Joseph Turner
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 – 9:22 p.m.

The Boston Marathon bombing was carried out by Chechen brothers Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and Tamerlan Tsarnaev on April 15, 2013.

The Wikipedia entry for this event states:

During an initial interrogation in the hospital, Dzhokhar alleged that Tamerlan was the mastermind. He said they were motivated by extremist Islamist beliefs and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and that they were self-radicalized and unconnected to any outside terrorist groups.

There has been some confusion over the years about whether or not the Tsarnaev brothers were in fact refugees.

The short answer is: NO – they were not refugees.
The longer answer is: NO – they were not refugees; they were asylees.

Not very much.

Refugee vs Asylum

What is the difference between a refugee and an asylum seeker?

However, the location of the applicant will determine whether that person applies for asylum or refugee status. Asylum status applies to persons that are already within the United States or at a U.S. port of entry. Refugee status applies to persons who are located outside of the United States as well as outside of their native country, but who are unwilling or unable to return to their native country due to persecution.

They are both vetted by the United States government.

Let’s remember some important points about the Tsarnaev brothers.

1. They entered this country as children with their parents.
2. They became self-radicalized.

Remember this the next time those who apologize and defend refugee settlements in the United States as being the compassionate thing to do, or suggest that we have to take care of the children.

I have no idea what the hell happened in the Tsarnaev home. But, apparently the parents didn’t instill any gratitude or appreciation for America in their children. At least one of the brothers, Tamerlan, received welfare benefits.

And for those that argue that America is involved in foreign wars and conflict and that it is understandable that people would be upset about homeland being in shatters because of years of war – that is fine. I’ll even concede the point that that would elicit anger.

So…then why the hell should we bring them here?

One Unassailable Fact: More Refugees Equals More Dead Americans

Bringing in refugees means we are bringing in terrorists or future terrorists. It doesn’t matter if 99 percent of the refugees are good people who want a better life. That means that we are willing to accept that one percent want to kill us. Personally, I think it is higher than one percent.

So, liberals will scream till the cows come home that we have to ban guns because if it saves just one child’s life it is worth it and other such nonsense. Liberals will seek to ban the death penalty because we cannot risk killing one innocent person with state sponsored capital punishment.

And these same liberals will ignore all facts, reason, and logic and argue straight-faced that we should take in unvetted refugees from Muslim regions.

The truth is simple and undeniable. Allowing these unvetted Syrian refugees and those from other Muslim nations means Americans will die.

As an unabashed nationalist, that is a wholly unacceptable proposition. Consequently, I cannot and will not vote for any candidate that supports Syrian refugees.

And that is why I urge you to vote against Supervisor Robert Lovingood and all of the Victorville City Council incumbents, including “Lyin'” Ryan McEachron.