Nuggets of Wisdom

Friday, February 24, 2017

How Does A Dying Cancer Patient Threaten National Security?


I’m not sure what’s worse about the recent wave of ICE raids under Trump: that Republicans who claim to be against “big government” have no problem with them, or that Democrats who do have a problem with them said nothing about similar mass deportations under Obama?

Actually, I already know the worst part: that one of the countless targets was a dying cancer patient:

An undocumented immigrant diagnosed with a brain tumor while in Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody was returned to a detention center from a Texas hospital, her lawyers said.

The woman, a Salvadoran national identified only as Sara, was released from Huguley Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas, and taken to Prairieland Detention Center against her will, according to her lawyers.

"She told us they tied her hands and ankles in her condition," Melissa Zuniga, a member of Sara's legal team, told The Hill. "She's complaining of a lot of pain."

...Sara's exact condition wasn't immediately available, but according to previous reports she was transferred from Prairieland to Huguley after complaining of severe headaches and collapsing on Feb. 10.

Doctors at the hospital diagnosed Sara with a tumor and told the Daily Beast they would soon perform surgery.

Zuniga said Sara complained of profuse nosebleeds and of long-term memory loss, while not receiving treatment at the hospital.

"Huguley no longer wants to be in charge of her case because they’re getting hounded by calls and a potential lawsuit," said Zuniga.

Sara's family is threatening to sue the hospital because they claim her condition deteriorated in the 12 days she spent there.
Can any Trump supporter explain to me why a woman dying from a brain tumor poses a risk to national security? Can they explain why she needed to be detained and deported by jackbooted thugs?

Moreover, can any "limited government" conservative explain to me why allowing jackbooted thugs to drag people out of their homes and denying them life-saving healthcare is anything but "big government"?

This libertarian will be waiting for an explanation.

Actually, don't even bother! If you consider it acceptable for jackbooted thugs to detain a cancer patient and deny her life-saving medical treatment, then I suggest taking the keyboard you were going to use to type out a defense and shove it right up your ass!