Saturday, November 21, 2015

Petition to condemn Trump on Muslims

And Trump leads the Republican field for President. What does that tell us about the Republican agenda and their base? See Robert Reich's email below and consider condemning Trump for his Nazi-like registration of Muslims.

Please join me and Democracy for America in asking America's leaders to stand up and speak out against Donald Trump's outrageous comments. Click here to add your name now to our petition to President Obama, all presidential candidates, and prominent leaders across the spectrum of politics, academia, philanthropy, and journalism.

Donald Trump said on Thursday that he would not rule out implementing a database system tracking all Muslims in the United States -- including Americans of Muslim faith.

All Muslims in the U.S. would be legally obligated to register "at different places" around the country, putting their personal tracking information into the database. When asked how his idea differed from what the Nazi's required of Jews, Trump responded, four times, "you tell me."

Trump also refused to rule out requiring all Muslims to carry special religious identification, or to rule out warrantless searches of their homes and places of worship. Said Trump, "We're going to have to do things that we never did before; we're going to have to do certain things that were frankly unthinkable a year ago."

While Donald Trump is mimicking Nazi Germany, his fellow Republicans are trying to outdo him. Jeb Bush and Ted Cruz want to apply a religious test to refugees. Marco Rubio wants to "close down any place where radicals are being inspired," including mosques. This is spinning out of control, and it's time to draw the line.

It is necessary that Barack Obama, along with all living former presidents, all presidential candidates, leaders of the clergy, university presidents, heads of every large philanthropy, and editors-in-chief of every major newspaper, condemn this hateful venom from the leading Republican candidate for president of the United States.

Every hour it stands without rebuke is more poison leeching into the bedrock of America.

Together, if we can stand united in defense of America's values, we can turn the tide against Donald Trump and his dangerous bigotry.

Thank you for taking action at this critical moment.

Robert Reich
Former Secretary of Labor

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