Texas Senator Ted Cruz, the only Republican challenger to Donald Trump who could possibly pass Trump in delegates, is trying to outTrump Trump!
His suggestion, after the Belgium terrorist attack yesterday, is that police in America start to monitor and patrolÂ “Muslim” neighborhoods!
First of all, how does one define a “Muslim” neighborhood?Â By name, by appearance, by requiring people to reveal their religious beliefs?
Are we to start allowing police to monitor an Hispanic or Latino neighborhood?Â Oh wait, that already happens illegally in Maricopa County, Arizona, where anyone can be checked on their immigration status by the police under Sheriff Joe Arpaio, although it is illegal, and causes stress among Spanish speaking people.
Are we to start allowing police to monitor African American neighborhoods?Â Oh wait, that already happens , and is the major cause of so many police shootings and killings.
This insistence on a “police state” mentality can do tremendous harm, in that it can convince ethnic, racial, and religious groups to be disillusioned, and feel a need and desire to strike out against an American society that treats white Christian Anglo Americans as a privileged class, that is treated better than everyone else!
Oh wait, that is already the case in this nation, white privilege, and hasn’t it cost enough trouble already without making it worse, as Senator Ted Cruz, crazily, is promoting?