Monday, February 1, 2010

Terrorism Suspects Lost in Limbo

One thing that I don't understand is why the government thinks it's necessary to publicize decisions that they make regarding national security. Isn't that the opposite of what national security means? I don't think a soccer mom in Tulsa is qualified to make decisions regarding our safety more than the 5-star generals that advise the presidents. Why is it so hard for the government to say that? You as an American citizen have a write to vote for politicians to represent you and to vote on laws that directly affect your community. But all of these protests about issues that they government doesn't need your approval to do is just ridiculous.

People don't want terrorism suspects living in the jails in their communities. I don't think that any of us would choose to live near rapists, murderers, drug dealers, child molesters, etc. but if you live near a jail you already live near these people and worse. I don't understand what the difference is. If the security at the prison is so bad that you're worried about people escaping then that's what you should worry about. But the types of people that are in prison are never the type of people that you want in your neighborhood. But you shouldn't have any say in what kind of people are held in the jails in your community. The fact that the government is allowing citizens to dictate what type of prisoners are housed in the maximum security prisons that they have willingly moved next to is ridiculous. But these same people are complaining that there are no jobs in their communities because the multi-million dollar prisons that were built are sitting empty.

The same goes for the 9/11 trials. Why doesn't the government just hold the trials at an undisclosed location and at an undisclosed time? It seems like all of our major decisions are broadcast on the 10 o'clock news and summarized in Time Magazine. The fact that all of these issues are put up for a public opinion vote is not democracy, it is lunacy.


  1. You are right. In some respects I think we know too little about what is going on with the government but people don't believe that government officials may ACTUALLY be privy to information said soccer mom does not have and therefore be qualified to make better decisions.

  2. I just don't want to risk our national security because the government feels the need to get the public's approval for every move it makes.