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Two immigrant women teach a National Review writer what is important

Monday, October 17, 2016 11:07
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Jeremy Carl learned from two Chinese women what may be the most important things about this election. The first woman told him:

Yet I believe this same man will overthrow — not just tinker with — the wretched political correctness that governs this country’s discussions and policies about race, ethnicity, gender, and other immutable characteristics.

He will fight for Americans in a way that Republicans and Democrats have long been afraid to do, and he will think big, act boldly, and choose common sense over ingrained practices. This self declared “deplorable” continued: I am “deplorable” because I dare to have a dissenting opinion. Long before Trump became a presidential contender, my support for the rule of law and opposition to amnesty for illegal immigrants made me a xenophobe. My references to black-on-black crime in discussions about police-community relations made me a racist. My use of the term “radical Islamic terrorism” made me an Islamophobe. When Trump came along, he gave me — and millions others — a voice. Not only does he reject this nonsense wholesale, he does so with hilarity, theater, and bombast.

The second woman said,

…My issue in this election is the First Amendment – freedom of speech is the foundation of this great nation. I was born under dictatorship. Freedom of speech first and foremost means that we have the right to say the wrong things. I’d rather have a president who says many wrong things, so I can keep my freedom of doing so. I spent a year in jail in China for speaking the “wrong words.” When I came to America, I immediately fell in love with this great country and its great democracy. Nowadays, people lose their jobs, their reputation, and even their livelihood for saying the “wrong thing,” even when they are speaking the truth. Should we feel alarmed? I do.

Carl writes…

There is virtually nothing that Donald Trump could have done that would horrify me more than I am horrified by the way the so-called mainstream media in this election has absolutely been in bed with Hillary Clinton and has worked as active agents to destroy Trump, including withholding vital and damaging information from citizens until it could be used to inflict maximum damage against their enemy candidate.

There is virtually nothing that Donald Trump could have done to horrify me more than I am horrified by the way support for functionally open borders and the adoption of PC views about racial, gender, and religious politics have become litmus tests for who is allowed to speak, who will have a job, and in some cases, who will be able to feed their families.

No, Trump is being attacked because he took on the false moral authority of the media, exposed the moral and intellectual bankruptcy of the Republican donor classes and party establishment, and took on the privilege of the many groups who use political correctness to decide what sort of speech and ideas are allowed in society. Those groups are terrified by Trump and are all lashing out at him in inchoate rage.

Conservative cowering in the face of the leftist assault on America must cease. Our voters, through Trump, are demanding, above all, that we stop apologizing for them and start fighting for them.

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