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Boston Marathon Bombing Need Not Expand Government Powers

CarlStevenson Wrote: Apr 25, 2013 9:09 AM
A more powerful, overreaching police state is NOT the answer. The 2nd amendment is the answer. There was far less crime when firearms ownership, and carrying a gun openly, was commonplace and didn’t cause a stir of indignation from a bunch of wusses who are too afraid of their own shadow to even contemplate taking responsibility for their own safety and the safety of their families and communities. The government loves that “the government will protect me” attitude … It’s the source of tremendous power for the politicians and their agents. Look at the militarization of our police departments and the growth of the new Gestapo known as DHS. Wake up and smell the tyranny!
Mark1853 Wrote: Apr 25, 2013 3:50 PM
Right on All Counts. Unfortunately, "Personal" Responsibility now means the Omnipotent Government "Person" , who has 10's of 1,000's of Drone backing them up. And I don't mean D.o.D. Surveillance Drones.

In this case, the "Drones" can be the law enforcement officers who are out there "protecting" us from ourselves. Mayor Dumbledorf, being one of them. And, of course the blind and deaf citizens who believe locking a city down to capture several terrorists is right.

And then, there's the gun grabbers, and the mediacrats. How long before Orwell's Minitru, Miniplenty, and Miniluv bureaus really take over.

And which one does the Department of Home Land Security really represent?

The terror attack at the Boston Marathon on April 15 is seared into our national conscience. Not since the tragic morning of September 11, 2001 has America experienced such a state of panic, confusion, and uncertainty about its domestic security. And while the casualties of the Boston terror attack fortunately were limited compared to what could have been, the repercussions of the bombing will have a profound affect on public policy in the United States, particularly as it regards law enforcement and national security policies.

Certainly, law enforcement personnel responded quickly and massively to track down both suspects -- killing one...