Vote Freedom Over Fear. Elect Bernie Sanders.
This week, from Senator Bernie Sanders:
“If Donald Trump and others who refer to Latinos, people from Mexico, as criminals and rapists, if they want to open that door, our job is to shut that door and shut it tight… Too many have people suffered, and too many people have died for us to continue hearing racist words coming from major political leaders… I am disturbed by some of what I am hearing from my Republican colleagues, and I will just say this: During these difficult times, as Americans we will not succumb to racism. We will not allow ourselves to be divided and succumb to Islamophobia. We will not turn our backs on the refugees.”
“What terrorism is about is trying to instill terror and fear into the hearts of people. And we will not let that happen. We will not be terrorized or live in fear. During these difficult times, we will not succumb to Islamophobia. We will not turn our backs on the refugees who are fleeing Syria and Afghanistan. We will do what we do best and that is be Americans – fighting racism, fighting xenophobia, fighting fear.”
“A few months ago, Donald Trump said about people from Mexico that they are criminals and they’re rapists. Trump and others are talking about, well, maybe we will close down mosques. Last I heard, we had a Constitution in this country which gave all of our people the right of religious freedom. And then I’m hearing other people saying, well, we may have to undermine the Constitution in terms of civil liberties. When we do all of those things, then, in fact, the terrorists win without having to explode a bomb in America. We’re undermining what we stand for as a country. I understand that people are frightened. What we saw in Paris was disgusting, was horrible, was barbaric. But we are a strong enough nation to say we’re not going to lose who we are as a people, that we’re going to protect our Constitution, we’re going to protect religious freedom, and we’re not going to turn our backs on women and children who have been thrown out of their own countries.”