Editor’s Note: Call the Governor’s Office and DEMAND protection from this foreign invasion (615) 741-2001. These Refugees are determined by the United Nations and are not vetted in any way as to protect the citizens of this state from hostile entities. They are not even TESTED FOR AIDS.
Governor Haley, it is time to reverse your plan to settle Syrian “refugees” in South Carolina
By Daniel Cassidy
Governor Haley, we call on you to follow the lead of the Governors of Michigan and Alabama and reverse your plans to settle Syrian “refugees” in South Carolina.
Michigan’s Governor Rick Snyder has recently reversed his plans to accept Syrian refugees, saying his “first priority is protecting the safety of our residents.” Alabama’s Governor Robert Bentley said he reached his decision “after full consideration of this weekend’s attacks of terror on innocent citizens in Paris … I will not stand complicit to a policy that places the citizens of Alabama in harm’s way.”
Accordingly, we respectfully urge you to heed the opposition expressed throughout South Carolina to your plans and to fulfill your most fundamental responsibility to protect the public safety of our South Carolina families and communities.
In reflecting on the murderous horror that has recently occurred in Paris, Congressman Peter King, R-N.Y., chairman of the U.S. House Counter-Terrorism and Intelligence Subcommittee of the House Homeland Security Committee, has said the U.S. has no databases, no government records, and no employment records against which to vet Syrian refugees. “We don’t know who these people are,” King told Megyn Kelly of Fox News.
South Carolina has many unmet needs without rushing to open the door to a community of high-risk individuals who will add new burdens to our communities, schools, medical facilities, law enforcement, social services, welfare and public benefit programs.
Experience has shown throughout Europe and the United States that in addition to radical Islamists who are thought to be embedded among the refugees, second and third generation Muslims are highly prone to be radicalized and to be the cause of many acts of terrorism.
There is no compelling reason to open our state to individuals from a known hotbed of Islamic extremism who security officials say cannot be safely screened and who would love to bring suicide vests and grenades to the streets of Charleston, Greenville or our State House.
Your first obligation is to the people of South Carolina, Governor Haley, and any initiative to impose enormous new burdens and dangers on the people of this state should only be done after consultation with the public, community leaders and with the approval of our elected state representatives.
© Daniel Cassidy
Daniel J. Cassidy served on the staff of Senator Herman E. Talmadge, while working his way through The Catholic University of America… (more) Daniel J. Cassidy served on the staff of Senator Herman E. Talmadge, while working his way through The Catholic University of America.
He also served as a government relations executive for industry and non-profit organizations, and was a founder and Treasurer of the American League of Lobbyists.
In 1989, he was appointed by President George H.W. Bush as Special Assistant in the U.S. Department of Education, and in 1992 joined the Executive Office of the President as Congressional Liaison for the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy.
In 1994, he became…