A rented Home Depot service truck has been used as a deadly weapon in New York… and now the co-founder of the home improvement giant has some harsh words for liberals.
Ken Langone appeared on Fox News shortly after the Oct. 31 terrorist attack, and strongly expressed his view that America’s broken immigration policy was a major factor in the carnage.
“Nothing proves to me more than this experience that we need to know who’s here with us,” the billionaire businessman explained.
“How the hell can we just say, ‘Come on in and we don’t care how you got in here and we don’t care where you’re from or what you did or what your background was’?” he continued.
The logos of the famous company that Langone helped start were plastered on the sides of a heavy-duty pickup truck used to drive into a crowd and then a school bus on Tuesday. Eight people were killed, while at least fifteen were injured.
Authorities have arrested a Muslim immigrant from Uzbekistan named Sayfullo Saipov. That man entered the U.S. on a “diversity visa,” and officials have acknowledged that he has connections to the so-called “Islamic State” terrorist group.
Referencing the fact that Saipov was allowed into the United States despite clearly being a radical, the Home Depot co-founder made it clear that the entry system was broken.
“I’m not arguing pro or against immigration. My grandparents came here as immigrants. I think virtually everybody’s ancestors came here as immigrants,” Langone said.
“We’re a country of immigrants – but, they all came legitimately and we all knew where they came from and what they wanted to do,” he summarized.
The businessman took a few jabs at the “open borders” crowd.
“This underscores the need for us to be diligent and have a program and have an effort where people have to let us know who they are and that they came in here legitimately. Why have borders, otherwise? I don’t understand this,” he explained.
Playing devil’s advocate, the Fox panel pointed out that there might be no way to stop “homegrown” terrorists who become radicalized within our own borders, even though that does not seem to be the case with Saipov.
“Look… there’s nuts in the world,” Ken Langone admitted. “You know, we have mass murders, remember [Ted Kaczynski], the guy that was the Unabomber – we have enough screwballs in America without importing them,” he explained.
Langone’s proposal came down to basic logic.
“We ought to know who’s coming to America, we ought to know something about their background, like we do with all legitimate immigrants. And, this argument that we should look the other way with illegitimate immigrants is nuts,” he declared.
Ken Langone is on the right track. We don’t leave our houses wide open and unlocked, especially in a bad neighborhood.
Yes, we make friends with our neighbors and can welcome new people into our home — but like all reasonable people, we have at least some idea of who we’re inviting in before trusting them around our children and families. This is common sense.
Frustratingly, common sense doesn’t seem to be very common in this day and age.
H/T CNS News
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