In one of the most ludicrous statements I’ve ever heard, former chair of the Republican Party of Texas Cathie Adams told a right-wing radio station that she has no doubt that immigration reform will lead to the “end of times.”
Where to even begin.
First, apparently she feels immigration reform will open the flood gates for immigrants from predominantly Muslim countries to gain access to the benefits of being an American. She goes on to push that this is a huge issue because many of these people are lacking the “best of intentions” for Americans.
Because, you know, all individuals from Muslim countries are apparently terrorists.
And she claims biometric testing for immigrants (digital fingerprints, photos), something that has already been a policy for individuals seeking any kind of access to the country, will lead to “demonic” branding—another clear sign of the “end of times.”
She also goes on to say that even individuals from Buddhist or Hindu countries will also use this reform to flee to this country so that they can install Sharia Law.
From now on, when a conservative says the term “Sharia Law” I’m just going to interpret that as “I’m insane and I don’t understand a single thing about the United States Constitution.”
These right-wing radicals who continue to perpetuate this idea that Sharia Law is some kind of threat to taking over Constitutional laws in this country are clearly mentally unstable or blatantly trying to fear monger. The ironic part is, many of those who are terrified of Sharia Law (religious laws) making their way into our system of laws, are often the same people who try and pass laws based on their religious beliefs.
Both being violations of our First Amendment, by the way. But it’s okay for them to do it, because they’re trying to pass laws which are based on their religious beliefs. But they sure as heck don’t like the idea of another religion possibly doing the same thing. Even though Sharia Law has basically no chance at overruling our established system of laws.
Now to give you a little background on just how ridiculous this woman is, in May she implied that Grover Norquist (the leading person behind the Republican economic stance against any tax increases) has shown signs of “converting to Islam” because—he’s grown a beard.
For those of you who might not know, Grover Norquist is married to a Muslim woman. This, of course, means his beard is a sign that he’s on his way to becoming an Islamic radical.
The terrifying part about this is just a few years ago (2010) this woman ran the Republican party in Texas.
And it’s people like this which expose the real foundation behind the continued radicalism of the Republican party. It’s these people who seem to view science as a neat magic trick and believe dinosaurs were on Noah’s Ark who have taken over the GOP, and are creating legislation based on their religious interpretations of the Bible as opposed to utilizing reality, history, science or math.
Because when a woman as imbalanced as Ms. Adams just a few years back ran the Republican party in the largest conservative state in the United States, with a belief system that all Muslims are terrorists, Hindus are moving here to implement Sharia Law, having a beard might equate to Islam and immigration reform will lead to “demonic” branding and is a sign of the “end of times”…
Something is very wrong with your party.