Peace Through Border Control

I’m dying to hear about the “3-D chess” Trump is playing with his announcement on Monday that he’s breaking his promise on Afghanistan and throwing more forces into that utterly pointless war. Will he be sending the transgender troops?

But then the Emperor God gave a magnificent speech in Arizona Tuesday night. Curiously, when he talks to voters — as opposed to his Cabinet and White House staff — there’s very little about sending more U.S. troops to die in the human meat-grinder of Afghanistan.

Trump got thunderous applause from his 30,000-person focus group for the wall, stepped-up deportations and Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio — recently convicted of contempt for “racially profiling” Hispanics. But you could hear a pin drop when he mentioned Afghanistan, Nikki Haley and Gen. John Kelly. (At least he had the good sense not to bring up Goldman Sachs’ Gary Cohn again.)

There were long faces all over cable news after Trump’s speech, which surely triggers the reward center in his brain, like giving a mouse cheese.

What was so refreshingly different about the Trump campaign was that the candidate didn’t use any of the idiotic, consultant-written bromides offered by every other GOP presidential candidate for at least the past 30 years. Instead, he looked around the country, saw what the problems were and said he’d fix them.

Here are the highlights from every speech by any Non-Trump candidate for the past several decades:

“I listened to the American people.”

“People are frustrated.”

“This election is about the future!”

It may not seem like it at first, but another one of those head-scratching cliches is: “Peace through strength.” During the campaign, this was a staple of knuckleheads like Jeb!, but I’m sorry to report that our hero used it on the Arizona crowd, referring to his decision to send more troops to die in Afghanistan for no earthly purpose. The Swamp is sticky.

When Reagan said, “peace through strength,” it meant something. But 30 years after Reagan won the Cold War, anyone who uses this expression conveys only that he has no understanding of the current war.

During the Cold War, America was facing an aggressively imperialistic, nuclear-armed Soviet Union. By contrast, the main threat to Americans’ safety today comes not from a country, but from millions of individual savages spread throughout the globe.

Americans aren’t being slaughtered by invading Soviet troops, “Red Dawn”-style, but by Islamic terrorists on tourist visas flying commercial airplanes into our skyscrapers, and by first- and second-generation Muslim immigrants setting off bombs and shooting people at the Boston Marathon, American military bases, community centers and gay nightclubs.

Americans are raped, addicted and murdered not by the Red Army, but by millions of illegal aliens waltzing across our wide-open border.

Our freedoms are being taken away not by a foreign power, but by our own government — in order to protect us from terrorists, international crime rings and Mexican drug cartels operating in our own country.

Defeating a non-country adversary may seem an impossible task, but the savages are perfectly containable. Today’s enemy has no capacity to harm a hair on a single American’s head — as long as we don’t let them come here.

We don’t need a military victory. We need an immigration moratorium.

The Non-Trump Republicans promised us only more immigration and more wars. PEACE THROUGH STRENGTH!

How does a military buildup help Kate Steinle? How about the 3,000 Americans killed on 9/11? Did Obama’s escalation of the war in Afghanistan protect soldiers at Fort Hood or nightclubbers in Orlando? Did it do anything for Grant Ronnebeck, who was fatally shot by an illegal alien robbing a convenience store in Mesa, Arizona, in 2015?

More than 1,600 American troops died in Afghanistan under Obama, and not one American is safer.

All we need to do to win the current war is: Keep our nuclear weapons in working order and stop allowing enemy forces into our country. If we must have troops constantly deployed somewhere, the only place they’d actually be useful is 10 feet into Mexico. (Let a court try to stop that!)

During the campaign, Little Marco dismissed as unrealistic Trump’s proposed temporary suspension of Muslim immigration to our country — including the more than 2 million Muslims we’ve taken in just since 9/11. Instead, Rubio proposed we do something achievable, like remake the entire Middle East with wars in Iraq, Syria, Libya and Afghanistan.

Trump, and only Trump, promised to put our country first and protect our interests when it came to immigration and foreign wars. He didn’t care that political correctness dictated putting America’s interests dead last.

But since becoming president, instead of draining the swamp, the swamp seems to have drained Trump. His agenda has been drowned out by the agenda of Washington’s Uni-Party.

That’s why all we ever hear about is tax cuts and war (unless Trump is speaking to one of his 30,000-person focus groups).

