Syrian Refugees are in America's cross-hairs as shameless politicians continue to bark at the helpless
Terrorism has a tendency to bring out the fear in people. It is after all at the root of its implication. The fear is then exploited by our politicians, usually for political gain, and before you know it, a whole country is over reacting. It happens wherever you find a lack of real leadership.
Following the Paris Terrorist Attacks, it’s hard to tell whether American Leaders are refusing to accept Syrian Refugees out of fear, ignorance or whether they are just trying to exploit the situation to rally their base.
France, the country that was attacked, is set to take in an additional tens of thousands of Syrian Refugees. Canada with one tenth the population of the United States is set to take in more than double what Obama was calling for.
Germany will be taking in almost a million Syrian Refugees, will the others will be redistributed throughout Europe. This all comes after years of Syrian Refugees fleeing to nearby Muslim counties such as Jordan and Saudi Arabia.
Fear has certainly taken control of the American people. Despite the charity of the majority of the planet’s advanced nations and the fact that terrorists simply do not pose as refugees to infiltrate a country, Americans are showing their true colors. 54% of Americans would not allow Syrian Refugees into the country.
It is conceivably a side effect of a historically racist society, but I believe the masses are getting some help from the aforementioned lack of real leadership. As the leaders of France, Canada and others have demonstrated, good leaders do not have to resort to fear mongering in order to secure votes.
But this is America, land of the Cruz, home of the Trump. The things that have been said in the last week are truly remarkable, hilarious, scary and offensive all at once. Even as thirty-one American Governors voiced their opinion to ban the settling of Syrian Refugees, the worst was yet to come. Here is a Sample:
During an interview with conservative talk-show host Hugh Hewitt, Christie said that they would not accept Syrian refugees into their states. Christie apparently doesn’t trust President Obama’s vetting ability.
Fair enough, but Christie then said he wouldn’t even admit “3-year-old orphans” into his state. If you’re not willing to allow 3-year-old orphans to settle in your state, it can’t really be about the vetting process now can it. New Jersey by the way, ranks in the top 10 for Syrian refugee admissions in 2015.
Fellow Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee used the weather as his excuse for not letting Syrian Refugees into the country. No it had nothing to do with climate change.
“We would be bringing people in who lived in the desert their entire lives, and they would be completely disrupted. Can you imagine bringing in a bunch of Syrian refugees who’ve lived in the desert their whole lives that are suddenly thrown into an English-speaking community? Where it’s maybe in Minnesota, where it is 20 degrees below zero? I mean just I don’t understand what we possibly can be thinking.”
The Democratic mayor of Roanoke, Virginia, wanting to reopen one of the darkest chapters in American History, used the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II as a possible solution to the ISIS problem.
“I’m reminded that President Franklin D. Roosevelt felt compelled to sequester Japanese foreign nationals after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, and it appears that the threat of harm to America from ISIS now is just as real and serious as that from our enemies then.”
Carson compared refugees fleeing violence in Syria to “rabid dogs” and said that allowing them into the United States would put Americans at risk.
“If there is a rabid dog running around your neighborhood, you’re probably not going to assume something good about that dog,”
A top Tennessee Republican lawmaker, Casada believes the National Guard should round up any Syrian refugees who have recently settled in the state and stop any additional Syrian refugees from entering Tennessee.
“We need to activate the Tennessee National Guard and stop them from coming into the state by whatever means we can. I’m not worried about what a bureaucrat in D.C. or an unelected judge thinks. … We need to gather (Syrian refugees) up and politely take them back to the ICE center and say, they’re not coming to Tennessee, they’re yours.”
Cruz all but suggested there be a religious test for refugees. He would admit Christians, but not Muslims. After all “There is no meaningful risk of Christians committing acts of terror.” In reality, North American Christians are far more active in terrorizing our communities.
“President Obama and Hillary Clinton’s idea that we should bring tens of thousands of Syrian Muslim refugees to America – it is nothing less than lunacy. On the other hand, Christians who are being targeted for genocide, for persecution, Christians who are being beheaded or crucified, we should be providing safe haven to them. But President Obama refuses to do that.”
Trump demonstrated once again exactly what kind of fascist he would be should he win the Republican Nomination and eventually the presidency. Not unlike Nazis branding and tracking Jews in the 1930’s, Trump said he “would certainly implement” a database system tracking Muslims in the United States
“I would certainly implement that. Absolutely. There should be a lot of systems, beyond databases. We should have a lot of systems.”
When asked whether Muslims would be legally obligated to sign into the database, Trump responded, “They have to be — they have to be.”