With the FBI now asserting new powers to spy on Americans, no wonder a majority sees the federal government as a threat to liberty. So this “hang ‘em high!” pronouncement from Mitch McConnell, the Senate’s only Amphibian-American, is particularly troubling:
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R – KY) today demanded that the Obama Administration immediately remove two Iraqis arrested in Kentucky as “suspected terrorists” from his home state, saying they should be immediately sent to Guantanamo Bay for military detention.
“Send them to Guantanamo where they belong,” insisted McConnell, adding that the two suspects don’t deserve civilian trials and should be sent to the notorious island prison for “the justice they deserve.”
Yes, the two suspects are Iraqi immigrants, and my position against Third-World immigration couldn’t be clearer. But these suspects are here legally, and government MUST be constrained by the law of the land. In the never-ending, global war against
freedom terror, DC has been expanding its power to arrest, detain, and punish at will. Every affront to the Bill of Rights is a precedent for the next.
Anyone reading this post could be a victim — and in the name of “national security.” These days, every dissident is viewed as a “terrorist.” If we assent to McConnell’s totalitarian proposal because of our opposition to Muslim immigration, we diminish our own liberty. That’s a trap we must avoid.