There are two obvious consequences of the Pulse night club terrorist attack combined with the terrorist attack in San Bernardino California.
- There will be more invasion of privacy.
- The fight against terrorism will be a major issue in the presidential election.
One day after the Boston Marathon bombing the FBI released pictures of the Tsarnaev brothers. That was thanks to the battery of cameras that were mounted to buildings and light poles in the area.
We may relish our freedom but the fear of more terrorist attacks will, I believe, cause many Americans to willingly surrender that desire to prevent attacks in the future.
The NRA’s contention that more guns will stop terrorist attacks has proven worthless. Florida, where this latest attack occurred, did not stop the attack simply because most people do not carry weapons. Concealed guns are permitted in Florida.
Donald Trump will be tempted to call for more surveillance of Muslims in the United States. If he does propose that surveillance, American’s fear might prevail.
I anticipate that no matter who wins the general election we will see more loss of personal freedom.
President Barack Obama offered this statement today. “We Have To Decide If This Is The Kind Of Country We Want To Be. …To actively do nothing is a decision as well.”