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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?

7 thoughts on “Ben Carson Urges Big Brother Database To Spy On All American Citizens”

  1. Leroy says:

    For those who didn’t catch Trump’s response when REPEATEDLY questioned about this Muslim database (a NATIONAL DATABASE identical to what Nazi Germany set up for Jews):

    1. Leroy says:

      Or even Irregular Times own thoughts on this and apparent support of Bernie Sanders’ disgust at Trump and Carson:

  2. Al Hopfmann says:

    The article should have contained some mention of those Republicans who do not want to “scrap the Constitution”. Rand Paul, for instance.

  3. Leroy says:

    I would disagree.

    As shown in “website analysis sites”, this blog is listed as “Progressive Liberal”.

    Let moderate Conservative blog sites cover Rand Paul’s supposedly positive points.

    This blog should be reserved for praising progressive liberalism and not praising conservative principles nor “moderate” conservatives.

    It already has a bad problem with devolving into a debate site overwhelmed by conservative trolls.

    1. Nathan Norman says:

      Everyone who disagrees with you is a troll? What a dumb piece of shit you are.

    2. ella says:

      Put on your big boy shorts, Leroy. There are other blogs that might better satisfy your urge to be unpleasant. Attacking the people here and vilifying their site and conversation is not constructive. You don’t always tell the facts either. Conversation and debate is to learn from others, not be insulted by a person whose mind in of a singularity. You can do better than that.

  4. Tom says:

    i don’t see any politician being up to the task of “leading” this country over the next 4 years. They all look like either “more of the same” (Obama/Bush continuum) or heading for Fascism more quickly (Trump, et al). In fact, since these clowns are really only figureheads to hold a position where they are TOLD what to do by TPTB, they have no idea what they’re getting themselves into. The people behind the scenes are decidedly insane, since their entire motive is personal gain and “taking over the world.”

    Before you start jumping on the Sanders bandwagon (maybe best of the Dem lot, but probably won’t actually make it to the final line-up unless he wants to be VP) – like Nader, his socialism will be his downfall. Even if he succeeded he (like any of the others) won’t be able to stop what’s happening.

    We’re a backward, militaristic country incapable of seeing what’s plainly obvious – the environment is failing because we live this way (industrial civilization), so it’s only going to get worse until we can’t grow enough food (due to extreme weather and our poisoning of the biosphere with our pollution) and kill off all the other species we rely on to exist. We’re losing our habitat by our own hand.

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