I don’t like Representative Peter King of New York. But then, he doesn’t like me, or any other Southerner. King is a pro-Empire bully who thinks the good ol’ U.S. of A. is justified in doing whatever it wants. He once sponsored a bill that would empower the federal government to deny gun rights to anyone it merely suspected of having “terrorist connections.”
So King’s latest proposal should be scrutinized with suspicion. He now demands “increased surveillance” of all Muslims in the US. With the understandable public anger at the two Muslims behind the Boston bombing, King’s proposal might just gain traction.
All the more reason to resist it. Notice he doesn’t offer a direct, simple solution, such as repealing the disastrous 1965 Immigration Act. No, that’s unthinkable. Remember, with the federal government, solutions are never the answer. Instead, the answer to every problem is to increase the power and scope of government.
We all know what will happen next. Someone will say it’s not right that the government pick on one ethnic group, so the government should spy on EVERYONE. That’s fair.
And that’s how freedom is lost.