You know who’s really making us more unsafe? democrats who lie and empower ISIS


Anwar Al-Murphy

As you know, Donald Trump issued a temporary suspension of immigration and travel for the seven countries that obama compiled and was voted into law by democrats. Although it is clearly spelled out as temporary suspension and it is clearly not a religious ban (the 400 million Muslims in Indonesia, Malaysia and Pakistan are excluded for some reason) democrats persist spreading fake news.

Donald Trump’s Muslim Ban Makes Us All Less American

screams Rolling Stone

Trump’s Reckless Muslim Ban Makes Americans Less Safe

whines the Center for American Bullshit Progress

Donald Trump’s long-awaited Muslim ban became a reality on Friday

the stupidest man in Congress blathered.

Trump’s travel/immigration really doesn’t bother many, outside of liberals, CAIR and ISIS supporters. Shireen Qudosi argues that many Muslims tend to support the suspension:

Being swept aside in the tide of policy or directly attacked by extremists themselves is a widespread worry that many other Muslims have (but don’t often publicly admit). Many American Muslims realize they’re on a fast-track to their own deportation process if the country doesn’t start taking radical Islam seriously.

Take Fatima, for example, a North American-Muslim woman, who welcomes a crackdown on domestic terrorism.

In a message exchange with me, Fatima confides, “Between extreme vetting and increased surveillance of mosques and monitoring the funding of mosques and organizations like CAIR, [these efforts] will help curb extremists and extremist ideas.”

And she poignantly adds, “This administration should be able to fight Islamic extremism without vilifying all Muslims.”

David Ignatius stated that the Middle East cares not as much about the suspension as it does Iran’s hegemony:

Washington Post columnist David Ignatius told the MSNBC “Morning Joe” crew Monday that Donald Trump’s anti-Iranian outlook “resonates much more” with Middle Eastern countries than questions his proposed Muslim travel ban might raise.

“The crucial thing for the Saudis, for King Salman, is being tough with Iran,” Ignatius said of Trump’s weekend conversation with the Saudi King. “And the Saudis see the Syria war as an Iranian proxy war to take over a Sunni country.”

“They see in Donald Trump somebody who is prepared to stand up to Iran and is prepared to do safe zones,” he added. “Which Hillary Clinton talked about but President Obama never wanted to do.”

Clearly, the issue us being whipped into a frenzy based on a false premise for the sake of partisan politics. And that’s the thing.

It’s not Trump making us less safe. democrats are making us less safe by lying about Trump’s actions and in so doing they are handing the ammunition to ISIS, who lap up the words of democrats and put them to use.

“When U.S. President Donald Trump says ‘We don’t want them here’ and bans the Muslim immigrants from Muslim countries, there is one thing that comes to our mind,” said another posting, beneath a banner of al-Awlaki and his quote.

But that’s not what the EO said or did. Instead of acknowledging what really was done, democrats have willingly sided with ISIS. ISIS eats up the claim of a “Muslim ban” and democrats keep feeding them. They don’t like Trump. I get that, but empowering ISIS because you don’t like Trump? That’s evil.

democrats and their lies – that’s what’s making us less safe.

Exit question: Ever notice- based on democrats’ claims-  how hair-trigger easy it is to radicalize Muslims? If it is truly that easy, why does the left so badly want them here?



0 0 votes
Article Rating
Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

So, am I now “spam?”
My comments are being prevented.
This was prevented on a different thread:

It was a msm headline, so you swallowed it whole!
Turns out you are a purveyor of Fake News.

Here’s the truth:

The leader of a mosque in Dearborn has confirmed to FOX 2 that a man who claimed his mother died in Iraq after being barred from returning to the United States under a ban instituted by President Trump this weekend, lied to FOX 2 about when her death occurred.

Imam Husham Al-Hussainy, leader of the Karbalaa Islamic Educational Center in Dearborn, says….Hager’s mother died before the ban was put in place.

APPARENTLY so many posters are commenting on Greg’s idiocy.
Mine is being called “spam!”

