afaik many people went to keep the muslim refugees from entering, for as long as possible, on the premise that they are terrorists.
the christians from the same areas, they want to let in no problemo.
this ignores the fact that many of the terrorists were muslim for a short time, if at all. the issue is a regional thing, and not a religious one.
it also shows that certain americans are beginning to try for the whole segregration idea again, similar to the japanese internment camps. they are not seperating church from state like they are supposed to.
edit: like trump said, why bother allowing so much access to guns to fight off terrorists, if you are gonna try and seal the borders to outsiders? :P
"We should do it because Europe is doing it", that's a very old and tired argument. Just because X works for Europe doesn't mean it'll work for the U.S. Jumping on the bandwagon is not sound logic.
With all due respect, America may have been a pioneer for some things, but there is much we need to catch up on with the rest of the first world. Avoiding "unamerican" things is a surefire way to make our progress stagnate even further. If we are so great, then why do we rank so low on so many factors, like education? livability?
and besides, why shouldn't we help other people in need a bit, if we can? my impression is the u.s. is at least partially responsible for destabalizing the region anyway, so we would be helping fix problems we made. like with germany and japan? by your logic we should not help charities, or volunteer, or nothing. We would have little credibility if we were to ask other nations for help, if america acted like that.
and don't start the straw man fallacy about not wanting anything on the borders. many just want the u.s. to be accessible, and not a self-centered gated community.
Edited 11/23/2015 05:47:30