There are two prospective presidential candidates, both named Rick, and whom appear to be similar. But they are drastically different when it comes to the safety of American citizens.
The two Ricks that I speak of are Rick Perry, the governor of Texas, and Rick Santorum, the former senator from Pennsylvania. The issue at hand is the Ebola outbreak that has made its way onto the plains of the United States.
Gov. Perry announced on Monday that they will not be pushing for a ban on incoming flights from nations battling Ebola. He is putting a special task force in place and pushing for additional screenings in airports. Which is all very similar to the response given by the Obama Administration. (Rick Perry’s plan – http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-Texas/2014/10/06/Perry-Echoes-Obama-No-Travel-Restrictions-from-Ebola-Nations/)
Rick Santorum stated that we must do what is best for the American people. He says we must place restrictions on incoming flights from West Africa, and to provide assistance for the countries that are battling the disease. And he also stated that we must be overly cautious as to the people we bring in from that part of the world. (Rick Santorums plan – http://theamericanteaman.com/2014/10/04/rick-santorum-on-ebola-we-have-to-put-americans-first-here/)
There are certainly major differences between how these two potential candidates would deal with the current crisis facing our nation. Perry would continue to allow the influx of individuals who have contracted the disease to walk into the United States and infect others. And will only go as far as to put in place new screenings at airports. Santorum would secure our borders to ensure that America would have the best chance at avoiding the outbreak. While sending support to the affected nations to help those infected and work towards eradicating the disease.
It is quite clear, that on this issue and others, the two Ricks differ greatly. Keep this in kind as the Republican presidential primary nears. Rick Santorum has the safety of American citizens at the forefrunt of his foreign policy plan. Rick Perry is just mimicking the failed policies of the Obama administration.