Democrats don’t care what damage they do in the process of trying to regain power. All they EVER care about is having a usable excuse for failure and someone to blame. People being killed is good politics for liberals.

The demacrats are a party of traitors,scoundrels and fiends anyone who gives aid to the trerorists should be sent to prison for the rest of their lives

The secret plan is that we make a plan. Here’s the directive—revealed at the risk of telegraphing our intentions to the enemy:

Presidential Memorandum Plan to Defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria

Note to Donald Trump: There already is a plan, involving an international coalition that has been at war with ISIS for over 2 years now. Refer to Operation Inherent Resolve.

Here’s some recent news: Counter-ISIL Strikes Continue in Syria, Iraq

Obama’s White House worked for months on a plan to seize Raqqa. Trump’s team took a brief look and >

Planning for the final assault on Raqqa, the capital of the Islamic State’s caliphate, had been grinding on for more than seven months. There had been dozens of meetings of President Barack Obama’s top national security team, scores of draft battle plans and hundreds of hours of anguished, late-night debates.

There were no good options, but Obama’s top foreign policy advisers were convinced that they had finally settled on an approach that could work — arming Kurdish fighters in northern Syria, current and former U.S. officials said. There was just one problem: The Obama team had deliberated for so long that there was little time left to pull the trigger. Trump’s advisers had also sent word that they wanted to make the decision.

So on Jan. 17, just three days before the transfer of power, Obama directed his national security adviser to hand over to the Trump team a paper detailing the plan to arm the Kurds, including talking points that President Trump could use to explain the move to Turkey’s president, who officials knew would be furious. The Turks viewed the Kurdish fighters as terrorists and their No. 1 enemy

Obama hoped that his last-minute preparations would clear the way for Trump to authorize a swift assault on the Islamic State’s most important stronghold, where U.S. intelligence officials say militants are plotting attacks outside Syria.

Instead of running with the plan, Trump’s national security team deemed it wholly insufficient and swiftly tossed it.

The previous admin was indecisive and lack the ability to command the military because they loathed the military….

Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard told CNN that she has proof the Obama administration was funding ISIS and Al-Qaeda.

Hawaii Rep. Gabbard went to Syria on a secret fact-finding mission to wade through the lies and propaganda and find out what is really happening on the ground.

Immediately on her return CNN booked her for an “exclusive” interview – and Gabbard told them exactly what they didn’t want to hear: she has proof the Obama administration was funding ISIS and Al-Qaeda.

Explaining to Jake Tapper that she met people from all walks of life in Aleppo and Damascus, Gabbard said that Syrians “expressed happiness and joy at seeing an American walking their streets.” But they also wanted to know “why is it that the United States, its allies and other countries, are providing support, are providing arms, to terrorist groups like Al-Nusra, Al-Qaeda, ISIS, who are on the ground there, raping, kidnapping, torturing, and killing the Syrian people?

“They asked me why is the United States supporting these terrorist groups who are destroying Syria – when it was Al-Qaeda who attacked the United States on 9/11, not Syria.

“I didn’t have an answer for that.“

That was more than Jake Tapper, who was hostile from the beginning of the interview, could handle.

His face screwed up, he lashed out, saying, “Obviously the United States government denies providing any sort of help to the terrorist groups you are talking about, they say they provide help for the rebel groups.“

If that was supposed to Tapper’s knockout blow, Gabbard saw it coming a mile away.

Without missing a beat, she calmly deconstructed his ideological, and savagely wrong, talking points.

“The reality is, Jake – and I’m glad you bought up that point – every place that I went, every person I spoke to, I asked this question to them. And without hesitation, they said ‘there are no moderate rebels, who are these moderate rebels that people keep speaking of?’

“Regardless of the name of these groups, the strongest fighting force on the ground in Syria is Al-Nusra or Al-Qaeda and ISIS. That is a fact. There are a number of different other groups, all of them are fighting alongside, with or under the command of the strongest group on the ground that is trying to overthrow Assad.”

