America’s dilemma is this: Trump may get the answers wrong, but he is asking the right questions

“…Donald Trump boasted that he had spotted and announced earlier than any reporter that the New York attack (and other ones over that weekend) was a terrorist one. He taps into public contempt for the sheer unrealism of leaders who refuse to identify what is happening, and he relates it to immigration. It is important, he says, that when America admits new entrants, they should not be people who hate the place.

However improvised or silly some of his remedies for this problem, he is surely right. Countries that admit significant numbers of deadly enemies cannot remain free countries for long. He is right, too, that a political culture which cannot face this fact is weak or sick. Mrs Clinton – though not as bad an offender as President Obama, who has never even used the phrase “Islamist terrorism” – is on the weaker side of this argument.

This is a classic example of the split, which everyone now talks about, between ruling elites and people in general.”

  • Norman_In_New_York

    I still go with Trump. Asking the right questions is the beginning of wisdom and should lead us haltingly into doing the right things.

  • V10_Rob

    The first step to recovery is always to admit you have a problem.

    Well, it’s not so much that Hillary and her ilk can’t admit there is a problem, it’s that they ARE the problem.

  • Malcolm Y

    Punctilious, prissy and fussy; we need action and Trump is right – we’re always giving consideration to people that don’t deserve it.

    If the proprietors of a fine china shop were in the process of ruining our county let the bull in to break everything.

    It’s the same as how we fight “wars” now trying to ensure “civilians” don’t get it. Ask the people of Dresden about that.