The day before our nation commemorates the largest terrorist massacre upon American soil, perpetrated by foreigners who were able to skillfully exploit this country’s lax immigration controls, word comes that the Obama administration is prepared to import 10,000 Syrian refugees into this country. Keep in mind, this is above and beyond the tens of thousands of refugees who have already been resettled in this country-as well as the thousands of Syrians amnestied under Temporary Protected Status-and is in defiance of Congress, like much of the political agenda pursued by the White House during President Obama’s second term.
Of course, we’ve been reassured that these completely unknown individuals, who have unverifiable histories and hail from a country that’s home to hundreds of thousands of Islamic fanatics-of both the Sunni and Shiite persuasion-will be carefully “vetted” before being admitted to the United States. Just as I’m sure the Tsarnaev brothers were carefully screened before being allowed to settle in the United States under political asylum. Forgive me if I’m not willing to place my trust in the solemn promises of the same federal apparatchiks who allowed past terror attacks to occur.
There’s a phrase to describe this sort of behavior, and it’s willful negligence.