I think everyone should be interested in national security. Feeling safe should be a priority for us all. However, every time I hear about this travel ban that President Trump is trying to impose I can’t help but wonder what it would actually accomplish. My understanding was that in it’s original form it was supposed to impede or hamper travel from other “selected countries” to the United States. When Trump wanted to purposely target specific countries known for Islamic cultures it had the feel of a racist propaganda. The question I think we all would like to know is, “Would it actually make us all safer?” According to Jerrold Nadler (from Politico) “The various people who have, in fact, committed terrorist attacks in this country, from 911 on, none of them came from any of the seven countries that are the subject of the President’s executive order.” Assuming this is true, then what would the executive order really accomplish? Is it truly a racist plan? I would probably understand it better if the order had targeted those on the “terrorist watch list.” Under those circumstances this bill would probably be favorited by everyone, but when you target the countries instead of the group, then that means you are also excluding good people with good intentions simply because of their nationality and religion. That is where I have a problem supporting this order. There may be more to this order than I realize, but to make our country totally safe I think we may need to target the terrorists who abide here in our own country. We have people who support the Isis agenda here, and several of those people have already carried out random acts of violence. I believe that in order to fight terrorism we need to first understand terrorism. These people have their own reasons for harboring so much hatred and maybe understanding their cause may help to ease tensions. Since Trump has been in office travel to the US has slowed down, but is that a sign of improvement? Time will tell on this one. Until then I will still have questions about this executive order. Hopefully you will want to know more about it as well. Thank you for checking out my Daily Thought, and as always I wish you the very best that life has to offer.
Blue Magic and Brett Jolly