I never cease to be amazed at the wanton position taken today by so many individuals as well as government entities. I am completely baffled at some of their reasoning, or rather the lack thereof.
States such as Hawaii and Maryland seem more interested in tourism than in terrorism. There seems to be a greater emphasis on potential economic impact than on whether the state and its people are safe. That asinine ideology bleeds over into the federal courts, as evidenced by the rulings that place on hold the recent executive orders relative to national security. Dollars and cents seem to be of greater value than diligence and sense.
I applaud any effort by any president to keep America safe! For the American Civil Liberties Union and the federal courts to say it is religious discrimination is a frail and absurd argument. It does not matter if it is “radical Baptist terrorism,” “radical Catholic terrorism” or “radical Lutheran terrorism.” What matters is that it is terrorism and thus a threat to America and Americans. No one can alter the fact that “radical Islamic terrorists” happens to claim responsibility in most cases.
To restrict entry into our country from any nation that condones or encourages such is indeed an effort toward protecting our national security. It is not discrimination toward a religion; it is discrimination toward an overt threat.
Paul C. Reviere