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Ten Senators Step Forward To Stop A National Muslim Registry. Not One Republican Joins Them

Japanese Internment Camp in the United States: Never Again?The last time the United States of America forced the registry of an entire class of people was 72 years ago.  Forcible internment camps for one hundred and ten thousand Americans of Japanese descent who had done nothing wrong but have a particular ancestry were finally closed down in January of 1945.  The forcible registry of another class of Americans, many millions of slaves, ended some 80 years before that.

Is it time for America to make that mistake again?

President-Elect Donald Trump has spoken out in favor of putting Muslims in a required national registry. One of President-Elect Donald Trump’s spokespeople has justified a forced Muslim registry in America by noting that the United States had used such provisions before when forcing Japanese Americans into concentration camps two generations ago. “It’s a precedent,” he said.

Americans who have sworn “never again” to a system of government-registered bigotry are organizing.  In the United States Senate, Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey has introduced S. 54, a bill that would prohibit the imposition of an American registry of Muslims or other groups based on origin.  The bill has quickly attracted the official, sworn support of 10 Senators including Senator Booker.  As of today, the list of cosponsors stands as follows:

  • Senator Corey Booker (D-NJ)
  • Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI)
  • Senator Edward Markey (D-MA)
  • Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT)
  • Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR)
  • Senator Patty Murray (D-WA)
  • Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI)
  • Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
  • Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)
  • Senator Ron Wyden (D-CA)

What unites these defenders of what used to be an obvious moral standard?  Not gender: there are men and women among the group.  Not race: cosponsors are black, white and Asian.  Not religion: Christians, Jews and the quietly not-much are among S. 54’s supporters.  Not region: the cosponsors of this bill stretch from coast to coast and onward to Hawaii.

What the 10 cosponsors of S. 54 have in common is that none of them is a Republican.

There are 100 Senators. Not one Republican member of the Senate has stepped forward to support this bill against a Muslim registry.

Click here to find your Senator’s phone number.  Make a call. Tell them it’s time for them to cosponsor this now-controversial, once-obvious bill.  The times call for our leaders to make a stand.

2 thoughts on “Ten Senators Step Forward To Stop A National Muslim Registry. Not One Republican Joins Them”

