Why “conservative” Michelle Malkin’s political opinion may trigger even “Filipino-American conservatives”
To Michelle Malkin, the most important role in her life is being a mom to her two kids. She is known as a national political commentator, conservative blogger, author, journalist, and businesswoman for the rest of us.
Michelle, to date, has one million followers on Facebook and two million more on Twitter—and she’s conservative—the kind who’s not afraid to ruffle feathers.
She stands on a variety of issues that are otherwise taboo for most Asian US immigrants is noteworthy.
Her Views on open borders and immigration
While Malkin is the daughter of a Filipino immigrant couple, she argues hard against illegal immigration and birthright citizenship.
“People who are committing crimes and whose first crime was the original crime of trespassing our borders illegally or overstaying a visa illegally… identity theft and then being employed illegally,” Malkin told Matt Shupe in a podcast by Commonwealth Club.
Her opposition to birthright citizenship
Legally binding in the Citizenship Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution, Michelle argues that immigrants have compromised citizenship virtues.
Malkin gets a lot of flak for being “anti-immigration.” Still, it has to be made clear that her stance is to stop the entry of illegal immigrants to protect the rights of American families and those of legal immigrants.
Her stance on unemployment benefits
The COVID-19 stimulus fight between Democrats and Republicans has left people hanging for hope or hopelessness.
While the intention is good, the danger of people abusing and depending on the government is evident in rioters’ demands, pushing for a Marxist-socialist society.
Michelle talked about the issue of extended unemployment benefits with her usual candor. “If you put enough government cheese in front of people, they will just keep eating it and kicking the can down the road. People will delay getting a job until three weeks before the benefits run out.“
In one of her columns, Malkin tells men who embrace the movement that “your blanket ‘Believe Women’ bloviations are moral and intellectual abominations that insult every human being of sound mind and soul.”
Pushing for marijuana
Malkin supports the movement to legalize marijuana strictly for medical use. However, it is interesting that Malkin’s views on marijuana differed several years ago; she was totally against it.
Perhaps a knee-jerk for someone conservative, but eventually, she learned how effective it is as medication. She has fought for it since then.
Malkin on alt-right figure Nick Fuentes
Malkin spoke glowingly about Nick Fuentes, a 21-year-old broadcaster known for making racial and anti-Semitic comments. Worst, a holocaust denier, although Nick denies it. Malkin quoted saying Fuentes is “one of the New Right leaders,” according to The Daily Beast.
She also praised Fuentes’ followers. After voicing her support for Fuentes, the conservative group Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) cut its ties with Malkin.
In a statement, YAF said, “YAF gives a platform to a broad range of speakers with a range of views within the mainstream conservative thought. Immigration is a vital issue that deserves robust debate. But there is no room in mainstream conservatism or at YAF for holocaust deniers, white nationalists, street brawlers, or racists.”
The Bulwark asks, How did the darling of “Conservatism Inc.” get caught up with Nick Fuentes, America First, and the Groypers?
Malkin may be positioning herself to build a new platform. Lots of people seem to think that the alt-right is a phenomenon that will disappear when the Trump administration ends.
Michelle tells things how she sees them, and Americans appreciate people with the same candor as hers—should she be canceled?
Her outspokenness gained her millions of fans and just as many detractors. One thing about Malkin is that she relishes having both; she takes criticisms with as much gusto as she gives them.
Michelle Malkin has authored four No. 1 bestsellers and recently released her fifth book, Open Borders, Inc.—with raving reviews!
In 2022, she boycotted Facebook and stopped using it as her platform. The same year, Malkin also announced her retirement from newspaper column writing.
Since then, she has been a devoted wife and mother and is active in pickleball tournaments.