John Kerry’s Response to Ebola Death: “We Need Borders To Remain Open”

No, the headline above didn’t come from The Onion. (If only!) On Wednesday, Secretary of State John Kerry responded to the death of the Ebola patient in Dallas by affirming his support for open borders.

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During a press conference at the State Department, today, Secretary of State John Kerry addressed the urgent need to contain the spread of Ebola in the wake of the first Ebola death in in the United States…Kerry made clear that travel restrictions would not be part of the administration’s strategy in fighting the deadly disease.

“We need airlines to continue to operate in West Africa, and we need borders to remain open,” said Kerry. “And we need to strengthen the medivac capacity. We need countries to contribute for Ebola treatment centers and we need other African countries with the capacity to send responders to join the effort and we need to make sure the health-care workers who go properly trained, properly equipped, and supported in order to prevent additional infections.”

Why do American airlines need to operate in Liberia, exactly? I’m no expert, but I think the American economy will survive if we temporarily ban travel to and from Ebola-ravaged areas of West Africa. How is the administration planning to “control” Ebola if they’re going to allow countless more Thomas Eric Duncans to fly¬† into the country? Their only solution seems to be airport screenings, which have worked so well to prevent disasters in the past. September 11, 2001 comes to mind.

This is madness. At times like these, I really start to wonder whether liberalism is a suicidal cult bent on destroying America from the inside out.