  1. KATHLEEN BACKHUS says:

    Is he asking that they simply register, just like every new citizen does. Because Just like after pearl harbor they were trying to protect us the best they knew how by trying to know where the enemy was. Granted they did it wrong. I don’t believe in the internment camps, but I would like to understand
    what is wrong with registering? Especially knowing that the overwhelming majority of muslims are brainwashed since almost infancy that we are the enemy and if they want to please allah, then they need to kill us. I agree not all of them. I understand I don’t like prejudice either but some times the rain falls on the just and the unjust. everyday we are hearing about our innocent being slaughtered by only 1 of theirs. I have to ask. when is it our time to come first.? we have them here, we feed,
    them dress them, give them housing, give them paychecks, give them medical. dental. counseling, schooling, clothes , our jobs,etc.etc. all in the name of AMERICA and what we stand for. and then we even send our children over to their homeland to die !!!! to protect them and now they come here and kill our babies, mothers, parents, You have to see that there has to be someway to try to stop at least some of the madness. and if it means THEY ARE FELT A LITTLE LESS EQUAL JUST BECAUSE THEY ARE ASKED TO REGISTER WHERE THEY ARE BECAUSE THEY ARE OF A CERTAIN NATIONALITY, I JUST DON’T SEE THE PROBLEM. EVEN IF THEY WERE BORN HERE AND ARE AS AMERICAN AS ANYONE, I WOULD BE PROUD TO SIGN NOT EMBARRASSED
    . PROUD THAT MY COUNTRY IS TRYING TO PROTECT ME ANYWAY THEY CAN. iF I AM DOING NOTHING WRONG WHY SHOULD IT BOTHER ME. OUR POLICEMAN ARE ON THE STREETS EVERY DAY TO FACE DEATH FOR AMERICANS. THEY HAVE TO WEAR A CERTAIN UNIFORM OR BEFORE THEY ENTER A HOME OF A SUSPICIOUS NATURE THEY HAVE TO YELL OUT POLICE, POLICE, BEFORE THEY SHOOT THEY HAVE TO GIVE ALL THESE WARNINGS LETTING THE OTHER GUY GET THE FIRST CHANCE SHOULDN’T THEY BE UPSET. NO INSTEAD THEY ARE KILLED, AND BLAMED FOR EVERYTHING. BUT DID THEY DO ALL THE WRONG NO !!!! MAYBE 1 BAD COP OUT OF 500 GOOD ONES BUT THEY ALL ARE TARGETED AND SUFFER BECAUSE OF THE FEW ROTTEN ONES.
    sOO i SAY ALL THIS TO SIMPLY SAY YES IT IS NOT FAIR. BUT EVER SINCE aDAM AND EVE, THE WORLD HAS BEEN DECLARED “UNFAIR” THERE IS NO FAIR ANYMORE. SO YES SOME ARE GOING TO SUFFER THAT SHOULDN’T HAVE TO.BUT LET US PRAY THAT WE ALL NEED TO STOP WHINING THIS SAME SONG THAT HAS DEVELOPED IN OUR COUNTRY EVER SINCE OBAMA AND HILLARY HAVE BEEN IN OFFICE
    tHIS SAME SONG, THE GOVERNMENT OWES ME, AMERICA OWES ME, THE STATE OWES ME,
    WHEN IN TRUTH NO BODY OWES US ANYTHING, WE ALL OWE OUR GOD WHO MADE THIS WORLD . HE IS THE ONE WHO IS OWED.AND DENYING IT, OR DENYING HIM WILL NOT MAKE THIS MESS WE HAVE MADE OF THIS BEAUTIFUL WORLD GO AWAY.SO LIVE WITH IT. AND LEARN BECAUSE OF OUR SELFISHNESS, OUR LAZINESS, OUR REFUSAL TO FIGHT FOR WHAT WE KNOW IS RIGHT HAS LOST OUR RIGHTS TO EVERYTHING,AND THE OTHERS FROM OTHER COUNTRIES, OTHER NATIONALITIES OTHER WHATEVER’S ARE FIGHTING FOR WHATEVER THEY CAN GET. SO WHATEVER WE CAN DO TO TRY AND PROTECT THE LITTLE BIT OF DEFICIENCY THAT IS LEFT, THEN WHATEVER AND WHOEVER HAS TO SACRIFICE OR BE SACRIFICED THEN SO BE IT.IT ISN’T AS BADAS THE ALTURNATIVE. AND SCREAMING AND HOLLERING AND RETURNING EVIL FOR EVIL ONLY SHOWS THAT THE ONES WHO SET THE SACRIFICES IN PLACE WERE OBVIOUSLY RIGHT. AT LEAST THAT’S WHAT YOUR ACTIONS SHOW.
