Friday, June 30, 2006

Safe And Free?

Senator Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga, believes in being safe:

It's difficult to say you're covering all terrorist activity in the United States if you don't have all the (phone) numbers," Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., told USA Today. "It probably would be better to have records of every telephone company."

Let me just add to that my desire to have a CIA agent in every house or apartment in this country, because otherwise it's difficult to say that we are covering all possible terrorist activity. Or an even safer thing would be to lock up everyone who might, just might, look like a terrorist before anything has happened.

Ann Coulter has argued that a country in peacetime should err towards letting more suspects go free rather than towards imprisoning too many innocent people by accident, but that the reverse is true during wartime. Which is interesting because Coulter herself has advocated violence and perhaps should be locked up as a preventive measure. What do you think? I'm just kidding, naturally, exactly in the same way as Ann always does.

All this has been said before. But the point is an important one to emphasize and repetition seems to be the way to get there. So consider again a world where every single man is under curfew after dark, unable to go out: a world of safety for most women. Shouldn't we carry out this marvelous idea of male curfew? People like Chambliss should be all for it, especially in wartime.