Thursday, June 16, 2016

How many American citizens are on the terrorist watch list?

  • Are any on the list in error? 
  • What if 90% are foreign? They can't buy guns here under current laws, right? 
  • How do you deprive a citizen of a constitutional right without a trial? 
  • Do they go to jail or just lose their 2nd amendment rights? 
  • Are we safer if they use a grenade or bomb? 
  • Are there other rights we can lose for being on other lists--like being members of a church, for instance, and therefore can't exercise our religious rights? 
  • Or rights to assemble? 
  • Were Tashfeen Malik and Syed Rizwan Farook (San Bernadino) on a terrorist watch list?  
  • Was Omar Mateen on a terrorist watch list?
  •  How does a terrorist watch list work if we're afraid of Muslims or being called Islamophobic?
Farook was a U.S. citizen; Malik a permanent resident; Mateen was U.S. born. Mateen had apparently been a trouble maker since elementary school, but was able to get security clearance to work for a Homeland Security contractor and his status as a Muslim protected him from co-workers complaints.

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