The Fed has Written A Suicide Note for the States

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The Fed has Written A Suicide Note for the States

By A.P. Dil­lon

From the instant the news broke there was an attack going on in Paris, I knew it was them. Every­one in the world knew it was them.

Whereas I and the rest of the world seem to be able to say the words, Islamic Ter­ror­ist’, the 2016 Demo­c­ra­tic can­di­dates and Pres­i­dent Obama refuse to. And this is a big part of why the world is where it is today with regard to ISIS.

The Pres­i­dent says he has a strat­egy and, like a petu­lant child, told the world he won’t change it. He was more than petu­lant actu­ally, at the G-​20, Obama was vis­i­bly dis­dain­ful that any­one would ques­tion him about it at all as he described Paris as a “ter­ri­ble and sick­en­ing set­back”.

It’s now known that at least one of the ISIS ter­ror­ists was using a phony pass­port that allowed him to slip into Greece and then on to Paris. The ter­ror­ist hid in plain sight, enter­ing the coun­try among Syr­ian refugees.

Pres­i­dent Obama has ordered that the United States now take in 10,000 of these refugees. That’s up from 2,000 ear­lier this year. How many ISIS ter­ror­ists will be hid­ing among them?

Some states are not will­ing to find out. Yes­ter­day, over half of the states requested the Pres­i­dent stop send­ing refugees to their respec­tive states. Only seven states have stated they will con­tinue to take these Syr­ian refugees.

My home state of North Car­olina was among those request­ing Pres­i­dent Obama stop send­ing Syr­ian refugees to the state.

Gov­er­nor McCrory said yes­ter­day, “My pri­mary duty as gov­er­nor is to pro­tect the cit­i­zens of North Car­olina, which is why I am tak­ing the steps I have out­lined today.” If only we had a Pres­i­dent who reas­sured the peo­ple that they were his pri­mary duty.

Gov­er­nor McCrory made it clear that the fed­eral gov­ern­ment was not shar­ing infor­ma­tion about these refugees, includ­ing who they are, where they are resid­ing and how they are vet­ted. McCrory said that North Car­olina had received 59 refugees so far and “do date, we have received lit­tle or not secu­rity infor­ma­tion about those refugees… on their back­grounds and even pos­si­bly their names in cer­tain circumstances.”

What was inter­est­ing and frankly fright­en­ing about Gov­er­nor McCrory’s press con­fer­ence wasn’t the rev­e­la­tion the fed­eral gov­ern­ment was with­hold­ing details about the refugee vet­ting process, but rather how eas­ily state gov­ern­ments are being nearly entirely circumvented.

McCrory broke it down a bit in the Q&A of the press con­fer­ence and said that the refugees are brought in by the U.S. gov­ern­ment, handed off to a non-​profit in a given state and then the state only finds out about them when the non-​profits bills the state for services.

Do you see the hor­ror here? The Governor’s can request all they want from the Obama admin­is­tra­tion but unless his admin­is­tra­tion agrees to halt, the pro­gram con­tin­ues and the gov­er­nors are powerless.

The only thing that will truly stop refugees from flood­ing into the states is if they are stopped at the fed­eral level — because the states appar­ently don’t have the legal author­ity to do so. The Refugee Act of 1980 gives Obama, or any pres­i­dent for that mat­ter, the abil­ity to do this.

Do peo­ple fully under­stand what this means? The states have no con­trol over who is being sent to them nor can they stop it. If that doesn’t scare the Holy Hell out of you, noth­ing will. Given the cur­rent sit­u­a­tion, this is a sui­cide note writ­ten by the Fed for the States.

The states will likely have to sue to get this admin­is­tra­tion to stop it, which will take too much time to be a viable option. Another way is for Con­gress to cut the fund­ing to the pro­gram. A let­ter from Florida’s Gov­er­nor Scott to Paul Ryan asks for just that very thing to happen.

But let’s get real, we all know how good Con­gress is at cut­ting fund­ing. Obama is fond of doing all he can with­out Con­gress, per­haps it’s time the states tried that too.

The states shouldn’t wait for Con­gress; they should refuse to coop­er­ate and pull the plug on their end. If they are get­ting billed for these refugees by non-​profits, it’s time to reverse engi­neer the process: find out who they are, where they are and then refuse to be a pass through for the bills.

ISIS scares me, but the idea that the states are now actively hav­ing to pro­tect them­selves from the poten­tial of ter­ror­ism because of the actions of our own fed­eral gov­ern­ment? Well, that scares me more.

