Paul Ryan: No ‘Religious Test’ for Refugees In House Bill

November 19, 2015

House Speaker Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) is stressing that there will be no “religious test” barring the acceptance of Syrian refugees into the U.S. based on their faith.

“We will not have a religious test, only a security test. If the intelligence and law-enforcement community cannot certify that a person presents no threat, then they should not be allowed in,” Ryan said on the House floor. “We also must remember that our first priority is to protect the American people.”

According to Ryan, the bill the House is slated to vote on Thursday seeks to accomplish the dual goal of safety and compassion.

29 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • brtw says:

    How can anyone “certify that a person presents no threat”?????? There are no records to vet them. They can lie on a test, just like Obummer and Killay.

  • kranvornip says:

    After WWII when Germans emigrated here, you know what…. our much sharper Govt’ of the time wanted to know if they were Nazis. None of this… “you can’t ask me zat” politically correct crapola. It goes to show that NONE of the political leaders of our nation really understand what it is that’s at stake here; they have their armed guards… and our lives are forfeit at their discretion.

    1. Lily Haley says:

      And look what they did with our citizens of Japanese heritage during the war.

      1. brtw says:

        The Japanese were not terrorists and that was done, unfortunately in haste. But it does NOT mean we can’t think and insist on using our brains to determine if the Syrians are safe to bring in. Even the Muslim countries are refusing them. Hummmm, I wonder why????

  • CharlieSeattle says:

    Only muslims let in? No Christians? …hmm

    Obama is about to stage a “False Flag” Pearl Harbor attack inside the USA, so he can declare Martial Law before he leaves office!

    His illegal alien, mexican/muslim, “Black Lies Matter” army is almost ready!

  • CharlieSeattle says:

    Obama’s criminal releases, treasonous illegal alien and muslim resettlement policies along with race baiting have created an ongoing SECOND 9/11 terrorist attack against America.

    Lol…..Congress and YOU are permitting this NOW!

    I will even call it a US Government sanctioned “PURGE” against its own citizens and the police!

    Obama is a Fukin Traitor with an agenda that transcends patriotism, the rule of law and national security. Impeach him now, you skulking cowards!

    One small problem. …There are more complicit traitors in Congress than patriots!

  • CharlieSeattle says:

    Ahh, but Mr. Ryan.

    islam is NOT a religion, nor one of peace!
    islam is a sick and twisted terrorist ideology that is completely incompatible with western civilization!

    Deport all muslims from the west at once!
    Ban all muslims from traveling to the west, ………FOREVER!

  • Pam says:

    I know we have “the separation clause” and right now I am struggling with that. I do not believe “islam” is a true religion, but is, instead a system that controls every part of life from cradle to grave and seeks to destroy anything or anyone who does not conform. “islam” would destroy the “separation clause” because it is not compatible with “the free exercise, thereof”.
    What pisses me off is that Soetoro bitches about not “discriminating” against muslim “refugees” while at the same time REFUSING to take in and actively seeking to DEPORT arab CHRISTIANS.
    Christians have too much free will to fit with his NWO/socialist agenda.

    1. CharlieSeattle says:

      Exactly! Obama knows exactly what he is doing.

      ☭Traitors have an agenda that transcends patriotism, the rule of law and national security.

    2. brtw says:

      The separation clause says Congress shall make no law establishing a U.S. religeon. The Muslims want to take over our government. They will then require us all to pray to Allah.

  • Magoo Lew says:

    Letting more muslims into our country is going to be a serious mistake. There are towns in the US that have already been taken over by muslims, and no one else dares go into these “no go” zones. Not even the police or fire departments. If they are allowed to come here, more and more of these towns are going to pop up until they have taken over the country. The politicians either don’t understand this, or think they can control it, or they actually want it to happen. I don’t think it will be controlled, myself. At least not until it is too late. This is going to end very badly.

