Apparently, John Hickenlooper, the Democratic governor of Colorado, thinks the United States is a dictatorship where everyone must support the president on certain issues. And he apparently thinks you’re not an American if you disagree.
“If you are an American — at least I’ve always felt this my whole life growing up — (and) your president decides something, you’ve got to support him if it’s an issue of national security,” he said. “That is just the way it works.”
The Twitter account for a Denver NBC affiliate sent out this message on Wednesday:
Hickenlooper: "If your President decides something, you have to support it… if it's a matter of National Security" #copolitics
— 9NEWS Denver (@9NEWS) November 18, 2015
Naturally, this sparked a bit of discussion…
— Scott Tipton (@RepTipton) November 18, 2015
@9NEWS Where was this attitude when Bush was President?
— Jean Tuttle (@waffle721) November 18, 2015
Do we really need to ask?
@9NEWS Bringing Syrian refugees to CO is a matter of national security? What a ridiculous statement
— maryincolorado (@maryincolorado1) November 18, 2015
@9NEWS I thought dissent was the best form of patriotism? Oh right that expired Jan 20, 2009
— Jambu Shambu (@jambu_Shambu) November 18, 2015
— Tactical Gnome (@TacGnome0) November 18, 2015
— terriblezdog (@terriblezdog) November 18, 2015
@9NEWS Bbwaaaaaahaaa. Until a GOPer is elected, right?
— Swami (@SwamiG8R) November 18, 2015
Like hell I do. https://t.co/1PQUEE9JTk
— T. Becket Adams (@BecketAdams) November 18, 2015
That’s the spirit.
Hickenlooper is one of the Democratic governors who has decided to take in refugees from Syria, even though a majority of Americans oppose the idea.
He’s not just taking them in, he actually believes it’s against the law to oppose the president on this issue.
“Governors don’t have the right to restrict people from coming into their state. They just can’t. I’m not a lawyer but everyone I know tells me that’s against the law,” he said. “I took an oath to uphold the laws of the United States of America.”
At least 35,000 people disagree with Hickenlooper, if a Change.org petition is any indication. Maybe he’ll declare them all to be anti-American…
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