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Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016 05:00 pm

Words matter

U.S. Rep. John Shimkus (R.-Paranoia) is a sponsor of  the SAFE Act, recently passed in the House by representatives fretting that members of ISIS might gain entry into the U.S. disguised as refugees. Shimkus was quoted about that in a recent Illinois Issues article about the refugee situation. (There is no reason to call it a "problem.") “We are just asking our top intelligence people to certify [to Congress] that these individuals are not a threat. Is that too much to ask? Especially when we have look at Paris, France. San Bernardino. The country is more at risk and more threatened today.”

No, Congressman, the country is not more at risk today. Under no imaginable scenario does a ragtag bunch of zealots like ISIS pose a threat to the United States. To individuals, maybe. To the nation, never. To suggest otherwise is to do the work of the terrorists, by terrorizing the American people.


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