As a result of the Canadian attacks in Ottawa it has been revealed that Canadian law allows for the revoking of passports of known terrorists who are Canadian citizens. The gunman in the shootings there had had his passport revoked; that didn't stop him from his terrorist shootings, but it had stopped his travel back and forth between Canada and I.S.I.S.
The United States has no such provisions in its law. As a result, U.S. citizens who convert to radical Islam are able to freely travel back and forth between the U.S. and the Middle East, enabling them to learn new tactics of terror and to obtain orders and instruction. Even without such a passport, domestic terrorists are free to travel in and out of the U.S. across our southern border.
We have laws which deal with terrorism; 18 US Code 113B is the prime example. All we have to do is amend that law to include provisions for:
- Temporary suspension of passport pending investigation and resolution of charges
- Permanent revocation of passport upon conviction under 18 US Code 113B
And, of course, we need to close down our southern border by adding 1,500 to 2,000 more troops down there until more border agents can be hired and trained. I believe we should also cut any U.S. aid to Mexico until it participates in the border closure.
Our Congress and the President in particular have a Constitutional duty to protect us and the nation from all threats, both foreign and domestic. The Senate Democrats and the President have both failed miserably in this task; in fact, actions which they have undertaken have made it much easier from those who would plot against us to succeed.
- Pull those damned passports.
- Close the Mexican border.
- Get rid of the Senate Democrats and hamstring the President.
Let's protect ourselves from terrorism, drug trafficking and disease.
That's MY AMERICAN OPINION,respectfully submitted.