“when we draw an exception based literally on religion”
If that was the focus of the ban you'd have a point. Personally I think we should
focus on areas where a literal interpretation of Shariah law is common, but that would be unacceptable. We don't want to offend a group that endorses public beheadings, burns people in cages, treats women like cattle and celebrates suicide bombings in crowded malls. They have feelings, too.
“The Bill of Rights says nothing about “citizens.”
So the spirit of the document is that it should apply globally?
Upsetter, preach on. You're something of a hard ass, but you're also right. Er, correct.
“my real point is when you denigrate entire cultures and people, fleeing war and famine, families just looking for a better life …you're either being an asshole or you are an asshole.”
And when you refer to a group that has spawned 95% of the world’s most heinous acts of terrorism the last few decades as if they are a uniformly harmless pack of conformist doves, I marvel at the unfathomable wells of your ignorance.
“Hell, a good 1/4 of the guys on the high school football team are Somali. I've had many of them over at my house, I've fed them…”
I say without sarcasm that I’m sure that's the norm. Most Muslims likely want freedom and a chance to prosper like any of us do. But facts prove that there is an archaic, fundamentally ignorant, insistent evil in their midst, and not enough of them openly denounce it as they should. In fact, credible polls in Europe and the US reveal a surprising amount of endorsement among Muslims for oppressive Shariah law. Unlike most other immigrant groups they have a documented history of insisting over time that their law be THE law, shitting on the goodwill of the countries who extended them sanctuary as they fled some fetid Middle Eastern shithole. But hell, it's not an issue here, since the great Obama said Muslims are peace-loving, and that no domestic terrorist acts took place during his tenure. Unless you count these dozen or so, I guess: http://www.dailywire.com/news/11410/com ... es-barrett
“could it be the Somali refugees - or any other group of 'shitheads from the other side of the world' - feel compelled to stay in their safe little enclaves”?
Would any of this be an issue if they were "staying"?
How do you explain to yourself the casual manner in which you threw your life away? -- James Lee Burke