Many of my friends tell me they are worried about terrorism. I’m not! Am I suicidal? No, I’m not!
Here are a few facts: From Sept. 12, 2001 to Dec. 31, 2015, there were 104 people killed by terrorists in the US. That is about 7.5 per year. Of those, 24 were killed by foreign born terrorists. That is about 1.7 per year. The others ( 80 people) were killed by American-born terrorists. According to the National Weather Service, in the last 10 years the number of deaths in the U.S. due to lightning is about 31 per year. So, it is clear that in the last 10 years we were at least 10 times more likely to be killed by lightning than a foreign-born terrorist. Are we so worried about being killed by lightning? I don’t think so. I hope I have made my point.
So why do we have this onerous immigration ban in effect? I suspect it is a combination of an ignorant Donald Trump and his unwitting accomplices, the television business. Television knows that sensationalism sells. And Trump is just riding the wave of public sentiment to bolster his popularity.
Understand that I strongly believe that the U.S. government should continue to devote resources to screening immigrants and foreigners for terrorism or other threats. Kudos to the CIA, the FBI, Homeland Security and all those that keep us safe – but the facts do not warrant changes in immigration policy. You can check my facts and get many others from the report “Terrorism and Immigration, a risk analysis”, published September 2016 by Alex Nowrasteh from the CATO Institute. It is available on the internet for free.
By: Robert Piejak
We keep reading letters in newspapers insisting that we must reverse the disastrous policies of President Barack Obama. And once again, I will respond.
A Sept. 14 article in this newspaper quotes the facts pulled from the U.S. Census Bureau: Last year poverty fell for children as well as adults, family incomes rose for black and Hispanic households as well as white households. Last year, the median household income was $56,500 — 5 percent higher than it was in 2014.
Back in 2009, soon after Obama took office, the stimulus went into effect and unemployment claims declined. Twelve months after that, the private sector began producing more jobs than it was losing, and it has continued to do so every month since then, creating a total of nearly 9.3 million new private-sector jobs. Unemployment is down to 5 percent from a high of 10 percent. Under the Obama administration, 32 million more people have health insurance, including an expansion of health care for children that will be paid for with increased taxes on tobacco products. Obama increased the budget for veterans affairs and expanded stem cell research, which will benefit those with spinal injuries and life-threatening illnesses. Under Obama, two more women were appointed to the Supreme Court, including the first Latina.
Osama bin Laden is dead, the auto industry is not, and starting July 2010, all students began getting their federal student loans directly from the federal government. This will save the U.S. Treasury $67 billion over 10 years, $36 billion of which will allow the expansion of Pell Grants to lower-income students.
Electing Hillary Clinton will allow us to continue to go forward. Is there any part of this we should reverse?
Did you get to read this NYT article? Great Read….Enjoy
So, after weeks of preaching his sinister sermon of black pathology to mostly white audiences as part of his utterly fake “black outreach” — which is in fact the effort of a bigot to disguise his bigotry — Donald Trump finally brought his message before a few mostly black audiences.
Trump mouth pulls him in different directions day after day…
It seems to me #Trump wants a real simple world…Mexicans live in Mexico, African Americans go back to Africa, Cubans back to Cuba, Muslims back to any country they came from and so on…It looks more and more like each day that a Trump in the White House means a white only country. A Trump world is everybody but whites are committing crimes.
This guy makes my skin crawl each day with hateful speech towards the hard working people of Mexico and our Muslim Friends.
How can #Trump be the way he is? He has made his living off the backs of people world wide. All we can hope for now is that voters don’t vote Trump and that more and more of Trumps friends and supporters pull away from endorsing him.
What is it about the Trump supporters? Okay we know that Trump is getting the lower uneducated white voter but why?
Many of the Trump supporters I’ve talked to seem to have a whole different view of America and the world in general. I live in Florida so I get a pretty good mix of views on politics from old time southern folks and retired northeast coasters and the good old southern rednecks. Yes I can drive down route one and see biker bars and pickups flying the confederate flags. If I drive out into the more rural areas of Florida. I always seem to find the Trump signs in the yards with the big old pickups and no trespassing signs posted around.
Here’s what I’ve found out from some Trump supporters.
Many of them don’t like our government.
They don’t want gun control laws – the more guns the better.
They don’t want immigrants because it makes them feel unsafe.
They don’t care what Donald Trump says because he’s one of them.
Well I don’t think he’s one of them unless they have a butler, a private jet and more then two homes. People follow Trump because he talks crude and acts like a high school bully. They seem to eat this style up like bad sportsmanship name calling at some child’s school sports game.
Muslims are getting a bad name because of ignorant rants from people like Trump. Trump spreads so much hate that the Republican Party should have removed him from their ticket. Trump was one of the birther pushers against President Obama. Now Trump instead of talking about issues is spreading all sorts of crazy stories against Hillary Clinton.
Muslims have been in America for over 400 years now. We can’t let people like Trump turn Americans against Americans. Many Muslims fight for and get killed for America. Remember Mr. & Mrs. Kahns son who was killed while serving in the American Military?
This is America we are great. We have many friends around the world.. Mr. Trump is plain and simple full of himself. Oh and by the way isn’t Trump buying votes by giving away free hats?
This election write someone else in or vote for someone else other than Trump.
Today President Obama came out and tore into the bull that Donald Trump has been spreading the last few days. Obama has pointed out just how dangerous some of the speeches and tweets that Trump has been doing are just helping spread more hate around the world. Read More on Obamas speech here>>>