A Twitter interlocutor today asked me about my views on the Trump travel ban. Until I get an OK from him, I wouldn’t want to include the text of his question, but it was essentially about whether it wasn’t hypocritical of protesters to be so concerned now with the Trump travel ban when they were not concerned with the Obama ban on immigrants in 2011. Here is my response:
“It’s so seldom that people take the time to read and write thoughtful questions/responses to people they might disagree with, I really appreciate your taking the time (and trust) to lay these questions out. I would really like to write out my response on my blog, but I wouldn’t want you to think that I was grandstanding or dismissing your question for my small audience. Do you mind if I quote you and answer on the blog in detail?