It is Monday and I return to my normal posting schedule….who shall we piss off today?
I do so enjoy throwing a little history at those toads on the Right….a subject that they refuse to acknowledge….they are usually way too busy hating someone to even consider a historical perspective……
You would think that this post will be about the mindless dribble uttered by GOP nominee for president, Donald J. Trump, right?
As usual the nose picking ass scratching pinheads would be not only mistaken…… but dead wrong.
Mr. Trump is not regurgitating something new….oh no…..it was a plan back in the good old days of the GOP’s God like creature, Ronald Reagan…..
In the ’80s, fear of terror led the government to consider something far more extreme than Donald Trump’s ban.
In the early morning hours of January 26, 1987, federal agents across Los Angeles charged into the homes of seven men and one woman and led them away in handcuffs. More than 100 law enforcement officers—city, state and federal—were involved. “War on Terrorism Hits LA,” read the Los Angeles Herald-Examiner.
The defendants were all pro-Palestinian activists, but it wasn’t clear what they’d been arrested for. Soon the government conceded it would not introduce criminal charges, instead seeking to deport the group by alleging material support to a communist organization—an ancient Red Scare statute that would soon be declared unconstitutional. The case quickly became a mess, and in the end, 20 years of legal wrangling would pass before a judge would call the case “an embarrassment to the rule of law.” But in the first days of the defense, the lawyers for the men who would become known as the LA Eight were turning over a greater puzzle: why their clients had been targeted in the first place.
To me it is humorous to listen to so-called “establishment” Repubs condemn Trump for what he has said about banning Muslims or deporting them….
This is NOTHING new for the GOP….and Trump’s proposal is pale in comparison to the Reagan plan…..
Amusing how soon the forget or should I say TRY to forget their stupidity of the past. But maybe if we had taken Reagan’s plan to heart we would not be having all these problems today. (wink wink)