We don't yet know the identity of the human debris that mowed down innocent people with a rental car and then stabbed a policeman to death at the Palace of Westminster today, before police -- mercifully -- gunned him down. But it is confirmed that this was a jihadist assault.
Whether this scumbag turns out to be an immigrant or home-grown, incidents like this are the reason we need to protect our borders. The ideology that produced the Westminster attack and others like it is entirely foreign to the American ethos, as it is to that of Great Britain and the West in general. Nations -- which are an extension of families and clans -- have a natural-law right to self-defense, and to extend citizenship only to those who have the nation's good at heart. No duty of charity requires the importation of persons and ideologies hostile to the continued existence of a nation; indeed, for the sake of the common good, charity demands the reverse. It is not only a dereliction of a government's duties to its citizens to let in all and sundry without vetting or in spite of known terrorist connections or even in violation of our laws; it only fans the flames of terrorism everywhere. Bringing people who hate us in to dwell in our midst does not make them change their mind and love us. On the contrary, it makes them think we are stupid and increases their contempt for us. And frankly, if we adopt suicidal immigration policies, they have a point. The majority of the country that elected Donald Trump seem to get this. This is why Trump, the only candidate to take seriously their concerns about our present immigration policies, got elected.
Political correctness causes the death of real, flesh-and-blood human beings -- human beings with families and friends and hopes and dreams and aspirations and potential, nearly always unknown to, and callously dismissed by, the elites who champion stupid policies like open borders. As more details emerge, we will find out to what extent the events at Westminster may be laid on the doorstep of political correctness.