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SUBJ YET ANOTHER PROMISE THYAT CAN'T BE MET
(LAGUNA BEACH)--Desperation is the only word that can describe not just the opponents of the GOP frontrunner, but the supporters of the frontrunner. They'll believe anything in the face of a rapidly tweeted-out, social media universe where John Wayne can be lynched in the California legislature and called a "racist" for something he said over forty years ago, and probably didn't even realize he's said it.
It's no longer good enough to call people out for political incorrectness who are alive and kicking, but has now become gosh to kick the dead in their graves. That's what the world has become, and the GOP frontrunner supporters are turning out in full force to try to reverse the Age of Politically Correct. The Guardian, in its review of the Cal lawmakers nixing John Wayne Day, called the age of PC "orthodoxy". Applied to religion, orthodoxy becomes not whether it is the right belief, but possibly the right to believe, and even more so, is it the right thing to do.
So now the issue of "Build that Wall!!" There are two things to consider, actually three. First, can the wall be built? Would it be possible to put up such a barrier? Probably not, it would take years, there would be hundreds of disputes ranging from territorial to environmental, the notion is completely absurd. So much for the "right belief". Next, certainly the deluded electorate has the right to believe whatever it wants, even it is simply not possible from a practical standpoint. It is the right of the candidate to delude them down this errant path so that he can win the election and go about business like all his predecessors, promise something that can't be delivered. That leaves is it the right thing to do.
In the face of two distinct conclusions, that it can't be built and won't be built, the conclusion therefore must be that the Trump Revolt is not in favor of building a wall to stop Mexicans from crossing the border, but in reality an unfavorable reaction to the Age of PC, which cannot be stopped from a legal standpoint, as witnessed by the gunning down of the John Wayne Day bill in the legislature.
As for SoCal, the candidate got a small dose of what to expect up North.
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