Today's T-GOPers are no different from the people who refused to allow Jews escaping from Nazis to find refuge here in America. This should be a humanitarian issue, not a political one, Every single state but one refusing Syrian refugees -- even orphans -- is led by a GOP governor.
The T-GOP: Repeating the worst in our shameful history:
From The CATO Institute:
Syrian Refugees Don’t Pose a Serious Security Threat
By ALEX NOWRASTEH
Of the 859,629 refugees admitted from 2001 onwards, only three have been convicted of planning terrorist attacks on targets outside of the United States and none was successfully carried out. That is one terrorism-planning conviction for a refugee for every 286,543 of them who have been admitted. To put that in perspective, about 1 in every 22,541 Americans committed murder in 2014. The terrorist threat from Syrian refugees in the United States is hyperbolically over-exaggerated and we have very little to fear from them because the refugee vetting system is so thorough.
Donald Trump, who is leading in the polls for the T-GOP presidential nomination, wants to fundamentally transform America by ignoring the U.S. Constitution:
"Donald Trump, still the co-frontrunner for the GOP presidential nomination, has doubled down his initial suggestion that, in the wake of last Friday’s attacks in Paris, we must “strongly consider” shutting down some mosques.
Last night, Trump followed up on his initial statement by declaring that mosque closing was not just a possibility but an imperative. "Nobody wants to say this and nobody wants to shut down religious institutions or anything, but you know, you understand it. A lot of people understand it. We’re going to have no choice," he said on Fox News (via Politico).
As is so often the case when it comes to Trump’s ideas about governance, it’s not exactly clear whether he is merely ignorant of the law or actively choosing to disregard it. Either seems like a possibility in this case."
And from the hysterical right wingers who went koo-koo bananas over a misquote from President Obama about "fundamentally transforming" America?
This is how it works for a lot of the extremists on the right: When THEY want to fundamentally transform America and ignore the U.S. Constitution, that makes THEM patriots. And they want Donald Trump, who would truly "shred the Constitution" by closing down places of worship, to lead them in this real fundamental transformation.
To people who look up to authoritarian "Daddy" figures, this excites them and makes them feel powerful, even if it goes against everything America stands for. If they don't speak out against Trump's unAmerican idea, that has to mean they approve it.