Sunday, November 18, 2007

Why Am I Not Surprised?

File this one under "people get the government they deserve, and they get it good and hard"...

Boston police are launching a program that will call upon parents in high-crime neighborhoods to allow detectives into their homes, without a warrant, to search for guns in their children's bedrooms.
The program, which is already raising questions about civil liberties, is based on the premise that parents are so fearful of gun violence and the possibility that their own teenagers will be caught up in it that they will turn to police for help, even in their own households.
In the next two weeks, Boston police officers who are assigned to schools will begin going to homes where they believe teenagers might have guns. The officers will travel in groups of three, dress in plainclothes to avoid attracting negative attention, and ask the teenager's parent or legal guardian for permission to search. If the parents say no, police said, the officers will leave.

Reaction I've seen to this has been varying, from dry snark to fire-breathing outrage. It IS an outrage that this is happening in the United States of America, and we all know that were the Founding Fathers alive to see this they'd be going for tar and feathers, or even rope. But at the same time what the hell else are we to expect from the kinds of people in charge in Massachusetts? You just have to remember the people who think this sort of thing is acceptable are the same people who send Teddy Kennedy and John Kerry to the Senate year after year. A lot of people aren't gonna agree with this, but the people affected by this by and large have no one to blame but themselves for this outrage, because they rolled over and accepted it instead of taking care of the problem themselves. I guess it's only by the grace of the good Lord above those kinds of shenanigans are largely confined to leftist ratholes like Boston, though I know that there are people everywhere who don't see anything wrong with them, after all, it's for the chillllldreeen, and if it saves just one life it's worth it and all those other utterly vapid platitudes. I do hope like hell that insanity never makes it here.