I have never understood why the federal government needs any laws (especially criminal laws) for things that can be adequately handled by the states themselves.
I’ve always believed the constitution strikes a nice balance between our freedom and government intrusion, and so am naturally opposed to giving up any more freedoms.
But if we do, let’s admit that we are trying to trade liberty for security. Every time I read this quote from the former NYC mayor it makes me uneasy. He seems to believe that freedom is the willingness to submit to tyranny:
” . . . Freedom is not a concept in which people can do anything they want, be anything they can be. Freedom is about authority. Freedom is about the willingness of every single human being to cede to lawful authority a great deal of discretion about what you do.”