Brave Tulsi Gabbard completely deconstructed the false narrative sold by the Muslim Brotherhood, Obama administration, John McCain, Adam Kinzinger and Evan McMullin – all of whom supported the various terrorist factions within Syria – and sets the record straight:

There are no “moderate rebels” in Syria. “Moderate rebels” is an Obama-era propaganda myth. The opposition to Assad is led by ISIS and Al-Qaeda – and they are raping, kidnapping and murdering Syrian women, men and children – and any smaller rebel groups fighting against Assad are fighting in coalition with ISIS and Al-Qaeda.

These are the groups the Obama administration was funding and supporting.

Trump’s presidential memorandum regarding ISIS is a joke. It reveals that he had no secret alternate approach to ISIS, and still doesn’t. He’s ordering the people who look to him for orders to tell him what he should order them to do.

From The Hill, yesterday: To defeat ISIS, Trump needs more than the Pentagon can deliver

@Greg: Yes Greg. That plan is really working well. Go back to bed.

@Randy, #8:

ISIS is being steadily worn down, and U.S. forces haven’t been drawn into another massive, interminable ground war that could cost another trillion dollars, thousands of American lives, and leave another unstable situation when its over. If we play the extremists’ game on their ground, we lose. To paraphrase the moral of a old movie, the only way to win that particular game is not to play it.

Yes, it has been working well, comparatively speaking. There is no perfect solution—there are only adequate ones, and others that are appallingly bad. A good president knows the difference.

@Greg: They just moved. They made a mistake occupying land. Now they are undercover except for the drones they recruited to hold the ground. Stick to board games. You are not very good at world strategy.

Whereas, Trump’s plan is masterful?

He has no effing plan for defeating ISIS, and never did. His “plan” is for someone to make and present him with a plan. Read the memo.

There’s no Obamacare replacement plan, either. Seven years of lip flapping and promises, but republicans have nothing.

There’s no plan to remove 12 million undocumented aliens, and never was.

There’s no plan to deal with Iran. There’s an attitude.

There’s no plan to deal with deficits or debt. Since he plans to greatly expand our military while simultaneously cutting taxes, deficits will get larger and the debt will become greater.

There’s obviously no plan to “drain the swamp.” There never was such an intention. Just look at who’s filling up his cabinet—bigger alligators.

You’ve been had. You bought a bill of goods. Now they need a VERY BIG DISTRACTION from the fact that they’re not going to be able to deliver—and that spells TROUBLE.

Go play in the street greg….

Chelsea Clinton ‘Outraged’ Republicans See ISIS as Greater Threat Than White Terrorists

Democrats Think Muslims Worse Off Here Than Christians Are In Muslim World


Trump’s presidential memorandum regarding ISIS is a joke. It reveals that he had no secret alternate approach to ISIS, and still doesn’t. He’s ordering the people who look to him for orders to tell him what he should order them to do.

You mean like how Roosevelt looked to Ike? Say it isn’t so. Whoda thunk it? A civilian president seeking military advise from military people. The horrors of it all..

And you’re still an idiot.

Trump Releases List Of 78 Terrorist Attacks The Media Won’t Tell You About

So, for your examination, here’s the White House’s list of 78 terrorist attacks from September 2014 to December 2016, unedited:

September, 2014
TARGET: Two police officers wounded in knife attack
ATTACKER: Abdul Numan Haider

September, 2014
TARGET: One French citizen beheaded
ATTACKER: Jund al-Khilafah in Algeria

October, 2014
TARGET: One soldier killed and one wounded in vehicle attack
ATTACKER: Martin Couture-Rouleau

October, 2014
TARGET: One soldier killed at war memorial; two wounded in shootings at Parliament building
ATTACKER: Michael Zehaf-Bibeau

October, 2014
TARGET: Two police officers wounded in knife attack

November, 2014
TARGET: One Danish citizen wounded in shooting
ATTACKERS: Three Saudi Arabia-based ISIL members

DATE: December 2014
TARGET: One American killed in knife attack
ATTACKER: Dalal al-Hashimi

December, 2014
TARGET: Two Australians killed in hostage taking and shooting
ATTACKER: Man Haron Monis

December, 2014
TARGET: Three police officers wounded in knife attack
ATTACKER: Bertrand Nzohabonayo

