This is why liberals hate Mike Huckabee.
As news spread Wednesday that President Donald Trump had signed a proclamation sending National Guard units to the Mexican border to help in cutting illegal immigration, Huckabee, a former Arkansas governor and presidential contender, took to Fox News to defend the country’s rights to defend its own borders.
And one of his biggest arguments hit liberals right where they live.
In an appearance on “The Story With Martha MacCallum,” Huckabee spent some time establishing the basics: That border security is the job of every functioning government in the world — and that includes the United States’ neighbor to the south.
“We have borders. Every country has borders, I travel a lot internationally, Martha,” Huckabee told MacCallum.
“I never go to a country where they say, ‘Ah, forget your passport.’ I don’t care what country it is, including Mexico, where I was just a couple of months ago. This is absurd for us to think that somehow America ought to be open borders.”
As a matter of policy, the liberal stance that accepting illegal immigrants is a matter of “compassion,” is just as absurd. And it’s not the job Trump was elected for, Huckabee said.
Check it out below:
.@GovMikeHuckabee: “@POTUS needs to have his most compassion for the citizens of this country, and those are the ones who have a right to be protected by their government rather than to be exposed and exploited by their own government.” #TheStory pic.twitter.com/VVlnIiDB8D
— Fox News (@FoxNews) April 4, 2018
“The American people elected Trump largely because he was tough on this idea of our borders. It’s not that he’s lacking compassion. But I’ll tell you something,” Huckabee said.
“The president of the United States needs to have his most compassion for the citizens of this country and those are the ones who have a right to be protected by their government, rather than to be exposed and exploited by their own government.”
And that’s really the heart of the issue.
Illegal immigration supporters are missing the essential point that the job of any government is first of all to maintain a society where its citizens can live peacefully.
Democrats love to paint themselves as the party of compassion, abetted by the mainstream media and popular culture with endless stories about victimized illegal immigrants plucking at American heart strings. (Remember that Super Bowl VI ad by 84 Lumber? Brings tears to the eyes just thinking about it.)
That’s what Trump’s proclamation for the National Guard was about — and previous presidents have taken similar action.
In 2010, according to NBC, then-President Barack Obama sent the National Guard to provide border surveillance by air. In 2006, according to Fox, then-President George W. Bush had 6,000 National Guard members on the border for patrol duties that didn’t involve actual apprehension of border-jumpers.
If the job of an American president involves “compassion,” it comes first and foremost for American citizens, the ones who are living with illegal immigration and literally paying for the costs, from schools to prisons, they put on society.
Sometimes they pay with their lives, like the case of Kate Steinle, only to have a liberal jury free the killer.
In that interview, Huckabee pointed that out with irrefutable logic.
And showed, once again, why liberals hate him.
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