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Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Lesson of ‘The Snake’

Last August in Erie, Pennsylvania, Donald Trump entertained his large crowd of supporters by reciting the lyrics to a song called “The Snake.” The song was written about 50 years ago, but it tells a timeless truth derived from Aesop’s Fables, which are more than 2,500 years old. The song tells the story of a “tender-hearted woman” who rescues a “poor, half-frozen snake” from near death in the winter cold. But instead of saying thank you, the snake gave her a vicious bite. The woman cried out in confusion, but the snake grinned and reminded her that she knew exactly what he was before she took him in.

The moral of the song was clear to many in the crowd, but Trump made sure that everyone got the message. “This is what is going on in our country, with our border,” he told the 9,000 people filling the arena. “When you’re listening to this, think of our border. Think of the people we are letting in by the thousands. And Hillary Clinton wants to allow 550% more coming in to our country. How stupid are we!”

Well he’s right: Hillary wants to bring in 65,000 Syrian refugees, which is indeed a 550% increase over the 10,000 who entered this year, which in turn is a 500 percent increase over last year’s intake of about 1,600. Obama rushed to complete his pledge to bring in 10,000 Syrian refugees by September 30, despite the FBI Director’s testimony last fall that those people can’t be vetted because there are no reliable records on them.

As Trump said at the rally in Erie, “We want to help people, but we can’t take a chance. We know bad things are going to happen. We know, as we allow more and more people to come in from terrorist areas, bad things are going to happen.” “The story of ‘The Snake’ is what’s happening to our country,” Trump continued. “We’re letting people in. Many of these people hate us. Many of these people don’t have good thoughts” toward America.

Listen to the radio commentary here:

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