Here is the marine's tweets, compiled together:
I’m tremendously upset by attempt to effectively close our borders to Syrian refugees by imposing impossible-to-implement screening standards. When I swore my oath of office as a Marine officer, I swore to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States.” The Marine hymn claims that Marines are the “first to fight for right and freedom and to keep our honor clean.” You’re not supposed to risk your life just for the physical safety of American citizens. You’re supposed to risk your life for American ideals as well.
This shouldn't be a left-right issue. Ronald Reagan, who believed that America was the exceptional nation, the “Shining City on a Hill,” asked himself during his farewell address from the Oval Office how that Shining City fared, answering:
"After 200 years, two centuries, she still stands strong and true on the granite ridge, and her glow has held steady no matter what storm. And she's still a beacon; still a magnet for all who must have freedom, for all the pilgrims from all the lost places who are hurtling through the darkness toward home."
Millions of pilgrims are hurtling through the darkness, but it’s Germany that has recently been the beacon standing strong and true, welcoming them home, not America. If we want to be the kind of nation that others will follow, the kind of nation capable of forging strong links in the Muslim world against extremism, then we have to behave like that kind of nation. I get that people are scared. But it's only during frightening times when you get to find out if your country really deserves to call itself the 'home of the brave.'
The congressmen who voted to lock out the Syrian refugees should be ashamed of themselves. They have acted as cowards.
(I liberated this from a private share, so I tip my hat to you Mr. C.)