    THE ONLY TIME PEOPLE GET RILED UP IS WHEN WE DON’T GET OUR OWN WAY. AND WE WILL NEVER EVER EVER EVER, LIVE IN A WORLD WHERE WE ALL WILL SEE EYE TO EYE UNTIL THOSE WHO CHOSE HEAVEN GO TO HEAVEN AND THOSE WHO CHOOSE HELL WILL GO TO HELL.AND THEN GUESS WHAT FOR THOSE IN HELL THEY STILLWILL NEVER GET THEIROWN WAY.SO GET USED TO IT.
    aS FOR aMERICA WE ARE A COUNTRY OF EVERY DIFFERENT NATION IN THE WORLD.BUT WE HAVE SET UP A GROUP OF LAWS THAT HAS KEPT US REASONABLY UNITED AND SAFE FOR OVER 200 YEARS. THIS IS AMERICA. I WILL NEVER BE ABLE TO UNDERSTAND WHY OUR GREAT GRANDPARENTS CAME HER WITH NOT 10 CENTS TO THERE NAME. THEY GOT NOTHING HANDED TO THEM. N-O-T-H-I-N-G. !!!! NOTHING, NO GOVT. HELP, NO MEDICAL, MONEY, HOUSING, ETC. NOTHING. BUT AMERICAN LOVE AS BEST A NEIGHBOR COULD AND A CHANCE. AND THEY FOUGHT AND DIED FOR THIS COUNTRY. THEY LEARNEDENGLISH AND WERE SOOO PROUD TO BE CALLED aMERICANS. WHAT HAS CHANGED? WHY DO PEOPLE COME HERE WANTING TO LEAVE THEIR COUNTRY AND WHEN THEY GET HERE THEY START DEMANDING, AND REFUSING TO LEARN THIS LANGUAGE, INSTEAD INSISTING WE SPEAK THEIRS, THEY WANT TO WEAR THEIR COUNTRY’S CLOTHES AND FLY THEIR COUNTRY’S FLAG. WHY, WHY, I ASK WHY, IF THEY ARE SOO PROUD OF THEIR COUNTRY WHY ARE THEY HERE? THERE IS ONLY ONE ANSWER !GREEDINESS, SELFISHNESS. WANTING IT ALL. IT’S CALLED HERE IN AMERICA WANTING YOUR CAKE AND EATING IT TO.AND IT NEEDS TO STOP.SO FOR ME WHAT I HAVE SEEN SO FAR IS AT LEAST ONE MAN IN THIS COUNTRY LOVES THIS COUNTRY ENOUGH TO SACRIFICE FOR IT. DONALD TRUMP IS NO ANGEL. GUESS WHAT NEITHER ARE YOU.BUT NO ONE VOTED FOR YOU. HE IS OUR PRESIDENT. AND LIKE IT OR NOT IT’S A DONE DEAL. SHUT UP AND TRY TO LOOK FOR 1 MINUTE AT WHO YOU’RE YELLING AT. THIS MAN DOESN’T NEED THIS JOB. HE HAS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO GAIN. HE DOESN’T NEED THE PUNY PAYCHECK , HE DOESN’T NEED THE FANCY JET. HE DOESN’T NEED THE LOG CABIN THEY CALL THE WHITE HOUSE. COMPARED TO WHAT HE ALREADY HAS THERE ISN’T ANYTHING AT ALL THAT GIVES HIM ANY REASON AT ALL FOR TAKING THIS POSITION ——EXCEPT===== HE LOVES THIS COUNTRYAND IS GRATEFULFOR WHAT IT HAS GIVEN HIM . SO STOP ALL THE HATRED THE SHAMING OF YOUR OWN CHARACTER , AND HELP HIM. IF HE MAKES MISTAKES WHATS THE BIG DEAL HE AT LEAST TRIED TO SAVE OUR COUNTRY AND MAKE IT SAFE AGAIN AND BRING BACK THE PRIDE AMERICA USED TO HAVE. WE ARE A LAUGHING STOCK BECAUSE OF THE OBAMA’S WAY OF LEADING. BUT YOU LEY HIM DO IT TO US FOR 8 YRS, AND HE TOOK AMERICA FOR EVERY PENNY HE COULD GET.
