America doesn’t need new security laws to prosecute insurrection

President-elect Joe Biden is already suggesting new laws in response to the attempted right-wing putsch against the American government this week. The Wall Street Journal reports that “he plans to make a priority of passing a law against domestic terrorism … [and has] been urged to create a White House post overseeing the fight against ideologically inspired violent extremists and increasing funding to combat them[.]”

It’s obvious after this past week why he would suggest such a thing, but this is a wrongheaded approach. There are already plenty of tools at the government’s disposal to crack down on far-right insurrection.



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