Rep. Ron Paul is not a fan of calls for more government security in response to the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.
“This is the world of government provided “security,” a world far too many Americans now seem to accept or even endorse,” Paul wrote in a lengthy statement on his Congressional website. “School shootings, no matter how horrific, do not justify creating an Orwellian surveillance state in America.
Paul added that conservatives and libertarians shouldn’t view the new laws and government legislation as a solution to violence.
“Real change can happen only when we commit ourselves to rebuilding civil society in America,” Paul wrote, calling for the restoration of “a society based on family, religion, civic and social institutions, and peaceful cooperation through markets.”