I wish I could take credit for this, but I cant.
That's a classic piece of irony, because Americans are freaking out at the thought of 10,000 Syrian refugees coming to our very Christian land just weeks before Christmas.
Today, thanks to the help of 47 democrats, republicans in the house voted to restrict the "resettlement" of Syrian refugees to this country. Something about security concerns after all those Syrians attacked innocents in Paris. Oh wait....those weren't Syrians, they were Frenchmen and Belgians. Oh well, but they looked like those people. Close enough.
Hey, I am all for a little background checking of the refugees who come here. We would be doing that if they came here legally on visas. So there is no need for refugees not to be treated the same. But some of the measures that right-wingnuts are suggesting is just flat out insane, and, quite frankly, Un-American.
The wingnut governor of Indiana turned back a family of refugees and told them that they are not welcome in his state. (Good for Connecticut for taking them) Other states like Alabama and Michigan vowed not to take in any of the refugees as well. The republican mayor of Roanoke, Virginia, used the Japanese internment camps to justify his bigotry. And Ben Carson compared the refugees to rabid dogs. Can you believe that? A man who swore to save lives, chooses to demonize and turn his back on women and children as they flee certain death in their own country.
These will be remembered as some of America's darkest days in American history. The terrorist must be dancing in their caves and in their flats in the ghettos of the Middle East and Europe. They have won. They have exposed all of those American ideals as a lie.
"Defeating terrorism should not mean slamming the door in the faces of those fleeing the terrorists," said Rep Jerrold Nadler, a Democrat from New York. "We might as well take down the Statue of Liberty".
Or just give it back to the French. I bet they are sorry that they gave it to us in the first place.