No, Bernie…Terrorists Will Never Vote

As the presidential town halls heat up, candidates are finding themselves making statements that are leaving a lot of people shaking their heads in disbelief. The issues left-wing politicians have begun to campaign on are becoming more and more outrageous. As if it is a competition to see who can come up with the most outlandish policy proposal. For example, Democratic U.S. senator from Vermont, Bernie Sanders, mentioned that “every single person should have the right to vote.” Not every citizen, every person. I take this statement as meaning illegals will have the same voting rights as U.S. citizens.

Sanders was asked if this concept applied to the Boston bombers, terrorists, and murderers. Sanders replied that it does! “So, I believe people commit crimes and they paid the price and they have the right to vote. I believe even if they’re in jail they’re paying their price to society but that should not take away their inherent American right to participate in our democracy,” said Sanders. People across the country were appalled to hear those words, myself included. First, if they’re illegal, they have no “American right” to anything, especially voting. Secondly, terrorists and murderers give up that right when they begin to take the lives of innocent Americans. They’re terrorists and murderers, not shoplifters.

Bernie honestly believes these despicable human beings deserve the right to vote and help navigate the direction of our country. Boston Marathon participants and on-lookers also had a right in 2013, the right to feel safe during a fun and friendly sporting event. Now that safe feeling has been altered for the entire country. If Osama bin Laden had been captured alive and placed in a U.S. prison, according to Bernie, he should be allowed to vote. Think about that again. Bernie is saying that terrorists who at one time wanted nothing more than the destruction of America have a right to participate in our democratic republic traditions. Absolute insanity. Imagine being the family of these victims and hearing those words from a Presidential candidate. This line of thinking is outrageous and completely weak- minded. If Bernie is willing to pander to terrorists and murderers, how can we have confidence that he would keep this country safe from a terrorist as the commander-in-chief? We couldn’t, and that’s why he will never be president.

So no, Bernie…terrorists will never vote.

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Adam Wilson

Adam Wilson, author of Tactical Reload: Strategy Shifts for Emerging Leaders in Law Enforcement, is a highly decorated 14-year law enforcement veteran who was recognized in 2018 by the National Association of Police Organizations that sponsors the annual TOP COP Awards® for his handling of a human trafficking investigation in North Carolina. He has served as a SWAT senior operator and is trained to carry out specialized, military-style tactics in confrontations with violent criminals. He also collaborated with federal authorities in cases involving public corruption, sexual exploitation of minors and corrupt organizations. Concurrently, he served in a street crime unit that safeguarded against illegal guns, gangs and drugs. He has received five commendations for outstanding service and is a two-time winner of an Exceptional Service award. Wilson, who earned a master’s in Criminal Justice and is pursuing doctoral studies, is an E.A. Morris Fellow for Emerging Leaders in North Carolina and was appointed to the state Human Relations Commission by former Governor Pat McCrory.

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