While Democrats seeking their party's nomination try to pin responsibility for the El Paso massacre on President Trump for his efforts to end the massive illegal alien invasion across our southern border, they should look no further than the closest mirror to see who really contributed to the insanity behind the killing.
It isn't about guns.
It's about people.
People who put their own selfish partisan interests ahead of their constitutional obligation to secure our nation against all threats, domestic and foreign.
Those truly responsible for the state of mind of troubled individuals who would commit such murderous acts are engaged in more of the same activity that led to the El Paso killing. Blaming others.
Who are those who have fostered the climate that brought about this horror?
In order of primary responsibility:
The Democratic Party. Their long-term strategy to increase their political power at the expense of border security and their constitutional obligation to their country was hatched in the late 20th century. Devising a series of changes to immigration law that facilitated and encouraged indiscriminate entry across our southern border, Democrat politicians together with a handful of Republicans serving their own selfish interests have thwarted all attempts, most notably President Trump's election promise, to secure our borders by building a barrier to illegal crossings and eliminating any incentive for illegal entry. Since Trump's election in 2016, these self-serving politicians have not lifted a finger to eliminate the massive costly problem they have created. Not a single proposal has come from Democrat politicians, principally Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, and the long lilst of Democrats seeking their party's nomination.
RINO Republicans. During 2017-2019, the anti-Trump RINO-Republican Paul Ryan-led House did nothing to fix the legislative problems created by Democrats decades ago. Ryan's obstinate refusal to put his country above his own petty interests are second only to Democrats' obstinate refusal to offer any serious solutions that do not include provisions that would allow the Democratic Party to massively benefit from a problem of their own creation.
Partisan News Agents. Primarily CNN and anything with "NBC" associated with it, The New York Times, The Washington Post and USA Today and their affiliates. These "news" outlets are owned and/or operated by highly-partisan Progressive Democrats pursuing a regressive agenda to whittle away at constitutionally-protected individual rights by creating a massive all-powerful central government in defiance of the Tenth Amendment and Article I, Section 8, of our Constitution. By fostering "fake" news (e.g., Trump is a racist, misogynist, xenophobic, etc., ad nauseam and now claiming Trump's rhetoric spawned the El Paso killing), these agents of the Democratic Party feed a divisive hatred they hope to exploit for partisan gain.
Online Search and Social Media Censors. Facebook, Twitter, and Google are among the most egregious online content filters. While users should have control over the content they wish to view (similar to movie rating standards), the brazen partisan bias evident when these online giants censor content and its distribution demands regulation by an objective non-partisan agency. The changes over just the past several years have sought to denounce any outspoken non-Progressive voice while championing such nonsense as "catastrophic climate change" and "Trump is a racist" is clear evidence of intent to massively impact the 2020 election.
What can be done to change the climate of division and hatred that these groups have fostered?
Tune them out. Do not pollute your mind with the drivel being hawked by the news agents who peddle partisan politics in place of objective news. Those who lace their "reporting" with accusatory name-calling (e.g., CNN's Don Lemon virtually every time he opens his mouth).
Mute the liars. When watching news or opinion TV, have your finger on the "mute" button so you can rapidly deploy muting of those known to lie repeatedly for partisan political gain (e.g., Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren,Hillary Clinton, James Comey, Cory Booker, Robert Francis "Beto" O'Rourke, etc., virtually anyone labeled as a "Democrat strategist" and, of course, so-called "news" commentators in the "fake" news business). Simply depress the "mute" button when any of these types begin to move their mouth, then release when their mouth stops wagging. You'll find that watching mouths waggle while not having to endure the drivel being spouted can be very entertaining!
Do your own thinking. Carefully listen to statements made by President Trump and objectively analyze his actions. Do not rely on partisan sources to tell you what he has said or what he has done. Question anyone who name-calls without providing any evidence to justify their claim. Don't tolerate a blowhard who repeats the same stale name-calling they learned from biased partisan sources.
Vote intelligently. Carefully scrutinize those running for political office. If you can, question them when they campaign in your area. Don't rely on others to do your thinking. Ask yourself, "Does this candidate honor our constitutional framework for government, or are they motivated by self-interest or a desire to fundamentally change our nation into a Progressive Socialist society?" If you value a free market economy, economic opportunity, and you hold the rights of the individual superior to those of the government, then you will be well-advised to think long and hard before voting for any Democrat who supports the modern Leftist Progressive Democratic Party that believes socialism is superior to a free market economy (you cannot have both).
The people still have control over their government and that is far truer today than it was on January 1, 2017. If you want to safeguard the right of the people to determine their own course in life, then you will support only those who are pledged to immediately secure our porous southern border from foreign invasion and immediately deport those who are here illegally and who have been adjudged here without due process in violation of the laws of our nation. It is criminal that American taxpayers support the well-being of those who are here because they violated our national borders and have no legitimate claim for asylum.
It's time to shut down the Democratic Party's illegal alien vote fraud and deport those here unlawfully. That won't happen if people keep electing those responsible for the border crisis and who are ultimately responsible for the mass killing in El Paso.
That such partisans should be ranting that President Trump's rhetoric is responsible for the very conditions they created is ludicrous. Are you paying attention, Bernie Sanders?
Author of "Looking Out the Window", an evidence-based examination of the "climate change" issue, Bob Webster, is a 12th-generation descendent of both the Darte family (Connecticut, 1630s) and the Webster family (Massachusetts, 1630s). He is a descendant of Daniel Webster's father, Revolutionary War patriot Ebenezer Webster, who served with General Washington. Bob has always had a strong interest in early American history, our Constitution, U.S. politics, and law. Politically he is a constitutional republican with objectivist and libertarian roots. He has faith in the ultimate triumph of truth and reason over deception and emotion. He is a strong believer in our Constitution as written and views the abandonment of constitutional restraint by the regressive Progressive movement as a great danger to our Republic. His favorite novel is Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand and believes it should be required reading for all high school students so they can appreciate the cost of tolerating the growth of unconstitutional crushingly powerful central government. He strongly believes, as our Constitution enshrines, that the interests of the individual should be held superior to the interests of the state.
A lifelong interest in meteorology and climatology spurred his strong interest in science. Bob earned his degree in Mathematics at Virginia Tech, graduating in 1964.