Refugee Ban Is Nothing New

Pres. Trump has banned some immigrants from entering the US….and all crap broke louse….people are protesting….bloggers are ranting….and the unwashed masses are rolling over and accepting the “fatwa”……

From David French, National Review: “To read the online commentary, one would think that President Trump just fundamentally corrupted the American character. You would think that the executive order on refugees he signed Friday betrayed America’s Founding ideals. You might even think he banned people from an entire faith from American shores.”

But I will do what I always do….give my readers a bit of a history lesson along this issue……

And since there are those that cannot shut up about this…one dimensional blogger is a thing…..I figure what the Hell I would point out a little history…but then there will be those micro brains that will have something to say about history….never the less history is history……

You see fellow readers this is NOT a new occurrence…..Pres. Arthur, FDR, Teddy, Carter and Reagan did similar actions….we have banned Chinese, Jews, people with HIV, etc……….

On Friday, Donald Trump barred citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries – Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen – from entering the United States for at least the next 90 days.

He also suspended the US refugee programme for 120 days, specifically banning Syrian refugees until further notice, reduced the number of refugees who would be admitted this year to 50,000 and specified that refugees who were from a religious minority and fleeing religious persecution should be prioritised.

Now that you are caught up with the local news….let’s move on to the historic perspective shall we?

But this is not the first time that the US has banned immigrants from its shores. Over the past 200 years, successive American presidents have placed restrictions on the immigration of certain groups.

Here are six occasions when laws have been passed to restrict some people from entering the country.

Source: Six other times the US has banned immigrants | | Al Jazeera

This ban is NOTHING… has been going on for at least a 100 years…….so sit down and let it play out….hateful language does NOTHING to solve the problem.

These people are human beings maybe now would be a good time to start treating them as such….this may be a new concept for some but it is never too late to try.

I have one question……why is Saudi Arabia and Egypt exempt from Trump’s now ban?


14 thoughts on “Refugee Ban Is Nothing New

  1. I have the same question about Egypt and Saudi Arabia! A little digging shows that, at one time as late as May 2016, Trump had business in both countries and the running theory is that he doesn’t want any of his deals to fall through with political pressure from, say, a ban on non-Americans traveling from their countries.

  2. A WALL is new though and I agree, at least for the temporary and added security questions part of the EO, what NOT those countries? Wish he’d (or They) would explain that. ~~dru~~

  3. While I dislike falling into the use of movie lines to describe reality, they often hit the mark too well to ignore. In the current case, I’d say we just need to go back to Momma Gump, who famously said, “Stupid is as stupid does…”…. Perhaps, the term, “self-serving” would work as well… Of course it’s wrong/bad/evil; it’s business.

    gigoid, the dubious

  4. They don’t know the facts. These protester think it is an immigration ban. No it is not. It is a temporary “travel ban”. They say religious prejudice. No it is not. It is from 7 countries where there are terrorist cells. It is about security. None of these thousands are in any data base and cannot be properly vetted.

    1. I think the confusion is when he used the term “ban” himself…some people are still taking him for what he says….more on protests today….chuq

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