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[–] Rummel 10 points 47 points (+57|-10) ago  (edited ago)

There is still a small, glimmering hope for this country.

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[–] 0x4F 8 points 38 points (+46|-8) ago 

Unfortunately, Mr. "Hope and Change" aka "Fundamental Transformation" is sure to veto it, because something-something poor brown people need help and Americans need to check their privilege.

We need TRUMP in office RIGHT NOW.

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[–] jewsbadnews 15 points 22 points (+37|-15) ago 

You think Obama is bad? Just wait till Hillary or Sanders gets in.

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[–] safespacer 1 points 16 points (+17|-1) ago 

A presidential veto can be overridden by congress with a 2/3 majority vote, which there is a good chance of considering the bill was approved by 2/3. Obama may not be up for reelection, but the democrats in congress are. There is yet hope!

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[–] Nick_C 1 points -1 points (+0|-1) ago 

Obama can't veto, due to the margin by which the vote passed.

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[–] greycloud 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

thats not hope, its just a different approach at ignoring constitutional rights. liberty cuts in all directions and protects all.

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[–] CommonSense 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Sigh No there isn't.

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[–] Onlio 2 points 31 points (+33|-2) ago 

This took balls. I think this was done by Rand Paul. I wasn't really a fan before, but I am going to have to give him a second look.

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[–] Rummel 7 points 16 points (+23|-7) ago 

Rand is a good guy, but we need a Trump as a leader. Rand would do great things if he were in Trump's cabinet, it's too bad he went on the offensive.

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[–] weezkitty 0 points 32 points (+32|-0) ago 

The big problem with Trump is his pro-NSA stance

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[–] Dontpanic 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

I wish Rand would be Trumps running mate.

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[–] sacofpotatoes 2 points 5 points (+7|-2) ago 

Yes he is, hes just not a member of the house

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[–] Malek 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Rand is in the Senate...

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[–] Onlio 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Yes. He was doing other things to help with the refugee problem

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[–] Maxcactus 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

He is better than the rest.

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[–] ZweibelKuchen 2 points 23 points (+25|-2) ago 

False title, it doesnt halt immigration, it just requires security screening before letting them in.

What kind of lunatic would appose this?

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[–] sec 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Literally. What don't people grasp here?

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[–] BigCheeze 4 points 6 points (+10|-4) ago 

The propaganda here is unreal. He was opposed to a bill that would have completely shut off all refugees from entering the country. This bill however still allowed for refugees to come into the country but they would have to go thru intense screening which is essentially what is was saying we should do all along.

"This legislation would introduce unnecessary and impractical requirements that would unacceptably hamper our efforts to assist some of the most vulnerable people in the world, many of whom are victims of terrorism, and would undermine our partners in the Middle East and Europe in addressing the Syrian refugee crisis,"

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[–] virulency 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Isn't that what we do anyway? I mean its probably posturing to go we need to double double check them...

Like the bigger threat is still internally grown terrorists... Check out the number of mass school shootings in the US as it stands now, that's all Paris was just on a much bigger scale with full autos into a crowd. Desperate people with a gun joining more desperate isolated people with guns...

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[–] Tomji 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

plep, security screening is for citzen that wish to be armed.

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[–] idle_voating 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

The whole point of the security screening is to prevent people in the US from becoming victims of terrorism.

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[–] EllenPaoisamanbaby 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Hey' you cheese from DDO? Bigcheese Provalone.

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[–] safespacer 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

False title, it doesnt halt immigration

Maybe. While true in theory, how could "the FBI, Department of Homeland Security and Director of National Intelligence" possibly "certify that none of them are dangerous" in practice?

The European experience is that virtually all of the "refugees" have "lost" their papers by the time they register to seek asylum (if they register at all). Even with all of the paperwork in order, how would you go about verifying they are not dangerous in the first place? Politely ask Assad? Considering the past record of successful terrorist attacks, agencies either previously wilfully let in dangerous foreigners, or they simply cannot determine who is dangerous. I mean, there was even a woman among the terrorists in Paris.

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[–] ZweibelKuchen 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I was referring to the content of the article, not the actual effect of the bill.

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[–] RedditIsPropaganda23 3 points 13 points (+16|-3) ago 

Obama is in all-out "fuck you American people" mode now.

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[–] lissencarak 2 points 1 points (+3|-2) ago 

You don't understand. Every muslim he can get in is another democrat voter.

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[–] RedditIsPropaganda23 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

We need to evolve past our current 2-party system that is rigged to fuck over the American people and only let in "establishment" candidates.

