Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin says she supports Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump’s call for a ban on admitting Muslims into the U.S.
“Herd mentality [is] running rampant with hypocritical and/or naïve pundits trying to crush Donald Trump because he’s committed to clobbering the bad guys, and putting the good guys first,” she wrote on her Facebook page.
“Trump’s temporary ban proposal is in the context of doing all we can to force the Feds to acknowledge their lack of strategy to deal with terrorism,” Palin continued. “A broken system allowed terrorists to come to our home and slaughter Americans. A bold, non-politician candidate calls for a pause in this flawed bureaucratic program so it can be fixed, to make sure it doesn’t happen again. That’s common sense, which is why the media and spineless pundits attack it.”
Palin said the danger of jihadist terrorism makes Trump’s proposal an attractive solution for preventing future bloodshed.
“When information shows someone comes to America after being in a radical Islamic stronghold, and embraces the death cult’s ideology that mandates butchering the innocents — then we are right in calling for shucking the political correctness that is fundamentally transforming America, and finally putting the safety of Americans first,” she wrote.
“They have no plan to reform our flawed immigration vetting process,” Palin said of the Obama administration.
“They cannot even utter the term ‘Islamic fundamentalism.’ They will not declare war on ISIS,” she added.“While the media twists and turns words, conservatives who propose action to combat the real threat facing America are demonized with the namby-pamby milquetoast politicians who get a pass to go along their unaccountable merry way.”
Palin called on everyday Americans to disregard the Obama administration’s criticism of Trump’s plan.
“Ignore the White House as it spews talking point rhetoric accusing Trump (thus suggesting all who question their wrongheadedness) of being ‘un-American,’” the former Alaska governor said.
“Yet it is their leader declaring his need to ‘fundamentally transform America’ because he so wrongly sees our exceptional nation’s foundation as fatally flawed. Now that is un-American.”
Trump on Monday called for a “total and complete shutdown” on admitting Muslims in the country. He said the temporary freeze is necessary to prevent terrorism in the homeland.
Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle have criticized the plan as impractical and unconstitutional.