There is much furor on both sides of the political spectrum with the announcement that the new administration will be restricting travel and immigration from certain “terrorist prone” countries. I thought it pertinent to look at a few other places that may need to be barred from leaving their borders until we can determine they are safe.
After all, according to a growing popular opinion, everyone from a dangerous area is suspect. While we could nitpick almost any area for its various crime and violence issues, following the lead of the new President, I want to start with what are my top five.
The entire state of Louisiana-
With the highest murder rate in all fifty states (10.3 per 100,000), it is evident there is a serious problem in Cajun country. The violent crime in Louisianna ranks 6th (515 per 100,000), so it seems the violence there extends beyond LSU’s Death Valley parking lot. So until they can prove they aren’t bringing anything other than crawfish and Tabasco Sauce to our neighborhoods, I think it’s time we close off I-10, I-20, and I-49.
How bout Alaska?-
The Last Frontier is a virtual slaughterhouse. With 636 violent crimes per 100,000 citizens (the highest in the nation), it seems glaciers aren’t the only thing cracking up there. Nearly 62% of Alaskans own firearms, which means they are not only violent they are armed. And also Sarah Palin.
St. Louis MO-
No wonder the Rams got out of town! With the highest violent crime (1,817 per 100k) and murder (59 per 100k) rates of U.S. cities, St. Louis is regarded as the most dangerous city in the country. If you wouldn’t feel safe walking around town at night, why would you want anyone from there in your town for Thanksgiving?
New York City-
Yeah, the crime rate in New York has fallen to it’s lowest level in recorded history, but so what? My personal belief is that it is dangerous and that is all that matters. It’s got too many people; every crime show tells me bad things happen there, and according to what I have heard, everyone there is mean. That’s all the evidence I need. So, New York you are at this moment banned until I feel safe. That includes you, Mr. President, so please return to your tower until you can be properly vetted.
Let’s face it; there isn’t another more dangerous deadly place on the planet than D.C.? Our government has dropped more bombs (over 26,000 in 2016) than any other nation. It’s estimated that the US is responsible for anywhere for 20 to 30 million deaths in almost 40 nations since WWII. Including an estimated 4 million Muslims during the war on terror. It makes you wonder if we will be allowed to travel anywhere in the near future.
Now, of course, I don’t expect or want people from any of these places to be put under house arrest. Nor do I want them restricted from travel within the U.S.
The point is this; it’s pretty easy to be declared dangerous just because of where you live. Judging people solely based on their heritage is easy. I grew up in Alabama; I know the sting of being labeled a racist, redneck, inbreeder just because of the location of my birth. Now consider the worst elements of where you live being applied to you and your ability to live your life freely.
Only because some out of control politician put you on his list.