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

You support a religious test for immigrants and you don't consider yourself right wing? Why not?

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

Didn't most countries and block immigrants and visitors during that Ebola spike recently that fit a certain profile? That were from certain regions and had certain associations with others? At least long enough for them to figure out what was going on and how to handle it?

Not everybody had the disease, but the small few that did could, and did cause death.

How is it any different screening for radicalized immigrants? They have demonstrated their willingness to kill. How it is right-wing to want to pump the brakes on the immigration policy and take a look at how it can be improved?

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[–] Sm4sh 0 points 18 points (+18|-0) ago 

It's not a Muslim ban, it's a Muslim immigration ban. Huge difference.

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[–] sp00kygh0st 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

It's a good start

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[–] JackH 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

right, and why should America take a risk letting potential terrorists in the country when they have made their intentions known. What is the benefit of mass immigration from the unstable middle eastern countries to the U.S.? Cheap labor? (government pays more welfare overall, but some in the top 1% benefit) More attacks against Americans? (government gets reason to take rights away from citizens or something else?)
No reason not to be reasonable about where and why people are immigrating to our country except for fear of attack from the media if any questions are raised.

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[–] Sir-Real 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

My question is: how do you enforce it?

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

If you are talking about the refugees, then it is simple. One of the questions asked of immigrants is their religion. Since the most common reason for refugee status is religious persecution, this is a question which is asked. This is of course what I have been told and/or read in news stories as I have not gone through the process myself.

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[–] fuck_communism [S] 2 points 13 points (+15|-2) ago 

So much for the corporatist wing of the GOP and their panty wringing over 'islamaphobia.'

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[–] Pwning4Ever 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Islam is the first example that came to mind.

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[–] didntsayeeeee 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Preference cascades are a marvellous thing.

Eight years ago, Democrat voters were obsessed with "making history" by electing the first black President. But a hundred years from now, Barack Obama will be the answer to a Trivial Pursuit question while the face of Trump will be on the million-dollar coin.

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[–] CowWithBeef 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

You're predicting hyper inflation?

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[–] didntsayeeeee 2 points 3 points (+5|-2) ago 

Naah we're all just gonna be really fricking rich. The coin will still buy you four Ferraris.

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[–] Medwin 2 points 8 points (+10|-2) ago 

Voters want to make America great again.

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[–] goat_boat 1 points 7 points (+8|-1) ago  (edited ago)

The day after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Roosevelt suspended naturalization proceedings for Italian, German, and Japanese immigrants, required them to register, restricted their mobility, and prohibited them from owning items that might be used for sabotage, such as cameras and shortwave radios.

It just makes sense that when you are at war with a country you stop people from those regions entering the country. That's like nation state defense 101. Amazing how everyone wants to scream and cry about something that is just so obvious - stop letting Muslims into the West.

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[–] Firevine 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

There's a lot that Trump is saying that I adamantly do not like, but he's correct in this. Muslims are a problem. Why must it fall on America to let everyone in? It's time to make like Japan, and have panty vending mach... I mean uh...seal the doors to most immigration.

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

Do you think that banning new muslim immigrants will anger the muslims already in the country enough for them to do something about it? I mean you can't really deport muslims who were born here or who are citizens.

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

If the Muslims are anything like the legal Hispanic immigrants I know, I doubt it. Most of the Hispanics I know hold a lot of disdain for illegals.

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[–] stevenxdavis 3 points 4 points (+7|-3) ago 

It's because voters are nervous and scared and they don't see any downsides. Most of them aren't Muslim and don't know any Muslims and will happily deprive others of their civil rights to feel a bit safer. It's doesn't make Trump's remarks any more reasonable or realistic; it just means his words make people feel all warm and fuzzy.

What's so funny is that if Trump (or even a minor politician) said anything half as inflammatory as this about Christianity or even Judaism, there would be hell to pay even though the same protections apply to every religion. But when you're part of the "right" religion, you tend to think of everyone else as infidels (to borrow a Muslim word).

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

Most of them aren't Muslim and don't know any Muslims and will happily deprive others of their civil rights to feel a bit safer.

The is no civil right to be let into a country that isn't your own. If I'm not Japanese, and Japan denies me entry, I have no right to appeal. A country can deny you entry for any reason they want, really.

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