Rather than actually being like Reagan and winning the war we’re in, Trump has decided to continue Obama’s unconstitutional “executive amnesty” — opposition to which gave the GOP stunning victories in 2014 and 2016. This week, he grabbed the hot poker of Afghanistan, allowing ecstatic Democrats to scratch that disaster off Obama’s Greatest Hits list. Now, it’s Trump’s war.

I don’t know why Trump would surround himself with people who oppose his agenda, but on Tuesday night he heard again from the people who see him as our country’s last hope. He should listen to them.

Ann Coulter
Ann Coulter is an American conservative social and political commentator, writer, syndicated columnist, and lawyer. She frequently appears on television, radio, and as a speaker at public and private events.
Latest comments
  • Trump’s agenda has no easy button. To restore the rule of law he must minimize duplicating Skippy’s EO flood. To drain the swamp he needs help and support of his team. He’s hog-tied in placing his team by RINOs. I guess you’d be happier if he appointed 100 or so unlawful czars. Oh wait, that’s not legal.

    RINOs take note – we expect dems to do what they’re doing. For all you LIARS, keep your campaign promises or be primaried OUT.

  • You don’t know why Trump surrounded himself with people who oppose his agenda? I know why, and you should educate yourself, Ann, and start speaking up about what’s really going on in the world, but it’d be the end of your career… – Try Jared Kushner, Gary Cohn etc… Trump wants to stay alive, these people kill those who don’t play ball ala. JFK…

    • And even Regan, his warning was when he got shot.

  • Tick, tick, tick…

  • Ann: your praise and critical nature with Trump, became very unclear. Sorry, but
    the Swamp is to be put down, and how.? Trump is working on it, we believe,but
    it will not happen overnite. Be cirtical, but also be positive, as a Christian.

    • A good word, my friend!

  • No DACA!

  • Americans have been dumbed down during the last 100 years to the point that I doubt that the country can be saved. We will be bankrupt in a few more years and we will fall back into a monarchy like the one we broke away from in 1776. Lady Liberty is on her death bed. So I say to her: “Farewell, my love, I’m going to miss you.”

    • Don’t be a pessimist. Stand up and fight like our Founders did or else leave.

      • It’s not pessimism, Jerryb53, it’s realism. I think you and approximately another 150 million people in this country need to wake up to reality. The Unite States is bankrupt, both financially and morally, and I’m not talking just about sexual morality here. Morality is much broader than that. And for your information, I have been fighting liberalism since I was in my early twenties. I’m now 82.

        • I’m 64 and I’m surprised that at 82 you feel this way. You lived in the times when we had real freedom and the government wasn’t as intrusive as it is now. I for one will not roll over and give up as you suggest. I would rather have a 1775 revolution that to do that, and I will be in the front lines.

  • The bay-trees in our country all are wither’d

    And meteors fright the fixed stars of heaven;

    The pale-fac’d moon looks bloody on the earth

    And lean-look’d prophets whisper fearful change;

    Rich men look sad and ruffians dance and leap,

    The one in fear to lose what they enjoy,

    The other to enjoy by rage and war.

  • With minor exceptions Democrats and Republicans elected to the Congress need to be replaced if they run for reelection!!! These individuals and the printed and electronic media believe a Socialist/Communist form of governance is the way the electorate seeks to move the Country. If it should occur WE as a nation will experience what has happened in Europe and Asia since the end of WWII. I served in Italy in 1954, Austria in 1955 and Germany in 1956. As peace Treaties were signed in the first two cases the majority of U.S. Force either came home or moved to another area of Western Europe . Since then I served in Korea, Vietnam and a had a second tour in Germany. During the war in Bosnia I returned to Trieste Italy. It has the only deep water port on the Adriatic Sea and believed we would be using the port as a supply point for our Forces. I was totally shocked to see what had happened to Trieste in the intervening time—in short; nothing. It had not experienced any visible economic growth. Many of the shops I recognized had either closed or were struggling economically to continue in business. the vacated store fronts remained empty. Linz, and Salsburg Austria were not what I expected. There was change but no where near the growth that was occurring in Germany. WHY? I’m certain Mrs Trump can explain it better than I can. I recall the number of people that crossed the border from Yugoslavia into Trieste on weekends to shop. Those poor people had NOTHING and were struggling to survive. A few vegetables and the least expensive clothing is all they could afford. The same differences existed between those living in any area of east and western Europe. South Korea is a paradise when compared the North. Anyone that feels American needs to move further to the left—-WOW. YOU seek poverty over affluence. That not my cup of tea, thank you