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[–] Laurentius_the_pyro 2 points 10 points (+12|-2) ago  (edited ago)

TIL "halting" equals screening them before letting them in.

Much better than Obama's "lets bring ISIS to America" plan.

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[–] escapefromredditbay 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

first the TPP writers, now the house. obamas a bit of a pimp-slapped bitch at the moment.

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[–] Pantsuit 1 points 3 points (+4|-1) ago 

If you really wanna stick it in his craw, get the attention of your senators! I just took the time to draft up my thoughts to my own, which is the first time I've contacted them actually! Since it took me some time to get this letter written, I thought I'd share it for anyone who also wants to voice their opinions. Feel free to use all/any/none of it:

Dear Senator <<SENATOR’S SURNAME>>,

My name is <<YOUR NAME>>. It’s not often that I take the time to write to my representatives, but current events have moved me to write to you. No doubt you’re following the news involving the refugee crisis and the United States’ role in the matter. Just today the House voted to halt the resettlement of Syrian refugees. If the President vetoes the bill, it will move to you and other representatives to vote on.

I am writing to you to urge you to cast your vote for approval of the bill, reinforcing the requirements on resettling these people until we can be sure they have been vetted properly. The tragedy and heartache experienced by France earlier this month weigh heavy on my mind, and I am concerned that our leadership is moving too fast on getting these migrants resettled. If even one of those 10,000 migrants happens to be an extremist who happens to get through the screening process, the amount of lives they could take or ruin could be enormous. Any of these people who happen to somewhat agree with extremist sentiments could potentially be radicalized once they arrive in the states.

And have you heard what has been happening all over Europe? It’s culture shock. Rising violence, trashed cities, and citizens that no longer feel safe in their own countries. There are reports of migrants defecating in the streets, setting their own accommodations on fire, and gang-raping young women. As much as we’d like to think all of these folks are families, women, and children all simply looking for a better home, reality has shown time and time again that this is simply not the case. All walks of life are represented in these Syrian immigrants, the bad included. We cannot be so hasty in this decision that we poison our stability and our future as a country.

I believe that most of our citizens are echoing the same sentiments. Many of our governors have stood up to say they would oppose migrant resettlement. Please don’t risk our citizens’ safety on appeasing the PC crowd. Vote to approve the bill and delay the influx of these migrants until such time that they’ve been thoroughly checked out! Thank you for taking the time to read through my letter!

Your constituent,

<<YOUR NAME>>

Contacting your senator takes five minutes, tops.

Go to this site, click on your state on the map, then open the contact form links for both of your senators. Plug in your info, replace the <<TAGS>> in the letter above with the right names, and send it off!

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[–] 0x4F 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago 

I live in Massachusetts. It's basically Kennedyville (and Ted is at fault for this invasion). Warren is a communist and Ed Markey is a milquetoast.

Is it even worth bothering? Should I add something about the Tsarnaevs to really "customize" it and bring the message close to home?

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[–] ChurchHillBrowne 1 points 3 points (+4|-1) ago 

My comment will be brief.. I am absolutely perplexed that in the face of what is happening visa vie ISIS etc, and with all the warnings that Barack Hussein Obama has received form higher ups in the military and C.I.a., F.B.I. alike regarding the potential risks of importing these Syrians, that he does not even see the need for pause and reflection? Halt the process for the time being. Do some in depth analysis. Explore how to do it more responsibly. Begs to question his motives and haste in which he seems to want to do this.

Barrack Obama remains an aloof, perplexing man. Some people seem to think it's brilliance and intellect at work, outwitting the opposition?? I think he out wits himself, trips over his own feet so to speak. What some see as brilliance and wit, intellect and ivy-league Education at play I see Inspector gadget like parallels. Barrack Obama strikes me as being in such an infinite mode of contrivance and scripted orchestrated acting, that he has totally forgotten who he is and has become lost in translation. If one really look at the man closely, you shall see a lost confused little puppy who seem to have lost perspective of what is up or down high or low, well you get the gist. At times one is left to wonder if this man is all there mentally. Then again, perhaps everything about him is genuine and what he's doing he feels strongly about. This would or could lead one to conclude that he truly thinks America should be brought down a peg or two, and he has the chance to do so and is doing so. At best one has to conclude that for whatever reason(s) this man has a real chip on his shoulder. If none of the above apply, one is left to conclude that this Brilliant man, Barrack Hussein Obama, has serious psychological and Mental Problems. Food For Thought.

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