Wingnut den mother Phyllis Schlafly has a great idea: Bring back the House Un-American Activities Committee to ferret out all those evil Muslims who have infiltrated our government. You know, like President Obama and Anthony Weiner. Because that worked out so well the first time.
The Boston bombing crime shows that comprehensive immigration reform should not be only a southern border problem or even just a problem of illegal aliens. It’s also a problem of foreigners who are admitted legally but should never have been admitted, and of others admitted legally on a visa but are not tracked to make sure they depart when their visitor’s time expires, as U.S. law requires.
For starters, why would our government have admitted the Tsarnaev family whose son was named Tamerlan? That should have been a red alert because that is the name of one of the world’s notorious mass murderers, a 14th-century Central Asian warlord named Tamerlan, who killed about 17 million people.
Riiiiight. And we should keep out anyone named Joseph too because of Stalin. Wait, what about Joe McCarthy? Come to think of it, what McCarthy and his pals did was very much like a Stalinist purge.
It’s long overdue for Congress to have a series of hearings on the loopholes, broken promises and disobeyed laws involving both legal and illegal entry into the United States. It would be useful to reinstate the House Committee on Un-American Activities so we can have a look at those in our midst who may be jihadists, dupes of violent Muslim indoctrination, or (in old Communist lingo) fellow travelers or useful idiots.
Sounds good. You know who we should look for first? People who think we should investigate others for being “un-American.” That’s downright un-American, if you ask me.