Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Global War on Civilian Vigilance

In case converting our intelligence apparatus into an environmental think tank is not dangerous enough, the democrats now wish to allow punishment of those who would report suspicious activity. Despite the overwhelming evidence that civilian eyes see all and catch many otherwise uncatchable criminals, despite the effectiveness of community based programs like "neighborhood watch," despite our national terror alert system which is based on a vigilant civilian populous, the democrats are organizing to punish those with courage enough to be the last line of defence. This of course goes hand in hand with taking away our guns by force if necessary. The rationale is that sometimes the good Samaritan will be mistaken, confuse a weirdo with a terrorist, and thus deprive some fruitcake of his right to act suspiciously. Mr. Thompson, please help us.

The lawmaker in question is Bennie Thompson, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee. He thinks that granting tipsters immunity amounts to racial and religious profiling. Yes, that's the Democrats' "homeland security" pointman in the House speaking


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