I’m ashamed. Ashamed of America, the great country of panic-stricken, cowardly congressmen trying to make political points based on stupidity.
We do this a lot. Our history is filled with McCarthyites.
Preying on citizens fear.
Preying on citizens ignorance.
Let me just state one clear fact.
The jihadists who blew themselves up and killed innocent citizens in France were citizens of France and Belgium. The ring-leaders, plotters were French and Belgium citizens.
If these people want to blow us up, kill us… all they have to do is get on an airplane. No visa required. They can be on our soil in a matter of hours.
They would not spend 18 months to two years to be vetted as a Syrian refugee would need to do.
Just get on the airplane.
We have no visa requirement with Belgian or French citizens.
Citizens of Belgium and France were the murderers. Refugees of Syria are fleeing these same jihadist murderers.
That’s all. Simple fact.
But let’s not talk about truth. Let’s get Americans all riled up and scared and talk about Syrians being “mad dogs” or “jihadists” or “Islamic terrorists.”
Meanwhile any French or Belgium citizen can get on an airplane, no visa required, and visit us.
“When we have these fits of hysteria, we are like the person who has a fit of nerves in public. When he recovers, he is very much ashamed and so are we as a nation when sanity returns.”
—–President Harry S Truman