In the wake of Rand Paul’s recent caves to Political Correctness on immigration and racial pandering, he might want to do something to make himself useful again. A good start would be for him to denounce the hysterical police state tactics in Boston and the calls to declare the surviving suspect an enemy combatant. The War Street Journal has already called him out on this by name. He needs to step up to the plate and reply.
The Boston bombing also ought to chasten Senators Rand Paul, Mike Lee and other libertarians who keep insisting that the U.S. homeland is not part of the terror battlefield…
Boylston Street sure looked like a battlefield on Monday, and so did Watertown on Thursday night. The artificial distinction is Mr. Paul’s focus on geography. The vital distinction for public safety is between common criminals, who deserve due process protections, and enemy combatants at war with the U.S., wherever they are.
The fact that Watertown looked like a battlefield on Friday is the problem.