The Horse Sense Blog compares the nonsense in today's news with good ol' fashioned horse sense.
Here's the Nonsense: Colorado's governor is showing compassion and caring by welcoming Syrian refugees. What happened in Paris isn't a problem for America because we can vet these immigrants to assure our safety.
Here's the Horse Sense: Even mainstream media and members of Congress have warned about the dangers of bringing in Syrian refugees. Colorado's governor is gambling by opening the door to a potential Trojan Horse.
Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has decided not to join 26 other governors (in other words, the governors with common sense) in refusing Syrian refugees. The Denver Post is reporting that "Colorado will not join states where governors are asking to block the White House from sending them Syrian refugees in the wake of the terrorist attack on Paris Friday."
Hickenlooper said, "Our first priority remains the safety of our residents. We will work with the federal government and Homeland Security to ensure the national verification processes for refugees are as stringent as possible. We can protect our security and provide a place where the world's most vulnerable can rebuild their lives."
I guess the Colorado governor hasn't heard the reports that a House Homeland Security Committee was told back in February by the Department of Homeland Security, the FBI, and the National Counterterrorism Center that there's such an intelligence gap that there is no way to vet these people. In other words, THERE'S NO WAY TO BE SURE THEY'RE SAFE!
And CNN is reporting that Rep. Peter King said this morning on MSNBC that no Syrian refugees should be allowed into the country because the vetting system is a farce.
But Colorado's governor thinks he knows better.
Since Colorado became a blue state its citizens have seen even more stupidity from government than they did before. Colorado was not a conservative Republican red state before changing, it was establishment Republican red, so it wasn't that far from what Democrats promote. But since turning blue there have been a number of things that push the progressive agenda even further in the beautiful Rocky Mountain wonderland of Colorado. If the legalization of marijuana wasn't bad enough, now they're opening the door to a potential Trojan Horse just like Europe has done.
Is this due to stupidity or what?
It's certainly easy to see it as stupid (which it is). But what's worse is that that may not be the reason this is being done.
No, I think the Colorado Governor knows exactly what he's doing and he's taking a chance and throwing the dice that nothing bad will happen and it will be a political win for him.
How, you ask, could this be a political win for him? Very simple. It's the politically correct thing to do to help advance the progressive agenda of the Democrat Party.
The more immigrants they can bring into this country that are fleeing bad lives elsewhere (whether it's in Central America or the Middle East doesn't matter), the more future Democrat voters they bring into the system. Studies have shown that most of these people become Democrat voters, and the more they can bring in the better chance they have at controlling all future elections.
But I think there's a personal benefit that the Colorado governor is seeking, too.
Never underestimate the "What's in it for me?" mindset of people, especially Democrats.
Governor Hickenlooper has a desire to continue his political career beyond his governorship. And he's been talked about as a potential vice presidential candidate for 2016. By being a good soldier for the progressive agenda and towing the party's politically correct line he increases his chances of being chosen for that role.
The Horse Sense Blog compares the nonsense in today's news with good ol' fashioned horse sense
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