I am willing to hear arguments for young dependents from other countries being granted refugee status and being raised here to become citizens, but instead we get war on terror blackmail. Can we please stop using stupid nonsense in our political speeches?
From the Daily Caller,
Democratic State Representative and candidate for U.S. representative Pat Murphy said Tuesday that if the underage migrants who have come to the U.S. from Central America aren’t given a “pathway for citizenship” they could become terrorists.
Speaking with Iowa Public Radio host Ben Kieffer, Murphy said that “we need to make sure that we take care of the children that are coming up here.”
“They’re not from Mexico, they’re coming from further south,” Murphy continued. “We need to make sure that when we’re talking about these children we need to treat them like they’re our children or our grandchildren. If they’re gonna be refugees, which several of them are going to be, we need to make sure that we have—one, we take care of them, and we create a pathway for citizenship and set up education for them so they don’t become the same problem that we’re currently having in the Middle East—that they’ll be terrorists a generation from now.”
Are you kidding me?
First of all, while there have been Marxist terrorists, they have never reached the numbers or the danger of Islamic terrorists. Pretending that it is likely that a generation of Latin American youngsters will become terrorists is just stupid. This is an instance of politically correct blindness that wants to ignore the significance of Islam and Jihad. (No, I’m not saying that all or even a majority of Muslims are terrorists; I am merely pointing out that many terrorists are Muslim).
Second, even if it was true that these children (assuming we are really talking about children and not almost-adult gangsters) should be treated as refugees here, how does this prove anything about citizenship? Why is the question of residency constantly being smudged into the granting of citizenship? Frankly, this creates more opponents to residency. It is one thing to ask for an influx of people who make a living here. It is entirely different to advocate for a sudden influx of new voters. There is no point of claiming democratic self-rule if the body of the democracy can suddenly be changed. This is a basic issue that is never directly mentioned.
Third, this shows us how our ruling class uses terror to manipulate us. If a politician will say something this stupid and unbelievable in order to make us act in accordance to his will due to a fear of terrorism, how can we not expect that even seemingly reasonable arguments are, in fact, lies designed to manipulate us. If politicians will tell absurd lies about our national security, then why not expect them to also tell more reasonable lies whenever they can—regarding Libya, Syria, Iran, and Iraq, for example. As I have written before, “They are doing all they can to make us fear others so that we turn to our government to save us.”