Watch: Carson Makes ‘Rabid Dogs’ Analogy to Describe Possible Terrorists Entering U.S. as Refugees

Thursday in Mobile, AL, Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson sounded off on the potential that the United States would allow Syrian refugees in the United States by drawing an analogy to current situation to that of a parent protecting a child from that of a “rabid dog.”

Carson said, “We must always balance safety against just being a humanitarian. For instance, if there’s a rabid dog running around your neighborhood, you’re probably not going to assume something good about that dog, and you’re probably going to put your children out of the way. It doesn’t mean you hate all dogs by any stretch of the imagination, but you’re putting intellect into motion and thinking, ‘How do I protect my children?’”

Carson continued “At the same time, I love dogs and will call the Humane Society and hopefully they can come take this dog away and create a safe environment once again. By the same token, we have to have in place screening mechanisms that allow us to determine who the mad dogs are, quite frankly, who are the people who want to come in here and hurt us and destroy us? Until we know how to do that, just like it would be foolish to put your child out in the neighborhood knowing that’s going on, it’s foolish for us to accept people if we can not have the appropriate type of screening.”

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