REBELLION: These 22 GOP Governors Rebuke Obama’s Plan To Allow Syrian Refugees Into Their States
“I do solemnly swear and affirm that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”
With those simple yet eloquent words sworn over a bible a president swears his allegiance, and with a few modifications each and every chief executive of a state, upon taking office utters similar words of allegiance.
And in so doing accepts the awesome responsibility of preserving their state rights, and the well-being of its citizens, and with that governors across the country are publicly rejecting President Obama’s plan to relocate Syrian refugees.
Moreover in light of the brutal attacks by Islamic extremists in Paris, who killed over 120 people, and uncovering information within their ongoing investigation that one or perhaps two terrorists entered Paris by masquerading as Syrian refugees.
If anything the attacks are a sobering reminder on just how “INSANE” and “RECKLESS” Obama’s Syrian refugee policy is. And thankfully a number of Republican governors who have called for the rejection of the relocation of Syrian refugees in their states continue to climb.
With the current number at 22 and growing. Those governors standing tall and keeping faith to their oath of office are; Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Idaho, Indiana, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, Massachusetts, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, New Jersey, Kansas and Wisconsin have all rejected Obama’s resettlement plan.
Presidential candidate and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said America shouldn’t take any Syrian refugees, even orphans, into the U.S.
“I do not trust this administration to effectively vet the people who are proposed to be coming in, in order to protect the safety and security of the American people, so I would not permit them in.”
Maine Gov. Paul LePage said “Remember 9/11? I think some people came through Maine, and they did a lot of damage in New York,” said LePage “I think we’ve got to be very diligent, very on top of this issue.”
However this should not be a partisan issue, in that each chief executive has sworn an oath to protect and defend those that are within their charge, it would be unconscionable and quite frankly a dereliction of duty if something tragic happened after being forewarned by the carnage in Paris.