Thursday, December 10, 2015

Trump's Muslim Lockout Proposal Goes Against Basic U.S. Values

Donald Trump
As you know by now, Donald Trump set off a firestorm of criticism with his latest turd nugget of wisdom...I mean proposal to deal with radical terrorism.

It looks funny to even type it, but it's the truth. The Republican frontrunner actually said all Muslims (even Americans living elsewhere) should be banned from entering the United States. 

It’s a move so xenophobic that even crazy members of his own political party and those running for the same office have denounced it. When Ted "Drop a Nuke" Cruz says that you’re crazy, you’re very crazy.

Listen, there are tons of reasons why jihadists target our country, but we cannot keep cow-towing to fear and capitulating to hate with the same response. Trump's policy, as many have pointed out correctly, is exactly what ISIS wants.  They want hate.  They want division.  By forcing us to fundamentally change our lives, those radicalized terrorists win.

The truth is that the United States is and always has been a country for immigrants, and our lives here in our country are enriched by those that are different from us. I love open and honest dialogue about culture and how we might or might not have the same customs as others. It’s part of what makes the rich tapestry of our country great.

Locking people out of the American Dream is no way to get people to aspire to it. Doing it by taking away fundamental Constitutional rights is a bridge way too far. In our quest for safety, we must not override the diversity and richness of our culture based on fear.

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