Monday Morning Comebacks – January 30, 2017

Monday Morning Comebacks – January 30, 2017

Well this weekend was crazy. Donald Trump signed an Executive Order on Friday the 27th. The order was meant to allow the United States to “vet” immigrants coming into the United States.

Somehow it is being called “The Muslim Ban”. Nowhere in the entire order does the words Muslim, Islam, Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan or Yemen appear. Don’t believe me? Here is the entire order: http://documents.latimes.com/protecting-nation-foreign-terrorist-entry-united-states/

In fact the law that the list of “countries of concern”  is from was signed under President Obama in 2016. (https://www.dhs.gov/news/2016/02/18/dhs-announces-further-travel-restrictions-visa-waiver-program). Something is wrong here. I do not trust the “Mainstream Media”.

One of the biggest voices of truth is Lee Camp of Redacted Tonight. I am hoping he would call for calm and for people to read the Executive Order. I am a student of history which means I have to look at facts (I have a B.A. and an M.A. in History).

The truth is this Executive Order was meant to meet a campaign promise while also making it look like Trump was protecting America. The truth is the “banned countries” were already “countries of concern”. So if you came from one you were going to get extra review no matter what. The only thing it did was make DHS review how they deal with people from those countries as well as stop refugees from coming until a better background system could be put in place.

I want to be clear that I am not for any racial, religious, sexual, or other bigotry. I do not think this was intended to be bigotry, it was meant to be a screening process to make sure there are checks and balances for who is coming to our country.

Many people believe that no other terrorist acts by foreign persons were carried out since 9/11. That is not true. Since 9/11 there have been attacks. From an Iranian born attacker at UNC in 2006, to a Palestinian Army Officer at Fort Hood, as well as an American who went to Yemen to train. There have also been many grown in the US who went overseas or tried to with intent to train in places like Somalia, Yemen, and Pakistan. The San Bernardino shooters were of Pakistan origin.

*https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/dec/05/terrorist-attacks-by-islamists-in-the-us-since-911

With those facts you have a case for vetting anyone from any of those countries. Were many of them US citizens? Yes. But country of origin should also provide an insight into what might be going on in a home or someones mind.  There has to be research done, there has to be mental health addressed. Without covering  all of those bases we have an issue. We need to find the roots of these terrible incidents and solve those. I don’t have the answer but together we can solve anything.

James D Creviston

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