Target: Donald Trump
Goal: Denounce Trump for saying the U.S. should target and kill ISIS families.
Donald Trump has a solution in the war against ISIS: “Take out their families.” During an interview with Fox News, Trump said the U.S. should kill ISIS family members in its fight against the terrorist organization. To propose that the U.S. target and kill family members of ISIS soldiers turns us into the very thing we are fighting: zealots with zero regard for the sanctity of human life.
Contrary to Trump’s claim, the U.S. is not fighting a “politically correct war.” Our constitution and international relations policies do not allow us to simply kill whomever we please. Perhaps Trump has forgotten this; after all, he shows little regard for the very principles our country was founded upon during his tirades against whatever ethnic group he’s decided to target that day.
We must continue to fight ISIS—it poses a serious threat to the United States and nations abroad. However, targeting women and children is not the solution, and Trump should be ashamed of himself. Denounce Trump for proposing to kill civilians in a militant war by signing the petition below.
Dear Mr. Trump,
The U.S. must continue its fight against ISIS, but that does not mean the U.S. should murder the innocent families of ISIS members. You cannot run the government of a free nation like you would a business. Nowhere in federal government or international relations policies does it say it is okay for us to “take out” civilians of another land. There’s a reason for that, Mr. Trump: We’re not terrorists.
Apparently you are, and you should be ashamed of yourself for suggesting that the solution to our fight against terrorism is to assassinate innocent family members.
[Your Name Here]
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