Don’t want to live like a refugee


There’s an idiot in Roanoke, Va., who says all Syrian refugees should be rounded up and placed in internment camps, like the United States did in World War II with the Japanese.

Apparently he thinks that was a good thing. And he’s the mayor and a Democrat.

And of course, we have this:


Stupid is contagious. Because we’ve had refugee problems throughout history, and our record has been less than admirable. Years ago, there was an ethnic group trying to get to the United States to get away from rampaging murderous bastards. And this is how we responded:


The results of the poll illustrated above by the useful Twitter account @HistOpinion were published in the pages of Fortune magazine in July 1938. Fewer than 5 percent of Americans surveyed at the time believed that the United States should raise its immigration quotas or encourage political refugees fleeing fascist states in Europe — the vast majority of whom were Jewish — to voyage across the Atlantic. Two-thirds of the respondents agreed with the proposition that “we should try to keep them out.”


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