Trump supporter and former Navy Seal tells Fox News that he supports a registry to track Muslim and used Japanese style internment camps as precedent that it's all legal and wonderful.
Kris Kobach, Kansas' Secretary of State, said in an interview that "Trump's policy advisers are discussing plans to draft a proposal to reinstate a registry for immigrants from Muslim countries."
This, of course, is as extreme as it gets, although white nationalists love it, and goes against everything America has been founded on.
Megyn Kelly brought on Carl Higbie, a usual guest to discuss this new development coming out of the Trump camp.
Mayor De Blasio was on before Higbie and told Kelly that America doesn't do that type of thing.
Megyn paraphrased him and said, "We don't create registries based on religion."
Carl was really jovial as he broached the topic and offhandedly said that we've done it in the past so it wasn't a big deal because people from outside the US don't receive constitutional rights.
She replied, You think it's a good idea and you don't care that this is some sort of slippery slope," where Muslims will get discriminated against by law enforcement.
Carl acknowledged that there's always a chance for abuse and being art of the Muslim faith is just fine, but those radicals, which make up a small percentage of the Muslim faith, must be monitored.
She then explained that that's not what Trump is proposing.
Higbie said it was legal, even if the ACLU takes it to court and then he stepped in it by using WWII Japanese internement camps as a justification for this new registry.
Megyn Kelly was not thrilled and said, "Come on,
You're not proposing to go back to the days of internement camps, I hope?"
"I'm not proposing that at all, Megyn."
She replied, "You know better than to suggest that. That's the kind of stuff that gets people scared, Carl."
Higbie replied, "Right, I'm just saying there's precedent for it I'm not saying I agree with it, but in this case I absolutely believe that a regional base...
Kelly interrupted, "You can't be citing Japanese Internment camps as precedent for anything the president-elect is going to do."
Higbie answered, "The president needs to protect America first and if that means having people that are not protected under our constitution have some sort of registry, until we can understand, until we can identify the true threat and where it's coming from, I support it.
Kelly, frustratingly replied, "You get the protection once you come here. Alright, Carl Higbie."
This is the new America under Trump.
Higbie is wrong. There are many cases cited in the past that have given protection to even undocumented workers.
And yet, Japanese internment camps are the gold standard now.
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