One thing you can usually count on is that during the Democratic Party Convention we will be treated to some speeches using painfully flawed logic.
Case in point, the otherwise poignant speech by the Muslim father, who, after recounting the tragic loss of his patriotic son in combat in Afghanistan, drew a copy of the constitution from his pocket to chastise Donald Trump about his proposed 'ban on Muslim immigration'.
It was a very emotional moment. But it was flawed.
Nowhere in the Constitution does it say that the United States of America should have open borders. And beyond that, when it talks about civil rights, it does not suggest that everyone on the planet is automatically extended the same rights and privileges as American citizens. The constitution does not explicitly disallow vetting immigrants for religious beliefs, or any incompatible cultural practices, such as voodooism. So the idea that screening immigrants as a tool for securing our borders violates the Constitutional rights of the immigrants is factually wrong.
Mr. Khan said, "He wants to build walls and ban us from this country."
Who is 'us'? The moderate Muslims or the radicals? Can he answer that? He can't, because he would be pointing out what a phony representation of Trumps idea he is making! If he answers 'all Muslims', he would be wrong, because Trump said it would be a temporary ban until authorities can figure out who is who. Meaning once we improve our vetting system, we would allow moderate Muslims to once again travel freely. Of course, Mr. Khan could argue that there is no way to separate the moderates from the radicals, but I don't think he wants to go there...
If he said only radical Muslims, than he would be in agreement with Trump. So, we have determined that Mr. Khan has misrepresented what Trump said.
Next, when Khan said "if it was up to Trump, he never would have been an American" and his son could not have volunteered to join the armed forces to defend freedom, he was setting up a straw dog.
His family has been here for over thirty years. When they immigrated here, Trump was not advocating a ban on Muslims. No one was. They are proof of that. The historical truth is, Americans are the most generous and freedom loving people on earth, and legal immigrants have almost always been welcome to come here.
Except in times of war.
Whether the Democrats want to acknowledge it or not, war has been declared on America, by radical Muslims who have stated that they intend to kill us all if we do not submit to their Caliphate. And if we get serious, which the Obama administration has yet to do, we will declare war on them, and then we will secure our borders, immediately. From all people who intend to do us harm, regardless of their religious beliefs, their color or their race.
After Pearl Harbor, Franklin Roosevelt's Presidential Proclamation 2525 is still the law today:
Whenever there is a declared war between the United States and any foreign nation or government, or any invasion or predatory incursion is perpetrated, attempted or threatened against the territory of the United States by any foreign nation or government, and the President makes public proclamation of the event, all natives, citizens, denizens, or subjects of the hostile nation or government, being of the age of fourteen years and upward, who shall be within the United States and not actually naturalized, shall be liable to be apprehended, restrained, secured, and removed as alien enemies. The President is authorized in any such event, by his proclamation thereof, or other public act, to direct the conduct to be observed on the part of the United States, toward the aliens who become so liable; the manner and degree of the restraint to which they shall be subject and in what cases, and upon what security their residence shall be permitted, and to provide for the removal of those who, not being permitted to reside within the United States, refuse or neglect to depart therefrom; and to establish any other regulations which are found necessary in the premises and for the public safety.
When the Khan family came here, there was relative peace in most of the Middle East. We were not seeing countries, regimes, and entire geopolitical regions overrun by droves of well armed, merciless killers. We were not witnessing mass executions, beheadings and plastic explosive assaults on public places throughout the world. Our economy was not stuck in neutral, and jobs so scarce. These are extraordinary times. We are facing entirely new forms of aggression, all under the guise of Jihad, a uniquely Islamic strand of cult-like devotion to death and destruction.
When at war and your compound comes under assault, the first thing any competent military leader will do is secure the perimeter. To not do so would be reckless incompetence. Which is precisely what the Obama/Clinton immigration policy is.