How do we know who to let in, and who to keep out? Let our new President explain:
In order to protect Americans, the United States must ensure that those admitted to this country do not bear hostile attitudes toward it and its founding principles. The United States cannot, and should not, admit those who do not support the Constitution, or those who would place violent ideologies over American law. In addition, the United States should not admit those who engage in acts of bigotry or hatred (including “honor” killings, other forms of violence against women, or the persecution of those who practice religions different from their own) or those who would oppress Americans of any race, gender, or sexual orientation.
So we want to keep out people who…
- “…do not support the Consitution.” Like, say, a President who’s suggested throwing out due process?
- “…would place violent ideologies over American law.” Like, say, a President who supports illegal torture?
- “…engage in acts of bigotry or hatred.” Like, say, a President who once proposed banning all Muslims from the U.S.?
- “…engage in…violence against women.” Like, say, a President who brags about sexual assault?
- “…engage in…the persecution of religions different from their own.” Like, say, a President who signed this very executive order, which orders the Secretary of State:
…to prioritize refugee claims made by individuals on the basis of religious-based persecution, provided that the religion of the individual is a minority religion in the individual’s country of nationality. [Trump has explained that this provision is designed to prioritize Christians.]
So, good news! If we can get Trump to leave the country, his own executive order should keep him from coming back in.
I can’t decide whether this is deeply hilarious or disturbing. I suspect it’s a mixture of both.
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