Wednesday, August 12, 2009

HIV Travel And Immigration Ban

Here's an interesting link where you can read comments for and against the proposed (and pretty unavoidable I'd say) reversal of the Dept. of Health and Human Services ban on HIV+ immigrants and visitors to the US. Of course I went down the list and read all the comments from people that seemed adamantly opposed to lifting the ban. That's where the comedy gold is mined. There was a lot of misinformation, fear and misplaced anger to be found there, but I thought this comment was one of the better ones:

The USA already has too many immigrant's without health insurance. We don't need more. I see the removal of HIV from the banned list as opening the door for more people without health insurance that haven't contributed to our government by paying taxes (income taxes, Medicaid, ss taxes, sales tax, fuel tax, ect) sucking more money from our system. Why does America feel we need to allow everyone into our country no matter how much they won't be able to contribute to our society in a positive manner or how much they want to bring injury to us? If we take HIV off of the list then we open the door for heathens that are spreading HIV in their own countries to come into America and spread HIV even more here. There are too many African's that believe that raping a virgin will rid them of HIV. Don't allow them to bring more HIV here. We have enough as it is.

So there you have it. The prejudicial, fear-based, anti-gay, anti-sex and nonsensical ban on HIV+ tourists and immigrants should be kept in place to protect us all from the godless, virgin-raping, uninsured Africans.


Oh, and if you want to register your own comment in support of lifting the travel ban, you can do so by filling out the form found here and hitting "SUBMIT". I just did.

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