Democrats need to stop playing politics with the terror watch list


| America Blog | November 23, 2015

In the wake of the Paris attacks, Republicans have come out with a number of mind-boggling proposals for how to prevent such events from transpiring in the United States. These have included, but are not limited to:

And so on. As each one of these proposals has been offered up by an increasingly frantic Republican field, progressives have been right to be outraged. Not only would none of the above proposals prevent a Paris-style attack, in which citizens of the host country use homemade and (in the US) legally-purchased weapons to attack large public gatherings, but many of them would also constitute gross violations of our civil liberties.

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