An Establishment Unhinged & Laid Waste By Trump

By Pat Buchanan

Donald Trump Surrounded by a sea of supporters comes shocks the main stream media by saying what we are all thinking on Muslim immigration.
Donald Trump surrounded by a sea of supporters shocks the main stream media by saying what we are all thinking on Muslim immigration.
Pat Buchanan
Patrick J .Buchanan

USA –  -( Calling for a moratorium on Muslim immigration “until our country's representatives can figure out what the hell is going on,” Donald Trump this week ignited a firestorm of historic proportions.

As all the old hate words — xenophobe, racist, bigot — have lost their electric charge from overuse, and Trump was being called a fascist demagogue and compared to Hitler and Mussolini.

The establishment seemed to have become unhinged.

Why the hysteria? Comes the reply: Trump's call for a temporary ban on Muslim immigration tramples all over “American values” and everything we stand for, including the Constitution.

But is this really true?

The Constitution protects freedom of religion for U.S. citizens. But citizens of foreign lands have no constitutional right to migrate. And federal law gives a president broad powers in deciding who comes and who does not, especially in wartime.

In 1924, Congress restricted immigration from Asia, reduced the numbers coming from southern and Central Europe, and produced a 40-year moratorium on most immigration into the United States.

Its authors and President Coolidge wanted ours to remain a nation whose primary religious and ethnic ties were to Europe, not Africa or Asia.

Under FDR, Truman and JFK, this was the law of the land.

Did this represent 40 years of fascism?

Why might Trump want a moratorium on Muslim immigration?

Reason one: terrorism.

The 9/11 terrorists were Muslim, as were the shoe and underwear bombers on those planes, the Fort Hood shooter, the Times Square bomber and the San Bernardino killers.

And as San Bernardino showed again, Islamist terrorists are exploiting our liberal immigration policies to come here and kill us.

Thus, a pause, a timeout on immigration from Muslim countries, until we fix the problem, would seem to be simple common sense.

Second, Muslims are clearly more susceptible to the siren call of terrorism, and more likely to be radicalized on the Internet and in mosques than are Christians at church or Jews at synagogue.

Which is why we monitor mosques more closely than cathedrals.

Third, according to Harvard's late Samuel Huntington, a “clash of civilizations” is coming between the West and the Islamic world. Other scholars somberly concur. But if such a conflict is in the cards, how many more millions of devout Muslims do we want inside the gates?

Set aside al-Qaida, ISIS and their sympathizers. Among the 1.6 billion Muslims worldwide are untold millions of followers of the Prophet who pray for the coming of a day when sharia is universal and the infidels, i.e., everyone else, are either converted or subjugated.

In nations where Muslims are already huge majorities, where are the Jews? Where have all the Christians gone?

With ethnic and sectarian wars raging in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Turkey, Yemen, Libya, Nigeria and Somalia, why would we bring into our own country people from all sides of these murderous conflicts?

Many European nations — Germans, French, Swedes, Brits — appear to regret having thrown open their doors to immigrants and refugees from the Islamic world, who have now formed unassimilated clusters and enclaves inside their countries.

Ought we not explore why, before we continue down this road?

In some countries of the Muslim world, Americans who embrace “Hollywood values” regarding abortion, adultery and homosexuality, can get their heads chopped off as quickly as converts to Christianity.

In what Muslim countries does Earl Warren's interpretation of the First Amendment — about any and all religious presence being banned in public schools and all religions being treated equally — apply?

When is the next “Crusade for Christ” coming to Saudi Arabia?

Japan has no immigration from the Muslim world, nor does Israel, which declares itself a Jewish state. Are they also fascistic?

President Obama and the guilt-besotted West often bawl their apologies for the horrors of the Crusades that liberated Jerusalem.

Anyone heard Muslim rulers lately apologizing for Saladin, who butchered Christians to take Jerusalem back, or for Suleiman the Magnificent, who conquered the Christian Balkans rampaging through Hungary all the way to the gates of Vienna?

Trump's surge this week, in the teeth of universal denunciation, suggests that a large slice of America agrees with his indictment — that our political-media establishment is dumb as a box of rocks and leading us down a path to national suicide.

Trump's success tells us that the American people really do not celebrate “globalization.” They think our negotiators got snookered out of the most magnificent industrial machine ever built, which once guaranteed our workers the highest standard of living on earth.

They don't want open borders or mass immigration. They want people here illegally to be sent back, the borders secured, and a moratorium imposed on Muslim immigration until we fix the broken system.

As for the establishment, they are saying pretty much what The Donald is saying. To paraphrase Oliver Cromwell's speech to the Rump Parliament:

You have sat here too long for any good you have done here. In the name of God, go!


Patrick J. Buchanan is the author of the new book “The Greatest Comeback: How Richard Nixon Rose From Defeat to Create the New Majority.

Leave a Reply

Please Login to comment
7 Comment threads
0 Thread replies
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
7 Comment authors
steve mc taggEricJonasSnuffTNJohnC Recent comment authors
Notify of
steve mc tagg
steve mc tagg

What happened to immigration quotas ???Trump is correct on several points, the presiding president seem to have forgotten laws to pass bills ,instead he uses his so called powers to pass laws that will be challenged by congress, thereby creating a myriad of political crap in the political system to overturn them.what a waste of time and money


The Middle class is dead now too. good luck being poor because Democrats had to give homes, food , and make the poor middleclass. Screwed us right into poor.


I am a legal immigrant from Latin America and professional who came to the US because I always admired here. I have so called left wings and I cannot stand the brainwash. There is no way to have a rational argument anymore and offensive and childish accusations of racism are the only thing they know how to say, obviously inspired by Obama, Hillary and Sanders of the world. Trump is standing out for two reasons. First, he is addressing issues from an American interest. Secondly, he projects leadership. Yes, maybe the detailed and most effective plan would not ban all… Read more »


Truest and most well written article I have had the pleasure of reading in quite awhile. We need to remind the rest of the world of how strong America can be when needed. Remember, a gun behind every blade of grass, if we have to take it back. We could always ship the Politically Correct People and the anti’s to anywhere they think is better. Evidently, they think America isn’t good enough for them. In short, if you can’t hack it, get your jacket. BYE! Too many good, law abiding people here to lose control of our future and lose… Read more »


Mr. Buchanan, your articles are always good reading but are much more than just good reading. I personally detest Mr. Trump. Under no circumstances will I vote for him. However your outlook goes deeper than just an election. Yes the Islamist and the rest of the world are headed for greater conflict. Eliminating Islamic immigration may be the thing to do. Maybe, just maybe, the ranting of Mr. Trump will awaken the population of the U.S. to the ridiculous political correctness that has dominated the news and entertainment media in the U.S. Most people are hesitant to speak out for… Read more »


Thank you Pat for sifting through the garbage to find a nugget of common sense. If only common sense were more common. I pray that the people who are outraged at the state of our Union vote en masse in 2016 and elect many to office who can right the ship and won’t fall prey to political intimidation or Bloomberg’s billions. It’s one thing to read an article like yours and agree. It’s quite another to mobilize the people of the U.S. (upon whom the power of this Nation has always and will always rest) to elect to office men… Read more »

graybeard 64
graybeard 64

I agree with Mr. Trump.
this country is called the melting pot & if the borders aren’t closed & this influx of radical Muslims wanting to impose there belief on all or be killed, we will be called the land of The Killing Fields.