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Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Britian to debate a censure of Donald Trump for anti-Muslim bigotry

It's an embarrassment to the US, because we should be the nation to do this.  Yet, let's give a "hip-hip-horray" to the brave British, who signed a sanctioned censure of Donald "Trump the Chump" motivated by his Muslim bashing behavior.  Of course, let's give kudos to the US newspapers, especially the Des Moines Register in Iowa and the New Hampshire Union Leader for taking Donald "Trump the Chump" head on for his over the top bigotry, boisterous showmanship and destructive bully behavior.  Yet, the British get the award for taking up a petition drive to sanction the Trumponian narcissistic braggart by passing a government sanctioned reprimand against the wanna-be presidential candidate.  In other words, if by some bizarre set of unpalatable circumstances, Donald "Trump the Chump" should become a stateman in the US, his presence in Great Britian would be unwelcomed, perhaps even prohibited.

BBCNews reports:
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Government 'recognises' anger at Donald Trump comments

The British government responded to a petition calling for presidential hopeful Donald Trump to be banned from the UK after he proposed a temporary halt on Muslims entering the US.

More than 500,000 people have signed the parliamentary e-petition.

In response, the government said it recognised the strength of feeling against Mr Trump's comments, which are expected to be debated by MPs. (Ministers previously criticised his remarks but disagreed with banning him.)

Any petition with more than 10,000 signatures on the parliament website gets a government response, and if one gets more than 100,000 signatures it is automatically considered for debate in Parliament.

The cross-party Commons petitions committee is due to meet next week to decide whether to hold a parliamentary debate on the petition to ban Mr Trump.

Given the number of signatures, there is a presumption it will be debated.

In its response, the government said it did not comment on individual immigration and exclusion decisions.

"The home secretary may exclude a non-European Economic Area national from the UK if she considers their presence in the UK to be non-conducive to the public good," it said, adding that Theresa May had said coming to the UK was "a privilege and not a right".

"Exclusion powers are very serious and are not used lightly" and would only be used "based on all available evidence", it said, adding: "The government recognises the strength of feeling against the remarks and will continue to speak out against comments which have the potential to divide our communities, regardless of who makes them.

"We reject any attempts to create division and marginalisation amongst those we endeavour to protect."

Prime Minister David Cameron has labelled Mr Trump's comments "stupid" but said he did not support a ban, telling MPs the tycoon would "unite us all against him" if he visited the UK.

Obviously, the US Constitution allows for Donald "Trump the Chump" to excercise his freedom of speech. Nevertheless, the candidate's political bigotry is an embarrasment to his own GOP party and to the American people who, like me, simply can't tolerate the right wing rhetoric being fueled by the Trumponian's extremist candidacy. It's time for American people to pay attention to how the world will loose respect for our nation, when we consider nominating a right wing bigot to be president of the US and leader of the free world. This outrageious possibility is expecially chilling when we realize that 2.2 billion or 23 percent of the world's population are Muslims.  

It's time for sane, reasonable, politically astute Republican leaders to stop playing games with Donald "Trump the Chump" for fear of loosing his right wing base. In fact, Donald "Trump the Chump" can take his right wing base to live happily ever after in a walled off Trumponian Towers. Indeed, they and their extremism are the people who need to be sequestered from our nation.  


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