In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Monday the country’s interpretation of the Constitution will “have to change” to allow for greater security to stave off future attacks.
“The people who are worried about privacy have a legitimate worry,” Mr. Bloomberg said during a press conference in Midtown. “But we live in a complex word 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.”
The Founding Fathers wrote it down in plain English to minimize attempts from control freaks to “interpret” it.
And frankly, while the attack on the Boston Marathon, and subsequent shootings, will be the most salient event in the lives of many of the victims, as a matter of our nation’s history, it’s rather small potatoes. We’ve a long, long history of other terrorist attacks that didn’t suddenly require sundering civil liberties. I’m not even thinking of the War on Terror. Think of the Haymarket Massacre, or look up the history of the Wobblies.
I haven’t taken the time to look, but one wonders, over the course of five days from Monday to Saturday morning, how many people were shot and or killed in Chicago?