    1. brtw says:

      That’s so true. Look at Dearborn, Mich. They are demanding the public schools provide Islamic meals and make Muslim “holy days” all school holidays. They want to take over even if they are not terrorists. The libs need to wise up.

  • ijohnc1 says:

    America first last and always, looks as though the snooks replace bonehead Boehner, with another from the same mold.
    “Jeez!, what a country”…Isak Smironoff

  • billwhit says:

    Only take the Christian refugees, leave the Muslim young men behind, because they are either here to cause problems or they are cowards who are too afraid to fight for their own freedom, so have no business being in the USA! Islam needs to be banned completely from our Borders! Only religions that pose no danger, who are compatible with other religions, and who’s supposed “holy” book does not call for the enslavement or murder of all those who refuse to believe in that particular belief, and the only one that fits that description to a tee is Islam, the Syphilis of the Soul!

    1. vladilyich says:

      Amendment I to the United States Constitution prohibits the making of any law respecting an establishment of religion, impeding the free exercise of religion, abridging the freedom of speech, infringing on the freedom of the press, interfering with the right to peaceably assemble or prohibiting the petitioning for a governmental redress of grievances.

      A religious test would impede the free exercise of religion as would the proposed closing of mosqs. Thhe U.S. shot itself in the foot in 17 91

      1. ijohnc1 says:

        Spoken like a true secular progressive, tell that to the folks in Boston, they too tried the you got freedom to do what you want to do in this country.
        The constitution applies to America, they want to get our freebies and democracy. sign up get you pledge of allegiance, and then you get what we have.
        Until then separate the wheat from the chaff, otherwise our own government should do their primary job of protecting, more Americans will be killed and maimed
        Name another religion that mandates killing, beheadings, and enslavement besides those following the Koran

        1. CharlieSeattle says:

          Still waiting for vladilyich? Don’t hold your breath.

      2. CharlieSeattle says:

        islam is NOT a religion, nor one of peace!
        islam is a sick and twisted terrorist ideology that is completely incompatible with western civilization!

        Deport all muslims from the west at once!
        Ban all muslims from traveling to the west, ………FOREVER!

        1. vladilyich says:

          Adhering to YOUR OPINION that Islam is not a religion, there are over two billion people with a different opinion.

          Would you like to share a logical reasoin for holding your views?

          1. CharlieSeattle says:

            Comprehend what you pretended to read.

          2. vladilyich says:

            As a published author and a person who actually paid for his education instead of relying on cheapskate parents, I don’t have to pretend as you apparently do.

          3. CharlieSeattle says:

            I will try to never read anything you write. Please return the favor.

          4. billwhit says:

            Sure sign of a Leftist Loon, when they start bragging about fantasies!

          5. vladilyich says:

            Precisely the response I expected from a member of the “know nothing” party.

          6. billwhit says:

            Another well used response from the vomit bucket called Liberalism, when are you going to pull out the Race Card, along with all your diploma’s so that the world will know what a well educated Loon you are! Do you even have one of those idiotic “Professor” titles that you Leftist Fecal Maggots love to use too? Now, sniff my farts, twat! I bet my education, job, possessions, family, etc, all are ten times more Blessed than anything you puked out. Now, lets hear you hate of Jesus and how you suck any Muslim off that you come across! All you Leftist Loons are the same.

          7. CharlieSeattle says:

            So you ignore the slightly early question from ijohnc1 below and have the gall to question me? …….FuKoFF

      3. billwhit says:

        Nothing that can’t be changed with enough people behind it.

  • KDC says:

    We also must remember that our first priority is to protect the American people.”
    Well, this would be a novel idea, wouldn’t it? We’ll see what Ryan does. I’m not so sure about what is said. There are rumors out there that he is just making it look good, but has intentions of allowing these people in and doing BO’s bidding. In short, another Boehner. Good grief, doesn’t anyone have integrity anymore?

    1. CharlieSeattle says:

      …Integrity? …Congress? …Obama?

      I think not, with damned few exceptions. Senator Jeff Sessions of course!

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