January 30, 2017

Our National Identity

Some Democratic operatives are delighted about the crowds flocking to airports and are imagining ever-bigger crowds as a list of favorite liberal policies are threatened by Trump.

If you put other issues on the same level as immigration, you are blind to the real battle being fought. The Democratic leadership does not seem to understand that the issue of immigration is special, because the battle is fundamentally one about national identity.

We are a nation of immigrants.

Trump is all about attacking this identity: his orders say that this nation belongs only to the whitefolk who list their ancestry on Census forms as "American." Identity is special. People will suffer tariffs, corruption, crumbling schools, pollution, and sickness without a fight; but people are enraged when you attack who they are.

Posted by David at January 30, 2017 08:17 PM
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