Why should there be an ideological test when it comes to immigration? Andrew C. McCarthy writes in NRO, “… immigration is a privilege, not a right; and our Constitution is security for Americans, not a weapon for aliens to use against Americans,” If would-be immigrants subvert our constitution, the U.S. Constitution allows those immigrants to be banned. Mr. McCarthy explains why Donald Trump—in proposing that “aliens from sharia-supremacist areas be carefully vetted for adherence to anti-constitutional principles”—is right.
- Sharia is a totalitarian societal structure and legal corpus that anti-American radicals seek to impose.
- Sharia is antithetical to the Constitution, to the very foundational American principle that the people may make law for themselves, live as they see fit, and chart their own destiny.
- There is an Islamic tradition of rational inquiry, deeply influenced by Greek philosophy, that has been overwhelmed for nearly a millennium by the fundamentalist tradition.
- There are Muslims who … help us infiltrate terror cells and prevent attacks. They are Muslims who fight in our armed forces, work in our intelligence services, serve in our police departments, and thrive in our economy.
- If we want to win the crucial ideological component of radical Islam’s war against us, we should be empowering these pro-Western Muslims rather than inviting the sharia-supremacist Muslim Brotherhood into our policy-making councils.
- Like protecting our nation, empowering pro-Western Muslims requires an immigration system that welcomes those who will support our Constitution, and turns away those who would sweep it aside.
Read more from Andrew McCarthy here.