Considerable hullabaloo has erupted over President Trump suggesting four specific legislators return to their respective countries of origin if they estimate conditions in America onerous beyond tolerability.
First, such outcry explicitly contradicts the very multiculturalism that such protestations purport to defend.
For if one locality is no better than any other in terms of the desirability of the culture, physical geography, and the people living there, why all the faux outrage?
Secondly, particularly in the cases of Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, perhaps if this duo did not constantly denigrate America, the President would not have assumed that their first loyalties lay elsewhere.
Critics have pointed that Ilhan Omar has in fact been a U.S, citizen longer than First Lady Melania Trump.
And what about it?
Melania did not gain notoriety and political office on the basis of how much she despises America as constituted by the Founding Fathers.
Nor did Melania perpetrate a convoluted identity theft scheme where to this day a definitive answer cannot be provided as to whether or not she married her brother in the attempt to pull it off.
It is too bad that those outraged over Trump’s outbursts are not as concerned regarding the possible links of Omar and Tlaib to assorted forms of jihadist terrorism.
By Frederick Meekins