Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Daily Diary 11/17/15: Syrian Refugees

Hey guys!
So I know that these Daily Diary posts are usually really light hearted and about my life, but today I heard a lot about whether or not America should accept refugees and I wanted to talk about it a bit. It is a very serious and controversial topic, so if you don't want to read it, go ahead and click out now, but otherwise let's get started. 

There has been a lot of controversy over whether or not America should accept Syrian refugees. Many democrats and Obama wants to accept refugees, while many Republicans don't want to after news surfaced that one of the bombers in France was a refugee. I personally think that America should make a larger effort to accept refugees because this whole country was based on the idea of freedom and immigration played a huge role in getting America to where it is today. 

Currently there are only a few states that are willing to accept refugees. 
They are:

  1. Pennsylvania
  2. Vermont
  3. Connecticut
  4. Washington
  5. Delaware
  6. Hawaii
  7. California
  8. Colorado
  9. Oregon
It's not like it really matters what states accept refugees or not because if the federal government allows them in, they are free to move from state to state like any other citizen. With that being said, it's not like it'll be easy for people to get in to the United States. Refugees go through crazy amounts of background checks to prevent terrorists from getting in, a process that some are estimating will take a year to two years. 

What bothers me the most about this is how blatantly racist the Republicans are being. Most of these refugees are harmless, perfectly good, nice people trying to escape from an unsafe area. It is not right for politicians to hold the actions of the few radicals against the entire race. It is so contradictory and makes me sick. 

There was a great tweet that I've seen that says: 
"Muslim shooter = entire religion guilty
Black shooter = entire race guilty
White shooter = mentally troubled lone wolf"

This is the mindset of a lot of people in America, but it is so ridiculous and dumb. It bothers me to see people (aka politicians) using logical fallacies to try and back up their points of view. I strongly believe that these refugees have as much of a right to be in the United States as any other immigrant from any other country. These are my thoughts on this issue, and I strongly suggest you read up on this issue and form your own opinions. 

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