we ask other countries to respect our own right to do the same.”
Trump is expressing what most Americans think and feel about his push towards an agenda of patriotic coöperation among independent countries, rather than globalist coöptation of them all into a single collective entity.  And how else might one describe the United States Constitution, if not as a bona fide system of pushback against the perpetual class of wealthy elites who are so used to wielding power over the people?  The Constitution was, and is, an instrument created for the main purpose of frustrating the efforts of an elite aristocracy or oligarchy to enact its will, unchecked by rules of fair play.  The design of a limited government, in the end, intends the government to be the agent of the people, enabling the people to fight against the centralization of power while promoting individual liberty.
Standing Up for America
In his UN speech, President Trump has also said, “We are standing up for America and for the American people. And we are also standing up for the world. . . .  Each of us here today is the emissary of a distinct culture, a rich history, and a people bound together by ties of memory, tradition, and the values that make our homelands like nowhere else on Earth.  That is why America will always choose independence and coöperation over global governance, control, and domination.  I honor the right of every nation in this room to pursue its own customs, beliefs, and traditions.  The United States will not tell you how to live or work or worship.  We only ask that you honor our sovereignty in return.”  Here Trump is stating in unequivocal terms the eternal principle embraced by Ayn Rand that “an individualist is a man who recognizes the inalienable individual rights of man—his own and those of others.”  But Trump is extending this principle to national sovereignty as well, encouraging the independence and self-determination of individual nations.
The Right of Self-Determination
Another of Trump’s themes is the right of self-determination.  “[W]e will not be held hostage to old dogmas, discredited ideologies, and so-called experts who have been proven wrong over the years, time and time again.  This is true not only in matters of peace, but in matters of prosperity.”  Implied here is the reality that nations asserting their rights to self-determination could each discover new ideas which might all be added to the pool of human knowledge from which all others might benefit.  Thus, every nation running its own independent experiments may, in fact, help to find more answers to enrich the community of nations than the alternative reality of a globalist unitary vision that lacks the diversity of thought and approach that only sovereign nations in collaboration with one another can achieve.
National Sovereignty
In his speech to the UN, Trump reasserts the Monroe Doctrine, saying, “It has been the formal policy of our country, since President Monroe, that we reject the interference of foreign nations in this hemisphere and in our own affairs,” although the president expresses openness to coöperation with other countries in the Western Hemisphere.  While Trump is willing to work with Latin American countries, he is unwilling to allow countries not native to the region to attempt to coerce or force the United States or Latin American countries into any untenable policy positions or reckless actions.  Therefore, the attempt by outsiders to sponsor an invasion of the US by means of ISIS and MS-13 foot soldiers shall quite predictably find a very dedicated opponent in President Trump.
Venezuela Funds an Invasion Force
In his UN speech, Trump has further stated that, “[c]urrently, we are witnessing a human tragedy, as an example, in Venezuela. . . .  Not long ago, Venezuela was one of the richest countries on Earth.  Today, socialism has bankrupted the oil-rich nation and driven its people into abject poverty.”  Trump takes an opportunity, at this point, to announce sanctions on Venezuela’s socialist regime, in support of the Venezuelan people.  And, only weeks later, Mike Pence confirms that Venezuela’s socialist government is providing financing to the migrant foot soldiers who are underway, at the time of this writing: “The President of Honduras told me this was organized by leftist groups in Honduras and financed by Venezuela,” Pence has claimed without equivocation (https://dailycaller.com/2018/10/23/pence-honduras-venezuela-migrant-caravan/).  And CNN reports that Venezuela has issued a number of passports to likely terrorists who are willing to pay high prices for them (https://www.cnn.com/2017/02/08/world/venezuela-passports-investigation/), thereby giving these terrorists entrée into the Western Hemisphere; many are probably ISIS members who now find themselves embedded among the migrant population of the caravan.  “The official who ordered the issuing of the passports . . . is Tareck El Aissami, who was appointed vice president of Venezuela in January [of 2017].  He is the former minister in charge of immigration as well as a governor.  El Aissami ‘took charge of issuing, granting visas and nationalizing citizens from different countries, especially Syrians, Lebanese, Jordanians, Iranians and Iraqis. . . .’”
