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View Poll Results: Should Islamic immigration to the United States be stopped or banned?
Yes, ban all Islamic immigration 172 49.14%
Yeah, but only stop it temporarily 17 4.86%
No 161 46.00%
Voters: 350. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-09-2013, 10:12 AM
 
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Would you be okay with blocking Jewish people from getting into the country also?
See, we are on the same side, sometimes.
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Old 05-09-2013, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Michigan
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Good thing we have a First Amendment in this country and proposals like this can never be enacted.
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Old 05-09-2013, 02:53 PM
 
Location: Long Island, NY
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Good thing we have a First Amendment in this country and proposals like this can never be enacted.
First amendment never mention anything about immigration
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Old 05-09-2013, 03:24 PM
 
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First amendment never mention anything about immigration
No, but it has a little line there about Congress not being able to pass a law to promote or impede religion. A law barring members of a religious group from entering the country is a LAW. A LAW that violates the Constitution.
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Old 05-09-2013, 05:25 PM
 
Location: Long Island, NY
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No, but it has a little line there about Congress not being able to pass a law to promote or impede religion. A law barring members of a religious group from entering the country is a LAW. A LAW that violates the Constitution.
There are always exceptions. Having God on money and public money violates First Amendment too no matter what people say.
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Old 05-09-2013, 07:31 PM
 
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There is an online petition to stop and ban immigration from Islamic nations to the United States after the Boston bombings and other radical Muslim terror against the U.S. and the west.

What do you think?
The Boston Bombers were from Russia, which isn't a Islamic nation ?

i also think a ban on immigration from Islamic nation would mean rich investors wouldn't be able to invest in the USA, which it could do with right now, and they would opt for other western countries like the UK, Canada, countries of Europe. Remember, its only a TINY minority that are actually a threat.. and anyways, statistics show you are 8 times more likely to get killed by a cop, than a terrorist.. i won't be worth dashing USA's reputation as the country of freedom, and the economic benefits.
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Old 05-10-2013, 08:28 AM
 
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There are always exceptions. Having God on money and public money violates First Amendment too no matter what people say.
Per the courts, that God on money could be any god. It could be the god Zeus. It could be the god Vishnu. The word "god" is a generic word. Christians think they own it, but they don't. So while the atheists might be put out about "In God We Trust", and rightfully put out about it, it actually doesn't represent government promoting one religion at the expense of others, and therefore isn't a First Amendment violation.
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Old 05-10-2013, 10:29 AM
 
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Per the courts, that God on money could be any god. It could be the god Zeus. It could be the god Vishnu. The word "god" is a generic word. Christians think they own it, but they don't. So while the atheists might be put out about "In God We Trust", and rightfully put out about it, it actually doesn't represent government promoting one religion at the expense of others, and therefore isn't a First Amendment violation.
What if you don't trust him, though?
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Old 05-10-2013, 12:55 PM
 
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What if you don't trust him, though?
Just find another God. There's plenty of them. I suggest the god of thunder.
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Old 05-10-2013, 01:00 PM
 
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Per the courts, that God on money could be any god. It could be the god Zeus. It could be the god Vishnu. The word "god" is a generic word. Christians think they own it, but they don't. So while the atheists might be put out about "In God We Trust", and rightfully put out about it, it actually doesn't represent government promoting one religion at the expense of others, and therefore isn't a First Amendment violation.
Actually, I think the rationale used is that of "ceremonial Deism" - "protected from Establishment Clause scrutiny chiefly because they have lost through rote repetition any significant religious content", as Justice Brennan put it. Which is sort of hilarious, because that is as perfect of a definition of taking God's name in vain as I've ever heard.
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