January, 2015
TARGET: One police officer and four hostages killed in shooting at a kosher supermarket
ATTACKER: Amedy Coulibaly

January, 2015
TARGET: Ten killed, including one US citizen, and five wounded in bombing and shooting at a hotel frequented by westerners
ATTACKERS: As many as five ISIL-Libya members

January, 2015
TARGET: Two US citizens wounded in shooting
ATTACKER: Saudi Arabia-based ISIL supporter

February, 2015
TARGET: Two French soldiers wounded in knife attack outside a Jewish community center
ATTACKER: Moussa Coulibaly

February, 2015
TARGET: One civilian killed in shooting at a free-speech rally and one security guard killed outside the city’s main synagogue
ATTACKER: Omar Abdel Hamid el-Hussein

March, 2015
TARGET: 21 tourists killed, including 16 westerners, and 55 wounded in shooting at the Bardo Museum
ATTACKERS: Two ISIL-aligned extremists

April, 2015
TARGET: One US citizen wounded in knife attack
ATTACKERS: Pakistan-based ISIL supporters

April, 2015
TARGET: Catholic churches targeted; one civilian killed in shooting, possibly during an attempted carjacking
ATTACKER: Sid Ahmed Ghlam

April, 2015
TARGET: One police officer killed and two wounded in shooting
ATTACKER: Nerdin Ibric

May, 2015
TARGET: One security guard wounded in shooting at the Prophet Muhammad cartoon event
ATTACKERS: Two US persons

June, 2015
TARGET: No casualties; one police officer attacked with knife

June, 2015
TARGET: No casualties; camp used by Multinational Force and Observers (MFO) troops attacked in shooting and bombing attack
ATTACKERS: Unknown number of ISIL-Sinai members

June, 2015
TARGET: One police officer killed by suicide bomb near the Temple of Karnak
ATTACKER: Unidentified

June, 2015
TARGET: 38 killed and 39 wounded in shooting at a beach frequented by westerners
ATTACKERS: Seifeddine Rezgui and another unidentified attacker

June, 2015
TARGET: One civilian killed in beheading and explosion at a chemical plant
ATTACKER: Yasin Salhi

July, 2015
TARGET: One killed and nine wounded in VBIED attack at Italian Consulate
ATTACKER: Unidentified ISIL operatives

July, 2015
TARGET: One Croatian national kidnapped; beheaded on August 12 at an unknown location
ATTACKER: Unidentified ISIL-Sinai operative

August, 2015
TARGET: Two civilians and one US soldier wounded with firearms and knife on a passenger train
ATTACKER: Ayoub el-Khazzani

September, 2015
TARGET: Four US and two MFO troops wounded in IED attack
ATTACKER: Unidentified

September, 2015
TARGET: One Italian civilian killed in shooting
ATTACKER: Unidentified

September, 2015
TARGET: One police officer wounded in knife attack
ATTAKER: Palestinian national

October, 2015
TARGET: No casualties; airfield used by MFO attacked with rockets
ATTAKER: Unidentified ISIL-Sinai operatives

October, 2015
TARGET: One police officer killed in shooting
ATTAKER: Farhad Jabar

October, 2015
TARGET: One Japanese civilian killed in shooting
ATTAKER: Unidentified

October, 2015
TARGET: 224 killed in downing of a Russian airliner
ATTAKER: Unidentified ISIL-Sinai operatives

November, 2015
TARGET: Four wounded in knife attack on a college campus
ATTAKER: US person

November, 2015
TARGET: At least 129 killed and approximately 400 wounded in series of shootings and IED attacks
ATTAKERS: Brahim Abdelslam, Saleh Abdeslam, Ismail Mostefai, Bilal Hadfi, Samy Amimour, Chakib Ahrouh, Foued Mohamed Aggad, and Abdelhamid Abaaoud

November, 2015
TARGET: One Italian citizen wounded in shooting
ATTAKER: Unidentified

December, 2015
TARGET: Two Bosnian soldiers killed in shooting
ATTAKER: Enes Omeragic

