Some states intend to “explore” ways to block those on terror watch lists from buying guns. Already, according to this story, the state of New Jersey blocks people on the list from purchasing guns, something which would seem to be unconstitutional. Consider the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution:
A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.
Owning a gun is a Constitutional right, not just a privilege, like driving a car. In addition, the Constitution requires “due process”, which is not something that occurs when someone is added to terror watch lists by anonymous bureaucrats.
Posted in Black Lives Matter, Constitutional Rights, Government Policies, gun control, Ideology, Islamic Terrorism, National Policy, Open Threads, surveillance, Terrorism
Tagged beheadings, Bill of Rights, California, due process, First Amendment, gun control, Kelli Ann Burriesci, NCIC, no-fly list, Saudi Arabia, Second Amendment, Terrorism, terrorism watch lists, Trey Gowdy
So sayeth Elizabeth Trudeau, SpokesMagoo for the U.S. Dept. of State:
We stand behind our screening process for visas.
Posted in Government Policies, Ideology, Islamic Terrorism, Open Threads, Radical Groups, Terrorism
Tagged Elizabeth Trudeau, fiance visas, open thread, San Bernardino terror attack, Syrian refugees, Tashfeen Malik
On the subject of Syria, ISIS, and “refugees”, Bill O’Reilly opined that Barack Obama is “delusional.” Donald Trump said, with particular insight, that Obama “doesn’t have a clue or he does have a clue and he has evil intentions–I don’t know.” A writer at WND has similar questions:
In every area, Obama demonstrates an unfortunate affinity for that which normal people would describe as destructive, corrupt, evil.
Whether this is because Obama is evil at his core, or whether there’s a decent person locked up inside but who has been traumatized and brainwashed – a Manchurian president, programmed not by exotic far-off communist brainwashers, but by a nonstop sequence of corrupting influences throughout his life – is not ours to know.
Posted in Government Policies, Ideology, Immigration, Islamic Terrorism, Open Threads, Radical Groups, Terrorism, War
Tagged Bill O'Reilly, Donald Trump, ISIS, open thread, refujihadis, Syrian refugees
Two stories about what’s going on in our schools these day might make your heads explode. First up, indoctrination into the Muslim religion in Tennessee:
Middle school parents in Tennessee are up in arms upon learning that their children were being forced to recite and write the Islamic Shahada conversion creed: “Allah is the only god and Muhammad is his prophet,” as part of an alleged ‘world history’ project.
Posted in Black Lives Matter, Government Policies, Ideology, Open Threads, Racism
Tagged Bieber, Black Lives Matter, Lifeboat Ethics, Lifeboat Test, Obama, open thread, Shahada, Trump, Valerie Kennel
As a wise Missourian once said,
Figures often beguile me, particularly when I have the arranging of them myself; in which case the remark attributed to Disraeli would often apply with justice and force:
“There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies and statistics.”
Isn’t it beautiful? NASA takes a photo from space of the border fence between India and Pakistan.
The thread of orange that separates the two countries is lit by security lights that glow orange. The brightest spot visible is Karachi which faces the Arabian Sea.