On Tuesday night’s The O’Reilly Factor, host Bill O’Reilly talked with Bernie Goldberg about NBC’s Harry Smith comparing the 1940s Japanese internment with the current Syrian refugee crisis.
GOLDBERG: Roosevelt wasn’t concerned that the Nazis were trying to sneak Nazis into this country along with Jewish children during the war. It was that we didn’t want Jews in this country. America was a largely anti-Semitic country in the 40s and that’s what that was about. That was irrational. But it is not irrational to be concerned about ISIS sneaking terrorists into this country along with the refugees. It is not crazy. It’s a legitimate concern.
O’Reilly commented that those who oppose the refugees coming into America are labeled as ‘evil.’
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O’REILLY: If you oppose, or you moderate, or you’re not accepting of these poor people who are down-trodden and threatened and then you are an evil person. You know, that kind of thing.
GOLDBERG: Exactly. And, of course, they’re the moral ones because they want to help people who need help. And conservatives, of course, are the immoral ones except it isn’t just conservatives who are against the allowing ten thousand Syrian refugees in by the end of next year. It’s also 53% of the American people according to that poll last week. It’s also 47 Democrats, these aren’t conservatives. 47 Democrats in the House who are against it. So, if it’s a decision between self-righteous morality on the one hand and security on the other, the American people have already voted and they are voting for security at the moment.