December, 2015
TARGET: 14 killed and 21 wounded in coordinated firearms attack
ATTAKERS: Two US persons

December, 2015
TARGET: Three wounded in knife attack at an underground rail station
ATTAKER: Muhyadin Mire

December, 2015
TARGET: One killed and 11 wounded in shooting at UN World Heritage site
ATTAKER: Unidentified ISIL-Caucasus operative

January, 2016
TARGET: Two wounded in drive-by shooting outside a hotel frequented by tourists
ATTAKERS: Unidentified ISIL operatives

January, 2016
TARGET: No casualties; attacker killed after attempted knife attack on Paris police station
ATTAKER: Tarek Belgacem

January, 2016
TARGET: One police officer wounded in shooting
ATTAKER: US person

January, 2016
TARGET: One German and one Danish national wounded in knife attack at a tourist resort
ATTAKER: Unidentified

January, 2016
TARGET: One Jewish teacher wounded in machete attack
ATTAKER: 15 year-old Ethnic Kurd from Turkey

January, 2016
TARGET: 12 German tourists killed and 15 wounded in suicide bombing
ATTAKER: Nabil Fadli

January, 2016
TARGET: Four civilians killed and more than 20 wounded in coordinated bombing and firearms attacks near a police station and a Starbucks
ATTAKERS: Dian Joni Kurnaiadi, Muhammad Ali, Arif Sunakim, and Ahmad Muhazan bin Saron

February, 2016
TARGET: Four civilians wounded in machete attack at a restaurant
ATTAKER: US person

February, 2016
TARGET: One police officer wounded in knife attack
ATTAKER: Safia Schmitter

March, 2016
TARGET: Four killed and 36 wounded in suicide bombing in the tourist district
ATTAKER: Mehmet Ozturk

March, 2016
TARGET: At least 31 killed and 270 wounded in coordinated bombings at Zaventem Airport and on a subway train
ATTAKERS: Khalid el-Bakraoui, Ibrahim el-Bakraoui, Najim Laachraoui, Mohammed Abrini, and Osama Krayem

April, 2016
TARGET: Three wounded in bombing at Sikh temple
ATTAKERS: Three identified minors

June, 2016
TARGET: 49 killed and 53 wounded in shooting at a nightclub
ATTAKER: US person

June, 2016
TARGET: One police officer and one civilian killed in knife attack
ATTAKER: Larossi Abballa

June, 2016
TARGET: 14 killed in suicide attack on a bus carrying Canadian Embassy guards
ATTAKER: ISIL-Khorasan operative

June, 2016
TARGET: 45 killed and approximately 240 wounded at Ataturk International Airport
ATTACKERS: Rakhim Bulgarov, Vadim Osmanov, and an unidentified ISIL operative

July, 2016
TARGET: 22 killed, including one American and 50 wounded after hours-long siege using machetes and firearms at holy Artisan Bakery
ATTACKERS: Nibras Islam, Rohan Imtiaz, Meer Saameh Mubasheer, Khairul Islam Paye, and Shafiqul Islam Uzzal

July, 2016
TARGET: 84 civilians killed and 308 wounded by an individual who drove a truck into a crowd
ATTACKER: Mohamed Bouhlel

July, 2016
TARGET: Four civilians wounded in axe attack on a train
ATTACKER: Riaz Khan Ahmadzai

July, 2016
TARGET: At least 15 wounded in suicide bombing at a music festival
ATTACKER: Mohammad Daleel

July, 2016
TARGET: One priest killed in knife attack
ATTACKERS: Adel Kermiche and Abdel Malik Nabil Petitjean

August, 2016
TARGET: Two police officers wounded in machete attack
ATTACKER: Khaled Babouri

August, 2016
TARGET: Two killed and one wounded in knife attack at a hostel frequented by Westerners
ATTACKER: Smail Ayad

September, 2016
TARGET: Two police officers and a civilian wounded in shooting
ATTACKER: Mesa Hodzic

September, 2016
TARGET: One police officer wounded in raid after VBIED failed to detonate at Notre Dame Cathedral
ATTACKERS: Sarah Hervouet, Ines Madani, and Amel Sakaou

