Friday, November 20, 2015


News about databases and the collection of information has been in the news recently in regards the Syrian refugees.  Donald Trump stated “I would certainly implement that. Absolutely,” Trump told NBC between town hall appearances in Iowa. “There should be a lot of systems, beyond databases,” he added. “We should have a lot of systems. And today you can do it.”

Republican presidential candidates swiftly condemned Donald Trump’s call for requiring Muslims in the United States to register in a national database, drawing a sharp distinction Friday with the GOP front-runner.

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush called Trump’s proposal “abhorrent.” Ohio Gov. John Kasich said Trump was trying to “divide people.” And Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who has largely avoided criticizing Trump throughout the 2016 campaign, said that while he was a fan of the billionaire businessman, “I’m not a fan of government registries of American citizens.”

In another article I found this “The United States has resettled more than 3 million refugees since the mid-1970s, and the screening system in the post-9/11 era includes multiple background checks, screenings against FBI and other databases and an in-person interview. 

So really if Donald would have taken a little time, the issue is not the database aka registries, but really the information we are going to be able to collect from these refugees.  From the day you are born in U.S. you are in the database.  We give our information away everyday on Facebook, blogging.  Hell when you sign up for a credit card, create an account with your favorite retailer, book a flight, get a driver’s license, get arrested, pay your taxes, the list goes on. You are in a database.

No matter what happens these people are going to be in a database. That my two cents.  Another fine example of our politicians who don’t have a clue.

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