Mayor Michael Bloomberg believes our interpretation of the constitution needs to change to allow for greater security to stave off future attacks like the Boston Marathon bombings. And my guess is sadly many people agree with him. During a press conference Mr. Bloomberg said, “The people who are worried about privacy have a legitimate worry, but we live in a complex world where you’re going to have to have a level of security greater than you did back in the olden days, if you will. And our laws and our interpretation of the Constitution, I think, have to change.”
Does this guy know anything about our constitution and why the Founding Fathers crafted in the manner they did? It’s apparent he does not. By trading our liberties for some sort of perceived sense of security we are allowing the terrorists to win. This is exactly what they want. They hate our constitution, our freedoms, our liberties, and our culture. They want us to alter our society and surrender our liberties and Mayor Bloomberg is more than willing to help this along with his twisted view on what we should do to ensure we’re all safer. His answer is changing our interpretation of the constitution so that the government is unshackled from the limitations it places on it. That’s a dangerous and reckless position to advance because it steamrolls our liberties and freedoms.
Additionally I would argue that in the “olden days” early settlers taming the “Wild West” faced more challenges and life threatening situations than the average American does today. And somehow they not only survived but thrived with little to no government intervention. They didn’t feel the need to change their interpretation of the constitution. Maybe because back then most people carried a Colt sidearm or a rifle on their person at all times to defend their lives and property. They didn’t need a nanny state to protect them. They took matters into their own hands. Something to think about.
Mr. Bloomberg went on to say, “Look, we live in a very dangerous world. We know there are people who want to take away our freedoms. New Yorkers probably know that as much if not more than anybody else after the terrible tragedy of 9/11. We have to understand that in the world going forward, we’re going to have more cameras and that kind of stuff. That’s good in some sense, but it’s different from what we are used to.”
What Mr. Bloomberg fails to understand is that “those people” who seek to take our freedoms could end up being the government and by changing our interpretation of the constitution we’re surrendering our liberties and setting up the conditions for that to happen. Our founders feared a government growing out of control and becoming tyrannical and usurping the peoples’ rights. They lived under tyranny, fought against tyranny, beat back tyranny, and crafted a framework of government that strictly limited the federal government’s ability to impose its will on the people. Mr. Bloomberg apparently believes that this line of thinking is flawed and we must do the opposite to protect ourselves. What a tool.
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Folks Mayor Bloomberg is only saying what is on the minds of many statists in this country. His twisted interpretation of America tells me he doesn’t have a clue about our history or who we are as a people. We need to take this narrative he is trying to push and stop it dead in its tracks. There are many people out there who think along the same lines and this flawed thinking seeks to steal your liberties. Don’t stand for it. When you run into someone promoting this garbage call them out on it.
“Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” Benjamin Franklin, 1755
Liberty forever, freedom for all.