In today’s political environment, I understand why Trump is popular. Political correctness is out of control and average Americans are sick of every little special interest getting highlighted and protected while they continue to work hard and pay the bills. Politicians from both sides also seem to lie with ever greater frequency and seem willing to sacrifice their principles at any slight change in polling data. So I get it. Trump is none of these things. He says what he thinks and he never apologizes. I respect that as much as anyone.
Unfortunately that is not enough to qualify you to be president. And when you say things like all Muslims should be restricted from coming into the country, in my view you are immediately disqualified. Not only is this statement contradictory to a fundamental tenet of America, but also it is dangerous as it is exactly the ammunition that ISIS uses to help bring in new recruits. The world has 1.6 billion Muslims and 99% of them are not a threat to the United States. Quite the opposite really in my experience.
Benjamin Franklin said “those who would sacrifice liberty for security deserve neither”. I agree with this and I would add, “those who would sacrifice religious tolerance for security deserve neither”.
Playtime is over. Let’s move on and focus on the other candidates.