There’s talk these days about stripping away particular rights of American citizens, all in the name of “safety” and “saving lives” or what have you.
It’s curious tho why only one particular right is discussed as worthy of stripping away.
Should people on a terror watch list be allowed to attend a suspected radicalized house of worship? Why allow them to congregate at all? Why is a person suspected of planning terror allowed to have a Facebook or Twitter account to spew hate and network with other terrorists? If the pen is mightier than the sword, shouldn’t we go after Tweets instead of guns? “Like” or “share” if you agree.
We should also allow the FBI to have unfettered access to their emails and tap their phones so we can ensure they aren’t planning the next massacre. Being on this secret list is reason enough; it shouldn’t require the lengthy process of obtaining a warrant from an obtuse judge. I say quarter a cop in their homes for extra security.
Indeed. The Founding Fathers never envisioned “assault rifles”, nor did they envision the Internet – or Pokémon Go (and the intensive technology that enables it). And if the Internet can be used as a gateway for pedophiles, to enable child pornography, sex trafficking, terrorist plotting, and all manner of other atrocities well… why aren’t those rights being stripped?
Why just this particular one? Why is this particular one acceptable?
If some person is so potentially dangerous, why aren’t we locking them up? Why aren’t we just executing them on the spot?
I know I’m going to an extreme, but it’s the direction this thinking points towards.
Tell me folks… where does it end?
When it is enough?
And why isn’t it already too much?