Liberal Hypocrisy on Separating Children From Parents or Families

by Steve MacDonald

Legal Immigration

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The left has settled into its latest anti-Trump narrative. He’s evil because he separates parents and children. That’s funny because an entire progressive social experiment or (experiments) championed and defended by liberals has been separating parents and children for decades. And I’m not talking about abortion.

No fault divorce. Modern Feminism. Glorifying single-motherhood. The infantilzation of boys and men. A Welfare state weaponized by progressives politicians to keep children away from at least one parent. But wait! There’s more!

Deroy Murdock, writing at Townhall.com, reminds us that,

The Left … has given President Trump more credit than he deserves. He did not invent family separation. This concept is as old as law enforcement itself. Since at least the Roman Empire, whenever magistrates throw criminals behind bars, they separate them from their families — including children, siblings, parents, or all of the above. This is as true now as it was under Nero.

And that,

“Children and parents get separated every day across this country when a parent is charged with a criminal offense,” Thomas Homan, acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), told journalists June 5 at the National Press Club. “It’s sad to see children cry when you take a parent out of a home, but because it’s sad, doesn’t mean that we ignore the law.”

And the Trump Administration does not ignore the law.

The progressives ignore the law all the time. They do it selectively, always to advance a narrative or agenda they believe will result in more political power for them. But they are also happy to use or create law for the same ends.

But wait! There’s more!

The entire public education system has advanced toward a goal of separating children from their parents. Liberals are so married to this idea that they vehemently oppose any alternative. Armies of activists, mostly unions, are deployed to harangue and intimidate school choice supporters. Legislators are intimidated or bought off with campaign contributions to protect the separating institution.

But wait! There’s more!

Then there is the political support for unaccompanied illegal immigrant children that invites the separation of parents and families from children. These,

“Democrat policies lead to the temporary separation of illegal-alien families, because they refuse to close border loopholes that prevent those families from being swiftly returned home,” said Deputy White House Press Secretary Hogan Gidley. “Democrat policies also result in the permanent separation of American families — who have to bury loved ones because of the criminals whom Democrat policies allow into this country.”

So cut the crap.

Or, better still, cut the crap and then move to some socialist country you’ve glorified and see what you can do about them separating families. I’m sure they’ll be happy to hear your input.

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