Perhaps you are suffering from availability bias, in that terrorist attacks are given outsized attention compared to plethora other issues, which we can address simultaneously.

Not at all.

First, these are casualty events only. All events, even to the father who beats his daughter because she refuses to marry whom with wish, should also concern you. Obviously, the less egregious the violation of law and culture, the greater the number of the events.

The second here is that there difference here is that there is a causal relationship between the immigrant population and the number of events. You add to one, and sans intervention, you add to the other. We’ve seen this documented in Europe. This makes this a different matter than, say “school shootings”, which occur over time without regard to any change in law or population.

Put another way, the notion here is to nip the problem in the bud before it becomes a greater problem.

Put another way, you can intervene in the former, while intervening in the latter is nearly impossible.

I’m arguing that the most lives will be saved by putting a band aid on the problem (accepting refugees) and performing the surgery (fixing political issues I’m the Middle East).

The problem is that the political issues in the Middle East are not solvable. Too many actors, too many different priorities. If the second part of your equation is not solvable, the first part of your equation is subject to question.

if we don’t admit refugees, not only will American lives be lost but undoubtedly far more potential refugees will be murdered.

That is not intuitively logical. The refugees are not fleeing direct risk of death, but risk of a lifestyle they do not wish to live, and a war which is creating havoc and starvation through its destruction of infrastructure and services. Less than 1% of the refugees we’ve taken to date have been non-Muslim. There is also active debate now in Europe as how how many are fleeing due to risk of death, and how many are taking advantage of the situation to find a better lifestyle. (e.g., economic refugees rather than political)

Standard Joke In the Middle East: “Everyone hates the United States, but everyone wants to live there.”

Car crashes being avoidable is poor reasoning.

Well, you brought it up, not I. :-)

I will not read a reply to this, I’m done wasting my time on a pointless argument.

Your perogative, of course.

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Data Driven Econophile. Muslim, USA born. Been “woke” 2x: 1st, when I realized the world isn’t fair; 2nd, when I realized the “woke” people are full of shit.

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