16 June 16

No Fly, No Buy?

Our nation’s highly secretive “No Fly List,” was created in response to the 2001 World Trade Center Attacks in NYC. It is maintained by the mysterious “Terrorist Screening Center” (TSC), ostensibly organized under the FBI, but about which little is publically known.

Standards for getting on the “list” are unknown. Who is on the “list” is unknown, and the procedure for getting off the “list” is also unknown. There is apparently no appeal process, and no one even knows whom to call. There is never any explanation, nor notification, nor warning, nor “due process” in any form.

Those on the “list” are prohibited from boarding any commercial airliner, and therefore are unable to participate fully in the American economic system. We’re told the “list” contains 50k names.

The separate “Terrorist Watch List” (TSDB), also maintained by the FBI, contains over two million names. Presumably, all on the “No Fly List” are also on the TSDB.

In the wake of the Orlando shooting of last Sunday, many are now suggesting that all those of the “No Fly List,” and the TSDB, also be automatically prohibited from buying guns.

What worries many, including me, is that the sleazy BHO Administration has openly “politicized” virtually every federal agency that is supposed to be exempt from politics, from the CDC to the DHS!

So, what happens when innocent Americans who write “letters to the editor” of newspapers critical of the Administration, or who openly support opposing political campaigns, or who are members of the NRA and other organizations, or religions, venomously hated by the Administration, go into a gun retailer and discover that they are, without any explanation, suddenly and indefinitely prohibited from purchasing a gun?

Democrat Senator Joe Manchin of WV sadly lamented on this very subject yesterday:

“… ‘due process’ is what’s killing us right now.”

Yes, our “inconvenient” right to due process, so important to our nation’s Founders, is now getting in the way of this Democrat’s wet-dream of a utopian police state!

When “due process” can be casually bypassed with regard to our Second Amendment Rights, the same logic will be quickly applied, by liberal Democrats (with the tacit approval of spineless “Republicans”), to our First and Forth Amendment Rights too!

In 1938, when Nazi troopers kicked-in doors of the homes of unarmed Jewish families, and precipitously dragged them off to “re-education” camps, always with no explanation, no warning, no “due process,” and no means of appeal, it was piously justified in terms of “national security.” Jews all found themselves on the “No Fly List” and “Terrorist Watch List” of the era!

Most never lived through it!

“Foolish liberals, who are trying to read the Second Amendment out of the Constitution by claiming it’s not an individual right, or that it’s too much of a public safety hazard, don’t see the danger in the big picture. They’re courting disaster by encouraging others to use the same means to eliminate portions of the Constitution they don’t like.”

Alan Dershowitz