On Friday, which, quite ironically, just happened to be Holocaust Remembrance Day, Lord Donny decided that was the perfect time to go against everything the country he now represents around the world stands for. He chose that day to sign an order that suspends all refugee admissions for 120 days and he blocked refugees from Syria from coming here indefinitely. He also cut the total number of refugees that we will admit overall in half. And he says he will only resume admissions of refugees from “certain countries” once the relative idiots in his “Administration” come up with an “extreme vetting” situation that Donny himself deems adequate. The order will also end the issuance of visas from seven “Muslim countries” for a time.
To say the “order” left many people in the lurch would be an understatement. Refugees who were already here, after all relevant arrangements were made, were detained in airports and there were a lot of questions as to whether they would get to stay in their new home, after such a long trip and much heartache. There are actually people who went out of the country on vacation who are now in limbo and unable to come back. Thankfully, the sanity of our court system stopped the immediate deportations of such people and essentially stopped some of this nonsense, but the damage is done and it has made our country look like a bunch of fools. The worst part is, this new “Donny Order” only targets Muslims.
At its most base level, this is disgusting. The First Amendment guarantees everyone the right to practice whichever religion they choose, regardless of what anyone thinks. Now, Lord Donny, who isn’t even much of a Christian, has essentially made “Christianity” the official religious faith of the United States. Not only is he attempting to find a way to ban Muslims from the country because he has no way of knowing which ones are “bad” and which ones are good, but he’s actually trying to figure out a way to show a preference for Christians.
This is not what the United States of America is all about. A week before his “orders,” Donny swore an oath to protect and defend the CONSTITUTION of the United States of America. He couldn’t even make it a week. The right to free religious expression is guaranteed by the Constitution he swore to uphold, and he managed to violate that within a week of swearing his oath of office. More than that, he is violating the spirit of this society and what we have always tried to stand for. People are supposed to come here to find relief from religious persecution. On Holocaust Remembrance Day, of all days, we are supposed to be remembering the toll that religious and racial hatred takes on humanity as a whole. Telling the people who live in seven countries that they’re not good enough to come to the United States because… well, why are they forbidden from coming here?
The seven countries whose populations are banned for now are Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Yemen and Syria. Combined, immigrants from all of those countries combined have killed a grand total of ZERO Americans in the last 40 years. In fact, while the hysterical Trumpskulls are attempting to block refugees from coming over here due to an irrational fear that some bad people might come here as a refugee to kill us, the fact is, no refugee has ever committed a terrorist act here. (Source) And there is a reason for that. You see, refugees who come here go through some pretty extreme vetting. They are repeatedly interviewed by security specialists over the course of almost two years. Thorough and repeated background checks are conducted and anyone who can’t be certified as being pretty much pure is rejected. One thing a lot of Americans don’t understand is that refugees don’t choose to come here, we choose them.
Anyway, while Lord Donny banned people from the countries mentioned above, also avoided a ban on people many other majority-Muslim countries in the Middle East from coming here. Some, like Oman, Bahrain and Qatar, are no big deal. However, that wasn’t his criteria. The countries he chose to leave alone were countries that he personally does business with. Do know how many people from the countries on the banned list have killed Americans in terrorist attacks? ZERO! On the other hand, the list of “Muslim countries” he left OFF his shit list include the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, and Lebanon. People from all three of those countries have caused the deaths of hundreds of American in terrorist attacks. Also on the list is Saudi Arabia, whose people have been responsible for killing more than 2,400 Americans over the years. And that doesn’t include the 9/11 terrorist attacks. You may remember, most of the hijackers that day were carrying Saudi passports.
In other words, the criteria for banning Muslims is not based on keeping us safe, but rather, it’s based on his business interests. In other words, as you have been warned by me and many others, Lord Donny is placing himself and his business interests ahead of the interests of the country. He’s talking about “extreme vetting” of women and children who are escaping atrocities, but he’s never actually been vetted himself. And let’s be real; he’s in a better position to do damage to us than any refugee you could possibly imagine.
And for those Trumpskulls who think Donny is trying to keep us safe, you have not a single clue. By cutting the number of refugees allowed in and by “banning Muslims,” he has made it look like we’ve become cold and heartless, which turns us into a bigger target. It makes us look like we don’t care about the people we are supposed to care about deeply. Remember what’s written on the Statue of Liberty:
“Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me:
I lift my lamp beside the golden door.”
There are no exceptions to that. We used to be the one place in the world where people in crisis could come to get a fresh start in a nice, relatively safe place. We didn’t do so well with the darker-hued people for a long time, but we were proud of the fact that so many people had come here. It used to be a point of pride that one could stand in Times Square and hear nearly every language and every accent in the world. When did we become such a nation of wimps? Refugees are not coming here to commit crimes and kill people. They’re coming here for a better life. Why are we so fearful? Why do more Americans not realize that it is our fear that gives terrorists their power.
President Obama and the large coalition of countries that have taken on ISIL have had the terrorist group on the ropes to the point of decimation. However, the moves Lord Donny made Friday will most certainly assist in their recruiting efforts. We could hand ISIL no greater gift than taking an official stand as anti-Muslim. Nothing will drive people to ISIL faster than giving the world the idea that we are at war with Islam. And there is no better way to say we’re at war with Islam than to treat Muslims as if they are different; that they are somehow an alien force in our country. Every time someone official says something that is anti-Muslim, it violates our Constitutional guarantee of freedom of religion AND it makes us less safe as a nation.
In other words, not only has our Toddler-in-Chief violated his oath to protect and defend the Constitution, he has also made Americans much less safe from terrorists. He has also demonstrated that he has every intention to show favoritism to any country with which he has a business relationship. That makes us enormously unsafe as a nation, and if you don’t understand that, then you explain why you’re a Trumpskull.