Pbr, you're starting to flail a bit.
I’m not proposing a “get even” tactic.. just a ”make it right again” approach. We can retain our sovereignty and ramp up the odds of keeping our citizens safe with more stringent immigration laws…while at the same time maintaining a healthy respect for the benefits of cultural diversity. They are not mutually exclusive.
“You sound like a closet leftist coward”
I've been called a lot of things, but "leftist" ain't one.
“The French comment - a decent red herring attempt”
I didn’t fabricate the problems that France is experiencing with its Muslim population. Polls show that one-third of French Muslims want the full application of Islamic sharia law. They also show that the overwhelming majority of French Muslims support jihad. You should read more.
“How do you intend to handle potential radicalized Americans? Or will that automagically go away when the walls go up?”
You do realize that a lack of a wall will lead to even more radicalized Americans over time, right? Do you think a liberal immigration policy will reduce the number?
“You are missing the point - if we are going to vet, vet equally.”
No, you are missing the point, son. Select areas of the world spawn the most terrorists, which detonates any notion of "equality" among immigrant groups. To ignore that basic fact out of some misguided sense of “fairness” is simply stupid.
“We need consistency as there are diplomatic issues to address as well.”
Oh, piss on that. Why aren’t other Muslim countries the clear path for immigrants from places like Syria? Why is it our obligation when they could just as easily migrate to countries that share their basic belief system? It’s not bad diplomacy to consider whether people you are letting in will pose a threat or adjust to your culture. Again, ask a European which ideology spawns immigrants that are most notorious for refusing to conform to a host country’s cultural and civic standards. Then get back to me. Again, if we followed the course set out over the last eight years we’ll move inexorably toward the failed European “open borders” model. It’s worth noting that such policies were put in place against the will of the people, as Brexit attests. And it’s the will of the US people that has empowered the current administration. If a democratic outcome doesn’t sit well with you maybe you can join the host of celebrities who threatened to move if Trump was elected...before shutting their whiny cakeholes.
“You're saying we shouldn't blame him alone for the promises he made on the campaign trail?”
Not if those policies make sense. Then again, you need to have a lick of sense to discern as much.
How do you explain to yourself the casual manner in which you threw your life away? -- James Lee Burke