Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Connecting The Dots

As yet, no one with any authority knows who planted the bombs in Boston.  But that does not seem to be stopping certain people of a certain political stripe from jumping to conclusions.

LAURA INGRAHAM: This, in my mind, raises all sorts of questions. I mean, again, we don’t know who did this, motivations, all of that. But it is interesting that at this moment — we are considering legalizing or giving regularized status to millions of people. Pretty much none of them have gone through any rigorous background checks, to have a temporary status in the United States. And we don’t — I just think that there are all sorts of security implications aside from the other arguments on immigration — national security implications that we don’t talk about with enough frankness and I think certitude here. We can’t stop every attack, but my goodness, if we had borders that were shut down and we actually had a proper screening process, maybe we could stop some of them.

Hmm, background checks.  You know, to make sure that people don’t have a criminal record before we let them do something.  Where have I heard her talk about them before?  Oh, yeah; she warned us of the danger to our freedom if we do that for gun purchases, but now it’s okay.

So it’s not okay to have a background check if you want to buy a lethal weapon, but if you’re coming in to the country looking for a new life and a new job, we’d better know when the last time was that you rode on the subway with a guy named Abdul.