Hannity: Border security crisis proves Democrat ‘monopoly on compassion’ is a myth

January 11, 2019

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Democrats have long been guided by a sense of moral absolutism, but as the saying goes, “The road to Hell is paved with good intentions.”

Lately, however, the “bleeding heart” left has taken an entirely different route — forfeiting their compassion altogether when it comes to the crisis at the U.S. southern border. Fox News commentator Sean Hannity pointed out this trend in a thought-provoking op-ed for Fox News, explaining how Democrats have surrendered their “monopoly on compassion” when it comes to border security.

The absent left

“Democrats are always generous, but with other people’s money,” Hannity wrote. “But when it now comes to what is a real life or death crisis at our southern border, they are nowhere to be found.”

Hannity opened by explaining how compassionate progressivism is a myth in much the same way that conservatives’ reputation for cold-heartedness is undeserved. “They say we’re mean spirited for wanting to curtail entitlements. Not true,” he insisted. “I don’t know any Republican that wants to get rid of Social Security or Medicare. That’s one of those campaign lies.”

Democrats are unlikely to apply their emotional litmus test to border security, because they fail to acknowledge that illegal immigration is a problem. “In fact,” Hannity said, “the Democrats, the radical left’s new talking point is to call what is death and destruction and chaos, caused by unsecured borders, nothing more than a ‘manufactured crisis.’”

To Hannity, the news media and the Democratic Party have become indistinguishable. “The first thing you’ve got to notice is how the hate-Trump Democrats and the hate-Trump media speak in one voice,” he wrote. “They have one talking point.”

Victim advocate

But to counter this liberal political alliance, Hannity has promised to use his Fox News show as a platform to recount authentic tragedies that have occurred because of the government’s negligence when it comes to illegal immigration. He vowed to advocate for these victims by sharing their stories.

“Men, women, husbands, wives, children, parents, those are all human beings that have been killed because we have unsecure southern border. They have real names,” Hannity explained.

Hannity, whose conservative news and politics program airs weeknights at 9 p.m., reviewed some of these heart-wrenching stories. “That includes police officer Ronil Singh. He was gunned down by that illegal immigrant, just after Christmas. And Officer Singh left behind a wife and a 5-month-old baby boy who will never know his father.”

Next, there were Pierce Corcoran’s parents, whom Hannity interviewed earlier in the week. “He was killed by a suspected illegal immigrant, driving on the wrong side of the highway without a license, without insurance in the country, for 14 years,” the Fox News host recalled.

But Hannity doesn’t expect any of these anecdotes to provoke any emotion among Democrats. He addressed the left directly:

Democrats, are you really prepared —  the media, Democratic Party, liberals —  are you going to look at this man’s face and tell his family that his death is a manufactured crisis? Where have your hearts gone?

“Are Democrats going to call the Corcorans and tell them what happened to their son is a manufactured crisis?” Hannity asked.

He had more examples — too many of them. “What about Josh Wilkerson or Dominic Durden or Sergeant Brandon Mendoza or Jamiel Shaw — I can keep going. Do Democrats really want [you to] believe this is some grand conspiracy, a manufactured crisis?” Hannity demanded.

Angel parents and permanent separations

The conservative news veteran continued, empathizing with the countless “‘angel’” parents, or the mothers and fathers who have lost children because of Democrats’ open border policies. Hannity objected to the American families who experience a “‘permanent separation’” because of criminal illegal aliens, while Democrats are preoccupied with the less frequent and temporary family separations occurring in U.S. detention centers.

Hannity explained how he has visited the southern border “12, 13 times” and has sat through security briefings where he learned that “642,000 crimes were committed against Texans alone in a seven-year period,” or how “4,000 criminal aliens have been arrested for homicide” in just the last two years.

“We’re talking about an all-too-common occurrence,” Hannity asserted. “It should never happen. Law-abiding men and women killed by illegal immigrants that don’t respect our laws, our sovereignty, our borders.”

“They shouldn’t be here at all,” Hannity concluded. And the best way to guarantee this is to construct a big, beautiful wall.


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Benjamin Baird

Benjamin Baird is a senior staff writer for the Conservative Institute. He is a veteran infantryman of Iraq and Afghanistan with over 1000 days in combat and holds a degree in Middle Eastern studies from the American Military University. Ben is Writing Fellow at the Middle East Forum and has written for dozens of conservative publications, including The Daily Caller, American Spectator, American Thinker, New English Review and Jewish News Syndicate.