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Dr. Rashad Richey

National TV Political Analyst, Talk Radio Host, Univ. Prof.

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Trump’s immigration plan is anti-American

Nov 03, 2023

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Dr. Rashad Richey

National TV Political Analyst, Talk Radio Host, Univ. Prof.

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Donald Trump, the former U.S. president and current frontrunner in the Republican presidential primary, recently promised to implement comprehensive ideological testing for immigrants seeking to come to the United States. He indicated that these tests will also screen for religion and referred to Christianity as “our religion” in his statement.

Straight Arrow News contributor Dr. Rashad Richey reminds Americans that the United States has no official religion and that our nation was founded partially upon the principle of separating the church from the state. Screening immigrants for their religious beliefs, Richey argues, is as anti-American as Donald Trump himself.

Okay, you have to know by now that Donald Trump wants to actually destroy America, not represent America. He wants to take away the Constitution, not uphold the Constitution.

Donald Trump recently said that if you give him power again, if you make him president of the United States again, what he will do is, in fact, create a strong ideological test for those coming into this nation. [Trump said:] “I will implement strong ideological screening of all immigrants. If you hate America, if you want to abolish Israel, if you don’t like our religion, which a lot of them don’t, if you sympathize with jihadists, then we don’t want you in our country, and you are not getting in.”

Okay. So, the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution literally bans our form of government from establishing what’s called a national religion. As a matter of fact, those who founded this nation wanted that part to be key in the foundation of this experiment we call America.

Okay, you have to know by now that Donald Trump wants to actually destroy America, not represent America, he wants to take away the Constitution, not uphold the Constitution. Donald Trump recently said that if you give him power again, if you make him president of the United States, again, what he will do is, in fact, create a strong ideological test. For those coming into this nation, quote, I will implement strong ideological screening of all immigrants. If you hate America, if you want to abolish Israel, if you don’t like our religion, which a lot of them don’t, if you sympathize with jihadist, then we don’t want you in our country, and you are not getting in. Okay. So the First Amendment of the US Constitution literally bans our form of government from establishing what’s called a national religion. As a matter of fact, those who founded this nation want it that part to be key in the foundation of this experiment we call America, Donald Trump has routinely pushed and sometimes obviously went well outside of the boundaries, the barriers that exist, so that the lines do not get blurred.

 

If you don’t find it to be problematic, that the former president of the United States who’s not who’s now the front runner in the Republican primary is saying that if he’s elected, again, he’s going to implement strong ideological test for those coming into this nation. But what does that mean? Well, who knows? Ideology can mean religion, ideology could also mean political persuasion, ideology could mean cultural representation

 

is left up to him, obviously, to give us that answer.

 

In addition to that, he says if they don’t like our religion, what is he talking about? America has no established religion. As a matter of fact, Pew Research recently said that, well, Trump does identify as non denominational Christian, but the majority of Americans around 70% Plus identify in some form of Christianity. That’s according to Pew Research and another 6% of to 8% identify with other faiths, including 1.9% of Americans who are Jewish, 0.9% Muslim, and about 23 to 25%. Well, guess what? no religious affiliation at all. Well, that was the idea, wasn’t it? So why is it that individuals are still supporting Donald Trump screaming, they love this country and love the Constitution and they are somehow patriots. When they are antithetical to the Constitution. They are antithetical to rule of law. They are only a fixed on one thing. That is the personality known as Trump

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