Bernie Sanders, just one of the candidates within the overcrowded clown car of 2020 hopefuls, keeps pushing the bounds of conventional human behavior further and further to the extreme.
During a town hall hosted by CNN, Harvard student Anne Carlstein asked the 78-year old Democratic-socialist if he would support allowing people like the Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who she noted is a “convicted terrorist and murderer” — as well as those “convicted of sexual assault” — the right to vote. Even though those votes cast by convicted criminals could have a “direct impact on women’s rights.”
Sanders hesitated for a moment, perhaps attempting to find the right words regarding another “hot button” social issue declaring he wanted a “vibrant democracy” with “higher voter turnout” and then cleverly pivoting towards “cowardly Republican governors” who he said were “trying to suppress the vote.”
Moreover, to Sanders credit, he didn’t stop there, he continued saying “everybody can vote” and that “some people in jail can vote.”
Adding, “If somebody commits a serious crime- sexual assault, murder, they’re gonna . However. They may be in jail for 10 years, 20 years, 50 years, their whole lives. That’s what happens when you commit a serious crime,” Sanders elaborated.
“But, I think the right to vote is inherent to our democracy. Yes, even for terrible people, because once you start chipping away and you say, ‘That guy committed a terrible crime, not gonna let him vote. Well, that person did that. Not gonna let that person vote,’ you’re running down a slippery slope. So, I believe that people who commit crimes, they pay the price. When they get out of jail, I believe they certainly should have the right the vote, but I do believe that even if they are in jail, they’re paying their price to society, but that should not take away their inherent American right to participate in our democracy.”
It was without a doubt Sanders being Sanders, unconcerned about the political fallout in allowing someone like Tsarnaev, a homegrown murderous terrorist the right to vote. Most critical thinking individuals vehemently disagree with Sanders (myself included), however one can’t help but respect his willingness to engage “uncensored” the Harvard student beyond the prescribed political talking points.
CNN anchor Chris Cuomo realizing the slippery slope Sanders had just put himself on, asked the frontrunner if he was “sure about that.”
Adding that Sanders had given his detractors an effective “opposition ad,” at which point Sanders assured the CNN host he’d written “many 30-second opposition ads” throughout his life.
“This is what I believe. Do you believe in democracy? Do you believe that every single American 18 years of age or older who is an American citizen has the right to vote?” Sanders continued.
Tsarnaev is a homegrown Muslim terrorist who admitted he’s at war with America stating at the time of the 2013 terror attack, that he “did what is necessary.”
He publicly revealed his motivation behind the bombing, acknowledging that he had been radicalized by Islamic terrorist propaganda on social media.
Adding at the time; “American is at war is it not? I did what is necessary. My people are dying,’’ he wrote. “We’re at war, my friend . . . Where are your troops? Are you not killing innocent people in Afghan, Iraq?”
“We are able to protect our people and our religion,’’ he wrote. “I don’t know what you have on the mujahideen . . . but we are promised when we die we die with smiles on our faces.”
The term “mujahideen” is an Arabic term for one engaged in Jihad, the reference is used by guerrilla-type military groups led by the Islamist Afghan fighters in the Soviet-Afghan War, which now extends to other terrorist groups around the world.
Tsarnaev was responsible for murdering 3-people including an 8-year old child and maiming several hundred people, many sufferings lost limbs…rather then allowing this individual the right to vote, we should execute him as a terrorist and allow him his 72-virgins, as he requested.