Wednesday on Fox News’ Kelly File, former Navy Seal and Donald Trump supporter Carl Higbie cited America’s Japanese internment camps from WWII to justify Trump’s proposed Muslim registry.
Host Megyn Kelly was discussing Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach’s interview with Reuters in which he said that Trump’s policy advisers are considering the implementation of a registry for any person arriving in the U.S. from a Muslim country as part of Trump’s new “extreme vetting” process.
At that point, Higbie noted that there was some precedent for the future commander-in-chief to undertake such action.
Kelly cautioned Higbie that what he was talking about was a “slippery slope” that challenged American freedoms.
Higbie then went to the old conservative go-to strategy of saying that not all Muslims are “bad people” but because there are a few who align with an “extreme ideology,” it would be best to “keep tabs” on Muslims arriving from certain nations.
“We’ve done it with Iran back a while ago,” he said, “we did it during World War II with the Japanese.”
A shocked and bewildered Kelly responded, “Come on, you’re not proposing we go back to the days of internment camps, I hope.”
The former Seal said he was not advocating that at all but he was merely trying to make the point that there is a precedent for Trump’s proposal, to which Kelly replied in disbelief:
“You can’t be citing Japanese internment camps as precedent for anything the President-elect is gonna do!”
However, Higbie stood by his example stating that not all people are entitled to the same constitutional protections as Americans when they enter the U.S.
This mentality is representative of the dangerous intellectual dishonesty that conservatives have made their trademark for generations.
Ask the average Trump supporter about a Muslim database or registry, and they will enthusiastically say that it’s a good idea; because some of “those people may be coming here to do us harm.”
However, ask the same supporter about a national registry for something that kills thousands of Americans each year, like guns, and their reaction would be a tad bit different.
Here’s a reminder of what this idiot was so casually using as a “precedent” for Trump’s un-American Muslim registry.
Under a Trump supporter’s world view, taking away freedoms are only acceptable when it’s happening to other people who are not like them.
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