The thing about terrorists is they make people afraid.
And fear makes people do and say dumb things.
That’s the best excuse I can make for Newt Gingrich, whose response to the terror attack in Nice was truly horrifying:
“Western civilization is in a war,” Gingrich told Fox News’ Sean Hannity.
“We should, frankly, test every person here who is of a Muslim background, and if they believe in sharia, they should be deported.”
The feds’ questioning people “of a Muslim background” (whatever that means) and deporting them if they have views the government disagrees with?
That’s pretty much the definition of a police state, not the United States of America, Newt.
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The trouble with the war on terrorism, as the horrific events in Nice demonstrated, is that it cannot be won.
Disturbed dudes with trucks are always going to be with us.
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Government powers grow during wartime, which is why we should stop pretending we are in a war with terrorism.
Go to Syria if you want to know what war looks like.
Or watch an old World War II movie, for goodness’ sake.
What we have is not a war but a crime spree enabled by social media.