September, 2016
TARGET: One civilian wounded in knife attack
ATTACKER: Ihsas Khan

September, 2016
TARGET: 10 wounded in knife attack in a mall
ATTACKER: Dahir Ahmed Adan

September, 2016
TARGET: 31 wounded in bombing in New York City; several explosive devices found in New York and New Jersey; one exploded without casualty at race in New Jersey; one police officer wounded in shootout
ATTACKER: Ahmad Khan Rahami

October, 2016
TARGET: Two police officers wounded in stabbing
ATTACKER: Belgian national

TARGET: No casualties; vehicle carrying three US soldiers hit by a truck
ATTACKER: Ibrahim Sulayman

October, 2016
TARGET: No casualties; mosque and community center attacked with Molotov cocktail
ATTACKER: Syrian national

October, 2016
TARGET: One killed in knife attack

November, 2016
TARGET: No casualties; failed IED attempt near US Embassy
ATTACKERS: Philippine nationals aligned with the Maute group

November, 2016
TARGET: 14 wounded by individuals who drove a vehicle into a group of pedestrians and attacked them with a knife

November, 2016
TARGET: No casualties; attacker arrested after opening fire at entrance of US Embassy
ATTACKER: Chadian national

December, 2016
TARGET: 10 killed and 28 wounded in shooting at a tourist site
ATTACKERS: Several gunmen

This list of course does not include Fort Hood or the Boston Marathon Bombings

@Ditto: Conway makes up “Bowling Green massacre”. Press Sec makes up “Atlanta terrorist attack.”
Trump problem is he originally called for Muslim Ban then got cute when he asked Rudy G. to come up with a CHANGE to appease the courts.–DT got a little too cute.

@Ditto, #16:

Trump’s claim is a load of b.s. Nearly all of the attacks on the White House list have been reported by the media—many extensively. That the Orlando nigh club attack is cited is totally ludicrous. USA Today has gone down the list item by item. They found more than 200 stories covering the various attacks in their own publication alone.

It would be honest to say that the larger scale events have gotten far more attention than those that have resulted in few or no injuries or fatalities. That’s to be expected. The media likes headline stories, because that’s what their audiences like.

It would also be honest to say that the media gave Donald Trump far more attention than he ever deserved, and neglected to challenge his bullshit almost entirely. The amount of time they devoted to non-critical coverage of Trump was so enormous that it crowded out coverage of many other important national and international events. I fault them for prioritizing audience ratings over the true importance of events, at the expense of journalistic responsibility. Were it not for that failure, Trump never would have been elected.

Byron York: The challenge to Trump’s order? It’s a lot about money
washingtonexaminer ^ | 2/7/17 | BYRON YORK

Why is Washington State mounting such a vigorous challenge to President Trump’s executive order temporarily suspending non-American entry from seven terrorism-plagued countries? Of course there are several lawsuits against the president, and there are lots of motives among the various litigants. But Washington State’s is the suit that stopped the order, at least temporarily. And a look at the state’s case suggests that, behind high-minded rhetoric about religious liberty and constitutional protections, there is a lot of money at stake.

Judging by the briefs filed by Washington State, as well as statements made by its representatives, some of the state’s top priorities in challenging Trump are: 1) To ensure an uninterrupted supply of relatively low-wage H-1B foreign workers for Microsoft and other state businesses; 2) To ensure a continuing flow of high-tuition-paying foreign student visa holders; and 3) To preserve the flow of tax revenues that results from those and other sources.

To the first factor, Washington State argued that its residents have suffered from the Trump order, or might suffer in the future, because some of the state’s biggest businesses rely on H-1B visas, which are often used to bring foreign workers to U.S. companies at lower wages than their American counterparts.

“The technology industry relies heavily on the H-1B visa program,” the Washington State lawsuit said. “Microsoft, a corporation headquartered in Redmond, Washington, is the state’s top employer of high-tech — or H-1B visa holders and employs nearly 5,000 people through the program. Other Washington-based companies, including Amazon, Expedia, and Starbucks, employ thousands of H-1B visa holders.”

