Using his power to terrorize kids.
Truly gives Iowa an ugly reputation.
Remember when David Duke of Ku Klux Klan fame tweeted little things like “GOD BLESS STEVE KING”? This was a followup to Duke’s own tweet declaring:
“Just in case you were thinking about moving, sanity reigns supreme in Iowa’s 4th congressional district.”
Duke’s tweets were in response to king’s statements that “We can’t restore our civilization with somebody else’s babies.”
This was only back in March of this year. Seems like eons ago, doesn’t it?
Every time Steve King opens his mouth Iowa takes another hit in reputation. What most people once thought of as the state that epitomized American middle class values is becoming the state that seems to have adopted the Confederacy as a role model based on politicians like King.
Being able to get a good kick at the DACA kids when the subject was white hot seemed too much for King to pass up. In an interview with MSNBC (and in another with CNN) King let his cruel and racist flag fly:
“They continue to live the objective that they sought to achieve when they illegally entered America,” King told reporters. “Live in the shadows.”
“Live in the shadows and if you get crossways with the law, then the law requires they be placed in criminal proceedings and go home. I think there’s justice there, but we need to provide justice,” King said.
Remember that those who signed up for DACA (Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals) were children who were brought into this country by their parents. They were not some group of criminals intent on overturning the government of the US. THEY WERE CHILDREN!
To ‘place them in criminal proceedings’ as King wants to do for the sins of their parents is unconscionable to most, yet a great idea to Steve King. Punishing the children for decisions their parents made goes against common sense and seemingly all religions. Yet this is a good idea to Steve King.
He would like to use law enforcement to terrorize these kids. He wants to see them thrown out of the only country they have ever known. Sounds a bit like an ethnic cleansing to me.
Let us hope that one of King’s opponents – Paul Dahl, Leann Jacobsen or J. D. Sholten can raise the awareness of the 4th congressional district next fall and make them see that King’s values are not the values of his district or his state.
Just received some email from King’s opponents. Let’s let them have the forum.
Doing the right thing for hundreds of thousands of innocent kids and young adults across the nation isn’t “suicide,” as Congressman Steve King put it — it’s common decency.
Nearly 800,000 kids who, through no fault of their own, were undocumented until President Obama created the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program are now at risk, thanks to President Trump.
Nearly 2,800 DACA recipients in Iowa are able to pass background checks, work legally, live openly, pay taxes, contribute to our communities in positive ways and build their lives. Many came here as early as 6 years old and don’t know a different home. Iowa is their home, just like it’s mine.
Steve King is thinking about this in purely political terms, assessing how the destruction of this program will help his party. But this isn’t just political; these are real, human beings whose lives could potentially be altered.
Imagine being 16 and filling out your driver’s license application and asking your parents for your Social Security number, only to be told you don’t have one. Or imagine applying for college and realizing you shouldn’t even bother because you can’t get in, since your parents brought you to this country without papers at age 6.
DACA has allowed hundred of thousands of people all across our county to get driver’s licenses, apply for college, get a job, pay taxes, and participate as productive members of American society in ways many of us take for granted. These are people whose parents brought them to the United States as young children in the hopes of bettering their lives.
And now, President Trump is ripping away their rights and threatening to separate families by beginning to phase out the program in six months. As a mother, my heart is breaking for these kids, but together we can do something about it.
Next J. D. Sholten:
Yesterday Steve King told reporters that Congress doesn’t have to do anything to protect young immigrants who came to the country as children. Instead, King said they can “live in the shadows.” King has repeatedly called for deporting DACA recipients.
On Tuesday, I joined several immigrants in protest of President Trump’s recent announcement to end DACA. Hearing their stories and seeing the fear and uncertainty some of these young people are going through is heartbreaking. Just imagine for a minute being sent away from the only home you’ve ever known.
People want to blame these kids and young adults, their parents, the lack of a secured border, or the employers that pay their parents. But since President Obama initiated DACA, 800,000 Dreamers stepped forward and registered with our government because they were told they would not face deportation. We told them that we would protect them and that it is safe for them to come out of the shadows. They are our friends, our neighbors, and productive members of our community.
Stand with me in calling on congress to fulfill our promise to these young people. And stand with me in rejecting Steve King’s politics of division by showing your support today!
Standing Tall for All,
We could not find a website or statement from Paul Dahl.