Because freedom can't protect itself
You people have lost your minds.
The United States Government is tasked with the responsibility of granting visas to those they deem appropriate to enter the country. I do not believe that a visa application equate to a right-to-entry. And, if the people have a Constitutional right to hear speech that is fine. The government still has no requirement to allow him in. It is the right of every American, then, to apply for a visa to South Africa and hear their hearts out. Nation-states exist for their people, exclusively. Where did we get into the business of granting rights to those on the outside?
I don't understand the fuss being made about hearing, and seeing someone speak in this country. We have the Internet, TV networks like CNN, Al Jezeera, Skynet, etc., that will give anyone with a valid message to be heard; and, the above media allows far greater exposure to one's thoughts than an auditorium would offer no matter how large.
It may their ego that needs to be satisfied, and not their need to travel to the U.S. to be heard. The old ways of doing things has changed, in many ways, so why not change this outdated need to be seen. It isn't that important. The message is important, not the personality.
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