President Donald Trump unleashed mass chaos and confusion on Friday when he followed through on one of his most controversial campaign promises and issued an executive order banning people from certain Muslim countries from entering the United States. However, it appears that was just the beginning as CNN reports of deliberations going on inside the White House which could present a real constitutional nightmare for the American court system.
On Saturday, White House policy director Stephen Miller spoke with officials from the State Department, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Customs and Border Patrol, to reassure them that the president is firmly committed to the executive order and that the public is on his side. He urged them not to be swayed by the mainstream media which he characterized as hysterical voices on TV.
Miller also mentioned conversations taking place between top administration officials regarding the possibility of imposing the strongest invasion of privacy the U.S. has ever forced upon its regular foreign visitors. They are considering a proposal which would require that all foreign visitors disclose the web and social media sites they visit, as well as give the government a copy of their most current cell phone contacts.
Should a foreign visitor decline to provide this information, the government could deny his or her entry into the U.S. Sources told CNN that the discussions are still in the preliminary stages. White House officials are referencing the social media posts made by San Bernadino terrorist Tashfeen Malik, calling for jihad as part of their discussions. However, as CNN reports, Malik made those remarks “under a pseudonym and with strict privacy settings,” making it unclear as to how the government would be able to implement such a policy effectively.
According to CNN sources, during Saturday’s meeting, Miller praised the State Department but also admonished that government officials need to improve screening to ensure only those who embrace American values are allowed to enter the U.S.
Meanwhile, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has yet to issue a statement on this story.
Trump continues to prepare his assault on the U.S. Constitution by testing his un-American orders on non-citizens first. However, the fact that this is even a discussion taking place in the White House should scare the hell out of all Americans. This is how fascists begin a nation’s slow creep toward totalitarianism. They test their plans on those who they can demonize first.
If Trump succeeds in implementing this “theoretical” policy, how long will it be before a president who openly seeks vengeance upon his perceived enemies finds the right excuse to enforce this upon American citizens?
For the love of your freedom, stay awake America.