Fuhrer Trump Expands Muslim Ban
Despite all his setbacks in court he’s still at it with his dream of a whites only country. If you’re a Muslim then you might be a terrorist so you can’t come in. Peter King-my opponent in the NY2 Congressional race next November-supports Trump’s Muslim ban.
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King has stated there are too many Mosques in this country.
Because if you’re a Muslim then you’re a potential ISIS terrorist, get it? Or if you’re Latino, you’re a potential MS-13 gang member.
Note how differently King sees people who look like him-you know, Irish people? Imagine if someone said-as some used to say-that if you’re Irish it’s not safe to let you into this country because you are a potential agent of the IRA?
King would have no use for that, of course. He’d speak out against such bigotry and discrimination and he’d be right. But he only applies this selectively.
In truth it’s worse than that as King lauded even IRA agents who engaged in blatant political violence.
Indeed, he wrote an interesting novel-largely based on himself; Sean Cross is Peter King-where he justified the difference in that Muslim terrorist groups target innocents where as the IRA only targeted people in government, military, or the police.
Sure, so he’s cool with when Al Qaeda hit the Pentagon on 9/11?
Anyway, Herr Trump is at it again:
“The Trump administration announced new restrictions Sunday on visitors from eight countries — an expansion of an existing travel ban that has spurred fierce legal debates over security, immigration and discrimination.”
“In announcing the new rules, officials said they are meant to be both tough and targeted. The move comes on the day the key portion of President Trump’s travel ban, one that bars the issuance of visas to citizens of six majority-Muslim countries, was due to expire.”
“As president, I must act to protect the security and interests of the United States and its people,” Trump wrote in a proclamation announcing the changes for citizens from specific nations. On Twitter, he added: “Making America Safe is my number one priority. We will not admit those into our country we cannot safely vet.”
Trump has solved no real problems since becoming so-called POTUS but he’s great solving problems we don’t have. There is no crime wave or wave of Muslim terrorists in this country. But he’s going to solve these imaginary problems, anyway.
The new travel ban represents the third version offered by the Trump administration.
“Three nations were added to the list of countries whose citizens will face the restrictions: Chad, North Korea and Venezuela — although the restrictions on Venezuela are narrowly crafted, targeting that country’s leaders and their family members.”
“One country, Sudan, fell off the travel ban list issued at the beginning of the year. Senior administration officials said a review of Sudan’s cooperation with the U.S. government on national security and information-sharing showed it was appropriate to remove it from the list.”
“Critics of the administration have argued that the travel bans are an unconstitutional attempt to deliver on Trump’s campaign promise of “a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States.” Administration officials deny that any of the bans were aimed at Muslims, saying they are based on security concerns about visitors from countries with failing or weak governments.”
“The restrictions either previously or now were never, ever ever based on race, religion or creed,’’ one senior administration official said. “Those governments are simply not compliant with our basic security requirements.”
Of course not. That’s why Trump said in the campaign that he was: going to implement a Muslim ban.
Makes sense, right?
“Anthony Romero, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union, said adding North Korea and Venezuela to the administration’s list does not fix the travel ban’s core problem.”
“President Trump’s original sin of targeting Muslims,” he said, “cannot be cured by throwing other countries onto his enemies list.”
“The original version, signed as an executive order in January, blocked citizens of seven majority-Muslim countries — Iraq, Iran, Sudan, Somalia, Libya, Yemen and Syria — as well as all refugees across the globe.”
So that’s what’s going on. Trump is adding a few non Muslim countries like Venezuela and North Korea to argue that it’s not a Muslim ban as some who aren’t Muslim are also on the list.
Sure. I could ban Black people from my store and then say people with dotted ties also can’t come in and presto: I’m not discriminating anymore-right?
“When that measure was blocked in court, Trump signed a revised order removing Iraq from the banned list and only barring the issuance of visas to citizens of the six remaining countries and all refugees.”
“The second order, too, was blocked by judges, but the Supreme Court in June allowed it to go into effect with a significant caveat. The administration, the court said, could not block from entering the country those with a “bona fide” connection to the United States, such as family members or those with firm offers of employment.”
“The ban on citizens of the six countries was to last 90 days; the ban on refugees was to last 120 days. The refugee ban is set to expire Oct. 24, and it was not immediately clear what impact the new restrictions might have on it.”
“A reckoning is coming for the Muslim ban on October 10.”
“The Supreme Court has scheduled arguments for Oct. 10 on whether the measure, at its core, is legal. The Justice Department signaled Sunday night that the new rules could affect how the court handles the case — lawyers for the administration filed a letter asking for new court briefs to address issues raised by the new rules.”
It’s important to realize that this battle is still raging. Yes, Trump has some big losses in court but he and Jeff Sessions have still been able to hurt a lot of people and so long as Sessions is at DOJ and Trump is in the Oval Office, the fight against bigotry requires constant vigilance.
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