For John, BLUF: We need Immigrants, but we don't need disruptors. Nothing to see here; just move along.
Time and again, when I listen to what Dr Ben Carson says I realize that he has thought things through and has a solid understanding of where we are. The passage below, which was at the InstaPundit Blog site, came from an article in The Hill, by Mr Mark Hensch, "Carson: Only ‘schizophrenic’ Muslims practice Sharia, believe in democracy". This is the discussion:
GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson said Tuesday that Muslims are “schizophrenic” if they believe Sharia law is compatible with American democracy.If you don't understand that Sharia, the law as understood by some in Islam, would supplant the US Constitution and the Rights of Englishmen♠ if established in the United States, you are not paying attention.
“Do you think that Muslims that are Sharia-adherent can actually be part of a society, be integrated into a society where you have the rule of law and you are a democratic republic and you believe in the rule of law and separation of church and state no matter what your religious beliefs are?” host Stephen K. Bannon asked on Sirius XM’s “Breitbart News Daily.” “Do you believe that Sharia-compliant Muslims can do that?”
“Only if they’re schizophrenic,” Carson responded. “I don’t see how they’re going to do it otherwise. You have two different philosophies warring which are in constant distinction from each other. So, no – that would be very difficult.”
Carson also rejected critics who charge that his skepticism of some Muslims’ intentions constitutes Islamophobia.
“When I say things like that, some people say, ‘Oh, you’re Islamophobic,’” he said. “It’s not Islamophobic at all. I grew up in Detroit and had playmates [and] schoolmates who were Muslims.
“There’s a difference between Muslims who accept America and accept our Constitution and accept our ways and those who want to continue a different method of living. If we’re not sophisticated enough to understand that, then we will lose that war.”
Carson added that Sharia law dispels the notion that Islam is a religion that co-exists harmoniously with other faiths worldwide.
We should be welcoming immigrants—we need immigrants,♥ but only if they are coming to America to be Americans.
Remember, 1 March is Presidential Primary Election Day in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff
♠ Our justification for our Revolution was that we were being denied our Rights as Englishmen.
♥ We need immigrants♦ because (1) we are not graduating sufficient native born scientists and engineers from higher education, (2) we need people who are willing to harvest our crops and (3) we are not reproducing ourselves at or above the replacement level (2.1 children). In essence, doing the jobs those born in the United States are not willing to do.
♦ Who sometimes come in on Work Visas.