Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Harrisonville Republican: Nixon needs to protect the people from Missouri

(From Rep. Rick Brattin, R-Harrisonville)

State Rep. Rick Brattin is calling on Governor Jay Nixon to take action to halt the placement of Syrian refugees within Missouri. Brattin issued a letter to the governor today saying he is dismayed by the lack of action and leadership from the governor to date, and calling on the governor to honor his oath to protect the people of Missouri.

Brattin, R-Harrisonville, said the issue is a matter of keeping Missouri citizens safe from potential terrorist threats. He wrote in his letter, “It is impossible to be able to truly vet the droves of individuals that come from these war torn areas, as the FBI and DHS have both admitted. To think that our Commander in Chief would even so much as give a second thought to bringing thousands upon thousands of these refugees in the wake of the Paris attack is disgraceful.”

Brattin added, “after the news of several states refusing to accept these refugees just means that Missouri will be accepting countless more unknown, could-be terrorists into our communities.”

To date, 27 governors have opted not to participate in the resettlement efforts and have asked the Department of State to suspend resettlement efforts in those states until adequate security measures can be put in place. Brattin said Gov. Nixon needs to take swift action to join the list and protect the people of Missouri.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sweet Zombie Jesus. How do people become elected within this country without a basic understanding of federalism?

The FEDERAL GOVERNMENT has the sole discretion to to regulate immigration. Once refugees are in this country, the states have no power to stop their settlement.

Let's not make more of an embarrassment out of this state than we already have. Let's demonstrate that we have a basic understanding of how our government functions rather than to follow the lead of other states that have made these ridiculous claims.

Google is your friend, people.

Anonymous said...

If any Republicans were serious about resisting immigration, especially of this type, there's all sorts of things they could do such as deny welfare benefits. That they're not even trying is a sign they're grandstanding. I would expect better from our state's Republicans, then again they don't control the critical parts of the executive so the best they can do is petition the governor.

And that gets them on the record opposing this insanity, which, God forbid, will likely count for something someday when we have our next mass casualty attack

Anonymous said...

3:42:

Our next mass attack will likely be from another white, male, American Christian and Repubs have no desire to do anything about those.

2nd Amendment! Jesus! 'Merica!

Anonymous said...

4:03 AM:

The last mass attack by a "white, male, American Christian" that I'm aware of was the Centennial Olympic Park bombing two decades ago (and note how the authority's obsession with them delayed that case by years, as it did with the anthrax attacks). Since then anything like them has been perpetrated by non-Christian nut cases, which I grant you have usually been white American males, or the many cases of Sudden Jihad Syndrome.

Anyway, you can rest assured that us bitter clingers will continue to celebrate the 2nd Amendment; in Jasper Country, 5% of us age eligible ones with our concealed carry licenses (although I'm sure many of us don't always, or even often, carry).

Anonymous said...

Jim David Adkisson: Tennessee Unitarian Church attack July 2008
Wade Michael Page: Attack on Sikh Temple August 2012
Adam Lanza: Sandy Hook Elementary shootings December 2014
Elliott Rodger: Isla Vista killings 2014

Please note that this is not an exhaustive list. Also note that these people went to Xtian churches, Xtain schools, and/or proudly professed his Xtain faith as motivation before his death/capture.

4:03: You have a decidedly short-term memory. I get it though, it's tough to admit that what we have to fear most in this country is the white, male, X-tian.

Anonymous said...

10:31 AM: If any of those were Christians---going to a Christian school in times past most certainly does not count---provide citations. A bald assertion that's contrary to the general knowledge of these cases is not in the least interesting.

Anonymous said...

I take that back about the Centennial Olympic Park bombing; per Wikipedia "As a teenager Rudolph was taken by his mother to a Church of Israel compound in 1984."

"Religious", yes, "Christian", no, for that's cult of a cult of the Latter Day Saints, of which many say the Mormon branch is a successful cult. I'll go with another bit from Wikipedia which says "A prominent scholarly view is that Mormonism is a form of Christianity, but is distinct enough from traditional Christianity so as to form a new religious tradition, much as Christianity is more than just a sect of Judaism."