Greeting to all and welcome new friends to the EastWing.
With all the name calling, mud slinging, cussing & fighting going on in the political world now days, guess it’s time we jump into the middle of the show. This decision has come about as a result of the President of the United States belittling Donald Trump for his stance on limiting access to entry into this country by selected groups of people. Obama called Trump ‘bout everything except a white boy in his distain for Trumps lack of knowledge on such matters.
Donald Trump has been severely criticized, by Hillary Clinton, President Obama, and even some members of his own party, for even suggesting that the U.S. should limit or temporarily suspend the immigration of certain ethnic groups, nationalities, and even people of certain religions (Muslims). These criticisms condemned such a suggestion as, among other things, being “Un-American,” dumb, stupid, reckless, dangerous and racist. Both Congressmen and Senators have sworn that they would never allow such legislation, and the president called such a prohibition on immigration unconstitutional.
Yet there was a time when an American President implemented an old law to protect the nation. So stroll with me down memory lane as we talk and walk into the way things used to be.
Officially it’s titled the 1952 Immigration and Nationality Act, a.k.a. the McCarran-Walter Act. It was created to revise the laws relating to immigration. It’s important here to note that the authors of this law are Democrats, both McCarran & Walter who wrote the law were card carrying Democrats. This law was created by Democrats in 1952, and first used by Jimmy Carter in 1979.
As Gomer Pyle would say, “Surprise, Surprise !!!” It seems that the selective immigration ban is already law and has been applied on several occasions. The Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952 allows for the “Suspension of entry or imposition of restrictions by the president. Whenever the president finds that the entry of aliens or of any class of aliens into the United States would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, the president may, by proclamation, and for such period as he shall deem necessary, suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants or non-immigrants or impose on the entry of aliens any restrictions he may deem to be appropriate.
Yep, President Jimmy Carter, the good ole boy from Georgia, used this law in 1979 to keep Iranians out of the United States. Actually he did more, much more. He made all Iranian students already here check in, and then he deported a bunch. Seven thousand were found in violation of their visas, 15,000 Iranians were forced to leave the United States in 1979.
It’s important to note the law requires that an applicant for immigration must be of good moral character and “attached to the principles of the Constitution.” Since the Quran forbids Muslims to swear allegiance to the U.S. Constitution, technically, all Muslims should be refused immigration based on this 1952 law.
And this boys and girls is just one very small example of how out leaders lead. Of how our president projects his knowledge of immigration laws for which he is charged to uphold. But there is enough crap to go around when it comes to ignoring this and other laws of the the land. An equal number of Republicans also called Donald Trump dirty names. Shame on them all. Left and Right, shame on them all..
The way I look at it is, either they don’t know about this law, which means they are incompetent to hold office , or are lying. You can decide which way you want to view their words.
Did you ever find yourself in a conversation and after it’s all over you thought of just the right thing to say? But of course, its always way too late. Yeah, me too. Here are a few folks who came up with the best comebacks ever in situations like that.
In an interview, General Norman Schwarzkopf was asked if he thought there was room for forgiveness toward the people who have harbored and abetted the terrorists who perpetrated the 9/11 attacks on America. His answer was classic Schwarzkopf.
The General said, “I believe that forgiving them is God’s function…OUR job is to arrange the meeting.”
Dana Perino at FOX News describing an interview she recently had with a Navy SEAL. After discussing
all the countries that he had been sent to, she asked if they had to learn several languages?
“Oh, no ma’am. We don’t go there to talk.”
A conversation overheard on the VHF Guard (emergency) frequency 121.5 MHz while flying from Europe to Dubai .
Iranian Air Defense Site: ‘Unknown aircraft, you are in Iranian airspace. Identify yourself.’
Aircraft: ‘This is a United States aircraft. I am in Iraqi airspace.’
Air Defense Site: ‘You are in Iranian airspace. If you do not depart our airspace, we will launch interceptor aircraft!’
Aircraft: ‘This is a United States Marine Corps FA-18 Fighter. Send ’em up, I’ll wait!’
Air Defense Site: (… Total silence)
Some times ya just wish you could come up with something like that, just once, or maybe twice.
And my final thought for the day, with all the silly theatrics by the Democrats setting on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, protesting lack of gun control legislation, I couldn’t help but think how Jim Jones killed 918 people with pitchers of Kool-Aid. So how’s that gun control thing gonna stop mass murder again? Maybe it was AR-15 Assault Style Kool-Aid.
From the EastWing, The Law 1952 Style, Even Gomer Pile Knew, When President Carter Called The Shots,Best Come Backs of The Year. AR-15 Kool-Aid
I Wish You Well,