When you notice a trend in public policy with left-leaning governments, it is always necessary to view these policies through the lens of potential control.
Take, for instance, the new Philadelphia law making permanent a newly instated curfew.
The plan is to let crime run rampant, get the public on the side of government intervention, and control the movement of the population. A controlled, obedient population is the way to maintain power with little effort. Instead of punishing the bad guys, which is hard, they control the good guys and continue to be elected.
Philadelphia’s summertime curfew could soon become permanent. City council passed a bill Thursday afternoon that would make the summer curfew permanent.
Councilmember Katherine Gilmore Richardson proposed the legislation and is a mother herself.
Gilmore Richardson says her goal is to protect Philadelphia’s young people who all too often fall victim to the city’s violence.
“There are too many young people who have been involved in crime or criminal incidents simply because they have been out late at night,” she said.
The curfew was put in place because more crime is committed under the cover of darkness. The curfew itself should be seen as a tacit admission that Philadelphia is simply too dangerous and the government is unable to keep its residents safe. Moving to make the curfew permanent is essentially another admission that they can’t (or won’t) do anything about it and things won’t be getting better any time soon.
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