Quick side note: Next Thurs­day is Thank­giv­ing and I will give thanks in a final arti­cle, which comes just past my two-​year anniver­sary at Da Tech Guy as a mem­ber of his Mag­nif­i­cent Seven.

DM7 small LL1885A.P. Dil­lon resides in the Tri­an­gle area of North Car­olina and is the founder of LadyLib​er​ty1885​.com.
Her cur­rent and past writ­ing can also be found at IJ Review, Stop​Com​mon​CoreNC​.org, Heart​land​.org and Watch­dog Wire NC.
Catch her on Twit­ter: @LadyLiberty1885

By A.P. Dillon

From the instant the news broke there was an attack going on in Paris, I knew it was them. Everyone in the world knew it was them.

Whereas I and the rest of the world seem to be able to say the words, Islamic Terrorist’, the 2016 Democratic candidates and President Obama refuse to. And this is a big part of why the world is where it is today with regard to ISIS.

The President says he has a strategy and, like a petulant child, told the world he won’t change it. He was more than petulant actually, at the G-20,  Obama was visibly disdainful that anyone would question him about it at all as he described Paris as a “terrible and sickening setback“.

It’s now known that at least one of the ISIS terrorists was using a phony passport that allowed him to slip into Greece and then on to Paris. The terrorist hid in plain sight, entering the country among  Syrian refugees.

President Obama has ordered that the United States now take in 10,000 of these refugees. That’s up from 2,000 earlier this year. How many ISIS terrorists will be hiding among them?

Some states are not willing to find out. Yesterday, over half of the states requested the President stop sending refugees to their respective states. Only seven states have stated they will continue to take these Syrian refugees.

My home state of North Carolina was among those requesting President Obama stop sending Syrian refugees to the state.

Governor McCrory said yesterday, “My primary duty as governor is to protect the citizens of North Carolina, which is why I am taking the steps I have outlined today.”   If only we had a President who reassured the people that they were his primary duty.

Governor McCrory made it clear that the federal government was not sharing information about these refugees, including who they are, where they are residing and how they are vetted. McCrory said that North Carolina had received 59 refugees so far and “do date, we have received little or not security information about those refugees… on their backgrounds and even possibly their names in certain circumstances.”

What was interesting and frankly frightening about Governor McCrory’s press conference wasn’t the revelation the federal government was withholding details about the refugee vetting process, but rather how easily state governments are being nearly entirely circumvented.

McCrory broke it down a bit in the Q&A of the press conference and said that the refugees are brought in by the U.S. government, handed off to a non-profit in a given state and then the state only finds out about them when the non-profits bills the state for services.

Do you see the horror here? The Governor’s can request all they want from the Obama administration but unless his administration agrees to halt, the program continues and the governors are powerless.

The only thing that will truly stop refugees from flooding into the states is if they are stopped at the federal level — because the states apparently don’t have the legal authority to do so. The Refugee Act of 1980 gives Obama, or any president for that matter, the ability to do this.

Do people fully understand what this means? The states have no control over who is being sent to them nor can they stop it.  If that doesn’t scare the Holy Hell out of you, nothing will. Given the current situation, this is a suicide note written by the Fed for the States.

The states will likely have to sue to get this administration to stop it, which will take too much time to be a viable option. Another way is for Congress to cut the funding to the program. A letter from Florida’s Governor Scott to Paul Ryan asks for just that very thing to happen.

But let’s get real, we all know how good Congress is at cutting funding.  Obama is fond of doing all he can without Congress, perhaps it’s time the states tried that too.

The states shouldn’t wait for Congress; they should refuse to cooperate and pull the plug on their end.  If they are getting billed for these refugees by non-profits, it’s time to reverse engineer the process: find out who they are, where they are and then refuse to be a pass through for the bills.

ISIS scares me, but the idea that the states are now actively having to protect themselves from the potential of terrorism because of the actions of our own federal government? Well, that scares me more.

Quick side note: Next Thursday is Thankgiving and I will give thanks in a final article, which comes just past my two-year anniversary  at Da Tech Guy as a member of his Magnificent Seven. 

DM7 small LL1885A.P. Dillon resides in the Triangle area of North Carolina and is the founder of LadyLiberty1885.com.
Her current and past writing can also be found at IJ Review, StopCommonCoreNC.org, Heartland.org and Watchdog Wire NC.
Catch her on Twitter: @LadyLiberty1885