Dear Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London,
Ahem…well, sir, you kicked up a firestorm on the western side of the pond. Your little fit of righteous indignation when it comes to the prospect of Donald J. Trump being the 45th president of the United States of America may well have the opposite effect of your intended outcome when you said this:
“I’ll be stopped from going there by virtue of my faith, which means I can’t engage with American mayors and swap ideas. Conservative tacticians thought those sorts of tactics would win London and they were wrong. I’m confident that Donald Trump’s approach to politics won’t win in America.”
Leaving aside the histrionic hyperbole about a leader rather than a class A terrorist being refused entry to the USA due to religion, you are confident that “Donald Trump’s approach to politics” – put America first, restore the manufacturing base, and make her great again – won’t win in America? You don’t know us very well, do you? You see, the everyday people of the United States, not the nitwit globalists who want to enslave us, are actually all for putting America first for a change. We would like to see tax relief. We want to be able to defend ourselves with responsible firearm ownership. We want our military strong, and able to fight at a moment’s notice. We also want safety and security along our borders. We want to win. Donald Trump speaks our language. Why? Because he, even though he is rich thanks to his own intelligence, work ethic and efforts, is one of us. Don’t fall for the mainstream media line that the man is out of touch. He very much is in touch, moreso than most politicians still in office.
In the USA, fiscal conservatism in government and strong America first policies win the day so long as the message is communicated clearly. Always. President Ronald Reagan proved that. Twice. The message that Trump is shouting every chance he gets is the one We the People have been waiting to hear for almost three decades. When it comes to immigration, do not for one minute think that the American people are the least bit happy that illegal immigrants are routinely released from law enforcement custody after committing crimes. We strenuously object to our welfare system – which in spirit is rather unAmerican in and of itself – being exploited at the expense of our own native citizen poor. We also recognize that while we do have freedom of religion and religious expression in this country, one does not have the right to harm others or interfere with other people’s rights in the free exercise of it.
And that, sir, is where Americans just happened to notice that the crimes perpetuated on our people on September 11, 2001, and later at Fort Hood, in San Bernardino and at the Boston Marathon were carried out by members of the persuasion you happen to follow. Not only that, these people unapologetically hated this country, our culture and our values, and had no problem saying so. Leaders of that religion did not condemn the criminals, either. Some of the guilty were not even here legally. We the American people noticed, and this very much goes against the grain for us. This is a nation founded by religious dissidents where members of various branches of different faiths lived for over 200 years without too much direct confrontation with each other, and certainly little acceptable violence. We may not like each other much or respect other religious viewpoints always, but terrorism just for the heck of it in the name of God is not our style.
“Donald Trump’s ignorant view of Islam could make both our countries less safe — it risks alienating mainstream Muslims around the world and plays into the hands of the extremists,” Khan said.He rejected Trump’s suggestion that he could be an exception to the proposed Muslim travel ban, saying: “This isn’t just about me — it’s about my friends, my family and everyone who comes from a background similar to mine, anywhere in the world.”The statement continued: “Donald Trump and those around him think that western liberal values are incompatible with mainstream Islam — London has proved him wrong.”
Correct me if I am wrong, Mr. Khan, but hasn’t your term in office just begun? London has proved nothing as yet. As for Mr. Trump’s view of Islam…as a Catholic with a decent knowledge of history, and knowing that the Church spending a lot of cash trying to pin muslims in the Middle East was a contributing factor to the protestant revolt, this American will say that Trump’s stance doesn’t quite go far enough. Followers of Islam stealthily infiltrated Europe 1300 years ago and then proceeded to guilt the people there into giving them their way just as you are trying to do now. It is a form of psychological warfare in working to defeat a people mind, body and soul, which is what it takes to truly be victorious in war.
Well, it won’t work on us. And it won’t work to threaten not to visit, either. In case you, sir, are ignorant of history, we Americans kicked the British out – twice. Your visit to our shores would not be as important to us as it would be to you. As for exchanging ideas with mayors from American cities – there’s this little invention developed by American universities in the 1950s and 60s for the U.S. Department of Defense called the internet…. Thanks to Yankee ingenuity you can communicate in real time with people all over the globe without leaving the comfort of your office. At this point, we are still in control of it, so you are free to use it anytime.
Just so that we are clear on the reality that Trump will most likely prevail despite what polls six months out from the elections are supposedly saying: remember, he has gotten more votes in the early heat than any other candidate. By millions. And the message he speaks resonates across the American social strata magnificently. Multiple astute marketing and political observers say the same thing: in the general election, all 50 states are in play. That means, in American election terms, a landslide is possible. It’s early, but at this point, it does look like it might happen. (The professional pollsters aren’t counting the “Monster Vote” or the silent majority. That’s what’s going to make the difference.)
Mr. Khan, to put it plain, We the American People don’t give a rat’s backside for what you think or say. It impacts us not in the slightest. Your objection to a native son who made his fortune is not our concern. What is is that you believe that you can guilt us, and change our way of thinking to yours. That, sir, rest assured will be a contributing factor to voting FOR Donald Trump rather than against him.
A Good Midwestern Catholic Girl