Friday, December 11, 2015

Not a Single Word About Sending Fanatical Killers

God help me, I don't understand why leftists spend all their time worrying about the backlash (via Instapundit) that never takes place here, while ignoring the actual lash that is going on all the time, all around the world.

This is pretty clear:

"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-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

What part of that inscription on the Statue of Liberty says we must welcome those who would destroy us rather than those who would join us?

It isn't bigotry or a violation of our Constitution or ideals to make sure we welcome Moslems who seek and embrace our freedoms to be good citizens and residents and make sure we screen out those proto-jihadis and jihadis who would kill the freedom-loving Moslem immigrants as readily as they kill non-Moslems here.

Use that lifted lamp to better see who is trying to enter our golden door.

We are a nation of ideas and ideals rather than a nation of blood and soil. So anybody--Moslems included--can become an American.

But make sure that those we invite into our borders want to become an American rather than kill an American.

This isn't that complicated, people.  Until Islam sorts out its house to define Islam in a way that does not threaten us (and other Moslems who don't like the jihadi impulse), this is something we must do.

And it isn't bigotry to want it. The American people are better than that.

Helping others fight these jihadi scum overseas to allow this sorting out to take place is vital, too. We can help. If necessary we can participate. We're actually pretty good at it.

It's a Long War. Work the problems. Don't get tired. Protect the homeland. Win.

UPDATE: And sound the alarm, of course, even if our elites seem to believe that an occasional San Bernardino jihadi killing spree represents acceptable collateral damage if we can avoid waging a real war on the jihadis in the hope that 9/11-scale killings won't happen again.