    AND THIS MAN DOESN’T WANT ANYTHING BUT TO TRY TO HELP. JUST THINK ABOUT HOW WORSE CAN IT BE ??? NO THE QUESTION SHOULD BE HOW CAN I HELP TO MAKE IT BETTER. RIGHT NOW WE ARE AT EACH OTHERS THROATS EVERYONE STABBING EVERYONE IN THE BACK TO GET HIS WAY OR TO SHOW HIS HATRED FOR WHAT HE CAN’T GET. WE NEED TO LEARN HOW TO GROW UP. VEEN LITTLE KIDS IN KINDERGARTEN ARGUE BETTER THAN WE DO. ENOUGH. IF YOU ARE IN AMERICA FACE IT. YOU WILL HAVE TO SACRIFICE . IF YOU ARE ALIVE, FACE IT THERE WILL BE SACRIFICES SO GET OVER IT LOOK AT THEM DON’T EVER SAY THE WORD THAT’S NOT FAIR AGAIN. JUST SAY LORD, YOU BE LORD!!!!HELP ME READ YOUR INSTRUCTION MANUEL HOW TO MAKE IT THROUGH THIS WORLD AND THE NEXT LIVING WITH THE JOY AND PEACE YOU SAID YOU WANTED FOR US. AND SHOW ME HOW TO YIELD SO YOU CAN GIVE IT TOME.THERE SIMPLY ISN’T ANY OTHER WAY. MEN HAS TRIED FOR OVER 2000 YRS TO GET RID OF THE BIBLE AND AS HE SAID IT SIMPLY WILL NOT HAPPEN .BUT IN THE PROCESS OF PERSISTENCE IN HAVING OUR OWN WAY THE BIBLE HAS INCREASED AND EVERYTHING WE FOUGHT FOR HAS DECREASED AND IS ROTTING AWAY.
    THE BIBLE IS THE NUMBER 1 SELLER IN THE ENTIRE WORLD.AND IT IS THE 3RD.MOST READ BOOK IN THE ENTIRE WORLD.WHY/ BECAUSE IT WAS WRITTEN BY THE ONE WHO CREATED THE WORLD SO IT STANDS TO REASON HE OUGHT TO KNOW HOW TO RUN THE WORLD THE RIGHT WAY. SO THEN SOMEONE SAYS O.K. IF THAT’S TRUE AND ALL THESE PEOPLE HAVE BOUGHT IT AND READ IT WHY IS OUR WORLD IN THE MESS IT IS ? SIMPLE !!!BECAUSE BUYING AND READING ISN’T FOLLOWING WHAT IT SAYS. ARE YOU ONE OF THOSE WHO WON’T FOLLOW THE WARNING SIGNS WHEN TH SIGN SAYS THE RIVER IS FLOODED DON’T DRIVE THROUGH THIS WAY. YOU INSIST AND THEN YOU END UP HAVING TO BE RESCUED.BUT YOU DON’T ARGUE THEN DO YOU. YOUR GRATEFUL THE MAN WADES IN AND BREAKS YOUR WINDOW TO GET YOU OUT. YOU DON’T SAY HEY !!!! YOU BROKE MY WINDOW I COULD HAVE ROLLED IT DOWN . NO YOU DON’T DO THAT YOU DON’T CARE. YOUR JUST GRATEFUL THAT HE IS WILLING TO TRY AND SAVE YOU. ——————–
    ————–THIS IS WHAT PRESIDENT TRUMP IS TRYING TO DO.HE MAY NOT DO IT YOUR WAY BUT HE’S TRYING TO SAVE AMERICA AND KEEP YOU SAFE. ARE YOU GONNA ARGUE AND DROWN OR ARE YOU GONNA DO EVERYTHING YOU CAN TO SUPPORT GIVE IDEAS
    BUT IN THE END THE BUCK STOPS WITH HIM SO GET BEHIND HIM AND LETS WORK TOGETHER TO HEAL AMERICA. IT WON’T HAPPEN OVER NIGHT IT WON’T EVEN HAPPEN IN 8 YRS BUT IT CAN HAVE A A BIG STEP UPWARD IF WE STOP FIGHTING AND LOOK TO SEE FOR A BETTER WAY. THAT BETTER WAY IS GODS WAY, AND THERE WAS A SACRIFICE THAT HAD TO BE PAID FOR ALL THE WRONG THAT WAS DONE AND WOULD BE DONE WHEN SIN ENTERED INTO THE WORLD. GOD SET THE LIMITS AND MANKIND BROKE THEM, AND JESUS CHRIST DID IT GODS WAY. HE PAID FOR IT WITH HIS LIFE. GOD ACCEPTED IT AND IT WAS FINISHED. BUT BECAUSE OF PEOPLE NOT WANTING TO ACCEPT WHAT HIS BOOK SAID AND CHOOSING TO TAKE A DIFFERENT ROAD, OTHERS HAVE BEEN PAYING THE PRICE EVER SINCE. FAIR? NO REMEMBER THERE IS NO FAIR ANY MORE. WHEN EACH ONE WANTS TO DO IT THEIR WAY SOME ONE WILL ALWAYS BE HURT. IT CAN ONLY BE GODS WAY OR THE HIGHWAY.
    SOO I SAY AGAIN IF SIGNING THAT I AM A MUSLIM WILL KEEP ME IN THIS COUNTRY WHERE I HAVE NO RIGHT TO HAVE ANYTHING I CAN BE HERE AND BE SAFE AND THINGS ARE GIVEN TO ME SIMPLY BECAUSE IT’S THE AMERICAN WAY, THEN GIVE ME THE PEN.
    THANKS FOR LISTENING.
    K. BACKHUS

    1. Jim Cook says:

      Well, you just said it all. You’re a religious bigot, you support religious bigotry, and you support Donald Trump — in all caps.

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