Ben Carson Urges Big Brother Database To Spy On All American Citizens
The Republican presidential primary is heating up, which means, in practical terms, that the GOP candidates are competing to see who can propose the most extreme authoritarian ways to undermine the Constitution in order to exploit Americans’ fears.
Horrified voters thought that no one could top the plan proposed by Donald Trump yesterday, to:
1. force Muslim Americans to register for a database and carry licenses identifying themselves as Muslims
2. use the power of the federal government to force many mosques to close
3. conduct surveillance of the remaining mosques and their members, using both electronic tools and undercover agents
Trump suggested that a large scale abandonment of the Bill of Rights is in order, saying that “we’re going to have to do certain things that were frankly unthinkable a year ago.”
Today, however, Ben Carson took the nationalist extremism one step further, saying not only that he endorsed Trump’s idea of a national database of Muslims, but also that refugee children are like rabid dogs that can attack and infect other children. Carson said, “If there’s a rabid dog running around in your neighborhood, you’re probably not going to assume something good about that dog, and you’re probably going to put your children out of the way. That doesn’t mean that you hate all dogs.”
The thing is, if someone starts calling your children “dogs”, and says that they need to be kicked out of the country registered in a database of likely terrorists, and accuses them of carrying a virulence akin to rabies, then yes, it does mean that person hates your children.
It’s not just Syrian refugee children that Ben Carson is asking us to treat like rabid dogs, though. In Ben Carson’s America, we are all like rabid dogs. “Hopefully, we already have a database on every citizen who is already here. If we don’t, we are doing a very poor job,” Ben Carson said.
Let’s stop and think for a minute about the reason that Republicans are saying Americans now need to surrender their constitutional rights. What’s so different from “a year ago”?
130 people were killed in France, thousands of miles away from the United States. That’s all that’s happened.
Because of 130 deaths in France, Republican leaders want us to scrap the Constitution that we have had for almost two and a half centuries.
What do they propose we do if 150 people are killed in Poland? Resort to cannibalism?