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originally posted by: MotherMayEye
originally posted by: Fromabove
originally posted by: jonnywhite
a reply to: Fromabove
I support not admitting people who we know are linked to terrorism. That requires evidence. Just banning all muslims is assuming everybody is guilty just because they believe in the teachings of Muhammad.
Trump is trumpetting again and it's a loud obnoxious noise.
It's like this. Someone takes every tenth bottle of pain reliever and puts a deadly poison in it. The FDA suspects that tainted pills are getting into the population. Should they look in every bottle for the bad one's or stop the import to prevent death?
What Trump is saying is that until we can better screen those wanting entry into the US, we should halt entry for a time to better serve the public safety and make sure bad guys don't come in with the good. It's unfortunate for those who do no wrong, but necessary. President carter did it in 1979. And Trump wants to use that same authority to do it now. Here is the law that grants him that power as President.
8 U.S. Code § 1182 - Inadmissible aliens:
(f) Suspension of entry or imposition of restrictions by President
Whenever the President finds that the entry of any aliens or of any class of aliens into the United States would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, he may by proclamation, and for such period as he shall deem necessary, suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants or non-immigrants, or impose on the entry of aliens any restrictions he may deem to be appropriate.
It's a ridiculous policy. I have an atheist American friend married to a Muslim man from Bangladesh, so Trump's suggestion would keep their family from coming to visit.
It's not like Trump's plan would just affect Muslims or Muslims outside the U.S. It would personally affect families all over the U.S. It's a much bigger turn-off than I think Trump supporters realize.
People are going to reject this line of thinking with a resounding 'No.'
originally posted by: seagull
a reply to: matafuchs
Of course he's eligible. Anyone who is a natural born citizen of a certain age is eligible. Doesn't necessarily mean they should be.
He shouldn't be.
originally posted by: GeisterFahrer
Although I agree with Trump on the issue of immigration - what he is actually saying would make good policy decisions, it is going to be drowned out by all of his disrespectful rhetoric.
Of course people are going to reject it - until there is a major terrorist attack that kills thousands. Then .. they will listen - maybe. That's even if they are alive to be offended.
We cannot pretend that the majority of major terrorist attacks globally isn't tied to Islam.
Qualifications for the Office of President Age and Citizenship requirements - US Constitution, Article II, Section 1 No person except a natural born citizen, or a citizen of the United States, at the time of the adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the office of President; neither shall any person be eligible to that office who shall not have attained to the age of thirty-five years, and been fourteen years a resident within the United States.
Term limit amendment - US Constitution, Amendment XXII, Section 1 - ratified February 27, 1951 No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice, and no person who has held the office of President, or acted as President, for more than two years of a term to which some other person was elected President shall be elected to the office of the President more than once.
originally posted by: gimphnoid
a reply to: namelesss
I apologize, my reply was supposed to be extremely sarcastic, this is not my core belief. I imagine more than a few people thinking more extremely in the past week, being fueled by the see no evil do nothing politicians in power. What happens from here is anyone's guess.
originally posted by: Indigo5
Trump opposes the constitution of the United State...
originally posted by: BlueJacket
a reply to: Krazysh0t
Please...the same can be asked of you. I'll say this; Barack Obama is, and has been divisive. No good leader would consciously create or rather embellish disparity between factions making up his own constituency. ...and see I didn't have to be rude
For the White house to say this, uhm, hello Pot calling kettle!!