Do the Sussex Dems support letting terrorists in?
It is beginning to look that way. On Saturday, December 5th, the Sussex County Democrat Committee will be taking a stand against some of the more responsible elected Democrats in America, to join hands with groups like the Socialist Alternative of New Jersey, a neo-Marxist collective that wants to raise taxes on New Jersey residents and increase regulation to make the state even more unaffordable.
These idiots want us to believe that we can responsibly "vet" refugees coming from a country with which we have no diplomatic relations, no on-the-ground control over documentation, and with whom we are engaged in active armed conflict. After World War Two, when we had defeated and occupied Germany, our refugee vetting system still failed to prevent thousands of Nazis claiming refugee status from settling in the United States. Over the next 60 or so years hundreds were found to have committed war crimes -- including mass murder -- and many were extradited. And that was with our total control on-the-ground.
It is clear, after the deaths of 130 innocent people -- mostly young people at a rock music venue, that one of the terrorists had a forged Syrian passport that had apparently been issued to a Syrian refugee. These are the kinds of documents being accepted by Western governments who are allowing Syrian refugees into Europe. The Sussex Democrats and the ilk they run hand in hand with would like the United States to follow Europe's lead -- even as Europe has closed its borders over concern for future massacres.
Responsible Democrats like Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, a former Army Major and veteran of Iraq, oppose such nonsense. She, along with other responsible Democrats, understand that the current "vetting" done by the United Nations is weak. Yes, that's right, Syrian refugees coming to the United States are currently being "vetted" by the United Nations. So America has lost control of its own borders once again -- turning control over who comes into the United States to UN employees from member states like... Russia, China, Vietnam, Pakistan (last home of Osama Bin Laden), Yemen, Sudan, Somalia, and Iran.
Don't believe us? The process has been reported by many news agencies across the globe and it can be accessed on the United Nations website. Potential refugees must first apply for refugee status through the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR). It is the UNHCR that decides who merits refugee status based on its interpretation of the 1951 Refugee Convention. It is the UNHCR that decides if a refugee is a candidate for resettlement in a third country, such as the United States, where he or she will be given legal resident status and eventually be able to apply for citizenship.
When the UNHCR refers a refugee applicant to the United States, the application is processed by a federally funded Resettlement Support Center, which gathers information about the candidate to prepare for a screening process, which includes an interview, a medical evaluation and an interagency security screening process whose stated goal is ensuring the refugee does not pose a threat to the United States. But many worry that the process is too loose.
Congresswoman Gabbard travelled to Paris after the mass-murder there, to ask questions and see for herself. Then she joined with nearly 50 other Democrats to support a Republican-sponsored bill that would require refugees from Iraq and Syria to receive background checks from the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The heads of the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security, and the director of national intelligence would be required to personally certify that each refugee does not present a security threat.
The Obama administration opposes this sensible, bi-partisan effort to tighten the vetting process. Why, because they would rather take a chance on the lives of Americans than to inconvenience the refugees. This is from the statement released by the administration: "The measure would provide no meaningful additional security for the American people, instead serving only to create significant delays and obstacles in the fulfillment of a vital program that satisfies both humanitarian and national security objectives."
What's up? Why not take the extra precaution? Don't American lives matter?
The Sussex Democrats will be joining the "Blame America First" crowd to gather under the banner of "No fear, No war, No hate." Translated, that means the following:
Translation: Ignore what happened in Paris, if we close our eyes and wish just a little harder, the world will become a beautiful place.
Translation: Go to sleep, stick your head up your backside, and forget that there is an aggressive ideology, remarkably similar to National Socialism, that has established a homeland in Iraq and Syria and that is expanding rapidly through its use of war, terror, genocide, and torture.
Translation: It is not the fault of people who rape, torture, behead or burn to death those who hold a belief different from their beliefs... it is our fault for seeing it and becoming upset by it. If only we could stop hating such things as rape, torture, and murder, then we would truly learn to accept and love our fellow man.
In its rush to appear like an episode of Portlandia, the Sussex County Democrat Committee is putting a fashion statement ahead of protecting American lives. They should be told and told loudly by the people of Sussex County: American Lives Matter!