Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Jimmy Carter Banned Iranians....Just Like Trump is Suggesting

Donald Trump should probably read the Bible passage that says, "Pride comes before the fall."...but that being said, he has said some interesting things during his campaign.

Yesterday he suggested that all Muslims be stopped from coming into the USA until Congress can figure out what the heck is going on with all the hatred coming from these Muslims.

Of course the media is having a field day saying how it's unconstitutional to ban people from coming here based on religion.

But what if Islam is not just a religion....what if it's a political persuasion that is hell bent on throwing over the US way of life?  Could we ban them from coming then?

Turns out Jimmy Carter had some similar ideas long before The Donald did.

Trump is a monster, a madman and a vile racist. He's just like Hitler. Or Jimmy Carter.

During the Iranian hostage crisis, Carter issued a number of orders to put pressure on Iran. Among these, Iranians were banned from entering the United States unless they oppose the Shiite Islamist regime or had a medical emergency.

Here's Jimmy "Hitler" Carter saying it back in 1980.

Fourth, the Secretary of Treasury [State] and the Attorney General will invalidate all visas issued to Iranian citizens for future entry into the United States, effective today. We will not reissue visas, nor will we issue new visas, except for compelling and proven humanitarian reasons or where the national interest of our own country requires. This directive will be interpreted very strictly.

Apparently barring people from a terrorist country is not against "our values" after all. It may even be "who we are". Either that or Carter was a racist monster just like Trump.

Meanwhile here's how the Iranian students in the US were treated.

Carter orders 50,000 Iranian students in US to report to immigration office with view to deporting those in violation of their visas. On 27 December 1979, US appeals court allows deportation of Iranian students found in violation.

In November 1979, the Attorney General had given all Iranian students one month to report to the local immigration office. Around 7,000 were found in violation of their visas. Around 15,000 Iranians were forced to leave the US.

Meanwhile any Iranians entering the US were forced to undergo secondary screening.

Interestingly enough, Carter did this by invoking the Nationality Act of 1952. A law originally opposed by Democrats for its attempt to restrict Communist immigration to the United States.

“If this oasis of the world should be overrun, perverted, contaminated, or destroyed, then the last flickering light of humanity will be extinguished,” Senator McCarran said of the law. He was a Democrat.

Now unlike Muslims, Iranians were not necessarily supportive of Islamic terrorism. Many were and are opponents of it. Khomeini didn't represent Iran as a country, but his Islamist allies. So Trump's proposal is far more legitimate than Carter's action. Carter targeted people by nationality. Trump's proposal does so by ideology.

Classifying Iranians as a group is closer to racism than classifying people by a racist supremacist ideology that calls for the mass murder and enslavement of non-Muslims, as ISIS is doing today.

One of the neater subsets of the 1952 Act barred the entry of, "(11) Aliens who are polygamists or who practice polygamy or advocate the practice of polygamy."

I wonder which creed this might apply to.

Maybe the professional conservatives running around shrieking their heads off can calm down now long enough to have a rational conversation on the subject.

Here;  http://www.frontpagemag.com/point/261062/carter-banned-iranians-coming-us-during-hostage-daniel-greenfield

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Proverbs 16:18 "pride goeth before destruction" , NOT before a fall. Need to really KNOW what scripture says before you MISquote it!

December 9, 2015 at 12:24 PM  
Blogger dennis said...

Wow...slow day for you anonymous? I'm pretty sure 99.9% of my readers would understand my paraphrasing the proverb about pride...BUT....just to appease you, here is the full verse;
Proverbs 16:18
Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.

December 9, 2015 at 2:52 PM  
Blogger julie said...

One of the worst things about the computer and social media age is people can feel really justified in exhorting or judging anonymously, and in a social forum. Stir one another up in love and good works, not snarky comments: we are on the same side. We are in a serious war with boots on the ground: we need to stay on the same side. If you weren't Anonymous, we could have this conversation rightly. And, no matter what, if you are a brother or sister in Christ, I love you as such. We are on the same side.
"And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near. "
Hebrews 10:24-25

December 9, 2015 at 5:00 PM  
Anonymous Jared said...

Dude... What's with the angry tone ... Read Julie's post and chill...

December 10, 2015 at 9:03 AM  

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