Subscribe today to get intelligence and analysis on defense and national security issues in your Inbox each weekday morning from veteran journalists Jamie McIntyre and Jacqueline Klimas.

“Many of those immigrant workers,” the lawsuit added, “are from Muslim-majority countries.”

That alone is a major financial issue at stake in the state’s argument. Tech companies — many of whom filed amicus briefs supporting Washington State — “want an expansion of the H-1B work visa program because they want to hire cheap, immobile labor — i.e., foreign workers,” wrote University of California Davis computer science professor Norm Matloff in the Huffington Post recently. Trump’s order could threaten that, if only in a relatively small way.

In subsequent filings, Washington State’s lawyers have emphasized the economic damage the state would sustain from any interruption in the flow of lower-wage H-1B visa holders. “Amazon, Expedia, and Microsoft depend on skilled immigrants, and the [Trump] order diminished their ability to recruit,” a recent filing said. At a Feb. 3 news conference, Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson specifically thanked Amazon and Expedia for their help in the case.

On the second factor, the Washington State lawsuit points to deep concern about the effect the Trump order might have on foreign students at state universities. The order “caused immediate harm to Washington’s public universities, which are state agencies,” the state’s most recent filing said.

International students, it turns out, are a major source of revenue for Washington State. “Only three other states — Massachusetts, New York and Delaware — plus the District of Columbia drew a higher percentage of its college population from overseas,” the Seattle Times reported in November 2014. “Washington’s universities and community colleges have welcomed international students, in part, as a boost to their budgets because they pay as much as three times the tuition that in-state students pay.”

The number of international students at Washington State colleges and universities shot up 74 percent between 2010 and 2015, according to the Times. The paper also reported that the amount of money spent by those foreign students has doubled, to $825 million in 2015. Anything that might limit the flow of money, like Trump’s national security action, could threaten that source of revenue.

That seems to be the opinion of Judge James Robart, of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington State, who stopped the Trump order nationwide. In a court session last week, after a Justice Department lawyer characterized possible Washington State financial losses as “speculative,” Robart asked: “If I have a student who is admitted to [a state university], who is in a country who is now unable to come to the United States, enroll and pay tuition, is that not a direct financial harm?”

On the third issue, tax revenues, Washington State has not been able to come up with any specific number concerning the money it might lose under the Trump order. Its original lawsuit noted that, “In 2015, travelers from the Middle East spent approximately $96 million in Washington. This spending generated more than $6 million in state tax revenue and more than $2 million in local tax revenue.” Of course, “Middle East” is not at all synonymous with the seven countries affected by the Trump order, so there’s no telling what that actually means. But state officials suggest the loss, or at least prospective loss, is significant.

“We have claimed, very clearly, lost tax revenue,” Washington State Solicitor General Noah Purcell told Judge Robart in the courtroom. Indeed, the state argued that it is lost money, both in taxes and in direct spending by visitors, that gives Washington standing to challenge the Trump executive order nationally. “There’s no reason why the lost revenue of losing visitors who would come here and spend money should be insufficient to generate standing,” Purcell said.

Much of the public discussion of the Washington State lawsuit has focused on constitutional rights and the debate over whether Trump’s order is a “Muslim ban.” Alleging that the president harbors some sort of animus against Islam, state attorneys have specifically questioned Trump’s motives in enacting the order. But Washington State has motives of its own in pursuing the case. And one of those motives is measured in dollars.

Microsoft doesn’t pay people any more or less based on their country of origin.

Microsoft relies on H-1B employees because there’s a shortage of qualified U.S. workers having the technical skill sets that they require. They can’t get enough qualified workers here, just as the nation can’t get enough American-born qualified doctors to meet the nation’s needs. Neither shortage has to do with low wages.

You might want to keep those facts in mind as you prepare to cut public education funding.

Public education isn’t the failure. Parents who haven’t instilled an understanding of the value of education into their children are the failure. You can send kids off to school who place no value on the opportunity and expect teachers to fill their unreceptive little heads up with useful skills and knowledge.