The 19 Sept. 11 hijackers entered the country with legal visas thanks to the Frank bill. The Sept. 11 commission report (page 237) states that “the muscle hijackers began arriving in the United States in late April 2001. In most cases they traveled in pairs on tourist visas and entered the United States in Orlando or Miami, Florida; Washington, D.C.; or New York. Those arriving in Florida were assisted by Atta and Shehhi, while Hazmi and Hanjour took care of the rest. By the end of June, 14 of the 15 muscle hijackers had crossed the Atlantic.”
International law and custom has always recognized the natural right of sovereign nations to deny visas to foreigners that are suspected to be enemies of the state. This nation traditionally denied visas not only to perceived enemies but also to former Nazis, racists, anti-Semites and others espousing ideologies that run contrary to American notions. Frank thought that there was something progressive about removing that right, a right that is as fundamental and as natural as is the right of an individual or of a family to deny entrance to a person into their private home.
It is difficult to measure or to fathom the damage that has been done to our country and to our security by this colossally stupid act on the part of Barney Frank. It has been reported by the Department of Homeland Security that, in the decades after the passage of Frank’s bill, radical Islamic sleeper cells have been operating inside the United States and have been awaiting their marching orders from abroad. Frank’s harebrained scheme hamstrung our government’s ability to function properly, and it has left this country vulnerable to enemy attack from within. It would not be a stretch to suggest that Barney Frank himself might as well have been flying one of the passenger planes that crashed into the World Trade Center.
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