The bare fact remains that both Obama and Clinton have supported a ban against refugees from a Muslim country in the name of protecting the homeland.
Oh… the hypocrisy! Hillary Clinton slithered out of her lair long enough to attack President Trump over his freezing of refugees from countries known to be hotbeds of terrorists. She had the nerve to say: “I stand with the people gathered across the country tonight defending our values & our Constitution. This is not who we are.” Nothing that Trump just did was unconstitutional. These are not American citizens. As far as values go, Clinton doesn’t have any that we are aware of. Oh, but it gets better… in 2011, Obama froze refugees coming from Iraq for six months. His Secretary of State was Hillary Clinton.
So, let me get this straight… it’s only okay when a Democrat does it. Good to know. And while Clinton was showing how dishonestly craven she really is, the media was no better. They started screeching that President Trump had banned all Muslims. No… he didn’t. He banned ‘refugees’ from these countries for four months. And I hate to break it to you morons, that list of countries is about to expand. Trump also limited the number of refugees to 50,000 a year. Since Obama has already brought in over 32,000 this year, that doesn’t leave that many slots still open. This is a matter of national security, which is exactly what Obama and Clinton cited in 2011.
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DenaldJTrumpJr) January 28, 2017
“The seven countries named in the Executive Order are the same countries previously identified by the Obama administration as sources of terror. To be clear, this is not a Muslim ban, as the media is falsely reporting. This is not about religion — this is about terror and keeping our country safe. There are over 40 different countries worldwide that are majority Muslim that are not affected by this order. We will again be issuing visas to all countries once we are sure we have reviewed and implemented the most secure policies over the next 90 days. I have tremendous feeling for the people involved in this horrific humanitarian crisis in Syria.”
“My first priority will always be to protect and serve our country, but as President I will find ways to help all those who are suffering.”
SEC. 306. RESTRICTION ON ISSUANCE OF VISAS TO NONIMMIGRANTS FROM COUNTRIES THAT ARE STATE SPONSORS OF INTERNATIONAL TERRORISM.
(a) IN GENERAL- No nonimmigrant visa under section 101(a)(15) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C.1101(a)(15)) shall be issued to any alien from a country that is a state sponsor of international terrorism unless the Secretary of State determines, in consultation with the Attorney General and the heads of other appropriate United States agencies, that such alien does not pose a threat to the safety or national security of the United States. In making a determination under this subsection, the Secretary of State shall apply standards developed by the Secretary of State, in consultation with the Attorney General and the heads of other appropriate United States agencies, that are applicable to the nationals of such states.
Look, I don’t support a permanent ban. I do support whatever it takes to get these people to kick their butts into high gear and find a way to actually vet these folks coming over from these countries, and any other country! I do wish this had been run through Congress instead of put forth as an executive order. You guys all know how much I love executive orders anyway. I also wish it gave a pass to those who risked their lives to help our country, like interpreters.
But I am so sick of the selective outrage. The media is covering this as if these people were all taken into a field and shot overnight. The lefties are protesting as if this executive action says they can never come into the country again for as long as the world turns (and this ban is shorter than Obama’s!). They are interviewing and highlighting the struggles of people who aren’t even effected by the order and parading them out as the poster children against the ban. The media and the left are acting as if there is a zero percent chance that anyone coming here from any of these countries is a threat, even with news coming in regularly of attacks in other countries.
People on both sides of this have their heads so far up their rectums that the entire thing is being played out like a bad movie. The order isn’t a good thing… but it isn’t a bad thing, either. It isn’t going to solve every problem on Earth, but for a party who spends a lot of time accusing the right of doing nothing, they sure are happy to protest to make them do nothing! Both sides are putting out doomsday stories and heart string tugging stories, and every last bit of it is a load of manure.
What I hope comes of all of this is that, like I said, the people in high places start moving into high gear to find a way to vet these people better. I’m sure some of them need to go back. But I am also sure that a lot of them are good people and should be allowed in if they are willing to become part of our society and culture. But we need to find out who those good people are. Because at the end of the day, we need to take care of our own people first. Period. And if we can’t do that, how are we supposed to take care of everyone else?