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Sunday, December 20, 2015

Let's not "invade their privacy"

Obama's edict that immigration officials not be allowed to check the social media of would-be Muslim immigrants on the grounds that it would "invade their privacy" is completely disingenuous, especially coming on the heels of the San Bernadino massacre, which could have been prevented had immigration officials only checked the Facebook postings of Tashfeen Malik, who had openly advocated jihad.

I used to think that people who said that Obama hated America were crazy. I thought, well, his loyalties are obviously racial, and his mission seems to be to transfer as much money and power as he possibly can from whites to blacks. But it's not as if he actually hates this country.

But it's hard to think of any other reason why he would want to prevent immigration officials from screening potential immigrants for terrorist leanings. How is it "invading their privacy" when they post these things on social media?

It's especially galling when you consider that the US government (until this past June) regularly spied on its own citizens by tracking their telephone conversations, which were never meant to be made public. Yet now they will not even look at the public postings of foreigners from fundamentalist Islamic countries who want to immigrate here?


MarieC said...

Facebook pages aren't private? What about blog posts?

John Craig said...

MarieC --
Well, you can make your Facebook page private, available for viewing only to friends. The posts on this blog are public, unless I take them down.

I think either way, if someone is advocating violence, and it seems they're planning violence themselves, the government ought to have the right to investigate them.

Anonymous said...

I think Obama is coming up with asinine, twisted excuses for letting our enemies invade our country. This should be his last year in office and I hope he doesn't declare martial law. I do not trust him.

- birdie

John Craig said...

Birdie --
I agree, he's weakening this country as much as he possibly can, while he can.