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Obama Orders End to ID Checks at White House

by Scott Ott for ScrappleFace · 9 Comments · · Print This Story Print This Story

(2010-07-29) — Admitting there’s no way to ask a visitor for identification without treating him like a criminal, President Obama today lifted the requirement that Secret Service, military and police personnel assigned to the White House be required to establish a visitor’s threat status before granting admittance.

The move comes just a day after a federal judge, at the president’s request, overturned parts of Arizona’s effort to enforce federal immigration law, including requirements on law enforcers to establish immigration status of alleged perpetrators, and on immigrants to carry documents to verify that status.

Mr. Obama said that the process, which critics defend as a way to prevent dangerous people from getting close to the president and his staff, is merely another form of discrimination.

“I inherited from my predecessor this terrible system” said President Obama. “Just to get into this place you have to provide a valid social security number, drivers license, submit to a background check, have your car searched, empty your pockets, get wanded…it’s dehumanizing.”

“In other words,” the president said, “before today, if you wanted to get into the White House, you automatically fit the profile, and federal agents would harass you like a criminal. Today I throw open the doors of the White House to people of all nations, and all creeds. Let freedom ring.”

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9 responses so far ↓

  • 1 ScrappleFace // Jul 29, 2010 at 6:12 pm

    If you enjoyed this story, there's a federal program to fix that. In the meantime, there's Scott Ott's new book Laughing at Obama: Volume I.

  • 2 SanFranNan // Jul 29, 2010 at 6:34 pm

    Obama should use the test I do for my office to identify dangerous individuals, ask, " Do you now, or have you EVER worked for Fox News!"

  • 3 Hawkeye_R // Jul 29, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    I did enjoy it, and that sound ominous. But I did get my copy of "Laughing at Obama: Volume I" !

    (:D) Best regards…

  • 4 AngelaRichter // Jul 29, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    Thinking for yourself instead of allowing some Ivory Tower Arrogant Elitist to tell you what to think, why, that's sedition isn't it?

  • 5 survivalsupplies4u // Jul 29, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    No not sedition, just paranoia to the fullest extent.
    BTW if Michele hates America, Why is she still here?
    Go to China, they'll love to put you to work in a shoe factory.
    Free room and board and a bed in the third floor pent house,
    with the other 300 women. Security fences that keep other people out I mean keep you in and you get a life time vacation "after" you die.

  • 6 camojack // Jul 29, 2010 at 11:04 pm

    I thought that they had already instituted this policy, what with the party "crashers" debacle an' all…

  • 7 onlineanalyst // Jul 29, 2010 at 11:17 pm

    Former WH protocol (and security common sense) pre-empted the ObaMao revolving door of jackanapes.

    Maybe ObaMao could make an exception and invite Shirley Sherrod (Surely Charade) over for a TEA party as an apology for her precipitate firing and rehiring.

    Look at the memo floating around the administration as an end-run around Congress vis a vis immigration: <A href="

  • 8 JamesonLewis3rd // Jul 29, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    Off-Topic Hilarity:
    Democrat guru Howard Brush Dean, "chairman emeritus" of the DNC, versus Democrat guru Chris Matthews ⇒

  • 9 Brewster // Jul 30, 2010 at 12:57 am

    Because, you know … not a one of Obama's buddies could possibly pass a security check. That's why he makes them "Czars" - so they can bypass background investigations.

    On the other hand, maybe some terrorist will get into the People House when he's in residence. Oh wait … Bill Ayers has already been there numerous times. Doesn't that make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside?

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