Peter King Will Make You Think About The Constitution
New York GOP Rep. Peter King has called again for better surveillance of mosques in the U.S., suggesting Islamic terrorists visit them and said that critics can “cry all they want” about the tactic amounting to a civil liberties violation.
Peter King Cares Not About The Constitution
This is what happens when politicians become convinced that it’s the government’s job to fix everything. There is no way the government can or should be monitoring what happens in any place of worship on American soil. However, if Pete was more interested in actually solving problems for the good of their citizens rather than insisting that the answers come through a more expansive and powerful government then perhaps we could get some real answers, consistent with the law of the land. Encouraging private citizens in accordance with state and local governments to solve these problems avoids the need to shred the Constitution.
We have noted how some people who say they want “limited government” in theory do not want so in practice:
However, limited government means limited government in all areas. It means leaving the average decisions of day to day life in the hands of the citizens via voluntary action. If you say you’re for “limited, constitutional government” but then turn around and want government to decide which consenting adults can marry which consenting adults, or whether women have the right to control their reproductive health, you’re just another statist who thinks “Big Government” only applies to fiscal issues. Millennials are at best libertarian at their most conservative, so the movement for limited government is going to have to make a choice to follow the Goldwater model of fiscal conservatism but social liberalism, or chain themselves to the “Moral Majority” and relegate themselves to a party of diminishing returns.
It seems that Peter King, in singling out members of a religious faith he himself has said are 99% good, has chosen to become the so called “moral majority” and selectively apply the Constitution and Bill of Rights.