Democracy Gone Astray

Democracy, being a human construct, needs to be thought of as directionality rather than an object. As such, to understand it requires not so much a description of existing structures and/or other related phenomena but a declaration of intentionality.
This blog aims at creating labeled lists of published infringements of such intentionality, of points in time where democracy strays from its intended directionality. In addition to outright infringements, this blog also collects important contemporary information and/or discussions that impact our socio-political landscape.

All the posts here were published in the electronic media – main-stream as well as fringe, and maintain links to the original texts.

[NOTE: Due to changes I haven't caught on time in the blogging software, all of the 'Original Article' links were nullified between September 11, 2012 and December 11, 2012. My apologies.]

Friday, May 27, 2016

Trump predicts refugees will plan next 9/11

Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump said it would take another 9/11 to wake up border security — and predicted refugees would plan the next attack.

“Bad things will happen. A lot of bad things will happen,” Trump said on the National Border Patrol Council's "The Green Line" radio show, BuzzFeed News reported.

“There will be attacks that you wouldn’t believe," Trump said. "There will be attacks by the people that are, right now, that are coming into our country, because — I have no doubt in my mind.”

He said refugees shouldn't be coming into this country and that he would be strict and vigilant about refugees if elected.

"Our country has enough difficulty right now without letting the Syrians pour in, and again, we don't know that they're Syrians. We don't know where they come from; we have no idea. They could be ISIS. They could be who knows, but we're going to stop that immediately," he said.

He claimed that people coming into the country have cellphones with flags of the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq (ISIS), suggesting refugees are being financially supported by the terrorist group.

“I mean you look at it, they have cell phones,” Trump said.

“So they don’t have money; they don’t have anything. They have cell phones. Who pays their monthly charges, right? They have cell phones with the flags — the ISIS flags on them. And then we’re supposed to say, 'Isn’t this wonderful that we’re taking them in?' " he continued.

"We’re led by people that are either incompetent or they don’t have the best interest of our country at heart.”

Original Article
Author: Rebecca Savransky

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