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Ron Paul: School shootings do not justify creating an Orwellian surveillance state

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Photo - TAMPA, FL - AUGUST 28:  U.S. Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) walks the arena floor during the second day of the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on August 28, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. Today is the first full session of the RNC after the start was delayed due to Tropical Storm Isaac.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
TAMPA, FL - AUGUST 28: U.S. Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) walks the arena floor during the second day of the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on August 28, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. Today is the first full session of the RNC after the start was delayed due to Tropical Storm Isaac. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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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.”

 

 

 

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