Dec 292015
 
syrian camp

Father reads letter from Donald Trump saying "Stay where you are. Your brother's on his way back to you as soon as I'm elected."

Daughter tells father not to worry. We're going to the U.S.

Daughter tells father not to worry. "We're going to the U.S."

              Let's see where the presidential candidates stand on human rights.  First one must recognize that Syrians are human; refugees are human; starving people who smell bad and have lousy personal hygiene are human; people who don't speak English are human and people who vote Republican should be deported. Now, let's introduce the 157 GOP candidates gunning (NRA reference) for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination and where they stand on the current Syrian (or any non-white, non-Christian, non-voting) refugee situation.  Candidates are listed in ickyness order: The Donald: Ban Syrian refugees from coming to America, and deport the ones who are already here.  To make sure they’re safe, Trump said he would build a “safe zone” in Syria, which is currently one of the most dangerous countries in the world. I can't wait to hear what he wants to do with the people who elected Bernie. Ben Carson: Stop funding them. Ben Carson sent a letter to the Senate majority leader asking to cut off federal funding for any program that would help Syrian refugees resettle in the United States.  Dr. Ben's fame came from his ground breaking work separating conjoined twins.  If elected he will continue his ground breaking work by successfully separating refugees from any chance of finding a safe place to live. Marco Rubio: Turn them away. There’s no way to background check someone that’s coming from Syria.  Just think about it Marco.  If Steve Jobs dad had been turned away, we all might be hopping in our rubber rafts and begging for employment in Syria.  I'm betting that you're not getting the Apple vote or the GOP nomination. Ted Cruz: Ban them - Unless they're Christian. For a guy born in Canada, to a Cuban father and an American mother and living in Texas you aren't very doggone tolerant. But hey, there are nearly two million Syrian Christians that I'm going to email and let them know you're welcoming them.  That should add new meaning to "Houston, we have a problem." Jeb Bush: Strengthen screenings and focus on helping Christians.  I'm guessing Jeb and "W" don't talk to each other much since "W" just sided with Obama in support of Muslims.  I never thought there could be a less intelligent president than George W.  As it looks now, there won't be. All the rest: Who cares?  But just so you know how humane the rest of the ickies are: John Kasich (Ban them-keep them out of Ohio), Carly Fiorina (End the U.S. refugee program),  Chris Christie (Ban them - kids and all), Rand Paul (Block their visas) and Mike Huckabee (Close our borders). It's official!  100% of the GOP candidates running for Supreme Leader of the United States are for putting a gag order on the Statue of Liberty, "Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!" Instead they want to create a Statue of Limitations, "Keep your homeless, starving and huddled messes, Yearning to live free off our welfare programs. These wretched victims of your war torn nation. Send them to Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey, Germany, Sweden, Australia and Canada where they are welcomed. I lift up my Keep Out signs beside our well armed border patrol.” And where do the Dems stand on this issue? Hillary Clinton: She supports accepting refugees from Syria, with an intensive vetting and screening process conducted by defense and intelligence professionals.  The average processing time for refugee applications is about 12 to 18 months, but Syrian applications can take longer.  Do the math Hillary.  There are 9 million refugees since the beginning of the war in Syria.  Where do they go and what do they eat and drink until then? Bernie Sanders: We will not turn our backs on Syrian refugees.  I'm not sure that baring our fronts is a sound strategy but at least Bernie wants us to face the issue.  He took a first step by launching a petition drive to preserve the program that facilitates their arrival in the United States. I applaud those countries that have already taken in millions of displaced humans.  You are grand examples of what this planet needs to create a world of peace.  As for Americans, it still seems to be all about US.