Multiple Caravans Are Now Coming
According to The New York Times, at least four migrant caravans have set out to come to America (https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/31/world/americas/migrant-caravans-border-mexico-usa.html) and more could soon be on the way.  But President Trump is determined that no one among them will have an asylum claim heard, unless entrance into the country is made legally, through an official port of entry.  People must be vetted, and women and children must be protected from abuse (as many male escorts are likely to be their slavers and abusers).  According the Department of Homeland Security (https://www.breitbart.com/border/2018/11/02/dhs-300-in-migrant-caravans-are-known-convicts-gang-members/), “We continue to be concerned about individuals along the caravan route.  In fact, over 270 individuals along the caravan route have criminal histories, including known gang membership.  Those include a number of violent criminals – examples include aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, armed robbery, sexual assault on a child, and assault on a female.  Mexican officials have also publicly stated that criminal groups have infiltrated the caravan.  We also continue to see individuals from over 20 countries in this flow from countries such as Somalia, India, Haiti, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh.  There is a large segment of this population that we know nothing about and we must be prepared to defend our border and enforce our laws to protect the citizens of our country.”  One migrant named José admitted on camera to having been convicted of attempted murder in the US (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUcpoe05aFA) and is now returning with his fellows.  How many unknown others share a similar background with José?  How many might be his brothers in violent crime?
America First
Americans have elected a president who promises to protect Americans first, before helping migrants, a president who says he will defend the US border to the best of his ability, so that the tide of murders by illegal aliens might be turned.  Hundreds of thousands of Americans have been murdered by illegal aliens, many of whom are memorialized on the website of the Ohio Jobs & Justice PAC (http://www.ojjpac.org/memorial.asp), but the Democrats under Obama never even pretended to care about the protection of these victims, as Obama opened wide the US border during the summer of 2014 (https://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/immigration/item/18554-obama-opens-borders-releases-illegal-immigrants-into-u-s).  And, to this day, Democrats are bent on bringing ever-greater numbers of migrant aliens into the country to vote for them, albeit illegally, since more and more Americans refuse to vote for Democrats anymore, for the simple reason that they tend to put non-citizens first, rather than Americans.
Will American sovereignty be maintained and America kept safe from opioid-smugglers and slave-traffickers?  Or will Democrats succeed in erasing America’s border and overrunning the country with endless masses of people, few of whom are coming to contribute to the well-being of America’s free republic and most of whom are only coming for free food, free education, and free medical care—which the Democrats have shown they are all too willing to provide them, even though they have been unwilling to care for America’s veterans to the same extent or with equal zeal (https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/226232/how-america-treats-illegal-aliens-vs-veterans-michelle-malkin).  Flooding the country with impoverished people, most of whom end up asking for social services at taxpayer expense, can only spell doom for America’s free republic.  Benjamin Franklin once said, “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.”  If illegal aliens continue to pour across the US border, will America be able to continue as a free country?  Or will unfettered migration tip the balance towards those who prefer safety to freedom, thereby dooming the country to neither?
Who Is Paul Dowling?
Paul Dowling is a patriot whose mission is to enlighten his fellow citizens about the correct principles for facilitating a life of freedom.  Paul believes that individual freedom and minority rights are more important than majority rule and, therefore, he values the fact that America was not founded as a democracy, but as a republic.  (In fact, the word “democracy” is nowhere mentioned within the text of the US Constitution.)  Paul has written a book on the Constitution, explaining the republican values on which it is based and how they protect against the dangers of a strictly majoritarian system of governance.  The book is called Keeping a Free Republic: Learning the Blueprint for Liberty in the Constitution & the Bill of Rights.  (It is on sale at Amazon, for $6.25 in paperback and $0.99 as a Kindle download: https://www.amazon.com/Keeping-Free-Republic-Blueprint-Constitution/dp/1724679082/ref=sr_1_1_twi_pap_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1536890421&sr=8-1&keywords=keeping+a+free+republic.)
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