The refugee and terrorist problem is at the heart of many political debates. Conservatives understand that the deliberate actions of the Obama administration and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton created the chaos that is consuming the Middle East. The leftist media has their share of the blame too. They championed the Arab Spring and the revival of militant Islam under Obama’s reign.
The fallout of such idiotic (or diabolical) policies has been a surge of military age Muslims migrating to Western countries. Once there, they don’t assimilate. These people build parallel communities that still function under archaic rule. The patriarchy of Islam is worse than any Christian one, yet liberals welcome these backward people into their states as a sign of their superior open-mindedness.
The reality, however, is ruined peace and the division of the nation. One Vermont mayor discovered that truth in an eye-opening way. Chris Louras, former Rutland mayor planned to introduce 25 Syrian refugee families into the town. However, the resulting battle illustrates what the nation is going through on a larger scale.
Rutland, Vermont is a post-industrial town that needs workers to grow. Like most towns, the effect of urban sprawl since the 1970s, caused 16% of Rutland’s residents to move. The migration left homes and businesses empty. Louras, who’d been in office for over ten years, thought he had the perfect solution. Bring in Syrians.
However, others disagreed. They particularly disagreed with Louras’ inconsistency and what appears to be his duplicity. Although the mayor made the announcement to bring in the refugees in April, 2016, his methods were less than forthright.
Louras was actually planning to bring in 100 refugees a year. He also submitted the State Department application six months before he made the announcement. He did not include any aldermen in the decision, nor did he tell town members the truth.
Like the Obama administration, Louras simply decided to take in refugees without considering the will of the people. It was a mistake that cost him the election the following March.
Two factions sprang up in town. “Rutland Welcomes” was primarily composed of liberal school teachers and “Rutland First” was made up of Christians who didn’t want to see the society of their town destroyed.
Tim Cook, one of the founders of Rutland First is an Iraq war veteran. He said that the resulting national stories about the group were false. Wendy Wilton explained that they “just wanted to know what was in the application.” Apparently, the town alderman requested a copy of the refugee application from the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants, but the agency refused.
“If this was the most wonderful thing in the world, why wouldn’t you want to cooperate with the local governing body?” Wilton asked.
Liberals label conservatives “racists,” and make bigoted assumptions about the reasons for their beliefs. A perfect example is Jennie Gartner, a local high-school history teacher in Rutland. She arrogantly said that the members of the Rutland First movement were people who “were afraid of Muslims, afraid of people from other countries.” Is she a mind reader or a witch? Otherwise, her narrow-minded statement is extremely prejudiced.
Leftists like Gartner choose to make themselves feel better by putting the ideas and opinions of others down. They choose to label conservatives who want to protect a workable society “racists” who are “afraid,” so they can feel better about themselves. Protesters are really only afraid of liberal policies designed to eliminate freedom.
People who don’t want to be flooded with Muslims who intend to overthrow American culture simply want to protect a way of life that has delivered blessings upon the country. In fact, Christian culture has provided the very education and benefits these liberals cherish, but for some reason want to annihilate.
The sentiment of the people in Rutland symbolizes America. Townspeople voted out Louras and liberals remain bitter over their defeat. The state of Vermont was almost divided equally with Trump and Hillary supporters, but Rutland demonstrates the reality that people aren’t going to put up with government lies.
Americans don’t want to lose their culture. Obama’s insane refugee policy brought in scores of terrorists and millions of Muslims. The presidential election was a response to such deliberate sabotage. The people of the United States want to preserve freedom and security; things that are the opposite of the Muslim culture. The citizens of Rutland, Vermont understand. They also booted out their liberal mayor.