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Jaw-Dropping Dem Debate Claim: Americans Are the Ones Kidnapping Children at the Border

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As if Americans needed more reasons to believe that the Democratic Party’s field of 2020 presidential primary candidates was unfit to assume the highest executive office in the country, one candidate gave them another reason to add to the laundry list.

American author, activist and unknown presidential candidate Marianne Williamson argued Thursday in the second Democratic debate Thursday night that America’s detention of illegal immigrant children was nothing short of “kidnapping.”

“If you forcibly take a child from their parents’ arms, you are kidnapping them,” Williamson said.

“If you take a lot of children and put them in a detainment center, thus inflicting chronic trauma upon them, that’s called child abuse,” she added.

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In fact, she went so far as to argue that policy of detaining and processing those who break United States immigration law is “state-sponsored crime.”

Long have prominent conservative figures argued that for the American left, up is down, down is up, left is right and right is left.

And if this doesn’t prove that the American left has just about everything upside down, nothing will.

According to this candidate, saving small children from criminals, potential gang members and fake families renting them to support false asylum claims is a dangerous “state-sponsored crime.”

On the other hand, creating a system that encourages thousands upon thousands of families to drag their children along for treks across dangerous terrain without the proper resources only to be arrested at the border is heroic.

Apparently, incentivizing such child endangerment with claims of free health care, tax benefits and a $15-per-hour job is not just a fad, it is the new norm in the Democratic Party.

This is despite the fact that it has already resulted in countless deaths, including the drowning of a migrant man and his daughter last week — an event the Democrats and left-wing establishment media have attempted to blame on President Donald Trump.

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For those who argue positions like this are not mainstream on the left, just review the video above and listen for the ecstatic cheers from the audience.

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Andrew J. Sciascia was the supervising editor of features at The Western Journal. Having joined up as a regular contributor of opinion in 2018, he went on to cover the Barrett confirmation and 2020 presidential election for the outlet, regularly co-hosting its video podcast, "WJ Live," as well.
Andrew J. Sciascia was the supervising editor of features at The Western Journal and regularly co-hosted the outlet's video podcast, "WJ Live."

Sciascia first joined up with The Western Journal as a regular contributor of opinion in 2018, before graduating with a degree in criminal justice and political science from the University of Massachusetts Lowell, where he served as editor-in-chief of the student newspaper and worked briefly as a political operative with the Massachusetts Republican Party.

He covered the Barrett confirmation and 2020 presidential election for The Western Journal. His work has also appeared in The Daily Caller.