Officials have struggled to stop people who seem to be building toward violent acts, but avoid crossing legal lines that could tip off the authorities.
When you limit yourself to lawfare in response to an enemy engaged in terrorism you put citizens at risk. If the terrorist suspect is a noncitizen, deportation is an acceptable alternative. If the terrorist is already a civilian, the response will require intense and costly surveillance if you are going to thwart a terrorist attack. The FBI probably lacks the resources for that kind of intense surveillance. The most effective way of keeping Americans safe is to destroy the enemy in his base of operations. In the case of ISIL it means directly taking away its base of operations.
Donald Trump’s Deals Rely on Being Creative With the Truth
Over the span of his career, project after project has produced allegations of bad faith, broken promises, blatant lies or outright fraud.
The cutline on the picture reads:
Donald J. Trump at a campaign event this month in Virginia. A survey of his four decades of wheeling and dealing reveals an operatic record of dissembling and deception.
This is exactly the kind of story that Cruz said would be produced once Trump secured the nomination It appears the liberals in the media wanted Trump to get the nomination so they could use this stuff against him. I think it is likely true, but if they cared about the country more than they cared about electing Democrats we would have seen it during the GOP primary.
The obstructor-in-chief role didn’t get him to the White House. But could it be useful down the road?
Those who were unhappy with his attempt to make them live up to their political promises should be chastened by the 2016 campaign. Cruz and Trump got around 70 percent of the vote in the GOP primaries. That suggest they were more in touch with the voters than the GOP leadership was.